HV software update and new Insight

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Tailwind, Jul 18, 2018.

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  1. Tailwind

    Tailwind Active Member


    I just had the HV software update done on my car. Took about an hour which included the multipoint inspection, a wash and a 4 mile test drive. Before the update, I had about 1/4 tank of fuel and the HV range said 336 miles. After the update it said 116. Much closer.

    While I was there, I of course wandered through the showroom and they had several 2019 Insights on the floor. A really nice looking car. Compared to an Accord Hybrid, 5 mpg more and almost $9000 less on the sticker. I was looking at an EX, so cloth seats, but overall quite impressed. Here is a photo of the window sticker.

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  3. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Love the look of the new Insight. I was really hoping it would be a PHEV though. If I was in the market for a Prius beating hybrid, this would be it. ..but after driving the Clarity in almost 100% electric mode it’s hard to go back to anything less.
  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Compare the Insight's ~1 kWH battery being moved into position below the rear seat with the Clarity PHEV's 17 kWH battery and you can easily understand why an Insight PHEV wasn't in the cards.

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  5. Exactly, unfortunately the insight is not designed to accommodate a larger battery.
  6. ClarityDoc

    ClarityDoc Active Member

    Crash test results missing (on sticker)?
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  8. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    My Clarity, purchased in January, didn't have the Crash Test results on the sticker, either. I don't know if they even available now.
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  9. GTO 409

    GTO 409 Member

    That's holding us back on both!

    The Honda Civic, in contrast, has top ratings in ALL areas tested by both NHTSA and IIHS!
  10. AL-B

    AL-B New Member

    Having suffered a near t-bone crash going 70mph crash in a 2015 Honda Fit when a young teenager pulled out in front of me trying to get to the center median at the last second and walking away with minor bruising to the ribs, I can attest that Honda, even in their low end cars, are built for safety. The car crumpled, as it should during a high speed crash, absorbing most of the energy before it reached the passenger compartment. Airbags deployed as it should have with no issues. That's why I went back with Honda on my replacement vehicle.
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