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Note that at some point Honda dropped the "Lean-Burn" notation from the "Multi-Point Fuel Injection" line of the Insight specs. I noticed this about a year ago. Before that time, the "no lean burn in CVT" was widely reported by dealers and posters to Yahoo! but not officially represented by Honda on any specs.

I agree with Rick that the lack of lean burn must be software/firmware controlled, and that otherwise the engine/exhaust are the same. In addition one would expect the CVT transmission to put some drag on the engine. This could be enough to keep you out of lean-burn mode even if the car would allow it. It doesn't take much -- I put 185/60 R14 tires on my 5spd and it makes it noticably more difficult to stay in lean burn while cruising.

On the plus side, the lack of lean-burn means much lower smog-forming emissions from your CVT. So enjoy!
 
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