Honda announced the price for the 2014 Honda Insight and even with a slight bump in the price, it is still the most affordable hybrid on the market.
The 2014 Honda Insight Hybrid will have a start base price of $18,725.
“People assume that hybrid cars are much more expensive than gasoline powered cars, but they’re not, especially the Honda Insight,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Not only is it affordable to purchase, but also much more affordable to maintain and repair than people think. If you want incredible gas mileage and an eco-friendly car that is also affordable.”
According to this article, “Fuel economy remains the same at city/highway/combined mpg ratings of 41/44/42, and what’s under the hood consists of an economy focused hybrid drivetrain melding a 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline 4-cylinder engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda to find out what a fantastic deal the 2014 Honda Insight is!
Honda announced that it is expanding the availability of SiriusXM radio on Many several Honda models.
According to this article, “For the first time, SiriusXM will be offered on the Fit, CR-Z, and Insight models. Additionally, Honda will expand availability of the radio service on the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot. Acura ILX buyers will get SiriusXM as standard equipment.”
“We think this is just another example of Honda giving drivers what they want,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Offering SiriusXM radio in more vehicles simply gives people more options and a higher tech ride; that’s what most people want.”
Back the to the article, “American Honda first introduced the satellite radio service in 2003. The recent expansion is part of an agreement between Honda and Sirius XM Radio to extend their partnership through January 2020. Right now, customers who purchase a Honda or Acura vehicle with satellite radio receive a 3-month subscription to the radio company’s All Access Package, giving them access to everything from NFL games to NASCAR events to Oprah Radio.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take any of these models for a test drive and find out how having SiriusXM radio can improve your drive.
At a time when gasoline prices are at a premium, one of the most important issues to car buyers is the gas mileage. And the new Honda Insight hybrid gets 42 mpgs.
“People want to get more bang for their buck,” said Keith Hofkamp, general sales manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “With the Honda Insight, you definitely get that. It’s a well-built, small car that delivers big gas mileage.”
And we all know that good things come in small packages.
Not only that but it is one of the most affordable hybrids on the market.
“The small size has a purpose. It’s what allows the 2014 Honda Insight to get an impressive 42 mpg combined fuel economy rating. The excellent fuel economy comes from the combination of a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor. The motor tacks on 14 horsepower, putting the overall output for the Insight at 98 horsepower. The motor and engine don’t power the vehicle themselves, rather they work in tandem. On top of adding to the horsepower, the motor supplements the 123 lb-ft of torque and gives the engine the juice it needs to power up after a complete stop. It also keeps the hybrid from having to be plugged in as it acts as a generator for the lithium-ion battery.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda today to take the Honda Insight for a test drive!
New York Motor Insurance recently released a list of the top cars to drive in New York City and the Honda Insight is the top car in the Big Apple.
When creating this list, New York Motor Insurance considered the concerns of the average city driver. As a result, the list aims to help New Yorkers find a safe, affordable, and comfortable car that can handle lengthy, packed, and damaged city streets.
According to this article, “Size is often a concern when it comes to picking out a car that one will be able to park in the city,” stated the article. “Many city dwellers also want to be able to get great gas mileage to compensate for the higher cost of living in cities. There is plenty of traffic and potholes to be found in New York City, so most drivers just want a car that will not compound the problems that they are already dealing with on the roads.”
We love the Honda Insight (what’s not to love) and if the Honda Insight is the best car for New York City, don’t think you it would be the best car for Seattle? For Wenatchee? For Bellingham? For Mount Vernon?
We think so.
When people think “hybrid” they often think of Honda’s competitor, the Toyota Prius.
Sure, people may think “Prius” when they think of hybrids, but they also think of a car with little or no gusto and one that certainly isn’t fun to drive. The Honda Insight not only gets fuel efficiency in the low-40s for both highway and city, it’s is also fun to drive.We think more people will start thinking of the Honda Insight because…well, it’s just more fun to drive.
With a “nimble” suspension and starting price less than $20k, you owe it to yourself to check out the Honda Insight.
“Generally, people don’t come in looking for the Insight,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “But when they start telling us they need a car with fantastic gas mileage, kind of sporty, and affordable, we point them towards the Honda Insight, and they are almost always pleasantly surprised to find out it is a hybrid…and it is fun to drive!”
For you chance to see how fun the Honda Insight really is, stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee to take one for a test drive!
When you think hybrid vehicle, do you think top speed of 112 mph? What about 0-60 mph in 10.6 seconds?
Thanks to the Honda Insight, you can.
Generally, we don’t come across too many articles about the less publicized Honda Insight, Honda’s pioneering hybrid vehicle. So we were really impressed by this one that stated it was a hybrid with “a little NSX” in it.
Here’s what you may want to know: “…the Insight was, and remains, an engineering marvel. The issue with hybrids is always the weight of the batteries, right? Honda made the Insight’s body from aluminium so its kerb weight was just 850kg. Less weight means less power is required and greater efficiency results.”
And: “Powertrain specs mean we best talk performance. With a fully-charged battery, Car&Driver in the US timed an Insight from 0-60mph in 10.6 seconds, a second faster than Autocar’s time for the second-gen Insight tested in 2009. Taking times with a 50 per cent depleted battery and no IMA assist at all, the Insight’s average 0-60mph time was 12 seconds. No fireball, but that’s still quicker than today’s crop of city cars. Top speed, no doubt thanks to its 0.25Cd, is 112mph.”
Power? On a hybrid? Mind blown.
Of course, here at Honda we’ve always known what a fantastic hybrid the Honda Insight was and has become. If you want a hybrid with some personality and power, be sure to stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda today to take one for a test drive!
The Honda Fit, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Honda Insight were listed in the top six of Greencars.org’s ‘greenest’ cars list for 2012.
The Honda Fit placed second, the Honda Civic Hybrid placed fifth, and the Honda Insight placed sixth.
“This isn’t surprising at all,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “Honda prides itself on developing vehicles that get great gas mileage and are low-emissions. Whether its manufacturing, selling, or after the cars are sold, Honda wants to be low-impact on the environment.”
- The Honda Fit (electric engine) was just one point short of the number one car. It gets 3.9/3.1 miles/highway per kilowatt hours (instead of mpgs).
- The Honda Civic Hybrid gets 44 mpg (city and highway.
- The Honda Insight gets 41/44 city/highway mpg
See the complete list HERE.
The Honda Fit is a hit with critics and consumers alike for its compact nature on the outside, but surprising amount of space on the inside. The Honda Civic was the best-selling car last year, in good part because of its reliable name and gas mileage. The Honda Insight is a relative unknown compared to the Fit and Civic, but obviously one that car-buyers should take a look at, especially if they want a car that’s environmentally friendly and gets fantastic gas mileage.
Check out the inventory of Honda Fits, Honda Civic Hybrids, and Honda Insights at Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, and Apple Valley Honda!