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CNET Car Tech: 2011 Honda CR-Z

The spiritual return of the CR-X, this time in hybrid form.

Brian Cooley Editor at Large
Brian Cooley is CNET's Editor at large and has been with the brand since 1995. He currently focuses on electrification of vehicles but also follows the big trends in smart home, digital healthcare, 5G, the future of food, and augmented & virtual realities. Cooley is a sought after presenter by brands and their agencies when they want to understand how consumers react to new technologies. He has been a regular featured speaker at CES, Cannes Lions, Advertising Week and The PHM HealthFront™. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley when Apple's campus was mostly apricots.
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Watch this: 2011 Honda CR-Z

It's the spritual return of the legendary CR-X, in hybrid form. But is there any real point to that, other than being part of current engineering fashion? The 2011 CR-Z doesn't wow us with either performance or efficiency, yet somehow it's still an appealing little car. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.