Honda Insight Hybrid

Look at this thing.


It’s small, it’s a hatchback, and it looks like a spaceship.

I may very well have to consider this an option…

It’s a hybrid, and in fact is the most fuel-efficient car in America at 66 miles per gallon.

That is so totally cool…but it means the price is about $8000 more than I was wanting to spend. Eep.

I’m also a little concerned about the rear wheels. What happens if I get a flat tire? How high, exactly, would I have to jack it up? :>

But the design is awesome. Other hybrids are just kind of blah. The Civic, meh. The Accord just looks like a regular car…plus it’s like $30,000. The Camry is the same way, though $5000 less. The Prius looks like a Star Trek: TNG shuttlecraft, and not in a good way.

This is by far the coolest hybrid (that I’ve seen), and it’s competing with the Yaris in my mind for coolest car period.

[Update 9:56 p.m.:] I just realized that it doesn’t have a backseat. Like, at all. So I don’t know. I haven’t used the backseat of my Subaru (for people, anyway) in years…but it’s still nice to know that if I had to, I could cart three other people somewhere. So the Yaris is probably still winning.

…plus, the Insight looks a little doofy in this picture.