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2004 Honda Insight

2004 Honda Insight

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The gasoline/electric hybrid power that drives the 2004 Honda Insight is certainly at the forefront of alternative fuel sources for mass-produced vehicles. And though the Insight may soon be phased out, as it is now joined by the Civic Hybrid, it has certainly made its mark.

In particular, it has shown Honda that such technology can be used at a profit. Perhaps people are starting to realize that power is not always necessary at the expense of the environment. In any case, it has been said that Honda will soon make hybrid power an option for such models as the CR-V, Odyssey and Accord.

If that is all the Insight accomplishes, then it definitely has left a good mark on the world.

Available Models
The 2004 Honda Insight is only offered in one trim level.

Interior Features
The 2004 Honda Insight is made in the design of a two-door hatchback. Not surprising, the ultra-efficient model is also quite versatile. Up to 16.3 cubic feet of cargo volume is offered with the two-seater.

2004 sees the Insight retain its modest set of standard interior features. All models receive power mirrors, windows and door locks, an AM/FM/CD player, a trip computer, a rear defogger, a rear wiper/washer and a driver's storage compartment.

For a little more money, buyers can pick up an air conditioning system with automatic climate controls.

Exterior Features
The exterior design of the Insight is all about reducing wind drag. With this in mind, engineers gave it distinctive rear fender skirts and lightweight alloy wheels with an aerodynamic design.

There's also heat-rejecting green tinted glass and body-colored bumpers.

The 2004 Honda Insight easily grabs an industry-leading EPA fuel economy. Insight models with manual transmission get 60/66 mpg (city/highway), while those with automatic get 57/56 mpg (city/highway).

While the manual transmission offered is a conventional 5-speed setup, the automatic configuration is anything but that. It is a continuously variable transaxle that uses a belt-and-pulley system to vary drive ratios as needed instead of conventional gears.

The engine under the hood is a 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder gasoline model assisted by a battery-powered electric motor. It lets the car recharge the batteries when coasting or decelerating, so no plug-in charging is required.

The Honda Insight produces 73 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque (79 lb-ft of torque with CVT).

Safety and Security
The safety and security features included with the 2004 Honda Insight are 3-point seat belts with an automatic tensioning system, dual front airbags, a theft-deterrent system and antilock brakes.

2004 Honda Insight Highlights

Body-Colored Dual Power Mirrors
Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers
Aerodynamic Rear Fender Skirts
Heat-Rejecting Green-Tinted Glass
Remote Entry System
Rear Window Wiper / Washer
Driver's and Front Passenger's Airbags (SRS)
Fuel Mileage Computer
Economy Shift Indicator
Reclining High-Back Bucket Seats
12-Volt Accessory Outlet

Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.0L 3-cylinder gasoline-electric hybrid
67 @ 5700
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
CVT: 57/56
manual: 60/66

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