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THE HONDA CRZ gets a power boost from an electric motor. Photo by Alexander Weitzman

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Road beat: 2011 Honda CR-Z — a hybrid of a different sort

By March 8, 2011

Honda’s new CR-Z appears at first blush to be a remake of the much beloved econo-sports car the CR-X of the 1980s. But it isn’t because it is a hybrid and weighs about 500 pounds more notwithstanding its diminutive size. And small it is, with an overall length of just 160 inches on a long wheelbase of 96 inches. It stands low and aggressive with a substantial width of 69 inches and short at 55 inches.

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