2011 Honda Insight Gets Cheaper Entry Level Model
Honda has decided to make the base model even cheaper than before, now retailing at just $18,950 (EUR14,500) including the $750 (EUR574) destination charge. The model comes with a downgraded stereo system, single CD player and just two speakers. If you want your hybrid to come with features like cruise control, a USB audio interface, center armrest and floor mats, you'll need to opt for the mid-grade LX trim.
Standard features for the Insight include front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, VSA, an anti-lock braking system, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), Eco Assist, automatic climate control, tilt-and-telescope steering column, manual driver's seat height adjustment and power windows.
The well equipped EX spec adds alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, an audio system with six speakers and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Exclusively available on the Insight EX is the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System3 with voice recognition, that provides routing and guidance to individual addresses and more than 7 million points of interest within the continental United States.
The hybrid powertrain in the Insight is the same as before, a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) and a DC brushless electric motor. The electric motor adds power during acceleration and in certain cruising situations, and recaptures energy from the vehicle's forward momentum during braking.
The 2011 spec Insight is available right now at dealers across the United States.