The CR-Z is Honda's attempt at making a sporty hybrid. This car uses Honda's IMA hybrid system for a small coupe. Low power and minimal fuel savings suggest Honda could have achieved similar results with a gas engine.
With the CR-Z, Honda tries to offer the first sporty hybrid, which would be a unique vehicle. But it does not entirely live up to its promise, with performance numbers that could have been achieved with a small, efficient gas engine.