2021 Honda Insight again has highest city mpg of any sedan, gets more safety tech

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The 2021 Honda Insight hybrid enters the new model year with minor changes, including more safety tech. Gas mileage ratings remain unchanged, at 52 mpg combined (55 mpg city, 49 mpg highway) for all trim levels except the top-level Touring, which is rated at a slightly lower at 48 mpg combined (51 mpg city, 45 mpg highway).

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2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

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Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could return an EPA-rated 52 mpg combined (48 mpg

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2019 Honda Insight: good-looking 50-mpg competitor for Prius hybrid

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Teased in January as a "concept" without an interior, the production version of the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan has been revealed just before this week's New York auto show. EPA ratings aren't yet final, but Honda says the new Insight is projected to achieve "up to 55 mpg" on the city cycle, and a combined fuel-economy number of "50 mpg or.

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of. Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut.

2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

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On Thursday, a concept version of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan was unveiled before its public debut at next week's Detroit auto show. Any new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Honda released photos and some details of what's called the "Insight.

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2019 Chevrolet Cruze mpg, rushed Tesla production, and Honda Insight safety: Today's Car News

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The Honda Insight receives a Top Safety Pick+ award. The EPA outs a potential 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with better fuel economy. Tesla rushes to build 5,000 cars per week and the hurried pace may have come at a cost. And Volkswagen fires six managers for their roles in the emission cheating scandal. All of this and more on Green Car Reports

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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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61 mpg. 61 mpg is what I''ve managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. That''s the figure everyone will want to know, so that''s the one I''m starting with. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers would have seen on the car''s window sticker back in

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Honda Insight Hybrid Goes on Sale in Japan on Friday

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Honda Motor Co. will begin selling the all-new Insight hybrid ( earlier post ) in Japan on Friday, 6 February, starting at ¥1,890,000 (~US$21,100). The Insight features a newly developed hybrid system including a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine and Honda’s fifth-generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology. To further support fuel-efficient driving, the Insight features the Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist) as standard equipment on all models.

2012 Honda Fit Vs 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid: High Gas Mileage Battle

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Virtually every manufacturer now offers a high-mpg vehicle, but Honda could lay claim to being one of the first. If you're in the market for a fuel efficient vehicle your choice is better than ever. Since the Civic arrived back in the 1970s, the Japanese carmaker has made fuel economy a high priority in its cars. These days cars like the 2012

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Toyota Prius AWD-e earns 50 mpg with all-weather treads

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If you want one of the highest-mileage non-plug-in vehicles on the market—like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, or Honda Insight, there’s been one quite significant deal-breaker for many Snow Belt families: All-wheel drive simply isn’t a possibility.

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Why Can't We Buy Cars That Do 60, 70, Or 80 MPG?

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The first-generation Honda Insight hybrid, sold from 2000 through 2006, is renowned even today for its ultra-high gas mileage: 52 mpg combined (48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway). So why, 15 years after the Insight went on sale--considering Those ratings remain unmatched today by anything today that doesn''t include a plug and a large battery pack.

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Today's Eco-Friendly Tires Offer Better MPG And Better Grip

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For drivers of fuel-economy-centric cars like the Honda Insight or Toyota Prius, this compromise was acceptable. Low rolling resistance tires have been around for a few decades now, and early versions required you to trade-off cornering and braking ability for a modest gain in fuel economy. Drivers of luxury sedans and sports cars, on the other

2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid Vs 2012 Toyota Yaris: MPG Battle

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A few days back we took a look at two similar, yet very different Hondas. The 2012 Honda Insight and 2012 Honda Fit share a platform, but different bodystyles and the use of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology in the Insight, makes each model unique. The same could be said of the upcoming 2012 Toyota Prius C, and the 2012 Toyota

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2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

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The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car''s gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model''s 44 mpg all-round. Now that the Honda Insight is waving goodbye

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1.0L EcoBoost Fiesta receives EPA rating of 45 mpg highway

