The 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid comes with new style on exterior, updated interior, additional features and an EPA fuel economy improvement. The new exterior styling includes a more distinctive grille design with a thin, blue accent bar. Restyled front and rear bumpers along with changes under the car, delivers to a 2% increase in aerodynamic performance.
The 2012 Honda Insight also offers new design for the headlight and brake light internal reflectors. Honda Insight and Insight LX models have new 15-inch wheel covers and the Insight EX has newly styled 15-inch alloy wheels. Slightly wider 185/60R15 tires, up from 175/65R15 tires on the previous model.
Inside, the interior enhancements for 2012 Honda Insight include a reconfigured rear seat area for better leg and head room; a redesigned gauge cluster background with a more technically sophisticated appearance; reshaped center-console beverage holders that accommodate larger drinks; and a more supportive front armrest (Honda Insight LX and EX).
Powering the Honda Inside is an Integrated Motor Assist system comprised of a 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline four-cylinder engine and a 10-kw electric motor delivers 98 hp at 5800 rpm and 123 lb-ft. of torque at 1000-1700 rpm.
The 2012 Honda Insight is offered in three distinct models. The base model, simply designated as “Insight,” is well equipped with a 160-watt, two-speaker audio system, automatic climate control, power windows, remote entry and more.
The Honda Insight LX adds a four-speaker audio system, USB audio interface, armrest console, floor mats and a security system. New for 2012, the LX has map lights and steering wheel audio controls.
The Honda Insight EX adds alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, an audio system with six speakers, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and much more. For 2012, the EX gains Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®3, automatic headlights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Insight EX is available with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and rearview camera. New exterior colors include Frosted Silver Metallic and Truffle Pearl, which replace Clear Sky Blue and Crimson Pearl.
2012 Honda Insight MSRP
Insight LX: $20,125
Insight EX: $21,815
Insight EX with Navigation: $23,540