Honda Insight hybrid

Honda Insight hybrid

The aerodynamically styled, five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid vehicle receives extensive changes inside and out for 2012. Exterior changes include a more distinctive grille design that introduces a thin, blue accent bar representative of the Insight's high-tech hybrid identity. Restyled front and rear bumpers, along with changes under the vehicle, contribute to a 2-percent increase in aerodynamic performance. New designs for the headlight and brake light internal reflectors further complete the refreshed look. Insight and Insight LX models have new 15-inch wheel covers and the Insight EX has newly styled 15-inch alloy wheels. Slightly wider 185/60R15 tires, up from 175/65R15 tires on the prior model, contribute to confident driving performance.

The Insight's interior refinements for 2012 include a reconfigured rear seat area for better leg and head room; a redesigned gauge cluster background with a more technically sophisticated appearance; reshaped center-console beverage holders that accommodate larger drinks; and a more supportive front armrest (Insight LX and EX). In the USA, the base configuration costs $18,500 and the top configuration costs $23,690. In Germany, the base configuration costs 20.490 €.

Base configuration

Vehicle stability assist with traction control, tire pressure monitoring system, automatic climate control, LED brake lights.

Top configuration

Cruise control, navigation system, rearview camera, 15'' alloy wheels.


Overall length4.37 m
1.3 litre gasoline engine + electric motor98 hp
Battery typeNickel-Metal hydride
0 - 100 km/h11 s
Combined fuel consumption42 mpg
Fuel tank capacity10.6 gal
Drag coefficient0.25 Cd


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