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EcoBoost-powered Fiesta sub-compact, arriving at dealers later this year, at 45 mpg (5.2 As an example, the 2014 Honda Insight achieves 44 mpg highway, while the 2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel with a manual transmission delivers 42 mpg highway. This also makes the Fiesta the only car in its class that produces more than 120 horsepower (89 kW) and achieves 45 mpg on the highway. l/100 km) and 37 mpg (6.4

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Hybrids More Efficient Outside U.S. Due To Different Drive Patterns: Report

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Ever since the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius arrived on U.S. The latest Toyota Prius is rated at 50 mpg combined by the EPA, a figure that only plug-in vehicles currently top. shores, hybrid vehicles have been among the most efficient vehicles on the road. But in other countries, the Prius has even higher official economy figures. And in

Making A Small French Car Do 138 MPG? Easy, In 1981

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The best example of modern times would be the first-generation Honda Insight--under 2,000 lbs at the curb, a tiny It's no surprise that some of the most economical cars that have gone on sale have also been some of the most aerodynamic--the two go hand-in-hand. Light weight helps too, and a small engine that sips as little gas as possible.

OpinionAn open letter to Ford from a customer

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Based on the advertised EPA estimates, I would have been OK with low 40’s.but 28-33 mpg is not even in the ballpark. Real-world MPG estimates should have been promoted in the mid-30’s. How these MPG estimates made it through Ford corporate is beyond me! For the record, during the last three years I have leased both a 2010 Prius and 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, and consider myself an experienced hyper-miler. I thought my 2013 C-MAX would be a Prius Killer?

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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Honda will unveil the Honda Insight Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January as the precursor to the new third-generation 2019 Honda Insight—an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda’s passenger car lineup. The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.

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Honda to end production of the Insight hybrid, commits to the expansion of hybrid offerings in the US

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Annual sales of the second-generation Honda Insight. Data: Honda. Honda announced that while the US model Insight will be available at dealerships in the US through the end of the year, production of the hybrid will end in summer 2014. The Insight, introduced in 2009, had posted steadily decreasing sales, from a high of 20,962 units in 2010 down to 4,802 units in 2013. of total Honda sales in the US for that year.

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ACEEE ranks i-MiEV as “Greenest” car in US, Civic Natural Gas ties for second with LEAF

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV battery electric vehicle took the top spot from the Honda Civic Natural Gas on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 14 th annual environmental ranking. MPG city. MPG hwy. Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda Insight. Honda Civic Hybrid. Honda CR-Z. The Honda Civic Natural Gas, despite its improved fuel economy this year, appears in second place, tied with the Nissan Leaf.

California providing incentives up to $12K to help low-income families afford the cleanest cars

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Buyers in this income level who replace a scrapped car with a conventional hybrid car (e.g.Toyota Prius) that is less than 8 years old that gets 20 mpg or greater, are eligible for $6,500 in incentives. If the replacement car gets 35 mpg or greater (Toyota Prius or Honda Insight), that goes up to $7,000. Buyers who replace a scrapped car with a conventional hybrid model that gets 35 mpg or greater receive $5,000, rising to $7,500 for a plug-in hybrid or electric car.

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

Hybrid SUV Blog

One of the more successful hybrids of late, the Honda Insight is undergoing a massive retooling. Already holding a record for the highest fuel efficiency and lowest price of hybrids, Honda now introduces the Honda Insight Executive. Like the Mercedes-Benz, Honda wants to attract an upscale audience. Although it only achieves 202 mpg compared to the Volt’s 230 (seriously?), Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright.

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EPA 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

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For MY 2010, the Prius is the top fuel economy leader , with EPA ratings of 51/48 mpg city/highway. The Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid sedans come in second, at 41/36, followed by the Honda Civic Hybrid; Honda Insight; Lexus HS250h; Nissan Altima Hybrid; Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Mercury Mariner Hybrid; smart fortwo Cabriolet and Coupe; Toyota Camry Hybrid; and Lexus RX450h hybrid.

