Honda CR-Z

The Honda CR-Z is Honda's first sporty hybrid. The three-door coupe looks much more attractive than the Honda Insight on which it's based, and proves that going green need not compromise style. A 1.5-litre petrol engine, boosted by Honda's IMA hybrid electric motor, powers the Honda CR-Z on both the Sport and GT models. That takes total power to 122bhp, which gives the car a top speed of 124mph. The Honda CR-Z is fun to drive, and allows you to run a sports car with a clear conscience.

Honda CR-Z coupe

Price 
£21,125 - £24,670
3 Doors
2.5 / 5
Pros
  • Hi-tech hybrid engine
  • Fuel economy
  • Sporty drive
Cons
  • Not particularly quick
  • Back seats are cramped
  • Poor visibility out the back

While most hybrids have a clear focus on getting maximum fuel efficiency, the sleek CR-Z has a slightly different aim. Instead it is looking to offer drivers sporty handling and impressive fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, the heavy batteries needed to power the electric motors have weighed the CR-Z down slightly, and acceleration doesn't feel particularly quick. But the Honda's eco-friendly image gives the CR-Z a unique selling point in the coupe and company car segment.