Not sure if you found the information you were looking for, but in Edmunds.com's New and Used Vehicle Pricing Guides, you'll find the Standard Features and Options for each model year. Also, check the Overview sections to see what's new for each year. To answer your last question: all Honda Insights (2000, 2001, 2002) are hybrids.
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