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Report: Honda Discontinues Insight

By Joe Bruzek on February 25, 2014


Say goodbye to the Honda Insight. Its claim to fame was its low starting price and distinction as the least-expensive hybrid among 2014 model-year hybrids. That nod will soon go to the Toyota Prius c as Bloomberg News is reporting… Read More

Report: Honda Discontinues Insight

By Joe Bruzek on February 25, 2014

Say goodbye to the Honda Insight. Its claim to fame was its low starting price and distinction as the least-expensive hybrid among 2014 model-year hybrids. That nod will soon go to the Toyota Prius c as Bloomberg News is reporting… Read More

Best Hybrids for the Money 2013

By Joe Wiesenfelder on April 16, 2013

Gas prices remain volatile, but even so, no one expects prices below $3 per gallon ever again, and many parts of the country consistently see prices near or above $4. As much as ever, shoppers need to know how effectively… Read More

Extreme Commuting: Diesel vs. Hybrid

By Joe Bruzek on October 5, 2012

Diesels and hybrids have drastically different powertrains, but they both help commuters improve their fuel economy compared with a traditional gas-powered car. The 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI with a six-speed manual and the 2012 Honda Insight hybrid achieve optimal mileage… Read More

Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Honda Insight

By Jennifer Geiger on October 3, 2012

A light refresh for 2012 made Honda's Insight hybrid a bit more competitive, but it's not enough to go up against the newbie, the Toyota Prius c, according to Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. Although the Insight’s gas mileage improved for… Read More

2012 Honda Insight: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on September 13, 2012

The Honda Insight is the larger of the brand's two dedicated hybrids, and though this five-passenger hatchback is on the smaller side, we were able to fit two child-safety seats comfortably in the back. Aside from a few minor annoyances,… Read More

Cupholders Take on Starbucks' Trenta Size

By Kelsey Mays on September 11, 2012

In 2011, after finding some two-thirds of iced-beverage customers already pony up the stomach capacity for a Venti, Starbucks introduced its Trenta size — a 31-ounce tribute to America's appetite for 1,000-watt stereos, quadruple burgers and Cowboys Stadium. More than… Read More

Honda Makes Backup Cameras Standard on Most Models

By Colin Bird on July 17, 2012

Starting with the 2013 model year, a backup camera will be standard on the redesigned Honda Accord along with the Crosstour, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline and CR-Z. That means Honda's 12-model lineup goes from having just two models with a standard… Read More

Honda To Build Two High-Tech Hybrid Systems, More Fuel-Efficient Standard Engines

By Colin Bird on December 1, 2011

Honda’s powertrain lineup is starting to look stale tech-wise compared to the competition. Despite the fuel-economy increases, the recently redesigned Honda Civic and CR-V essentially have carryover technology underneath their hoods. Under Honda’s just-announced three-year powertrain plan, that landscape is… Read More

2011 L.A. Auto Show: What We Know

By Colin Bird on October 24, 2011

Fall should mean only one thing to attentive auto enthusiasts: a new auto show season is upon us. With the 2011 L.A. Auto Show less than a month away, we have a pretty good understanding of what to expect, though… Read More

2012 Honda Insight: What's New

By Colin Bird on October 17, 2011

For the 2012 model year, Honda has made improvements to its aging dedicated hybrid, the Insight, to compete better with the refreshed Toyota Prius and other hybrids. Critical updates include better fuel efficiency, increased sound-deadening materials and improved rearward visibility.… Read More