2012 Honda Insight Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$18,500-$23,690
$17,629-$22,554
41 /CITY / 44 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Restyled exterior including redesigned lights, grille, and bumpers
- Rear-seat area adds head room
- Upper trims feature more luxurious upholstery

Exterior Features
The 2012 Honda Insight is a compact, popularly priced hybrid gaso; the EX upgrades to alloy wheels and adds heated exterior mirrors and automatic headlights.

Interior Features
The base Honda Insight includes automatic climate control, 2-speaker sound system, and some power accessories. The LX trim adds cruise control, floor mats, storage bin, and a 4-speaker sound system with steering-wheel-mounted controls. The EX has a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with shift paddles) and leather-wrapped gearshift knob, upgraded upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker sound system.

Optional Features
The Insight EX offers a rearview camera, touch-screen interface, and audio card reader, with an optional voice-controlled navigation system. Some upper-trim enhancements are available on lower trims.

Under the Hood
The sole power plant in the 2012 Honda Insight is a hybrid gasoline electric system featuring a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine mated with an electric motor that draws electricity from a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Total combined system output is 98 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Insight are 41/44/42 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Honda Insight include anti-lock brakes (disc in front, drum in rear) with brake assist, traction control, active front head restraints, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. A reversing camera is included in the available navigation system.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insight received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Honda Insight received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for all crash protection tests.

What's New for 2012:
- Restyled exterior including redesigned lights, grille, and bumpers
- Rear-seat area adds head room
- Upper trims feature more luxurious upholstery

Exterior Features
The 2012 Honda Insight is a compact, popularly priced hybrid gaso; the EX upgrades to alloy wheels and adds heated exterior mirrors and automatic headlights.

Interior Features
The base Honda Insight includes automatic climate control, 2-speaker sound system, and some power accessories. The LX trim adds cruise control, floor mats, storage bin, and a 4-speaker sound system with steering-wheel-mounted controls. The EX has a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with shift paddles) and leather-wrapped gearshift knob, upgraded upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker sound system.

Optional Features
The Insight EX offers a rearview camera, touch-screen interface, and audio card reader, with an optional voice-controlled navigation system. Some upper-trim enhancements are available on lower trims.

Under the Hood
The sole power plant in the 2012 Honda Insight is a hybrid gasoline electric system featuring a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine mated with an electric motor that draws electricity from a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Total combined system output is 98 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Insight are 41/44/42 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Honda Insight include anti-lock brakes (disc in front, drum in rear) with brake assist, traction control, active front head restraints, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. A reversing camera is included in the available navigation system.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insight received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Honda Insight received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for all crash protection tests.

Available Trims for the 2012 Honda Insight
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 5dr CVT Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 18500.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name 5dr CVT PZEV Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 18500.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name LX (5dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 20275.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name LX (5dr CVT PZEV) Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 20275.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name EX (5dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 21965.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name EX (5dr CVT PZEV) Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 21965.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name EX (5dr CVT w/Navi) Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 23690.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
Name EX (5dr CVT w/Navi PZEV) Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission MSRP 23690.00 Engine 1.3L/82 City/Hwy MPG 41/44
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining cloth front bucket seats -inc: active adjustable head restraints
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback -inc: adjustable head restraints
  • Tilt & telescoping steering column -inc: multi-information display (MID) controls
  • 2-tier instrument panel w/blue backlit gauges -inc: tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, ECON button, multi-information display (MID)
  • Indicators -inc: idle-stop, IMA charge/assist, IMA power flow, passenger-side side airbag off, seat belt reminder, low oil/fuel, coolant temp, digital fuel-mileage, (2) average fuel economy, average speed, miles-to-empty, elapsed time, eco guide & score, trunk/door-open, headlights on/off, outside temp
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto-up/down, driver illuminated window switch
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote entry
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rear window defroster
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • (8) cup holders
  • Front door pocket storage bins
  • Cargo area light
  • Center console -inc: armrest, storage compartment
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt & telescoping steering column
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls -inc: multi-information display (MID) controls, cruise controls, audio controls
  • Remote entry w/security system
  • Cruise control
  • (6) cup holders
  • Map lights
  • Perforated leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel -inc: paddle shifters
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls -inc: multi-information display (MID) controls, cruise controls, audio controls, Bluetooth controls
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto-up/down, illuminated window switches
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Dual front seatback pockets
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls -inc: multi-information display (MID) controls, cruise controls, audio controls, Bluetooth controls, navigation controls
  • Honda satellite-linked navigation system w/voice recognition
EXTERIOR
  • 15" steel wheels w/full covers
  • P185/60R15 all-season tires
  • T135/80D15 compact spare tire
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Projector-beam halogen headlights w/auto-off -inc: blue-tinted chrome bezels
  • LED brakelights
  • Body-colored folding pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Tinted glass
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Body-colored heated folding pwr mirrors w/integrated turn indicators
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Projector-beam halogen headlights w/auto on/off -inc: blue-tinted chrome bezels
MECHANICAL
  • 1.3L SOHC MPFI 8-valve i-VTEC I4 hybrid engine w/permanent-magnet electric motor, Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
  • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) 101-volt battery
  • Drive-by-wire throttle
  • Direct ignition system
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion-beam rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission -inc: paddle shifters
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold driver & front passenger airbags
    • Dual front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • 3-point seat belts in all positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system, front adjustable seat belt anchors
    • Child-proof rear door locks
    • Outboard lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (2) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, radio data system
    • Roof-mounted antenna
    • 160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (4) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, radio data system, USB audio interface
    • 160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, radio data system, USB audio interface
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
    • 160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, USB audio interface

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