The Honda CR-X was a little car that could. A pocket rocket. A car that developed a true cult following amongst auto enthusiasts. Those same fans have been waiting for the reincarnation of the CR-X. The CR-Z isn’t it.
Why is it not the second coming? Well, even though it very much looks like a modern interpretation of the icon, Honda says it isn’t the new CR-X. Secondly, the first gen CR-X was sporty and the second gen was downright fast if you got the right option. The first & second gen cars also got incredible fuel economy, with some acheiving as much as 50 miles per gallon on the highway.
The CR-Z, by the numbers, is neither sporty nor economical. 122 horsepower and 128 lb/ft of torque. Fuel economy? 36 mpg city and 38 highway. Honda is talking about 0-60 times in the 9 second range.
I have to admit that it certainly looks sexy, but are good looks enough to sell a car in this market?