Used Honda Insight at Honda of Tiffany Springs near Kansas City, MO
The Honda Insight hybrid is a 5-seat hatchback that is intended to beat the Toyota Prius in terms of price and most non-hybrid models. It is available in three trim levels: base, LX and EX. Though it shares some of its underlying structure with the Fit, Honda's smallest car, the Insight is a dedicated, hybrid-only model.
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.
Design of Honda Insight
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. The Insight seats five. The rear seat folds to increase the cargo area. The Insight's interior volume qualifies it as a compact, though it's slightly less accommodating than the Fit. The interior quality is good, but expect no difference in upholstery or finish between the LX and EX. They share the same cloth seats; leather isn't offered.
Safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows of seats and anti-lock disc/drum brakes. An electronic stability system with traction control is available on the EX trim level. Give us a call today if you would like more information on the Honda Insight!