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Selected Style 3-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,260 $19,345
3-Door CVT 35 39 $18,871 $19,995
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $19,726 $20,905
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,337 $21,555
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,418 $22,705
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,029 $23,355
2-Door Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
2-Door Manual PZEV 20 28 $17,747 $18,690
2-Door Automatic 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 29 $18,846 $19,790
2-Door Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door PZEV Red Rock Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
2-Door PZEV Final Edition 20 29 $19,423 $20,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,260
$17,747
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,345
$18,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Honda CR-Z blazes a new trail for eco-performance—but we’re not quite following. The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Subcompact Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 81.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 39.4
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 49.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 33.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 160.6 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 25.1 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 9.1 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.8 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2637 2884
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 1000 - 1750 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.36
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.7
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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