2013 Honda Insight

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2013 Honda Insight
Available in 3 styles:  2013 Honda Insight 4dr Hatchback shown
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Estimated MPG

41 city / 44 hwy


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Vehicle Overview

The Honda Insight hybrid is a five-seat hatchback that's intended to beat the Toyota Prius in terms of price and just about every non-hybrid in terms of gas mileage. It seats five and is available in three trim levels: base, LX and EX.
New for 2013
After receiving a number of midcycle changes for 2012, the Insight sees no major changes for 2013.
Though it shares some of its underlying structure with the Honda Fit, the Insight is a dedicated hybrid-only model. It recalls the Prius' aerodynamic profile and wedge-shaped tail. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels; 15-inch alloy wheels available
  • Blue-tinted headlight enclosures
  • LED brake lights
  • Body-colored folding side mirrors; heated side mirrors available
  • Rear-window wiper


The Insight seats five. The rear seat folds to increase the cargo area. Interior features include:

  • Standard automatic air conditioning
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack 
  • Standard Eco Assist driver-feedback system
  • 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 technically can accelerate a little bit on electric power without burning fuel, the gas engine continues turning, so the experience isn't as silent and alien as it is in many hybrids. Mechanical features include:

  • 98 horsepower total output from 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Standard safety features include:

  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Active head restraints for driver and front passenger

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