Honda Is Entrusting CleanMPG With the 6-speed CR-Z For A Week :D

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by xcel, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Paul:

    You would be nearing the mid 60 mpg range.

    No Fit for testing in the Chicago Press fleet unfortunately.

    Wayne
     
  2. tedjohnson

    tedjohnson Well-Known Member

    Really too bad about the lousy gearing, I would have gone for one. I can easily get 55-58 mpg in the 5 speed Fit, and 62-65 mpg in the 2010 Prius and 70-72 in the Insight 1 . All being tank averages in normal driving in the summer in New England. Maybe Honda will wake up and produce an HF model again. I will give them 1.5 years to do so , that's when my Prius lease runs out, if not I keep the Prius.
     
  3. evilgeniustodd

    evilgeniustodd Active Member

    I'm utterly blown away by the numbers Wayne was able to pull out of the Z. I've had mine for about two months now. So I'm still feeling the car out. I'm also an A/C and radio addict. Those excuses/disclaimers out of the way, I've only managed 48.2mpg as a full tank average. That is with taking advantage of everything I've been able to find out about hypermiling. Clearly I'm doing something very very wrong. :confused:
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Todd:

    Congrats and you are doing everything right by blasting the EPA combined by some 41% :)

    Wayne
     
  5. evilgeniustodd

    evilgeniustodd Active Member

    But compared to your "normal driving" numbers I'm 50% off of what could be. Not to mention I'm lightyears behind your P&G numbers:eek:. I don't expect to match a master hypermiler right out of the gate, and without some serious training. But still, It seems like I must be leaving a lot on the table.
     
  6. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Don't be too hard on yourself -- it takes years to get to the top level of hypermiling prowess. Perhaps at some point you could arrange a clinic with one of our members?
     
  7. CRT1

    CRT1 Newbie McNewbster

    Are there any clinics upcoming in the New England area in the near future? I would definitely be in. I seem to be hitting a plateau at about 150% EPA. This is pretty good considering the traffic situation I schlep through every day, but of course I want more!
     
  8. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    CRT1, I recommend trying to hook up with Chris (MaxxMPG) -- he is in your area.
     
  9. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Almost none of us can even come close to what Wayne does. It's great that he shows us what's possible, but if you're not going to be happy until you approach his numbers, you're probably setting yourself up for disappointment.
     
  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yup. Few people have the hypermiling skills and especially the COMMITMENT that Wayne has. When you are willing/able to do the same things he does, you will get the same results.
    Until then................ yer doin' okay !
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2012
  11. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Long Island Area = Boston Area?! Ah, how perception varies with location. ;)
     
  12. evilgeniustodd

    evilgeniustodd Active Member

    I am to addicted to A/C and my stereo to get the really insane number.
     
  13. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Let's put it this way. Compared to me... Chris is in the Boston Area. ;)
     
  14. Bennett

    Bennett Well-Known Member

    We have a few CR-Z's around this area - I would love to play with one. Tempted to 'shop around' and 'test drive' one from a dealer sometime :D
     
  15. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Don't worry about the stereo. AC has a pretty significant impact on fuel economy, but stereo is practically nil unless it's cranked up and sucking 200W from your car's electrical system.

    There are a few purists here who eschew their radio (probably more to limit distraction than to reduce energy consumption), but the savings are absolutely miniscule unless it takes you mind off the task. Enjoy your tunes.
     
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'm among those who don't use the radio. You're exactly right, it's about the distraction, not the power draw. If I would settle for "great" mileage I would use it. I love my music. I'm just too stubborn to settle for anything less than the best possible. :p
     
  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yup , it's the distraction. But I would sometimes welcome music on long highway trips , something we don't do much of these days. But then , even at 55 mph, road noise in the Civic (and a weak factory stereo) takes a lot of joy out of it.
    I get most of my music fix from the home theater system. Quiet,comfortable,no distractions.
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The Honda CR-Z pricing over its short history to date.

    2015 Honda CR-Z EPA and Pricing Data

    Column1Column2Column3Column4
    ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA (mpgUS city/highway/combined)
    CR-Z base6-Speed MT$20,14531/38/34
    CR-Z baseCVT$20,79536/39/37
    CR-Z EX6-Speed MT$21,99031/38/34
    CR-Z EXCVT$22,64036/39/37
    CR-Z EX w/ Navigation6-Speed MT$23,49031/38/34
    CR-Z EX w/ NavigationCVT$24,14036/39/37

    *$790.00 destination and handling

    2014 Honda CR-Z EPA and Pricing Data

    Column1Column2Column3Column4
    ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA (mpgUS city/highway/combined)
    CR-Z base6-Speed MT$19,99531/38/34
    CR-Z baseCVT$20,64536/39/37
    CR-Z EX6-Speed MT$21,84031/38/34
    CR-Z EXCVT$22,49036/39/37
    CR-Z EX w/ Navigation6-Speed MT$23,34031/38/34
    CR-Z EX w/ NavigationCVT$23,99036/39/37

    *$790.00 destination and handling

    2013 Honda CR-Z EPA and Pricing Data

    Column1Column2Column3Column4
    ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA (mpgUS city/highway/combined)
    CR-Z base6-Speed MT$19,97531/38/34
    CR-Z baseCVT$20,62536/39/37
    CR-Z EX6-Speed MT$21,65531/38/34
    CR-Z EXCVT$22,30536/39/37
    CR-Z EX w/ Navigation6-Speed MT$23,15531/38/34
    CR-Z EX w/ NavigationCVT$23,80536/39/37

    *$790.00 destination and handling

    2013 saw the arrival of an all-new Li-Ion pack plus additional updates for the CR-Z.

    2012 Honda CR-Z EPA and Pricing Data

    Column1Column2Column3Column4
    ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA (mpgUS city/highway/combined)
    CR-Z base6-Speed MT$19,69531/37/34
    CR-Z baseCVT$20,34535/39/37
    CR-Z EX6-Speed MT$21,25531/37/34
    CR-Z EXCVT$21,90536/39/37
    CR-Z EX w/ Navigation6-Speed MT$23,05531/37/34
    CR-Z EX w/ NavigationCVT$23,70535/39/37

    *$790.00 destination and handling

    2011 Honda CR-Z EPA and Pricing Data

    Column1Column2Column3Column4
    ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA (mpgUS city/highway/combined)
    CR-Z base6-Speed MT$19,20031/37/34
    CR-Z baseCVT$19,85035/39/37
    CR-Z EX6-Speed MT$20,76031/37/34
    CR-Z EXCVT$21,41035/39/37
    CR-Z EX w/ Navigation6-Speed MT$22,56031/37/34
    CR-Z EX w/ NavigationCVT$23,21035/39/37

    *$750.00 destination and handling

    2011 Honda CR-Z

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    For Grownups ;)

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I updated the above Pricing and EPA data into the 2015 MY. The CR-Z continues for at least another year. :)

    For those wishing to raise the CR-Z's fun factor, Honda Performance Development (HPD) offers a full range of track-proven, street-reliable performance upgrades and accessories. These include front brake, sport suspension and exhaust kits, limited-slip differential, clutch, 18-inch alloy wheels and spoilers.

    Wayne
     
  20. Bennett

    Bennett Well-Known Member

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