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2011 Honda Insight 5dr CVT

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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2014 Honda Insight Pros

Honda has left the Insight alone for 2014.

2014 Honda Insight Model Highlights

Honda revived the Insight name in 2010 in the form of a stylish, roomy hatchback featuring a hybrid electric powertrain. With an affordable entry price and lots of great features, the Insight has been an instant winner.

The Insight draws its power from a 1.3L 4-cylinder gasoline engine which produces 98 horsepower mated to a DC brushless electric motor that puts out 13 additional horsepower. The two units work as one system, which Honda calls Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). The electric motor is ultra-thin, and sits between the gasoline engine and the transmission. The motor assists the engine, but also does double duty as a starter--quickly spinning the engine up to idle speed after a stop. The batteries are of the nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) variety, which are stored beneath the rear cargo area. Putting power to the front wheels is a continuously variable transmission, which constantly adjusts to provide the most fuel-efficient drive ratio possible.

The Insight comes in a base, LX and EX trim. All Insights provide ample interior head and leg room for both front and rear passengers, and with the rear seat folded down, cargo space is rated at 31.5 cubic feet.

Standard equipment on the base trim includes HID headlamps, LED brake lights, rear wiper, a 160-watt CD/MP3 stereo, a tilt/telescoping steering column, power windows and locks, anti-lock brakes and Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist.

The LX adds power mirrors, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control and cruise control.

The EX adds Bluetooth, alloy wheels, heated mirrors and variable wipers. Navigation is optional on EX models--the system adds other goodies such as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, steering wheel-mounted audio, navigation and phone controls.

The Insight goes beyond being merely a hybrid and by providing direct feedback, challenging drivers to be aware of the impact of their driving habits. Honda calls the system Ecological Drive Assist System. It's made up of two components--an ECON button that optimizes how the CVT and engine work together and a unique feedback system that uses ambient colored lighting on the instruments to display whether a driver is being aggressive (blue lighting) or environmentally responsible (green lighting). At the end of each drive, drivers are awarded with an Eco Score based on how efficiently they performed.

All Insights are loaded with standard safety features including dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, active head restraints, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and a tire pressure monitor.

2014 Honda Insight Model News

The growing number of hybrids available means there is a lot of competition for green vehicle credentials. With the Insight's stylish looks, lots of interior space and Honda build quality, there's a lot to like. Honda calls upon its considerable experience producing efficient vehicles that maintain their resale value and continue to earn top marks in reliability to build the Insight-- giving hyper-efficient vehicles such as the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Jetta TDI a serious run for the money. The Insight is also one of the least expensive hybrids available in the US.

2014 Honda Insight Value Writeup

Fresh styling; ample interior room for people and cargo; low price of entry for hybrid technology

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