2013 Honda Insight

Honda spotlights how low the cost of ownership of hybrids really is with the 2013 Insight

The cost to own a fuel sipper has never been better and Honda's 2012 Cost of Ownership award from KBB shows how amazingly low it can be.

In the United States our daily news, both local and national, reports endlessly, and in amazing detail, about the price changes in the cost of gasoline. If gas goes up ten cents it is a filler story used to make up the half hour (or about 19 minutes of content) the viewer will see. If the cost goes up more than that and there is a holiday such as labor day, or another instance of the never ending crisis in the world where people think their gas comes from like Iraq, it might even be the lead story. However, the truth is many Americans pay more for cigarettes or cable television than they do for gas.

More to the point, in the US four or five passenger cars, from the world’s most quality-oriented companies, made well, with incredible reliability that get mid-‘40s or even mid-50s in terms of miles per gallon, are widely available. So why all the fuss? The Honda Insight is a great example of just how amazingly affordable, quality, reliable, gasoline powered cars are in the US.


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