...The mild refresh also offers changes in the Insight's design: A sporty new grille and bumpers and blue-tinted headlight covers add some high-tech luster, but it still does look a heck of a lot like the Prius. But looking at it another way, you could say you are getting many of the features of the Prius at a lower sticker price.Inside, Honda has addressed concerns over headroom and visibility by adding 0.6 inches in the back seat and a smaller rear wiper motor; the Insight offers room for 2 adults and up to 3 kids. The front seats are comfortable, and the dashboard is big and bright. To help...
...features include: Standard automatic air conditioning Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack Standard Eco Assist driver-feedback system Available synthetic leather and premium fabric upholstery Available cruise control Available USB input Available steering-wheel-mounted audio controls Available navigation system with backup camera Available Bluetooth connectivity Under the Hood Like other Honda hybrids, the Insight uses an electric motor to assist in acceleration and to recharge the battery pack when braking or coasting. It drives like any car. Though it...
Honda's Insight has never enjoyed the success of the Toyota Prius or even Honda's own Civic Hybrid, and it looks like the writing is now finally on the wall for the budget... read more December 6, 2013 by Antony Ingram
Many who follow the progress of plug-in electric cars wonder why Toyota, despite its leadership in hybrids, lags other carmakers in its electric vehicles. The business... read more August 22, 2013 by Matthew Klippenstein
Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of... read more May 21, 2013 by Antony Ingram 4
The Toyota Prius has come a long way since hitting the market over a decade ago. Back then, at the turn of the 21st century, it was no more than a fuel efficient but... read more May 9, 2013 by Antony Ingram 8
Honda was technically the first name in hybrids in the U.S. market—with the original 1999 Honda Insight two-seat hatchback. But in recent years Honda’s Integrated... read more November 12, 2012 by Bengt Halvorson 6