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Engineering
  Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1339 1339 1339
Horsepower @ rpm (Combined: engine (SAE net) + electric motor) 98 @ 5800 98 @ 5800 98 @ 5800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, combined engine (SAE net) + electric motor) 123 @ 1000-1700 123 @ 1000-1700 123 @ 1000-1700
Redline (rpm) 6200 6200 6200
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 80 73 x 80 73 x 80
Compression Ratio 10.8 : 1 10.8 : 1 10.8 : 1
Valve Train 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 8-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection Standard Standard Standard
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System Standard Standard Standard
Front-Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Eco Assist™ System[1]  Standard Standard Standard
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2/AT-PZEV[2]  ULEV-2/AT-PZEV[2]  ULEV-2/AT-PZEV[2] 
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer Standard Standard Standard
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups[3]  Standard Standard Standard
Electric Motor / Generator
  Insight Insight LX Insight EX
DC Brushless Motor (Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous) Standard Standard Standard
Power (hp @ rpm) 13 @ 1500 13 @ 1500 13 @ 1500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 58 @ 1000 58 @ 1000 58 @ 1000
Electric Power Storage
  Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Battery Standard Standard Standard
Output (Volts) 100.8 100.8 100.8
Rated Capacity 5.75 Ah 5.75 Ah 5.75 Ah
Transmissions
  Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Standard Standard with Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 3.172~0.529, Reverse: 4.511~1.693, Final Drive: 4.2 Standard Standard with Paddle Shifters
Body/Suspension/Chassis
  Insight Insight LX Insight EX
Unit-Body Construction Standard Standard Standard
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension Standard Standard Standard
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension Standard Standard Standard
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) 18.0 18.0 18.0
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS) Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.29 3.29 3.29
Steering Ratio 16.76 16.76 16.76
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 36.1 36.1 36.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9
Wheels 15" with Full Covers 15" with Full Covers 15" Alloy
All-Season Tires 185 / 60 R15 84T 185 / 60 R15 84T 185 / 60 R15 84T
Compact Spare Tire T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M
 
[1]  ECON logo and Eco Assist are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval.
[2]  AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are available in California and states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations. Models in non-CARB states are ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[3]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. May vary with driving conditions. See your owner's manual for more details.