2012 Honda Insight

Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4

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2012 Honda Insight
2012 Honda Insight
The Honda Insight makes hybrid ownership attainable. Created to be sold not only in the United States but also in markets around the world, the Insight costs less than the smaller Civic Hybrid. Just because it's inexpensive doesn't mean that it lacks technical sophistication, however, as it uses the same parallel-hybrid powertrain that does duty in the Civic Hybrid. Current Honda owners who get behind the wheel of the Insight will feel instantly at home. The cabin design and ambience are an appealing mixture of Civic, Fit, and first-generation Insight, with effective ergonomics, intuitive controls, and lots of nooks and crannies for storage. Hybrids are all about fuel economy, and last year's Insight achieved 40 mpg in the city and 43 mpg highway. The Insight's 2012 EPA estimates have not yet been released, but Honda promises even better mileage. Changes made to improve fuel economy include the fitment of a new set of low-rolling-resistance tires, tweaking the exterior styling, and reducing friction in the little gas engine. All in all, the Insight brings a simple, price-minded attitude to a crowded market, and it should appeal to buyers who've been intrigued by hybrids but didn't think it made economic sense to purchase one -- until now.
2012 Honda Insight Profile
Although they consume less gasoline than traditional models, hybrid cars can hurt the environment in another way: by using up precious rare earth metals in order to build the batteries. To combat this, Honda plans to institute a recycling program to recover these materials from its hybrid vehicles.
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Honda was one of the first automakers to sell a hybrid vehicle with the original Insight coupe in 1999, but has since fallen behind in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. According Honda CEO Taknobu Ito, the Japanese automaker aims to correct this in 2012 by introducing a plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle.

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Certified Pre-Owned 2012 Honda Insight Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$13,100

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Suggested Retail Price
$18,500

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Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4
41 MPG City | 44 MPG Hwy
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2012 Honda Insight
2012 Honda Insight
Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4
98hp
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2012 Honda Insight Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.3L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
41 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
44 MPG
Horsepower:
98 hp @ 5800rpm
Torque:
123 ft lb of torque @ 1000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Honda Insight

Depreciation
23%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$5,658
23%
Insurance
$6,530
26.5%
Fuel Cost
$6,103
24.8%
Financing
$1,519
6.2%
Maintenance
$3,026
12.3%
Repair Costs
$1,452
5.9%
State Fees
$337
1.4%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $24,625 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent