New and Used Honda Insight: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The Honda Insight is a five-door hatchback that aims to primarily with the Toyota Although the Insight hasn’t as successful for Honda as the Prius has for Toyota, it’s still the expensive hybrid on sale in the The Prius C, though, is a close

For more details of the current including options, prices, and see our full review of the 2013 Insight

The price of a base-level Insight for 2013 stays $20,000 (including the mandatory fee), but it suffers in comparison to the Fit that sits on the same floors. That car has more room, far more flexibility, and a more than $3,000 than the Insight. And without a wow! difference in fuel the mild-hybrid Insight hasn’t large numbers of buyers its lair. The Prius C, on the other hits the magic 50-mpg and is priced within $500 of the (Its full-depth load bay makes it more practical the Insight, which stores its under a higher load

After updates to the Insight for the model year, the EPA now rates the model at a combined 42 mpg (41 mpg city, 44 mpg Three trim levels are base, LX, and the more luxurious EX, the model in which an optional system and backup camera is

The Honda’s 98-hp, 1.3-liter engine puts the latest of Honda’s Integrated Motor (IMA) hybrid system, with a 10-kW (13-hp) between the engine and a continuously transmission (CVT). As a mild the Insight’s electric motor move the car away from a under electric power Instead, it adds torque to the gas engine output, restarts the after the car comes to a stop, and the battery pack both regenerative braking and using overrun.

Honda Insight

As a mild hybrid, the Honda doesn’t run on electric power for any appreciable distance. So full like the expanding Prius and Ford’s new C-Max and Fusion offer that ability. those cars are larger and

It would seem that at the low end of the buyers are willing to sacrifice a few per gallon for lower overall Score: Honda Fit 1, Honda 0.

As a “full” hybrid that some all-electric running on power at low speeds, the third-generation Prius that hit the market in as well may also be more on the road. Plus, the Prius is a mid-size car by interior volume, the Insight remains a subcompact less interior space its Fit gasoline sibling.

In 2012, the classic Prius was joined by the subcompact Prius direct competitor to the Insight in the category. The following year a pair of new hybrids from together, an expanding array of hybrids of various sizes and from a growing number of poses an increasingly stiff to the Honda Insight.

The previous-generation Insight, sold from to 2006, had the best gas mileage of any car the EPA had at the time. Adjusted for modern-day cycles, the old Insight subcompact hatchback got 48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway a five-speed gearbox, or 45 and 49 mpg with the CVT.  That first-generation was both lightweight–using things aluminum front brake very aerodynamic, with a coefficient of just 0.25, the at the time excluding the GM EV1 electric

It used a 995cc three-cylinder producing 67 hp, with the earliest of Honda’s IMA hybrid system, used a 10-kilowatt (13-horsepower) motor. But despite its fuel the tiny Insight proved too for most markets. Honda just 17,000 of the cars over seven model

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