One of the largest factors in earning this title was the Insight's EPA-estimated fuel economy of 44 mpg on the highway.* Other changes made for the 2012 model that led to this recognition include updated exterior styling and an enhanced interior.
There are three trim levels of the 2013 Honda Insight. The base model is known simply as the Insight, and features automatic climate control, power accessories, and a 160W stereo system. Drivers of the Insight LX will get access to cruise control, a security system, a USB audio input, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. By upgrading to the EX trim, the Insight gets alloy wheels, heated mirrors, Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more.
Of course, this is all in addition to the innovative hybrid engine that has made the Insight famous. Underneath the hood, there's a Honda Integrated Motor Assistance (IMA) system. Driving the IMA system is a 1.3L 4-cylinder gas engine paired with a 10 kW electric motor for a combined 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. The IMA system uses innovative friction-reducing engine components to minimize energy loss in the engine.
Paired with the IMA engine is an automatic continuously variable transmission, which constantly adjusts to the most advantageous gear ratio as the vehicle needs it.
Honda's commitment to safety shines in the Insight, earning the Top Safety Pick designation for 2012 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This is in large part due to Honda's safety technology features, which include anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution, Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, and the pedestrian-friendly front body structure.
Drivers looking for more information about the affordable, award-winning Honda Insight are encouraged to contact Fisher Honda. In addition to having information on all the latest Honda autos, pre-owned vehicles of a variety of makes and models. Their sales team can be reached six days a week at (866) 571-4852.
*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.