New Car Overview of the 2006 Honda Insight Compact Coupe
Description: Compact Coupe
Base MSRP Range: $19,330 - $21,530
Invoice Price Range: $18,062 - $20,114
Where built: Japan
In a daring design for a two-seat coupe, Insight is the most fuel-efficient production vehicle in America. It achieves fuel economy ratings above 60 mpg with a manual five-speed transmission or up to 57 mpg with a CVT.
Insight's slick shell features a prominent nose, windswept windshield, flat side panels with skirts covering rear wheelwells and flanks tapering to a blunt tail. It's an inventive concept with body weight pared through a lightweight aluminum frame and, to maximize the fuel efficiency, both a modest three-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor aboard but working together.
In the cockpit, twin high-back bucket seats stand on either side of a center console, with ample space for body parts, including a generous stretch for legs. Convenience features range from power controls for windows and door locks to remote releases for the fuel door and hatch lid.