I have an '88 CRX SI with 302'000 miles on the original engine. I'm getting almost 40 mpg while driving 95 mph on the freeway with the A/C on. If this rumor is anywhere close to the true mpg, it spells failure for this car. 35 mpg for a 2 seater hybrid???? Maybe if it had 250 HP.A consistent 35 MPG is good in my books. If I was promised I could get that ever tank that is.
The mixed bag that is big engine performance cars. Now if we could just build a hybrid system light enough that Corvette could become a true 30+ all arounder.The Vette does amazingly well on Hwy cruise bcus of its big unstressed engine
You are probably right about city mpg though. Vettes not so good there
If I take it easy, I think it's in the low 30's. Maybe 32 or 33 mpg. If I would drive the speed limit on the freeway I could get 44 or 45 mpg.That is impressive to be getting 40 MPG on that car CRX Wolf. Any idea what kind of MPG you are getting in the city?
Well said ShinkuI don't think people are asking much of Honda, they just want a nice none watered down sports car,( Like the euro civic r with it's bar instead of independent suspension) something that is totally Honda. Most people I think what they want out of a CRZ is a 160 hp some sorta Vtec equipped, even if it's a E - Vtec, car that gets 40 MPG and is light enough to be fun to drive around like a CRX. I don't think we're asking for much. I mena we also asked for a version with Back seats in the USA. but we Know for sure they not giving us that. Im seriously thinking about Honda's new direction these days.
I agree.. This is disappointing. Especially considering they rated the "fun" 6-mt at 31/37 (33-34 combined). My wife averages 32 mpg on every tank with her 09 Civic LX. My friend with a 2006 SI averages 29-30 mpg and gets to enjoy 197hp, not 122hp...just to update this... the press confrerence at NAIAS said 36 city 38 hwy which still IMO isn't very impressive if all we're getting is 122hp outta this thing...
still optimistic/crossing my fingers thoo...
I would agree with you on those targets. If it looked as good as the CRZ does, it would be a good car.Putting it all in perspective:
A car that handles as well or better than a Civic si that goes 0-60 in (likely) 8.5-9.0s and can average 35mpg in real world driving for a base price around $19k-$20k is GREAT in my opinion.
I have a 2009 fit and it handles very well for an econobox. It has that Honda like connection to the road feel. But its ride is unrefined and while I don't autocross this car, its less than sophisticated suspension origins would likely show up in even more ways on the track.You're right: Macpherson front struts and Torsion Beam rear suspension.... WTF?? Space-saving and cost-saving measure I assume?
I have read many reviews that rave about the handling of the Fit, but still, that's a 5-door economy car. The CRZ needs 4 wheel independent double-wishbone like the original CRX to emphasize the focus on its "sporty" side.