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honda insight hybrid

PRICE: Not yet announced but likely around $23,000

  • 4x4 off-road safari. Egypt. Sinai desert

PRICE: Not yet announced but likely around $23,000

ENGINE: 1.3-litre four, single overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, three-stage variable valve timing

MOTOR: Integrated Motor Assist DC brushless electric motor

POWER/TORQUE: Engine, 88 hp, 88 lb.-ft.; motor, 13 hp, 58 lb.-ft.; Combined peak, 98 hp, 123 lb.-ft.

FUEL CONSUMPTION: City 4.8 L/100 km (59 m.p.g.), Hwy. 4.5 L/100 km (63 m.p.g.)

COMPETITION: Honda Civic Hybrid, Toyota Prius

WHAT’S GOOD: Affordable, functional, day-to-day usable

WHAT’S BAD: Noisy when pressed, rear-seat room snug, cost-cutting evident in interior, cartoony dashboard

WHAT’S INTERESTING:

Probably the first hybrid that makes economic sense

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