Dave the Car Guy's car history and facts: The Honda CR-Z
DID YOU KNOW the Honda CR-Z is one of the least polluting vehicles in the U.S.? In fact the Honda CR-Z (which stands for "Compact Renaissance Zero") is considered an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (or AT-PZEV) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Whew! That's a lot of letters! :) What it really means is that because of its advanced hybrid technology, the Honda CR-Z has zero evaporative emissions from its fuel system and runs as clean as any vehicle on the road!
The Honda CR-Z was first sold in the U.S. in 2010 and was designed to combine the best of a hybrid and a sports car. Today's Honda CR-Z gets about the same gas mileage as the market leading Toyota Prius (40 mpg combined city and highway) yet typically costs less.
And if you're reminded of a particular sports car when you look at the CR-Z, you're not imagining things. The designers of the CR-Z took their inspiration from the classic Honda CRX of the 80's and 90's.
Who says driving a hybrid has to be boring? Not owners of the sleek, and green, Honda CR-Z!