2011 Honda CR-Z EX
Eco-conscious sportscar lovers haven’t had a lot of choice until the Honda CR-Z hit the scene. Providing hot hatch thrills with miserly fuel economy is the CR-Z’s reason for existing, and it does both with typical Honda excellence. More importantly, it doesn’t wear dopey hybrid duds—the sleek hatchback shape, low and wide, recalls sporting Hondas of yore and is more visually distinctive than any other Honda on the road. The powertrain is unique, too: the electric motor kicks in like an electric turbo to help the gasoline engine pull the CR-Z around. Sport-tuned suspension means the little Honda doesn’t corner like an economy car, either. As if the CR-Z wasn’t unique enough already, if you opt for the manual, you’ll be enjoying the only hybrid sold anywhere that has such a transmission. It all boils down to a guilt-free way to satisfy your sportscar craving while enjoying one of the most unique vehicles on the road.