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2013 Honda Insight – The Most Affordable Hybrid Car

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With the recent economic climate, everyone seems to be hunting for ways to spend less. Sometimes tightening your finances means losing out on certain things you desire; this isn’t the case when it comes to the 2013 Honda Insight. This hybrid provides everything you need and want out of a vehicle, including fuel efficiency. Recently named one of the “Most Affordable Hybrid Cars” by Edmunds, the Honda Insight is sure to help you save money both at the lot and the pump.

2013 Honda Insight affordable hybrid car

The 2013 Honda Insight remains one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the States. It is one of the few hybrids that can boast incredible highway along with competitive city mileage. Technology like Eco Assist helps to maximize fuel efficiency through the feedback system that guides drivers on how exactly to drive more economically. When drivers push the ECON button, various systems are modified to help reduce the vehicle’s overall energy use which helps to enhance fuel efficiency and help out the environment. The graphic displays train drivers on navigating in the most fuel-efficient manner possible, meaning big savings! Eco Assist produces the lethal mix of an efficient and smart machine and driver that cannot be beat. It’s a no brainer Edmunds chose the Insight as the most affordable hybrid.

Not only does the Insight save money, but it can save lives as well. The Insight received the best possible rating of ‘Good’ in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, making it a 2013 IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick.’ The Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure is a Honda-exclusive body design made to increase passenger protection and crash compatibility. The ACE design is made to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the vehicle and can help to disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles involved in an accident. The back also features enhanced rear visibility. The rear has an extra glass panel for increased visibility, which means less straining on your neck and more reassurance when reversing or switching lanes. 

Standard Insight Specs

Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder
Horsepower 98 @ 5800
Torque 123 @ 1000-1700
EPA Mileage Ratings (City / Hwy) 41 / 44
Fuel in gallons 10.6
Fuel Regular Unleaded
Redline RPM 6200
Electric Output (volts) 100.8
Curb Weight 2747
Headroom (inches, front) 38.4
Legroom 42.3
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Regular Unleaded

Options and Pricing

Insight $18,600
Insight LX $20,375
Insight EX $22,065
Insight EX with Navigation $23,790

Honda understands what is important to you. Whether it is your family in the back seat or how heavy your wallet is at the pump, Honda has you covered. The 2013 Honda Insight offers great fuel efficiency and safety for everyone in the vehicle all at an affordable price.

Other Awards (Both Insight and Honda specific):

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) –

- Insight, “Greenest Vehicles of 2013” –

- Insight, “Best Hybrids for the Money”

Kelley Blue Book –

- Insight, “Total Cost of Ownership” Award

- Honda, “Most Trusted Brand”

- Honda, “Best Value Brand”

- Honda, “Best Overall Brand”

About Author: Lois Price is a contributor to the Huntington Honda blog and currently works in the company’s customer service department.

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