Honda Insight is Frugal, But in a Good Way | Honda in the News

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Honda Insight

Honda Insight

is Frugal, But in a Good Way

Hybrid sales have been down overall. along with auto sales in general. This may be surprising to some, as many consumers are increasingly frugal and conscious of fuel economy, thanks to a weakened economy and the sky-high gas prices of last summer. But with gas prices now back down to relatively normal levels, consumers have questioned whether a hybrid is worth the premium cost.

With this in mind, Honda has unveiled its latest hybrid, the Insight. which may be ideal for consumers considering base price above fuel economy ratings.

Overall value is a huge concern among those considering a hybrid, which Honda has noticed. For over $23,000 someone can get their hands on a Toyota Prius. While the Prius remains the hybrid segment leader at the moment, Honda Dealership CO customers repeatedly ask, is a$23K+ price tag really the answer for someone looking to save money?

Honda decided to take a different approach with the new Insight, offering a hybrid that delivers fuel economy, along with a more competitive base price.

Like most hybrids, the Honda Insight comes with unique technologies, particularly when it comes to the interior gauges. According to Honda Dealer Sierra Madre. the digital speedometer changes color to indicate relative efficiency, rather than having an efficiency meter elsewhere. When cruising and efficiency is high, the speedometer is green. When accelerating, the speedometer turns blue.

Those determined to achieve the best fuel economy possible will rejoice, such as shoppers at Honda Accord Washington DC dealers, as the Insight tracks your lifetime fuel economy. Do well, and your score goes up #8211; just don’t let your lead-footed friends drive you car or your score could be lowered!

For those drivers that can’t help be too eager with the throttle, the Honda Insight features an Econ button that helps out. Pressing the button will turn on the throttle-by-wire system rather than the traditional cable system. That means the throttle response will become a bit more sluggish, helping drivers achieve even greater efficiency.

  Mated to a continuously variable transmission. the Honda Insight’s acceleration is smooth without the traditional gear shifting. The transmission also further helps improve fuel economy.

Honda Insight

Although the display in front of the driver may be attractive to the eyes, don’t expect too much when climbing into the Honda Insight’s interior. The goal of the Insight is to keep costs down, and the spartan interior accommodations are proof of that objective. Space is also on par with that of the subcompact Honda Fit. The Insight should be comfortable for most buyers, but six footers in the rear seat may suffer.

That being said, driver and passengers will discover that the seats aren’t the most supportive when it comes to longer trips.

Despite its lack of certain luxuries, Honda Dealers Bryan believes the Honda Insight is ideal for many buyers. If your goal is to have a high-quality, fuel efficient, reliable car without the premium costs associated with most hybrids, the Honda Insight may be the perfect car for your needs.

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