Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Second-Generation Insight Hits Showrooms March 24

The second-generation Honda Insight, the first sub-$20,000 hybrid, goes on sale March 24 with a sticker price starting at $19,800. It's estimated fuel economy will be 40 mpg in the city, and 43 on the highway. While respectable, it's two less highway mpg than the Civic hybrid, eight fewer highway miles than the current-generation Prius (the next-generation Prius is suppose to achieve 49 city, 50 highway), and one city mile less than the upcoming Ford Fusion hybrid - a medium sized car (starting at $27,000).

Undoubtedly, the relatively low sticker price is sparking interest in the car, as evidenced by Honda's recent announcement that they'll increase hybrid production.

- Brewskie

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