While the current generation of electric hybrid car batteries are smaller, lighter and more efficient than the average battery of a car, you still need dozens of them packed together and that increases the weight in a car. Hence the lame performance figures and even lamer fuel consumption figures you see published. So fun, sporty, low slung coupe the CRZ is, in certain ways, but not in performance and economy. It looks closer in performance to the Honda Insight, not a Honda CRX. Where's that 2.0 liter VTEC engine, Honda?
The interior looks pretty Honda to me. The Civic as well as the Hybrid design philosophy is maintained. An interior that would look fresh even after you've owned it for a few years by the looks of it.
As for exterior looks, I find it decent looking at most angles but not in its side profile where the CRZ looks unbalanced. This made me look twice at the picture to check whether I was looking at it correctly. Maybe its the angle in the official photos, but I truly think that the front overhang is ridiculously long for the short wheelbase and the rear looks a little chubby and stumpy. But that chin! It's as if this car was made to plow snow during heavy winters in Alaska. David Coulthard must have been an inspiration for the designers.
I have to restate that these new pedestrian safety features are making cars look like they have too long a chin. For example, look at the Peugeot 407. If they reined in the chin a little or if the car had a slightly longer rear, it would balance the looks better. At least Peugeot is in the midst of changing their design philosophy. I think the pedestrians should look where they're crossing so that designers can design cars that can look prettier and balanced looking again. Back to the topic at hand, I have to view the car in the flesh before I cast my final judgment on the looks.