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For 2013, the Honda carries forward unchanged, and for a comprehensive overview, most of you need to know can be found in our Insight review. but we’ll add commentary here to round out.

As a brand, Honda have a multi-decade legacy of high quality, safety, and efficiency with low emissions to it along in selling the Insight.

The which closely resembles the Prius and was intended as “a Prius is portrayed by Honda as “the affordable hybrid for sale in the

This may be true, but sales for the combined base Insight, LX and EX levels show the market is not overly much in voting its in favor of the Insight over models.

In calendar year 2012. sold 5,846 Insights. In Toyota sold 147,504 Liftbacks. and the Prius c – launched in thus lacking a full year – saw delivery of 35,733

The $18,600 entry point for the now substantially undercuts the regular Liftback’s $24,200 entry but it is not so much greater than the Prius c which starts at

Fuel economy numbers for the of 41 mpg city, 44 mpg highway, and 42 combined are lower than the Prius c’s 53 mpg 46 mpg highway, and 50 combined.

The Insight’s 98 is within close range of the c’s 99 also, but all this said, the does offer a unique proposition, and deserves to at least be into further.

For one thing, the Honda Insight a 2012 Total Cost of Award from Kelley Book s kbb.com. This with the Prius c which was the of extremely sharp and repeated by Consumer Reports . The littlest looks great on paper – and is a car for what it is and many disagree Consumer Reports – but CR said the car was so and lacking in ride quality, and more that it would been better to buy a used Prius than to settle for the c.

sales numbers prove buyers are not heeding this and the Prius c now ranks in the Top Five among hybrids, but we thought mention it.

In a Nutshell

Contrasting with the full hybrid system in the lineup, the Honda is powered by a four-cylinder with Honda’s Motor Assist (IMA) system rounding out the power

It uses a CVT transmission as do most The top-line EX model does a simulated seven-speed paddle transmission. This system ratios within the CVT to attempt to the feel of shifting gears.

also spruced up interior and details in 2012 sooner anticipated due to its perceived lack of following its 2010-2011 selling

It comes in three trim and all are relatively well equipped for the when compared to other competitors.

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On the road, the car can feel a bit sluggish – as can the c city car – but with careful it can meet or exceed its EPA advertised – as can the Prius c.

The Honda rides on a strust suspension up front torsion beam axle in

Safety is baked in with multiple-threshold front airbags. It has front-side airbags with a Occupant Position Detection (OPDS), and a side-curtain airbag

The anti-lock brakes have brake distribution (EBD), and the body structure is designed to mitigate pedestrian injuries.

The also features Honda s Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) structure, which provides occupant protection and crash between vehicles of different and ride heights in frontal

It was named by the Insurance Institute for Safety (IIHS) named the a 2012 Top Safety Pick.

IIHS rating followed for performance in front and side tests, a rollover test, and of seat/head restraints for protection neck injuries in rear

Dimensionally, the Insight is also very close to the Prius c as you can in the respective manufacturers spec for the Honda and Toyota .

Beyond we’ll again refer you to the review of the 2012 model is identical to the 2013.

It would pretty clearly that – known in the past as more in marketing frugal gas misers at a value – attempted with the to copy the competition but has not beaten it at its own

At $18,600 and up (plus $790 charge) the Insight could be a value however, does respectable mileage, low total of ownership, and as Honda mentions in its own materials, it costs less. it’s still a Honda.

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