2011 Honda Insight – Specifications, Photos, Reviews, Price

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2011 Honda Insight 1 2011  Honda Insight   Specifications, Photos, Reviews, Price

The Japanese carmaker has announced today the details of the 2011 Honda Insight which comes with a few updates, based on customer feedback. The 2011 Honda Insight features new suspension settings which one offer a better ride and improved comfort. The interior of the 2011 Honda Insight is now offering better quality materials and the model range features a new top-of-the-line trim level.

The 2011 Honda Insight uses a small, four-cylinder gas engine boosted by an adjacent electric motor to produce 98 horsepower. It runs primarily on gas and uses the electric motor as an assist to produce more net power than the engine alone can make. Honda calls the system Integrated Motor Assist. It self-charges Insight’s nickel metal hydride battery pack; no plug-in is necessary. Under ideal conditions, IMA can save fuel by running the Insight on electric power alone at low speeds for short distances. It can also shut off the engine while the car is stopped, then automatically turn it on again when you touch the accelerator.

The 2011 Honda Insight has three trim levels: base LX, better-equipped EX, and top-line EX with a navigation system. Each comes with air conditioning, power windows, locks, and mirrors, a tilt-telescope steering wheel, a height adjustable driver’s seat, and 60/40 split/folding rear seatbacks. Head-protecting curtain side airbags also are standard, as are antilock brakes.

The 2011 Honda Insight price starts at 16,325 GBP for the SE model and goes up to 20,215 GBP for the top of the range EX model.

Specifications

Exterior

Tires and Wheels

  • Steel wheels
  • 15 in. wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • P175/65R15 84S tires
  • All season tires
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Full wheel covers
  • Temporary spare tire

Roof and Glass

  • Intermittent wipers
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear window wiper

Measurements

  • Width: 66.7 in.
  • Height: 56.2 in.
  • Length: 172.3 in.
  • Front track: 58.7 in.
  • Rear track: 58.3 in.
  • Wheel base: 100.4 in.
  • Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 15.9 cu.ft.
  • Maximum cargo capacity: 31.5 cu.ft.
  • EPA interior volume: 100.9 cu.ft.
  • Curb weight: 2717 lbs.

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 1.3 L
  • Cam type: Single overhead cam (SOHC)
  • Cylinders: inline 4
  • Valves: 8
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Torque: 123 ft-lbs. @ 1000 rpm
  • Horsepower: 98 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Turning circle: 36.1 ft.
  • Base engine type: hybrid

DriveTrain

  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Transmission: continuously variable-speed automatic

Suspension

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front independent suspension
  • Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar

Fuel

  • Fuel type: hybrid
  • Fuel type: regular unleaded
  • Fuel tank capacity: 10.6 gal.
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): 424.0/455.8 mi.
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 40/43 mpg

Safety

Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / rear drum brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Driver head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Tire pressure monitoring

Interior

Front Seats

  • Front head room: 38.4 in.
  • Front hip room: 51.6 in.
  • Front leg room: 42.3 in.
  • Front shoulder room: 52.7 in.
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Cloth
  • Bucket front seats

Rear Seats

  • Rear hip Room: 48.7 in.
  • Rear head room: 35.9 in.
  • Rear leg room: 33.5 in.
  • Rear shoulder room: 50.4 in.
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Rear ventilation ducts

Power Features

  • Remote power door locks
  • Power mirrors
  • 1 one-touch power windows

Convenience

  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front door pockets
  • Retained accessory power
  • Electric power steering
  • 12V front power outlet(s)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Comfort

  • Interior air filtration
  • Climate control
  • Cargo area light
  • Simulated alloy trim on shift knob
  • Simulated alloy steering wheel

Instrumentation

  • Clock
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • External temperature display
  • Low fuel level warning

In Car Entertainment

  • Mast antenna
  • 2 total speakers
  • 160 watts stereo output
  • AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
  • Radio data system

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