The 2011 Honda Insight gets a new low-priced entry trimline
The Insight has struggled to compete with the Toyota Prius and for 2011, there has been little change to the drivetrain or fuel economy capabilities of the Honda hybrid. The 1.3L Hybrid drivetrain will continue to offer 40mpg in the city and 43 on the highway but buyers looking to get into a new Insight on the cheap are in luck.
This new trimline, known simply as “Insight”, offers the same fuel sipping technologies as the other models but thanks to the removal of a handful of nonessential features, the price of the standard 2011 Insight begins at just $18,950 (including a $750 destination charge). This entry level model includes a single CD player sending sound to just 2 speakers and while remote entry is standard, cruise control, floormats, a center armrest and or USB interface is not. For all of those features, plus a 4-speaker stereo setup and a security system buyers will have to step up to the Insight LX.
The top of the line 2011 Honda Insight is the EX trimline, which adds alloy wheels, steering wheel mounted shift paddles and stereo controls for the further-improved stereo setup. The 2011 Insight EX also offers the Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System controlled by a 6.5” touch screen.
All 2011 Honda Insight Hybrids will be equipped a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) mated to the Honda Integrated Motor Assist system and every new Insight will come with standard features like a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, automatic climate control, ABS, and a full complement of safety features including front and side impact airbags.