Honda boosts performance and fuel economy on 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe using new Li-ion pack

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2013 Honda CR-Z. The 2013 Honda CR-Z goes on sale 21 November with a number of powertrain, styling and feature upgrades, including a new Li-ion battery pack that replaces the NiMH pack in the MY 2012 CR-Z hybrid and delivers more power and improved fuel economy. The new, more powerful Lithium-ion battery pack helps boost EPA-rated fuel economy figures by 1 mpg city for CVT equipped models, and 1 mpg highway for CR-Z models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

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Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

Hybrid SUV Blog

While that sounds like a vehicle that would be lucky to scare 15 mpg, were supposed to see overall highway and city driving averages closer to 27 miles per gallon! We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since.

ALABC lead-acid UltraBattery Civic hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty

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Monthly fuel economy of the retrofitted Honda Civic during the first 9 months of the fleet test. A Honda Civic hybrid retrofitted with lead-carbon UltraBattery modules ( earlier post ) (provided by East Penn Manufacturing) has recorded more than 100,000 miles (161,000 km) of courier duty in the local area of Phoenix, AZ. —“Development and Testing of an UltraBattery - Equipped Honda Civic”. This drops to approximately 35 mpg (6.7

Leasing website goes green

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With a range of finance packages available, Go Green Leasing has some great deals on popular green cars including the smart fortwo, Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and more, with complete details on CO2 emissions, MPG and road tax banding available to help customers’ make the greenest choice. Leading contract hire website, ContractHireAndLeasing.com has enhanced the availability of greener car leasing deals through the addition of a new advertiser.

Toyota Prius named WhatGreenCar of the Year

Green Cars News

The 10 cars up for contention for the 2009 Award included: the Citroen C1 ev’ie electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric, Toyota iQ, Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, third-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, Volvo S40/V50 DRIVe start-stop, new Honda Insight hybrid, VW Passat BlueMotion 2, BMW 318d saloon, and the Citroen C3 Picasso compact-MPV. The title of WhatGreenCar Car of the Year 2009 has been awarded to the ‘next generation’ Toyota Prius, due to be launched in the UK on 1 st August 2009.

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Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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Honda. American Honda Motor Co., Nevertheless, July was Honda’s highest volume month so far this year. Total sales of the fuel-efficient Honda Civic increased 3.1% The new Honda Insight hybrid posted 2,295 units. Honda CR-V, a best-seller in the crossover utility vehicle segment, increased sales by 9.9% Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids. Click to enlarge.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Agassi’s Davos Insights Success with V2G would be a double win for electric utilities. 2) Chevy Volt (2) China (2) ECOD3.SA (2) FDX (2) FSLR (2) FedEx (2) First Solar (2) Ford (2) Ford Escape Hybrid (2) Ford Fusion Hybrid (2) GE (2) Global Solar (2) Government (2) HEV (2) Honda FCX Clarity (2) IBM (2) ITM.l (2)

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XL1 dive and drive: Volkswagen aggressively optimizes for efficiency in its sleek diesel plug-in hybrid

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kWh Li-ion pack with efficiency-optimized control and brake regeneration strategies); to lightweighting (little baffling to shield the driver from engine, chassis and road noises); to aerodynamics (with a C d of 0.189, the XL1 bests the only other production vehicle that has come close, the GM EV1’s 0.19; the original Honda Insight hybrid had a C d of 0.25). The lightweight XL1 (795 kg, 1,753 lbs) delivers NEDC fuel consumption of 261 mpg (0.9 XL1s ready to roll.

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Toyota Previews Generation III 2010 Prius Hybrid

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The Gen III Prius offers an EPA-rated combined cycle fuel economy of 50 mpg (now revealed to comprise 50 mpg city and 49 mpg highway). We also are confident that it will attract more buyers We have two main challenges: the economy, and the [Honda] Insight. ”. by Mike Millikin and Jack Rosebro. The 2010 Prius. Click to enlarge.

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