The 2013 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid hatchback coupe on the market, and new entrants for that niche are nowhere to be seen.
Coupes take only a tiny share of sales to start with, which makes the Scion tC likely its closest competitor, with its heavy focus on sound systems, infotainment, and dealer options.
There's also the MINI Cooper Coupe, new for 2013, another two-seat coupe like the CR-Z; its handling is better, though its looks are very much in the eye of the beholder.
There's also the VW Beetle, new last year, as an iconic shape and a statement car--it's much larger and also fun to drive.
But the strongest competition for the CR-Z may come from five-door subcompact hatchbacks like the Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic, especially with the addition of the new Sonic RS and Fiesta ST models.
They're as much fun to drive, or more, hold more people and luggage, and end up in the same price range.
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