2011 Honda Insight Trims and Specs

Average Price:$7,435
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 2 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 10.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 7.9 · Rear brakes: drum · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cupholders: 8 · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: multi-function screen controls · Storage: door pockets, in dash
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.20
Engine Auto Stop/Start · EV battery capacity: 0.6 kWh · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 13 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 10 · Electric Motor Torque: 58 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 88 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5800 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 88 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4500
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Headlamp bezel color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Hybrid Deceleration Fuel Cut-Off
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer · Tinted
Price $18,200 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 1.3L 98 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
40MPG city
43MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,200
Invoice$17,184

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
40MPG city
43MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.3L 98 hp I4 Hybrid
Power
Gas:98 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Electric:13 hp @ 1,500 RPM
Torque
Gas:123 lb-ft @ 1,000 RPM
Electric:58 lb-ft @ 1,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume10.6 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom33.5 in
Wheelbase100.4 in
Length172.3 in
Width66.7 in
Height56.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.9 cu ft
Probably the biggest change to the Honda Insight in 2011 is the addition of the third, Base, trim, designed for the shopper who wants a hybrid at a non-hybrid price. Starting at an MSRP... Read More
Probably the biggest change to the Honda Insight in 2011 is the addition of the third, Base, trim, designed for the shopper who wants a hybrid at a non-hybrid price. Starting at an MSRP of $18,200, the Insight Base five-door hatchback uses the same engine system as the higher trims. The Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system runs on a 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine, assisted by a 10-kilowatt electric engine running on a rechargeable Ni-MH battery. The engine, combined with the car’s continuously variable transmission, makes excellent fuel economy numbers, with EPA estimates of 40 mpg city and 43 highway, but the numbers fall short of other hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius. All Insights offer Eco Assist, giving the driver feedback to improve fuel efficiency, as well as the ability to run the Insight in an ECON mode, saving fuel through a number of the vehicle’s systems.
The Insight Base comes equipped with automatic climate control and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with mounted controls for the multi-information display. The audio system comes with a 160-watt AM/FM/CD, pumping tunes through only 2 speakers (higher trims add additional speakers). An MP3 auxiliary jack is standard.
The Base seats five, with manual height adjustment for the driver’s seat. Although the front is generally comfortable, the hatchback’s sloping roofline cramps headroom in the rear.
The 2011 Insight Base adds a new standard safety feature with vehicle stability control with brake assist and traction control. Six airbags, antilock brakes and tire pressure monitoring combine with Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, designed to protect the cabin in a frontal crash.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 4 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 10.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 7.9 · Rear brakes: drum · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: 6 · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, multi-function screen controls · Storage: door pockets, in dash
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.20
Engine Auto Stop/Start · EV battery capacity: 0.6 kWh · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 13 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 10 · Electric Motor Torque: 58 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 88 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5800 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 88 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4500
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Headlamp bezel color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Hybrid Deceleration Fuel Cut-Off
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer · Tinted
Price $19,900 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 1.3L 98 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
40MPG city
43MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,900
Invoice$18,782

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
40MPG city
43MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.3L 98 hp I4 Hybrid
Power
Gas:98 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Electric:13 hp @ 1,500 RPM
Torque
Gas:123 lb-ft @ 1,000 RPM
Electric:58 lb-ft @ 1,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume10.6 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom33.5 in
Wheelbase100.4 in
Length172.3 in
Width66.7 in
Height56.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.9 cu ft
Last year, the Honda Insight LX was the lower trim level for the compact five-door hybrid. 2011 promotes the LX to the hatchback’s midrange trim, with the addition of the Base trim to t... Read More
Last year, the Honda Insight LX was the lower trim level for the compact five-door hybrid. 2011 promotes the LX to the hatchback’s midrange trim, with the addition of the Base trim to the Insight's roster.
Like all 2011 Insights, the LX adds vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control and brake assist as a standard safety feature. VSA joins the list of standard safety items across Insight trims, including 6 airbags, antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring and Honda’s Advance Compatibility Engineering body structure, designed to protect the driver and passengers in a frontal collision.
The LX trim differs only slightly from the Base, using the same continuously variable transmission and engine to generate the vehicle’s 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque and estimated fuel economy numbers of 40 mpg city/43 highway. The Integrated Motor Assist system provides an electric motor (powered by a rechargeable Ni-MH battery) to assist the 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline-powered engine.
Inside, the LX shares many of the Base trim’s features, including automatic climate control and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. A multi-information display on the instrument panel gives the driver feedback about fuel efficiency. The 160-watt stereo with AM/FM/CD, MP3/WMA playback and MP3 auxiliary jack gets a boost, however, with four speakers (instead of 2) and a new USB audio interface. Other features found in the LX (and not in the Base) include standard cruise control, a security system, floormats and a center console armrest with storage.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, memory card slot, USB, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 10.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 7.9 · Rear brakes: drum · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: 6 · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, navigation, phone, multi-function screen controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.20
Engine Auto Stop/Start · EV battery capacity: 0.6 kWh · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 13 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 10 · Electric Motor Torque: 58 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 88 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5800 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 88 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4500
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Headlamp bezel color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Hybrid Deceleration Fuel Cut-Off
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Telematics Navigation system: hard drive navigation system, with voice recognition · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer · Tinted
Price $21,490 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 1.3L 98 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
40MPG city
43MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,490
Invoice$20,277

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
40MPG city
43MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.3L 98 hp I4 Hybrid
Power
Gas:98 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Electric:13 hp @ 1,500 RPM
Torque
Gas:123 lb-ft @ 1,000 RPM
Electric:58 lb-ft @ 1,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume10.6 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom33.5 in
Wheelbase100.4 in
Length172.3 in
Width66.7 in
Height56.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.9 cu ft
The 2011 Honda Insight EX returns as the lineup’s high-end trim. This year, the EX offers standard steering-wheel-mounted audio controls—a feature previously available only when the EX ... Read More
The 2011 Honda Insight EX returns as the lineup’s high-end trim. This year, the EX offers standard steering-wheel-mounted audio controls—a feature previously available only when the EX was equipped with the Honda Satellite Navigation System (a feature available only for the EX trim). When equipped with navigation, the Insight EX is accompanied by voice recognition and controls for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free phone. The standard audio system found at all trim levels (a 160-watt AM/FM/CD) comes equipped with an auxiliary jack for MP3 playback, as well as a USB audio interface and 6 speakers in the EX.
Other EX-exclusive features include 15-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and interior map lights. The continuously variable transmission found at all trim levels comes equipped with paddle shifters in the EX for manual shifting.
But despite these EX-specific features, there is a great deal of overlap between the EX and lower Insight trims. Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist system gives the 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline-powered engine assistance from a rechargeable battery-powered electric engine. The standard Eco Assist system gives drivers feedback to improve fuel-efficient driving habits, helping many owners to report fuel economy numbers that exceed the EPA estimated 40 mpg city/43 mpg highway.
Safety features in the EX mirror lower trim levels, as well. The vehicle stability assist, previously exclusive to the EX, is now a standard feature in all trims. Other safety features also appear at all trim levels, including 6 airbags, traction control, antilock brakes and the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body, which is designed to distribute the force of a frontal collision, adding protection to the interior of the cabin.