The secret to the new Insight's fuel-efficiency is Honda's integrated motor assist system. Consisting of many interlocking components, this hatchback is powered by a 1.3L i-VTEC gas engine with 4-cylinders coupled with a 10kW electric motor. All told, it delivers 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable transmission increases fuel economy and acceleration because of its advanced design, when compared to a conventional setup.
In addition, its Eco Assist technology enhances its effectiveness even more by putting energy conservation at the driver's fingertips. By touching the ECON button, a series of finely calibrated adjustments are made to reduce energy consumption. By regulating the air-conditioner, cruise control, idle-stop duration, and more, motorists have more ways to maximize mileage.
These and other improvements help the 2013 Insight to return EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 41 mpg city, 44 mpg highway, and 42 mpg combined*.
Available in three models, the entry-level Insight comes with standard features like air-conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the Eco Assist system, and an audio system with CD player and MP3 capability. The LX Insight offers cruise control, a security system, USB audio features, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. With the EX trim, there are heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, Bluetooth capabilities, and upgrades six-speaker stereo, and more.
In addition to delivering advanced technology, the new Insight distinguishes itself in other notable ways. It was named a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its robust performance during multiple impact and rollover evaluations.
Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com awarded the Insight a 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Award. Simply put, it doesn't take a large sum of money to buy or maintain this state-of-the-
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*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.