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2011 Honda Insight 5dr CVT

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Price with options: $18,200

MSRP: $18,200

Base Invoice: $17,184

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City: 40 - Hwy: 43

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2019 Honda Insight Pros

The Honda Insight has taken many forms over the years. It was originally Honda's first attempt at a hybrid car, with just two seats and a sporty demeanor. The second generation Insight gained a back seat, but was still an extremely small car. Now this third generation Insight appears to finally get the sizing just right, sitting between the more compact Civic and the larger, mid-sized Accord. This means that the Insight will be small enough to be easily driven in the city, where its hybrid drivetrain can make the most of its regenerative braking capabilities. At the same time, the 2019 Insight has enough room to no longer feel like just an economy car.

2019 Honda Insight Model Highlights

At the heart of the Insight is that electric-gasoline hybrid drivetrain. Motivation is provided by a 1.5L gasoline engine, supplemented by a pair of electric motors for a total of 151 horsepower and 197 foot-pounds of torque. This is notably more than most other fuel sipping hybrids make and promises to keep the Insight from feeling dangerously slow while merging or trying to pass on the highway. Power is sent directly to the front wheels without the need for a conventional transmission or even a CVT. This both increases efficiency and makes the new Insight particularly smooth to cruise around in.

Styling on the new Insight is slightly more conventional than in previous versions. It isn't immediately recognizable as a hybrid, though looking closely reveals a sloped rear end which provides excellent aerodynamics. Instead, the styling more closely resembles the current Accord, but with a touch of the slightly less conventional Civic thrown in as well.

Inside, the Insight boasts a large interior that is even bigger than the one in the Civic, with a large 7-inch display dominating the center stack. Honda claims that the Insight has class leading rear seat room, making it a great car for people who regularly use the back seat, but who still need something with a smallish footprint.

The Insight is available in three trims: LX, EX and Touring. The base LX comes with plenty of features as standard, including Bluetooth streaming audio, a rearview camera, three drive modes, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED automatic headlights and taillights, a 160-watt sound system with 6 speakers and Honda Sensing, which includes a suite of safety and driver assistance technologies.

The EX replaces the center display with a bigger 8-inch unit while also replacing the stereo with an 8-speaker system that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features included in the EX are SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Honda's LaneWatch system, a remote engine starter and a smart key.

Touring models get a navigation system, rain sensing wipers, LED fog lights, a power moonroof, powered and heated front seats, leather trimmed seats and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Touring also comes with dual-zone climate control and some additional exterior chrome to brighten up the styling a little bit.

2019 Honda Insight Model News

The 2019 Insight has a fair starting base price, putting it in between the compact and mid-sized sedan classes. This places it in competition with everything from Camrys to Sentras, but its main competition among specifically hybrid vehicles is the Toyota Prius. While it seems like Honda might be biting off more than it can chew, the Insight does have an incredibly sophisticated hybrid-electric powertrain, putting a heavy emphasis on fuel economy. Honda's documentation claims the Insight will get 49 mpg on the highway and up to 55 mpg in the city. And it makes those numbers without being as boring as many of the other hybrids on the road, boasting significantly more horsepower than its closest rival, the Prius.

2019 Honda Insight Value Writeup

Hybrid drivetrain; spacious interior and back seat; Honda reliability; tech friendly features

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )  
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)  
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 332
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)  
Engine
Displacement 1.3L/82
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 43
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 41
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)  
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)  
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.20
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 - 0.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.51 - 1.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)  
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Third Gear Ratio (:1)  
Trans Description Cont. Continuously variable ratio
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 1
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2717
ENTERTAINMENT
160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (2) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, radio data system
Roof-mounted antenna
EXTERIOR
15" steel wheels w/full covers
2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored bumpers
Body-colored door handles
Body-colored folding pwr mirrors
Compact spare tire
LED brakelights
P175/65SR15 all-season tires
Projector-beam halogen headlights
Rear window wiper
Tinted glass
INTERIOR
(8) cup holders
12V pwr outlet
2-tier instrument panel w/blue backlit gauges -inc: tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, ECON button, multi-information display (MID)
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback -inc: adjustable head restraints
Automatic climate control
Cargo area light
Front door pocket storage bins
Illuminated steering wheel-mounted multi-information display (MID) controls
Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
Indicators -inc: idle-stop, IMA charge/assist, IMA power flow, passenger-side side airbag off, seat belt reminder, low oil/fuel, coolant temp, digital fuel-mileage, (2) average fuel economy, average speed, miles-to-empty, elapsed time, eco guide & score, trunk/door-open, headlights on/off, outside temp
Maintenance Minder system
Pwr door locks
Pwr windows -inc: driver auto-up/down, driver illuminated window switch
Rear window defroster
Reclining cloth front bucket seats -inc: active adjustable head restraints
Remote entry
Tilt & telescoping steering column
MECHANICAL
1.3L SOHC MPFI 8-valve i-VTEC I4 hybrid engine w/permanent-magnet electric motor, Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
Continuously variable automatic transmission
Direct ignition system
Drive-by-wire throttle
Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
Front stabilizer bars
Front wheel drive
MacPherson strut front suspension
Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) 101-volt battery
Pwr ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes
Torsion-beam rear suspension
SAFETY
3-point seat belts in all positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system, front adjustable seat belt anchors
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
Child-proof rear door locks
Dual front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold driver & front passenger airbags
Front & rear side curtain airbags
Outboard lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
Side-impact door beams
Tire pressure monitoring system
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control