The 2011 Honda Insight Hybrid is a five-door hybrid electric vehicle that is powered by the Honda Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system consisting of a 10-kilowatt electric motor and a 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline power unit. The fuel efficiency is estimated 40/43/41 mpg city/highway/combined. A DC brushless electric motor is placed in line between the Continuously Variable gearbox and the engine, giving power during acceleration.
The reborn 2011 Honda Insight Hybrid is available in base, LX, and EX trim levels. The vehicle can place five passengers. All trims now feature Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) antiskid system, in the 2010 model it was exclusive for the EX version. The Insight Hybrid has also Honda satellite navigation system, and Ecological Drive Assist System, created to help drivers achieve excellent fuel efficiency.
Honda felt that the 2010 Honda Insight was the right car for the right time. The same refers to the 2011 model, that is more fuel efficient than the Civic Hybrid and costs less.