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Honda CR-Z Scores Too Low For Consumer Reports To Recommend

The 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid scored too low for Consumer Reports to recommend. We've been saying that for a while. [ConsumerReports]

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OK, so the CR-Z gets 56.5 mpg (imperial) on our combined cycle, and takes 9.9 sec to 62 (100km/h). The VW Scirocco 2.0 TDI 140PS Bluemotion Technology gets 62.8 mpg, and takes 9.3 sec to 62. It also seats 4, has a higher top speed and looks better (IMO, of course).

In addition, diesels are generally much better at getting close to their claimed MPG than hybrids (apparently). The one thing it has going for it is price...