2011 Honda Insight
While the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF have stolen most of the green-car limelight of late, and the Toyota Prius continues to be the go-to vehicle for those seeking reliable yet efficient transportation, Honda's Insight continues to plug along, with new upgrades to standard equipment and a less expensive entry-level model for 2011 aimed at improving its competitiveness.
The new base model is called, simply enough, the 2011 Honda Insight. Standard features for the $18,950 (including destination fees) base Insight include remote entry and a basic two-speaker CD audio system with cloth seat upholstery. The next level up the Insight ladder is the Insight LX, which adds cruise control, USB audio interface, and a center armrest storage console among other features.
Topping the 2011 Insight range is the EX, which gets all of the LX's equipment plus alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and audio controls, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals. A 6.5-inch navigation package with voice recognition and Bluetooth hands-free calling is also available on the EX.
The 2011 Honda Insight's powertrain remains unchanged, still sporting the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder with Honda's IMA hybrid system rated at 40 mpg city and 43 mpg highway. For the full official details on the 2011 Honda Insight's upgrades and changes, read on to page two.