Honda CR-Z Moving Well At Dealers, Defying Expectations

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

A large majority of the automotive community decried the Honda CR-Z as neither fish nor fowl, a sporty hybrid that didn’t do anything well. Some even predicted this car to be Honda’s downfall, after having finally lost their way, two decades after producing the sporty and efficient Honda CRX.

In any case, it turns out that the haters were wrong – for now at least. Honda’s CR-Z is actually one of the quickest moving cars on dealer lots, taking an average of 5 days to sell. The 2011 Jetta Sportwagen, a car that was supposedly waitlisted this time last year, took almost double that, with an average of 9 days.

The biggest loser was, not surprisingly, the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, with an average sale time of 207 days! If you want to drive a hard bargain, get to your nearest Mitsubishi showroom.

[Source: Kicking Tires]

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  • Tcroly Tcroly on Sep 14, 2010

    Kicking tires used sakes numbers from August. The CRZ was officially on sale beginning August 24, there were only 7 days in August that the car could have been sold. Therefore even if only 1 car was sold, (687 were actually sold) the longest that the time on lot could have been was 7 days. This is not a statistic that means anything in terms of how fast the CRZ is selling relative to any other cars. I have a CRZ on order and think it is a fine car, but as a market success, so far it is a bust.

  • Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler on Sep 14, 2010

    @Tcroly, That's very interesting...we'll have to take a look in September and see how things held up. Thanks for the info.