What hybrid Car? - Honda Insight
Originally, the Honda Insight was a small, two-seater coupe. The current model has grown into a five-door hatchback with five seats.
Its hybrid technology differs from the Prius in that the petrol engine is always on when the car is moving. The electric motor is used to boost power.
Around town, the Insight potters around well, but it struggles at higher speeds.
Average economy is a respectable – but not spectacular – 64.2mpg, while CO2 emissions are 101g/km, both of which fall short of the Toyota Prius's figures.
Inside, the cabin is futuristic and easy to use, but is put together from some low-grade plastics, which are not particularly pleasant to touch. Rear passengers will be grateful for the flat floor, but will be less happy about the sloping roofline, which eats into headroom.
Honda has been generous with equipment. All cars get climate control, alloys and electric windows and mirrors.
The Honda Insight is fine for those who will only use it in town, but some conventionally powered cars are just as economical.
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