Honda wants you to believe that the CR-Z is the reincarnation of the legendary CRX. It should have been — and it even looks right — but it's no CRX. How do I know? I own one.
The Honda CR-Z is more than what lovers of simple, compact, sporty, lightweight Japanese cars were asking for. It's a simple, compact, sporty, Japanese car with an underpowered engine, heavy batteries, all for just 33 MPG. Not worth it.