How the Toyota Prius Killed the Honda Insight in the Hybrid Wars

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How the Toyota Prius Killed the Honda Insight in the Hybrid Wars
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Here’s the inside scoop on how the Toyota Prius beat the Honda Insight in the hybrid sales war. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Hatchbacks Under $25K

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Hatchbacks Under $25K
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Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000? Continue Reading...

Honda to Halt Sales of Insight and CR-Z in Europe

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Honda to Halt Sales of Insight and CR-Z in Europe
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In 1999 Honda introduced the Insight, the first mass-market hybrid to hit Europe, but now 16 years later, the Japanese automaker will stop offering the Insight and CR-Z Hybrid in Europe due to declining sales. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars
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Fuel economy is a major purchase consideration for new-vehicle shoppers; in fact it’s the No. 1 thing they look for in a car or truck. Consumers continue to demand ever greater mileage, and so does the federal government. Washington keeps turning up the wick on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. In response to… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest 40 MPG Cars

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Top 10 Cheapest 40 MPG Cars
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Fuel efficiency is at the forefront of every new car-buyer’s mind. No one wants to spend $30,000 and find themselves throwing money away at the gas pump, so we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon (combined) in order from most expensive to least expensive. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today

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Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today
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  In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles. The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all… Continue Reading...

Honda to Provide Zipcar With Latest Fuel Saving Cars

Honda to Provide Zipcar With Latest Fuel Saving Cars
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Zipcar, the nations largest car sharing service, is teaming up with Honda to provide customers with the latest in fuel saving cars and EVs. All Zipcar customers, known as Zipsters, will have access to Honda’s Insight hybrid, the new CR-V and the all electric Fit EV come this fall. The Accord plug-in hybrid will be… Continue Reading...

Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide

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Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide
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It’s amazing to think that it’s been 12 years since Honda introduced its first hybrid vehicle – the first generation Insight – to the world. Back in November 1999, the Insight was a peculiar hybrid but still boasted the world’s highest fuel economy among all gasoline-powered vehicles. And despite Toyota clearly surpassing Honda in hybrid… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012
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The Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient cars have been named for 2012 by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA (those guys that come up with the official ratings for cars) has compiled the list, which is dominated by Japanese automakers. Those remaining two are domestic vehicles, although with one being a commercial van, it almost… Continue Reading...

Widebody Honda Insight Spotted: 2011 SEMA Show

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Widebody Honda Insight Spotted: 2011 SEMA Show
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While perusing through the Central Hall of this year’s massive SEMA Show, we came across this little gem tucked away in AirREX’s booth. There was a bit of information that was lost in translation, but AirREX is an air suspension manufacturer out of Taiwan and decided to use a Honda Insight to show off their… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Insight Updated With Improved Fuel Economy

2012 Honda Insight Updated With Improved Fuel Economy
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Honda may be a little low key for this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but the Japanese automaker has announced a refreshed version of its Insight hybrid will make its debut. For the newly updated model Honda has fine-tuned the aerodynamics of the car, reduced engine friction, made improvements to the Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) and… Continue Reading...

Honda Insight Rally Car Deemed Too Fast To Race

Honda Insight Rally Car Deemed Too Fast To Race
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The world’s greenest race car has been banned from racing—for being too fast. God forbid. Like the great race cars of history, kneecapped for being too dominant, the Oaktec Honda Insight joins the Porsche 917 and Brabham BT46 as one of the quick yet misunderstood motorsport legends. Developed for Formula 1000 rallying, the hybrid Insight… Continue Reading...

Honda Insight Sales Up 62 Percent Amid High Gas Prices, Renewed Ad Spending

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Honda Insight Sales Up 62 Percent Amid High Gas Prices, Renewed Ad Spending
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Despite being written off as a failure in both critical acclaim and unit sales, the Honda Insight has seen sales explode as higher gas prices, a promotional blitz and a general upward trend in sales resulted in a 62.2 percent improvement in year-over-year sales numbers for Honda’s hybrid hatchback. The Insight was regarded by almost… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Gets A K-Series Engine Swap

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Honda CR-Z Gets A K-Series Engine Swap
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Honda loyalists who long for a CR-Z with the hybrid internals removed and a K-Series engine swapped in have finally had their prayers answered by LHT Performance, a performance shop that was also one of the pioneers of the K-Series swap into the first generation Insight, which yielded an ultra light weight VTEC powered aluminum… Continue Reading...

Honda Odyssey Selling Well, Crosstour, CR-Z, Insight Moving Slowly

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Honda Odyssey Selling Well, Crosstour, CR-Z, Insight Moving Slowly
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It doesn’t take a genius to know that Honda‘s Odyssey is destined to be a brisk seller. As the undisputed king of the minivan segment, the Odyssey is still popular even with an onslaught of new competitors from Chrysler, Dodge, Kia and Toyota. The rest of the lineup isn’t so hot. The Insight is being… Continue Reading...

Honda Cuts Insight Base Price By $1,600

Honda Cuts Insight Base Price By $1,600
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Honda is cutting the base price of its slow-selling Insight hybrid by $1,600, and offering a base model that retails for $18,950, putting it $4,610 below the cheapest Toyota Prius. Honda achieved the price cut by removing features like Bluetooth connectivity and a GPS navigation system, while using cheaper seat fabric and a two speaker… Continue Reading...

Honda Insight Gets Tweaked Stop-Start System, Revised MPG Numbers

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Honda Insight Gets Tweaked Stop-Start System, Revised MPG Numbers
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Honda has made some improvements to the stop-start system on their Insight hybrid car, allowing drivers to keep the engine off for up to 3 times as long as previous years. Insights before 2011 could keep the engine stopped for up to 30 seconds, but new improvements for this coming model year allow for the… Continue Reading...

Honda To Unveil Plug-In Hybrid, EV Concept At Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda To Unveil Plug-In Hybrid, EV Concept At Los Angeles Auto Show
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Despite pioneering the technology behind hydrogen fuel cells, Honda is lagging far behind arch-rival Toyota in the hybrid and electric vehicle segment. With the Toyota commanding over 70% of hybrid market share, and Honda’s Civic, Accord and Insight hybrid models all falling flat, the big H must do something quickly to avoid losing the segment… Continue Reading...
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