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What’s to

The Insight offers all the drivability of a gasoline vehicle and the fuel-economy of a hybrid. An all-new Eco Assist helps you get the absolute most out of drop of fuel in a fun and easy-to-use way and the is comfortable enough for serious trips. It’s like an version of their FCX Clarity.


Not to Like

Unlike the Prius, the is never completely powered by its motors. Instead, the 13 horsepower, 58 of torque unit simply a hand to the gasoline engine. that doesn’t hurt our any, diehard electric-vehicle and Insight loyalists may be disappointed.

We say to them, but get over it. Also, there is a good amount of inside, taller individuals find the back seat a squeeze due to the raked roofline.

The

DriverSide Driving Impressions

On the surface, driving the Honda doesn’t feel too different driving a standard Civic, is a good thing, as sometimes tend to overcompensate for better mpg a ride that is somewhat and, shall we say, Power is more than even with a full of passengers and cargo thanks to the robust 1.3-liter four-cylinder and its 13 horsepower electric motor. The front windscreen provides front visibility, though the make for hefty blind

As with most Hondas, the is comfortable and clean thanks to a and ergonomic interior. The ride is and comfortable due to the car’s well-judged and cabin noise is kept to a

Engine and Drivetrain

Here’s the Insight really holds its As we’ve mentioned, this primary source of power is a four-cylinder engine that 98 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque. A 13 58 lb-ft of torque electric powered by Nickel Metal batteries assists in scooting the down the road.

A continuously variable transmission the power to the front wheels. the drivetrain may not be as advanced as the Prius, the will undercut the Toyota in and have better performance.

Vehicle Features and Options

The Honda Insight comes with an “economy” mode. By a button on the car’s dash, the computer adjusts a number of parameters, including how the air conditioning, and fuel system perform. The help to squeeze every mpg out of this hybrid.

Also, and it with Honda’s Eco Assist educator, which displays how “green” your driving is via the color. The greener you drive, the the gauge, the less green you the bluer it glows. Trying to get is like a Wii game, simple and fun to

Key Technology Evaluation

Just the first Insight, the second-generation with the entire arsenal of technology all tasked with fuel consumption to a minimum. time, it’s a vehicle you can with on a daily basis. The extends from the car’s shape designed to reduce to the vibration-inhibiting body.

Unlike the first-gen car, this Insight is packed of creature comforts, from a audio system to satellite to well, a backseat, four and an un-toy-like feel.

Green Mileage

Honda predicts its new should be able to muster 40 mpg 43 mpg highway. While those are more than respectable for a car, they do fall a bit of the Prius’ 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway. We heard word yet as to whether or not the will be available for any of the same tax currently available for the Prius, but if it is, should help to offset of the losses at the pump.

A Closer Vehicle Details

Interior

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occupants are treated to the same fit and finish we’ve come to from Honda. Materials are without feeling cheap, and the dash is smart looking and The design offers up crucial like vehicle speed on the top while less pertinent is displayed down below.

We’d opt for the navigation screen

The Insight’s design hasn’t much at all since the world the first glimpses of the original Just like the Prius, the styling has been dictated by of keeping a low coefficient of drag. In case, that means a odd, but incredibly aerodynamic design.

It may look like an but that is part of the Insight’s

Market Segment and Pricing

a base price of $19,800 for the LX, the is the most affordable hybrid on in America. That means the tag hits below the Prius’ MSRP. The EX trim reaches to start and adding navi top it out at $23,100.

Other contenders for hybrids include Honda’s own Hybrid sedan at $23,650 and the Altima Hybrid at $26,650.

What We Think

Honda has production numbers for the 2010 to fall in the 100,000 range, and the hybrid craze currently America, we can guess the car will well here. It delivers fuel economy and an easily image without sacrificing any of the of a standard gasoline car. certainly not perfect, this low price tag and Honda’s good should do much to wile Prius owners off of Toyota’s due to the lower price and wow factor.

We the Insight could be one of the cars of the

The 2010 Honda Insight with plenty of neat including Eco Assist. The system a number of variables to determine how green the car is being driven. The computer monitors parameters engine load, throttle and fuel consumption to give you a score. If your driving help to get the most miles per out of the hybrid, the car’s speedometer glow green to reward If, on the other hand, hard and braking are part of the routine, the will glow blue.

Keep the speedometer in the green, and you can get the fuel economy possible out of hybrid. While it won’t add an 20 mpg, it will help you get the most out of the Insight almost a an instant visual reminder of all the you’re saving by going on the throttle all while having fun down the road. Honda that to help people greener, they need to a good time doing it.

Honda Insight Electric Cars
Honda Insight Electric Cars

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