2013 Honda Insight Proves Hybrids Can be Cost-Efficient

When Kelley Blue Book gives out its Cost of Ownership Award each year to pinpoint the most cost-efficient vehicles on the market, it's a good idea to take notice. Recognizing the fact that there's more to ownership costs than the price of fuel -especially when it comes to vehicle depreciation. The good news this year?  The 2013 Honda Insight proves that hybrids can retain their value better than the standard automobile, as it was chosen for the award this year!

So, what else is taken into account in terms of ownership costs? Well, interest on the vehicle's loan , insurance rates, taxes and fees, and maintenance and repairs are all considered.

2013 Honda Insight Specs.:

  • MSRP: The Insight starts at only $18,500 and went on sale in the U.S. on September 18, 2012.
  • Fuel Economy Ratings: 41 mpg city/ 44 mpg highway/ 42 combined
  • Power: A 1.3-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine and a 10-kw electric motor that generates 98 horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard and Optional Features: 160 watt audio system, automatic climate control, power windows, etc. The LX trim adds cruise control, a USB audio interface, a security system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, etc. The EX trim adds heated side mirrors with turn signals, Bluetooth connectivity, alloy wheels, and an optional satellite navigation system and rearview camera.

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