Honda Announces Price Tag of the New Insight Hybrid

By dancurranjr On March 10th, 2009

new-insightHonda has finally buckled down and set an MSRP and a release date for it’s new Insight Hybrid. Since its unveiling and during our testing, we’ve been merely speculating on the MSRP of Honda’s dedicated hybrid model, but on March 24th buyers will be able to purchase an Insight LX Hybrid starting at $19,800.

At that price the Insight undercuts the current Prius’ base price by $2,200, but that gap could grow or shrink with the release of the 2010 model.

Those with a bit more change in their purses can step up to the Insight EX for $21,300. This trim level bump adds adds, most notably, Vehicle Stability Assist, alloy wheels, cruise control, paddle shifters, a six speakers audio system with USB interface, and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

All three Insight models are EPA rated at 40 mpg city and 43 mpg highway (41 mpg combined).

SOURCE: CNET

Toyota Announces Pricing on 2010 Camry Hybrid

By dancurranjr On February 17th, 2009

2009-toyota-camryToyota has announced pricing on its 2010 Camry lineup, noting that prices across the board have increased by $281. However, the 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid, with a price tag of $26,870, including a $720 destination charge, undercuts the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid by $1,125.

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid starts at $27,995, including a $725 destination charge.

The 2010 Camry, which gets modest tweaks for the new model year, goes on sale in March.

The base 2010 Camry standard model with a new six-speed manual transmission starts at $20,115, including destination. The top-of-the-line 2010 Camry XLE with a six-speed automatic transmission starts at $29,765, including shipping.

The gasoline Camry gets a new grille and front bumper, an enlarged lower intake, larger projector headlamps and restyled taillamps. The Camry Hybrid gets such upgrades as restyled fog lamps, a wider lower intake and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Source: Edmunds Inside Line

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