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Pros and Cons
Pros

The large hatch and high roofline makes for easy loading/unloading*
Economical

Cons
  • Canadians are limited to one model choice (LX)
  • Poor soundproofing
  • Impossible to use in 100% electric mode
2013 Honda Insight Hybrid
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Price
The Canadian MSRP for the 2013 Honda Insight is $23,485.

Fuel Economy
Estimated fuel-economy ratings are in the 4.7/4.4 L/100 km (city/highway) range.

New and Improved
The 2013 Honda Insight is virtually unchanged from the 2012 model.

Exterior Styling
The styling of the 2013 Honda Insight is reminiscent of its arch-rival, the Toyota Prius. The interior provides room for up to five passengers.

Cargo Capacity
Very roomy, available cargo space varies from 450 to 891 litres (with seats lowered flat).

Drivetrain
A 1.3 litre 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor provides a combined 98 hp. Power is delivered through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Insight can reach 100 km/h in 12.7 seconds.

Safety
The 2013 Honda Insight is equipped with 6 airbags, traction control, vehicle stability assist, and immobilizer theft-deterrent system.

Comparable Models

2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Honda Insight Hybrid
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Testimonials:
* : Mathieu Saint-Pierre, july 22nd 2012
**: AutoKm/h

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Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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