The Impressive Honda Insight MPG
For today’s driver, gas mileage is a major concern. The price at the gas station is steadily creeping up, and realistically, may never go back down. On top of that, a growing green consciousness has got everyone thinking about the effect that we have on the earth. Driving cars is still the preferred method of transportation for most people, but the ideal car for driver’s in 2014 is affordable to operate and does not pollute significantly. Recent tests have revealed that the 2014 Honda Insight mpg rating is one of the most impressive in the industry at 41 mpg city and 44 mpg highway.* Here are some of the features in the car that help to boost fuel efficiency.
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
CVT technology replaces both the type of gears found in a traditional transmission and the mechanism for shifting between them. The result is a vehicle that can automatically and immediately correct itself to provide the most efficient drive ratio possible. That helps drivers get better fuel economy and faster acceleration.
Eco Assist is a suite of technological innovations that constantly monitor the way your Insight is running and make subtle corrections to improve efficiency. A convenient display shows drivers what kinds of adjustments are being made and how they can drive differently to save more gas.
The Honda Insight makes it easy to drive efficiently. By pressing the Econ Button, the vehicle automatically switches into a mode that minimizes energy use across all vehicle systems. If you need more power to get up a hill or through snow, you can simply press the button again to restore normal engine functions.
Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
The Insight runs on a combination gas/electric engine, but the technology is an improvement over other hybrid vehicles. Honda has managed to reduce the size and weight of this technology while increasing its efficiency and power numbers. The result is an engine that is charting the course for hybrid vehicles.
* 41 city/44 hwy/42 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.