What’s the most affordable hybrid? Honda says it’s their new 2013 Insight Hybrid

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2013 Honda Insight Hybrid

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If you were looking to buy a hybrid in the near future, or are just plain curious as to what’s out there, the market is slowly offering more options as hybrid technologies advance.

The latest offering comes from Honda. According to the automaker, the 2013 Honda Insight provides a roomy interior, versatile hatchback design and fun-to-drive nature. The company also boasts that the vehicle has a city/highway/combined EPA fuel economy rating of 41/44/42 mpg.

The Japanese manufacturer says the 2013 Honda Insight remains the most affordable hybrid for sale in the U.S. Pricing is reportedly unchanged for 2013, starting at $18,500.

The vehicle will be offered in three models. The “value-oriented base model” is simply designated as Insight. It is equipped with a 160-watt audio system, automatic climate control, power windows, and more.

The Insight LX adds a USB audio interface, cruise control, armrest console, floor mats, security system and steering-wheel mounted audio controls.

The Insight EX adds alloy wheels, six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, automatic headlights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Honda’s latest vehicle goes on sale September 18.

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