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2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Priced Below $20,000

July 1, 2010

2011 Honda CR-V Hybrid Look out Prius! Honda's highly-anticipated CR-Z will soon be the cheapest hybrid vehicle available on the market.

Set to debut on August 24, 2010, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,200, plus a destination and handling charge of $750, it comes in just under $20K.

Of course, the CR-Z's price will increase by trim and optional features. Base price of the six-speed manual-equipped model checks in at $19,200 (plus a Destination charge of $750).

Notch up for the EX and you get a 360-watt stereo, Bluetooth integration and a leather wrapped wheel: The price - $20,760. Add the navigation system, and it's $22,560. An additional $650 gets you automatic transmission. notes that the CR-Z is now "the cheapest hybrid available".

The manual transmission CR-Z is expected to net an EPA-estimated city/highway 31/37 mpg. With an automatic Continuously Variable Transmission, it should get 35/39 mpg.

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