Fast Facts: 2003 Honda Insight

The vehicle that introduced American consumers to gasoline-electric hybrid technology, the Honda Insight remains the most fuel-efficient EPA-rated automobile on the road. The Insight debuted Honda's innovative Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid powerplant. The IMA system, which integrates a high output electric motor/generator between the engine and transmission, combined with the Insight's rigid aluminum body structure and world-class aerodynamic design, helps the Insight achieve EPA city/highway fuel economy ratings of 60/66 (manual) and 57/56 (CVT) mpg, respectively. Equipped with its continuously variable transmission (CVT), Insight meets California's stringent Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) standard, making it the world's cleanest and most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered automobile.

SPECIFICATIONS .
GASOLINE ENGINE .
Engine Type Aluminum Alloy In-Line 3-Cylinder
Displacement (liters / cc) 1.0 / 995
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net / w/ IMA) 67 @ 5700 / 73 @ 5700
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 66 @ 4800 (MT) / 91 @ 2000 (CVT)
Valve Train SOHC 12-Valve VTEC E
Fuel System Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Ignition System Electronic w/ Immobilizer
Emissions Ratings (CA / Federal) ULEV (MT), SULEV (CVT) / ULEV (MT), SULEV (CVT)
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ELECTRIC MOTOR / GENERATOR .
Motor Type Permanent Magnet
Power Output 10 kW / 13 hp @ 3,000 rpm
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ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE .
Battery Type Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Output 144V (120 Cells @ 1.2V)
Rated Capacity (amp hours) 6.5
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POWERTRAIN .
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual 5-Speed
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CHASSIS .
Body Type Aluminum Hybrid
Suspension (front / rear) MacPherson Strut / Twist Beam
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) 17.3
Steering Variable Assist, Electric Rack-and- Pinion
Brakes (front / rear) Disc / Drum w/Anti-Lock and Regenerative Braking System
Wheels 14" Alloy
Tires P165/65 R14 78S, Low-Rolling Resistance
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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS .
Wheelbase (in.) 94.5
Length (in.) 155.1
Height (in.) 53.3
Width (in.) 66.7
Track (in., front / rear) 56.5 / 52.2
Curb Weight (lbs., MT / AT) 1,847 / 1,967
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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS .
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 47.4
Seating Capacity 2
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EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES / FUEL CAPACITY .
5-Speed Manual (City / Highway) 61 / 68
CVT (City / Highway) 57 / 56
Fuel (gal.) 10.6
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Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) .
5-Speed Manual $19,080
CVT $21,280
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