4) Honda CR-Z
The CR-Z EX-L Navi is the top end variant of Honda’s popular hybrid compact. It is sleek, efficient and practical. With a combined maximum hybrid system power output of 130 hp and features such as the drive by wire throttle system, 3-mode drive system, idle stop and CVT with paddle shifters, it is one of the most feature rich compacts on the market. US retail prices start at $25,090.
Safety enhancements consist of vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control, multi angle rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and dual stage, multiple threshold front airbags.
The car also looks good on the outside with HID headlights and fog lights. The driver’s life is made easier by remote keyless entry, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls, textured aluminum pedals, and a customizable 7-inch display audio with electrostatic touch screen. Leather trimmed seats and ambient console lighting add to the interior comforts.