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2011 Honda CR-Z

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe

  2011 Honda CR-Z 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 2-door Auto Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $18,260 $17,747
31/39 20/29
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Bottom Line The 2011 Honda CR-Z blazes a new trail for eco-performance—but we’re not quite following. Read Full Review The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing. Read Full Review
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  • Way ahead of the social-responsibility curve
  • Flashy gauges teach you green driving
  • Great fuel economy, compared to some coupes
  • Six-speed clicks in terrific Honda fashion


  • As heavy as an Insight, and thirstier
  • City driving uses up all the suspension travel
  • CVT dulls all the available driving fun
  • Cargo hold doesn’t hold much


  • Exterior remains iconic
  • Convertible doesn’t sacrifice comfort
  • Nice front seats


  • Unimpressive five-cylinder engine
  • Lackluster fuel economy
  • Interior details feel dated, gimmicky
  • Backseat lacks headroom
  • Mediocre crash-test results
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