The Insight Hybrid Sedan is an addition to the growing product line of eco-friendly cars, proving that eco-friendly cars are possible without compromising the efficiency and performance of cars. The Honda Insight Hybrid car is a 4 door 5-seater sedan that is powered by a 1.3 Li i-VTEC engine paired with a DC brushless electric motor. The Insight Hybrid runs on a four cylinder 8 valve engine and with an electric motor. The combined power of the hybrid engine makes the engine exhale 98 horsepower at 5,800 rpm with added 12 horsepower at 1,500 rpm and 123 lb torque. This front wheel drive hybrid sedan delivers 40 mpg for in city driving and 43 mpg for highway.
During test drive, Honda Insight came in with an impressive 40 mpg city and 43 mpg highway, thanks to the Integrated Motor Assist IMA system with continuously variable transmission technology. Since 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid sedan was designed for environmental reasons, the sedan is uniquely designed with Eco Assist system which increases the car's efficiency to improve the performance for the two elements.
Designed not only to contribute to saving the environment but also to offer spacious interiors, the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid sedan can seat 5 passengers comfortably with smaller components to offer more space. The cargo space is impressive as well for a sedan and is designed for those with active lifestyles.
The Honda Insight is offered in three trims; the base trim, LX trim and the EX trim. The standard trim is appointed with an AM/FM/CD audio system, built in radio system, trip computer, driver's seat height adjustment and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Moving up to the LX, buyers get a steering wheel with audio controls, four speaker sound system with a USB/iPod interface, front center armrest with storage bin and cruise control. The EX gets you everything above plus a six speaker sound system, vanity mirrors, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, 15" alloy wheels and a leather wrapped steering wheel. Buyers can also opt for a navigation system complete with a touchscreen interface, rear view camera and voice controls.
All trims of the 2012 Insight are equipped with standard safety features including brake assist, front side and side curtain airbags, active front head restraints traction control and anti-lock brakes and the hybrid received a rating of "good" in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests. Other than that, the ACE body structure increases the safety feature of the 2012 Honda Insight to protect all passengers from frontal collision. If you are one of the many that enjoys driving solely on electric power, the Insight is not a favorable choice as it doesn't exclusively support electrical commute. Overall, the 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid Sedan is a convenient and fun driving vehicle, while maximizing fuel efficiency in a stylish hybrid car design and available at a fraction of the cost of other vehicles in its segment.