- September 19, 2012
2013 Honda Insight Hybrid- A Review
Are you fed up of soaring fuel prices and looking for some exceptional hybrid car? Consider 2013 Honda Insight Hybrid that is ready to take you on adventurous trips with exceptional fuel economy values. Ownership cost of this advanced Hybrid model is very low, moreover there is lots more in it that will make you crazy for its drive.
Let’s go into into this exceptional Hybrid model of Honda;
2013 Honda Insight Hybrid is powered by 1.3L i-VTEC gasoline 4-cylinder engine along with an electric motor of 10 KW, together we know it as Honda Integrated Motor Assist and this system delivers 98HP and torque of 123lb-ft. It’s EPA fuel ratings for City, Highway and Combined are 41mpg, 44mpg and 42mpg respectively. Half of the credit for its fuel efficiency goes to advanced measures which has been used to reduce friction for engine and transmission.
Continuously Variable Transmission
There are some other factors that contribute towards making this hybrid fuel efficient and one among them is CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). CVT works in collaboration with Drive-by-Wire Throttle system in order to improve the fuel effective drive ratios. As compared to other models, this combination of CVT and Drive-by-Wire throttle system plays a remarkable role in presenting it as fuel-efficient Hybrid.
ECO Assist Technology
Honda left no stone unturned to add elements of fuel efficiency, ECO Assist Technology is among major factors that helps in performing efficiently. You can take control of this technology by using the ECON button that regulated internal function such as air conditioner, cruise control system and idle stop duration to ensure efficient use of energy that in turn contribute towards fuel efficiency.
2013 Honda Insight Hybrid is quite versatile and this versatility is reflected from its interior, interior of this advanced hybrid car offers seating capacity for 5 passengers. You can carry your luggage safely and conveniently as it presents cargo space of 31.5 cubic feet.
- Digital Speed Display
- Multi Information Display
- Automatic Climate Control
Following interior features are available in Insight EX model;
- Satellite Linked Navigation System
- Rear View Camera
- Multi-threshold front air bags
- Front side airbags
- OPDS system for safety of passengers
- ABS braking system
- Active Head Restraints for front passenger and driver
- ACE body structure
It’s hatchback style is appealing enough to catch your attention, like its previous brother model 2013 Honda Insight will appeal you from its front as it features unique grille and blue accent bar. Honda has significantly improved the aerodynamics, this time Aerodynamic performance is enhanced by 2%. Thanks to the integration of strakes after front wheels. Furthermore Engine bay shape is also modified to improve aerodynamics.
- Kelly Blue Book Awarded 2013 Honda Insight won with “2012 Total Cost of Ownership Award”.
- 2013 Honda Insight Hybrid also won the title of “2012 Top Safety Pick” from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.