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Now in its third generation of production, the Honda Insight is better than ever before. Although a four-door sedan like the Honda Accord, the Insight has the benefit of a hybrid powertrain. This feature makes the Insight one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class, and it is also notable for its comfortable ride, quality interior, and a generous list of tech features. The Honda Insight is split into three trim levels, two of which are base model on one end of the spectrum and the Honda Insight Touring at the other end.

Performance

The Insight uses Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology. The gasoline engine on the car is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder unit that outputs 107 horsepower and 99 lb-ft of torque, and it uses a combination of aluminum, magnesium, and plastic to minimize weight. The 96-kilowatt electric motor assists with boosting the performance of the engine, and it also acts as a generator during deceleration and braking to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack, which, in turn, drive the motor during heavy acceleration.
Integrated Motor Assist is a seamless and streamlined technology that-combined with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT)-maintains the Insight's status as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle in the industry without plug-in capability. The EPA rates the Insight's fuel economy at 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.

The battery pack is placed under the rear seats to give the vehicle a low center of gravity. Consequently, the car is balanced, even when navigating the more treacherous of turns. Moreover, the CVT eschews the traditional gear shifting mechanism of traditional transmissions for a smoother ride.

Exterior

As a compact vehicle with four doors, the Insight's sheetmetal is inspired by the best-selling (and larger) Accord. Both headlights and taillights have LEDs for supremely bright and long-lasting illumination, and power side mirrors adorn the front doors.

As the top-level trim, the Honda Insight Touring has several more touches. LED turn-signal indicators and chrome accentuation are added on the side mirrors. The windshield wipers automatically turn on when they detect rain, rather than have you do so manually. LED fog lights are embedded in the front underneath the headlights for more penetrating illumination when needed. A power moonroof enables you to let in air and light for relief. And the 16-inch alloy wheels give way to larger, 17-inch ones.

 

Cabin

The Insight provides a rather quiet interior, thanks to Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) acoustic technology. ANC involves the noise-cancelling technology of the vehicle's speakers to reduce unwanted noise and vibrations. Two rows of seats accommodate up to five people, with passenger volume measured at 97.6 cubic feet. On the Touring trim, cloth seat trim is replaced by leather and the front seats have heating ability and power adjust-ability (8-way on the driver's side and 4-way on the front passenger side) for increased comfort.

Since the battery pack is placed underneath the rear seats, rather than being in the trunk, the Insight offers more cargo capacity than most compact hybrids; it is measured at 15.1 cubic feet. With the Touring model, that space is reduced to 14.7 cubic feet. However, unlike the base model, the Touring's rear seats gain 60/40 split-folding ability to expand cargo space into the cabin when needed.

Amenities

Due to remote key-less entry, you can simply press the corresponding key fob button to unlock the doors and get into the cabin. Next to the steering wheel is a push button to start the engine, rather than reaching for an ignition key. For entertainment, the Insight integrates a six-speaker 160-watt AM/FM stereo system with a 5-inch color LCD screen. Also present is a USB port for playing media from mobile devices and Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming.

At the Touring trim level, the Insight's audio and connectivity features are vastly enhanced. An 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen replaces the 5-inch LCD screen and gains a voice-activated satellite-linked navigation system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability enables integration of iOS and Android smartphone functions. The infotainment system enables hands-free text messaging and HD Radio digital tuning, and there are two additional ports for faster data transfer and playback. A Wi-Fi hotspot provides Internet access at 4G LTE speeds, and HondaLink keeps you connected from your smartphone with functions and features such as vehicle guides, service appointments, roadside assistance, and recall notifications.

Also boosted at the Touring trim level are the vehicle's convenience features. Remote key-less entry is elevated to a smart key system so that you can access the cabin by simply having the key fob in your possession. In fact, due to introduction of remote start, you can start the engine as you walk toward the vehicle. Separate controls are extended to the front-passenger side to customize heating and cooling preferences. The rear view mirror gains auto-dimming ability to dim headlight glare behind you, as well as the Homelink universal transceiver to remote-control home features such as garage doors and security systems. The built-in Honda Subscription Services telematics system provides complimentary trials of Security for one year (for functions such as automatic collision notification, roadside assistance, and emergency call) and a Remote/Concierge trial for three months (for functions such as remote start, remote lock and unlock, and stolen vehicle locator).

Safety

Central to the Insight's safety is the Honda Sensing suite. Honda Sensing combines several technologies that assist you as the driver in avoiding collisions. These technologies include collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. Also standard are automatic high beams, which switch on to see more clearly when necessary and switch off when oncoming traffic is detected; LED daytime running lights to make yourself more visible to pedestrians and fellow motorists; and a multi-angle rear view camera with guidelines to monitor what's behind you when driving in reverse.

However, if there's a collision, the Insight can deploy any of its airbags. A pair of frontal impact airbags face the driver and front-seat passenger, and there are side impact airbags installed on the front seats. Both front and rear outboard seating positions have roof-mounted side curtain airbags for head protection. Other standard safety features on the Insight include hill start assist, vehicle stability assist with traction control, and an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

On the Touring, Honda adds a blind-spot information system with a cross-traffic monitor. This system is designed to help prevent side and cross-traffic crashes.

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