2013 Honda Insight Hybrid, U.S's Most Affordable Hybird
The 2013 Honda Insight Hybrid brings clean, fuel-efficient hybrid technology to everyone at an affordable price. Unlike anthing else in its class, the Insight is genuinely fun to drive. In fact the Honda Insight received a 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Award from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, with a key contributor being the 5-door Insight’s impressive city/highway/combined EPA fuel economy rating of 41/44/42 mpg. Jackson area Honda shoppers will certaily want to visit Patty Peck Honda to test drive this very fuel efficent Hybrid.
Insight Model Lineup
The 2013 Insight is offered in three models. The value-oriented base model is simply designated as Insight, and is well equipped with a 160-watt audio system, automatic climate control, power windows, and more. The Insight LX adds a USB audio interface, cruise control, armrest console, floor mats, security system and steering-wheel mounted audio controls. The Insight EX adds alloy wheels, six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, automatic headlights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Insight EX is alsoavailable with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4 with voice recognition and rearview camera.
Insight Powertrain and Eco Assist
The Insight is powered by a Honda Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), comprised of a 1.3-liter i‐VTEC® gasoline 4- cylinder engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor, the combination develops 98 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 123 lb-ft. of torque at 1000-1700 rpm. To maximize fuel efficiency, friction-reducing measures are used throughout the engine and the transmission.
Fully automatic in operation, the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is an advanced unit that substitutes the gears found in more traditional transmissions and replaces them with a metal push-belt running between a pair of variable-width pulleys. Combined with the Drive-by-Wire throttle system, the CVT constantly adjusts to provide the most efficient drive ratio possible depending on torque load. Honda’s CVT provides better fuel efficiency and acceleration when compared to a conventional transmission. On Insight EX models, the steering wheel includes paddle shifters, which allow drivers to manually shifting though a range of seven fixed ratios for a sporty, fun-to-driving experience.
To help make the Insight even more fuel efficient, it's comes equipped with an enhancement technology called Eco Assist. A push of the dash-mounted ECON button modifies throttle control, CVT operation, idle-stop duration, air conditioning and cruise-control operation (if so equipped) to minimize energy use and increase fuel efficiency. A sophisticated feedback system uses ambient color behind the speedometer to indicate overall driving efficiency. An Eco Display provides feedback on braking and acceleration. Plus, Eco Score provides ongoing support of an efficient driving style.
2013 Honda Insight Colors
The 2013 Insight is offered in eight colors, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Frosted Silver Metallic, Mediterraniean Blue Pearl, Milano Red, Polished Metal Metallic, Taffeta White and Truffle Pearl. View all your color options on the Insight here: 2013 Honda Insight Colors
*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle