"Fun to drive" isn't always about huge horsepower and quarter-mile trap speeds.
"Fun to drive," as defined by the CR-Z, is all about handling and the feeling of enjoyment behind the wheel. Honda engineers stress precise steering control, good visibility, competent suspension, capable braking and lively handling across the model range. The new CR-Z embraces all of these qualities with an exclamation point. From the cockpit, the whole CR-Z experience is about joy of driving. So, while CR-Z won't be shattering speed records at Bonneville any time soon, it'll be fun to drive everywhere, with the nimble, agile feel for which Honda cars have always been famous.
The one, the only, the CRX
Introduced in 1984, the Honda Civic CRX quickly established itself as a lightweight, fun-to-drive 2-seat coupe. Available in three colors: Greek White, Victoria Red and Baltic Blue, the CRX and the CRX 1.5 looked like nothing else on the road. The combination of its high build quality and excellent driving dynamics led Motor Trend to name the 1984 CRX its Import Car of the Year. In 1985 the CRX added other models including the highly efficient, 58-hp HF model and the fuel-injected Si model, which brought more horsepower than the standard CRX (91-hp vs. 76-hp) and more aggressive styling including 14-inch alloy wheels. In 1985 Car and Driver added the CRX to its 10Best list.