2011 Honda Insight Specifications and Features
ENGINEERING Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (L/cc) 1.3/1339 1.3/1339 1.3/1339
Horsepower @ rpm (Combined: engine (SAE net) + electric motor) 98 @ 5800 98 @ 5800 98 @ 5800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 123 @ 1000-1700 123 @ 1000-1700 123 @ 1000-1700
Redline (rpm) 6200 6200 6200
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 80 73 x 80 73 x 80
Compression Ratio  10.8 : 1 10.8 : 1 10.8 : 1
Valve Train 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System
Front-Wheel Drive
Eco Assist™ System
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV/AT-PZEV** ULEV/AT-PZEV** ULEV/AT-PZEV**
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.  ** ULEV-2 rated by California Air Resources Board (CARB). AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB) and states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations.
 
ELECTRIC MOTOR / GENERATOR Insight Insight LX Insight EX
DC Brushless Motor (Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous)
Power (hp @ rpm) 13 @ 1500 13 @ 1500 13 @ 1500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 58 @ 1000 58 @ 1000 58 @ 1000
 
ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Battery
Output (Volts) 100.8 100.8 100.8
Rated Capacity 5.75 Ah 5.75 Ah 5.75 Ah
 
TRANSMISSION Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 3.172~0.529, Reverse: 4.511~1.693, Final Drive: 4.20
 
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) 18.0 18.0 18.0
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.29 3.29 3.29
Steering Ratio 16.8 16.8 16.8
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 36.1 36.1 36.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9
Wheels  15" with Full Covers 15" with Full Covers 15" Alloy
All-Season Tires 175 / 65 R15 84S 175 / 65 R15 84S 175 / 65 R15 84S
Compact Spare Tire
 
EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 100.4 100.4
Length (in) 172.3 172.3 172.3
Height (in) 56.2 56.2 56.2
Width (in) 66.7 66.7 66.7
Track (in, front/rear) 58.7 / 58.3 58.7 / 58.3 58.7 / 58.3
Curb Weight (lbs) 2717 2727 2735
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear) 58 / 42 58 / 42 58 / 42
       
INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS  Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Headroom (in, front/rear) 38.4 / 35.9 38.4 / 35.9 38.4 / 35.9
Legroom (in, front/rear) 42.3 / 33.5 42.3 / 33.5 42.3 / 33.5
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 52.7 / 50.4 52.7 / 50.4 52.7 / 50.4
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.6 / 48.7 51.6 / 48.7 51.6 / 48.7
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 15.9 / 31.5 15.9 / 31.5 15.9 / 31.5
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 85.0 85.0 85.0
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
       
EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES*/CAPACITIES Insight Insight LX Insight EX
CVT (City/Highway/Combined) 40 / 43 / 41 40 / 43 / 41 40 / 43 / 41
Crankcase (qt) 4.0 4.0 4.0
Coolant System (qt) 5.3 5.3 5.3
Fuel (gal) 10.6 10.6 10.6
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded
* Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates.  Use for comparison purposes only.  Do not compare to models before 2008.  Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
 
SAFETY Insight Insight LX Insight EX
3-Point Seat Belts with Front Seat Automatic Tensioning System
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat Belt Reminder
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side Curtain Airbags
Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Side-Impact Door Beams
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
 
EXTERIOR FEATURES Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Security System with Remote Entry Remote Entry only
Body-Colored Folding Power Side Mirrors Heated with Integrated Turn Indicators
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers Variable
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Blue-Tinted Chrome Bezels
Tinted Glass
Push-to-Release Fuel Filler Door
Body-Colored Door Handles
LED Brakelights
 
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Automatic Climate Control
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition     Available
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®     with Navigation
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window
Illuminated Window Switches Driver's window only Driver's window only
Power Door Locks
Cruise Control  
Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters    
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted MID Controls
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio and Cruise Controls   Cruise Control only
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Navigation and Phone Controls     with Navigation
Beverage Holders 8 6 6
Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment  
Door-Pocket Storage Bins, Front
Driver- and Passenger-Side Seatback Pockets    
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors    
Map Lights    
12-Volt Power Outlet
Rear Window Defroster
Floor Mats  
Cargo Area Light
 
SEATING Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Reclining Front Seatbacks
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
 
AUDIO SYSTEM Insight Insight LX Insight EX
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 2 Speakers with 4 Speakers with 6 Speakers
Radio Data System (RDS) without Navigation
MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
USB Audio Interface  
CD Text Display Capability
Digital Audio-Card Reader      with Navigation 
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
 
INSTRUMENTATION Insight Insight LX Insight EX
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Blue Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Charging System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicators
Cruise Control Indicators  
Door/Trunk-Open Indicator
DRL Indicator
ECON Button
EPS Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlight-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Idle-Stop Indicator
IMA Charge and Assist Indicator
IMA System Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low Tire-Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder Indicator
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator
Seat Belt Reminder Indicator
Security System Indicator  
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
Two-Tier Instrument Panel
VSA System and Off Indicators
 
Multi-Information Display (MID) Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Average Fuel Economy Indicators (2)
Average Speed Indicator
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®     with Navigation
Digital Fuel-Mileage Indicators
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Eco Guide/Eco Score
Elapsed Time Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
IMA System Power Flow Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ System
Miles-to-Empty Indicator
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