The Honda CR-Z has been rated one of Europe’s safest cars, it was awarded the maximum five stars in the independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP
The Honda CR-Z has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, it was awarded the maximum five stars in the independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP. The Honda CR-Z is the latest in a series of Honda cars to receive top marks. Since the introduction of the new rating scheme, Euro NCAP has tested four other Honda models, the Civic, Honda Accord, Honda Jazz and most recently the Honda Insight. All five models achieved five stars, with the Honda Insight also being named “safest hybrid vehicle” as well as the 2nd safest vehicle tested during 2009.
The Honda CR-Z appears to be priced affordably for a hybrid sports car but then, there aren't too many models that meet that description at the moment. The Honda CR-Z is available in three trim levels starting with S and extending upwards through Sport to GT. In line with the high-tech feel of the car, even the basic car gets features like heated mirrors, daytime running lights, climate control, Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist technology and six airbags. At the very top of the range, there’s a hands free telephone kit, a panoramic glass roof, xenon headlights, heated seats and full leather trim.
As a compact sports coupe that also happens to be a hybrid, the Honda CR-Z represents an intriguing move by Honda that promises to push hybrid technology further towards mainstream acceptance.