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MPG: 40 city/43 hwy

2011 Honda Insight Hatchback

2011 Honda Insight Review

(2 Stars)  Coarse, loud, slow; Honda misfires

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Honda offers many different hybrid models. The Insight is the car that Honda has been putting most of its development efforts towards as of recent. It is obvious that Honda wants this to be the hybrid to beat and they are doing an amazing job. Toyota has had a controlling share of the market with their Prius model and the Honda development team is trying to change that. The Insight still struggles in comparison because of its mild fuel economy advantage over other small cars that run solely on gas. The Insight get 40 MPG in the city and 43 MPG on the highway, but they are striving to offer an even more fuel efficient model in the years to come.

The Insight will hold five passengers and comes with a 1.3 liter 4 cylinder engine along with a 10 kilowatt electric motor. Together the two power sources in the Insight offer 98 horsepower. High end features like Bluetooth, navigation systems and more are available in the higher end trim model.

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2011 Insight Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.3L i-VTEC in-linefour-cylinder OHC with variable valve timing and two valves per cylinder
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 40 MPG city, 43 MPG highway, 41 MPG combined and 434 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
10.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 98 hp @ 5,800 rpm; 123 ft lb of torque @ 1,000 rpm
Secondary power: 88 hp and 88 lb ft

'11 Honda Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Steering Wheel Tilt
Vehicle Information Center
Cup Holders
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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