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Honda CRZ's MPG should come in around 45 - 55 MPG if all goes as we are hoping. Now what kinda MPG are the competition getting?? Thought this would be a good thread to list the competitions numbers. So whats the direct competition and their numbers?
 

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Car Model - City / Hwy MPG

2nd Gen Honda Insight - 40 / 43 MPG
2010 Toyota Prius - 51/48
Toyota FT-86 Concept - unreleased
2009 Honda Fit - 27/33
2010 Honda Fit Hybrid - est. 50

If you know anymore or have update info feel free to post and we can update the information.
 

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Great to see all these high MPG numbers. The CRZ estimated numbers are looking very promising.
Not anymore!!! Lets hope the rumor from the other thread is false. If it isn't the CRZ will have no competition because every car will be far superior with their higher gas mileage. The CRZ will be in a league of its own and not in a good one.
 

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Base Corvette w 400hp V8 gets 30 mpg cruising. Thats better than a Lotus Elise, I think its pretty impressive for a big US sportscar

The VW diesel Blue Sport Roadster could also be stiff comp for the CRZ, if it makes production. The VW will also have a lot more torque than the CRZ so it should have a better 0-60, and it will probably have a better engine note.

If you make your own biodiesel or you can buy some you can save lots of $ on fuel. You can make biodiesel out of just about anything organic.

$2.50 for gas vs $0.50 for biodiesel is a pretty big deal
 

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Is the VW anywhere close to production or is it still just a rumor and a concept car? Does it come in a hard top version at all because I think that could strictly limit its market if only offered in a convertible like your picture. That leaves CRZ to pick up the leftovers so to speak.
 

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Again, I would like to remind everybody that the EPA estimated mileage formula that went into effect with the 2008 model year penalizes hybrids at a much higher rate than gas and diesel cars. Every hybrid owner I know (okay, two Prius and one Civic owner) gets significantly better mileage than the EPA estimates.

Historically, sports cars are purchased for their fun and style factors first, and mileage has not been an important purchase decision. But with hybrids we expect more mpg and I'm sure Honda will deliver a high quotient of fun, style AND economy. Just remember that fun and entertainment usually come at a price. Let's hope it's a small one.
 

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I'm a bit over half a tank and thus far, according to the car, I'm getting about 38.4mpg. This is however, after a canyon run with rx-8's in sport mode and showing several friends/family the sport mode acceleration and and average speed of like 20mph.

What I don't understand though, is if Ford can make a 309hp V6 Mustang that reportedly gets up to 30mpg, shouldnt my lightweight 4 cylinder, 2 seater, hybrid with 122hp get like 70mpg?
 

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What I don't understand though, is if Ford can make a 309hp V6 Mustang that reportedly gets up to 30mpg, shouldnt my lightweight 4 cylinder, 2 seater, hybrid with 122hp get like 70mpg?
Well, you're comparing EPA hwy of a gas car to a hybrid. When the EPA calculations were revised, hybrid mpgs were penalized anywhere from 10 to 30% of how they were determined previously. Also test methods are to include cold temps and a/c load to reflect "real world" situations that are more detrimental to hybrids.

So let's breakdown what you're comparing.

You got real world over half a tank: 38.4 combined average mpg.

You're comparing that to the EPA hwy mpg of a V6 Mustang which is 31. The Mustang's EPA city is... 19. It's combined EPA is only 23.

But comparing EPA to real world is tough. Ideally you need find someone who drove the Mustang in the same distance, speed, manner and conditions as you drove the CRZ.
 
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