Honda Insight News

Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

2006 Honda Gold Wing with Takata airbag
Fiat Chrysler, Honda recall nearly 10 million more Takata airbags

Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that up to 40 million airbag inflators installed on U.S. vehicles would be added to the already-massive Takata recall. Shortly thereafter, Honda issued a recall for 20 million additional devices, while Toyota's roster grew by a more modest but still...Read More»

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Honda: Takata Airbag Recall Expands By 2.23 Million, Continental Airbag Recall Grows By 341,000

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX...Read More»

2014 Honda Insight
It's Official: Honda Kills The Insight & Fit EV

Rumors began circulating back in February, and now they've been confirmed by the automaker: America's first hybrid, the Honda Insight, is dead. It's not like we didn't see it coming. Compared to its closest rival, the Toyota Prius, the Insight's sales stats have been deeply underwhelming. Last...Read More»

2014 Honda Insight
RIP, Honda Insight, America's First Hybrid

Auto models come and go. Those that shuffle off this mortal coil are sometimes eulogized (e.g. the Mazda RX-7, the Pontiac Firebird, the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia), and sometimes we can't shovel dirt on them fast enough (e.g. the Dodge Neon, the Pontiac Aztek, and with luck, the Nissan Murano...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
2012 Honda Insight: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Another debut that could easily get overlooked at the glitz and glamour of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is nevertheless quite important for Honda: the 2012 Honda Insight. True, the changes aren’t radical, but they are both necessary and a long time coming. Here’s what’s new in the...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
Lutz Returns, BMW And Fisker, First Aventador Crash: Car News Headlines

Some were up, some were down--and when it all was tallied up, August sales disappointed. [TheCarConnection] French lesson! Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose--Bob Lutz is back at GM. Does Dany Bahar know? [TheCarConnection] GM and the state of California are sparking anger in some EV...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Report: Hybrids Not Selling As Well As Analysts Predicted

Among vehicles that you fill with gasoline, the list of most fuel-efficient models is topped by several hybrids—including the Toyota Prius, Lexus CT 200h, and Honda Civic Hybrid. But only the 2011 Prius today could be called a big seller; and even at that, it's at a fraction of the sales that...Read More»

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Higher Gas Prices Poised To Drive Costs Up On Consumer Goods

Gas prices are a part of our daily conversation about vehicle choice—and a source of concern, recently, as pump prices have been trending upward at a rapid rate. But gas prices affect us in many ways other than just filling up the family vehicle. Rising gasoline and diesel costs are now...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe and consider heading out to the showroom. Now. Why? Because if price matters—as it should—you'll probably have to...Read More»

1999 Daihatsu concept EZ-U, Tokyo Motor Show
My Memorable Motor Show Moment: Tokyo, 1991

It was a bright and breezy Autumn Saturday in 1991 when I found myself standing on the broad plaza of the Makuhari Messe, gazing at the modern, spacious glass buildings and watching thousands of people stepping off the arriving trains. We were to be among the record-breaking 2 million people...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2011 Honda Insight: Are Changes Coming?

There is still no word on when the 2011 Honda Insight will be released. The Honda Insight was re-introduced to the U.S. market with the 2010 model on March 24, 2009. That same Insight model is still around almost 18 months later. I just called a few friends who work for Honda dealerships, and no...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Frugal Shopper: Flexible Prices, Unexpected Deals On New Cars

Looking for a good deal on a fuel-efficient hybrid? You’ll probably want to put the 2010 Honda Insight near the top of your list, as it currently has the most flexible price of any model on the market. According to the monthly TrueTrends report, from the pricing intelligence and analysis firm...Read More»

Screencap from Honda's 'Impossible Dream II' ad
Wednesday Video Break: Honda Dreams An Impossible, Beautiful Dream

If your Wednesday is shaping up to be anything like ours, you probably need a break. Ordinarily, we'd invite you to join us for margaritas and inter-office shuffleboard, but the bigwigs have padlocked the tequila vault, so you'll have to be content with video. Fortunately, we've found some very...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Honda Troubles: Sluggish Insight Sales, Costly Fit Hybrid Technology

Honda had big plans for the 2010 Insight. With low pricing and high tech, Honda hoped the Insight could leapfrog past the Toyota Prius to become the hottest hybrid on the market. Unfortunately, Honda's dreams haven't exactly played out as planned. When the 2010 Insight launched in March of last...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight 5dr CVT EX Angular Rear Exterior View
Back To The Drawing Board: Honda Revamps Insight Campaign

Not so long ago, Honda was cranking out press release after press release, talking up the 2010 Honda Insight and predicting that it would trample the revamped 2010 Toyota Prius. The Insight was priced aggressively (starting at just under $20,000), and based on booming demand in other parts of the...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View
Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

So, it turns out that 2003 - 08 Honda Civic Hybrids may not actually return 49/51 mpg. In fact, owners claim that the vehicles earn an average of 31 mpg -- and they sued. Without admitting wrongdoing, Honda has now settled with plaintiffs, offering them either (a) a $1000 voucher toward the...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5
Chevrolet Aveo The Most Toxic New Car?

Do you avoid drinking out of clear plastic water bottles, using antiperspirants with aluminum, or cooking in non-stick pans? Use a water purifier and ionizer everywhere you go, always buy organic, mind your cold-water fish list, and have your tap water checked yearly? If so, we've found either a...Read More»

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Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and powerful. Barring this era of greater responsibility and restraint, which might pass like a fleeting fancy with the recession, why...Read More»

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