The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the sole occupant of the hybrid sports coupe sector, and coupes in general haven't been a growth segment of late.
The Scion tC is probably its closest competitor, with a full restyle last year and a heavy focus on infotainment and sound systems.
For iconic shapes, the regrettably pricey MINI Cooper and the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle are "statement" cars that are also fun to drive.
The Ford Fiesta and new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompacts--both offered as sedans and hatchbacks--offer more space inside, four or five seats, and fuel economy that's almost as good, for prices that may end up lower than the CR-Z.
We think they may be the real competition for the CR-Z.
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|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front-wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||Convertible||4-Door Sedan||3 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||3 Door Hatchback|
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