The 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid comes with a dash mounted Efficiency Booster to assist with better fuel economy. The Honda Hybrid gets up to 43 miles per gallon on the highway while reducing carbon emission.
2010 Honda Insight Features Hybrid Dashboard Feedback System For Better Fuel Economy
American Honda Motor Co., Inc offers many features to help drivers to get the best fuel efficiency for their Honda Hybrids. One feature is called the ECON, known as the Efficiency Booster, which will minimize the overall energy use while delivering maximum fuel economy. The 2010 Honda Insight is equipped with an ECON button which is mounted on its dashboard.
The Eco Assist, known as the ECON button, is a feedback system for the driver. It will inform the driver of bad habits which relate to lower fuel efficiency. Some of the bad driving habits include immediate braking and strong acceleration which consumes more gas.
ECON is to help and inform drivers on how to achieve the highest MPG rating. The Honda Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient automobiles on the market. It also offers 5 doors and seats up to five passengers.
Honda designed the Insight hybrid with lower center gravity which allows the car to be more lightweight than other models. The vehicle was designed and built from the ground up. The eco-friendly vehicle also features a new projector-beam headlight which provides better roadway lighting for greater visibility.
The Hybrid car is also equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which substitutes the gears found in traditional transmissions. The CVT includes the Drive-by-Wire throttle system which constantly adjusts to provide the most efficient drive ratio possible depending on the torque load. The CVT technology provides the Insight with better fuel economy and acceleration in comparison to conventional transmissions.
The motor is a high efficient 1.3-liter, i-VTECH 4-cyliner engine. It offers the car with a 41 combined MPG. The Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) is the vehicle’s electric motor which works in conjunction with the gasoline engine and supplies additional power and torque. The Honda vehicle has a starting price of $19,800.