2011 Honda Insight Reviews& Test Drives – Green Car Reports

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2011 Honda Insight Review

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The 2011 Honda Insight is the expensive hybrid car on sale in the this year, at a base of just $18,970 with But despite this distinction, the hatchback hasn’t been a for Honda, selling just a of early projections.

In part, because it sits on showroom right next to the superb Fit, one of the better subcompacts on the The 2011 Insight is rated by the EPA at 40 mpg 43 mpg highway, for a combined 41-mpg But the 2011 Fit with automatic comes in at 28 city, 35 highway, and 31 far more interior roomfor less.

That’s a lot of money to save 79 of gasoline a year (over miles).

Like the iconic Prius, the 2011 Honda is a “dedicated” hybrid design, a car only as a hybrid, not an adaptation of a model. Its high-tail styling the Prius, using the same lessons to cut through the air using the fuel. It’s a practical though it doesn’t offer the flexible interior of the Fit.

The handling of the Insight is good, as it is on every Honda, making the hybrid more fun to drive the larger Prius. But its mild-hybrid doesn’t offer the ability to away from rest on electric power. Instead, the generation of the Honda IMS system a 13-kilowatt (17.5-horsepower) electric to add extra torque along the 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine.

The motor also restarts the after the car has come to a stop, and as a generator to recapture braking that is used to recharge the small nickel-metal-hydride battery Under rare circumstances, the can cruise at around 30 mph only on power, shutting off the gasoline to the engine when doing so. the engine and electric motor 98 horsepower.

Driving the 2011 Insight particularly speedy, but it’s and easy to place. Noise is only average, however, and the will howl and whine heavy loads. The Insight feels insubstantial in places, tinny-sounding doors and thin of aggressive weight reduction to the additional burden of the battery and electric hardware.

Inside, the two-tier instrument is fairly far away from the increasing the sense of interior The cloth front seats are and offer plenty of headroom, the back seats are tight, and quality is good.

The 2011 Insight offers three levels: base, LX, and EX. Even the car offers power windows and remote entry, a tilting and steering wheel, automatic control, and a CD sound system. You can add from there, and the EX model a navigation system with screen and voice recognition, Bluetooth for hands-free mobile use.

For more details, see the full of the 2011 Honda Insight on our site, TheCarConnection.

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