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Honda Insight Hybrid

Hybrid

Total=583mi

Seats 5

15.1ft3 Cargo

L=183.6
W=71.6
H=55.6

1.2kWh Battery

Honda was the first automaker to sell a gas-electric hybrid vehicle in the USA. Then came the Toyota Prius, and the Hybrid Alternative Energy Car battle was joined. Nowadays, Insight has become sort of a restyled Honda Civic sedan with a more stylish appearance. Though the Prius has better range and MPG, there are many who feel it’s an odd-looking car. Drivers comparing both cars can wind up choosing the Insight because of its more “normal” appearance. However the base Prius MSRP is around $1,000 less than the base Insight MSRP.

With its starting MSRP of $25,210, an EPA 55/49/52 City/Highway/Combined MPG rating, a total range of 583 miles, standard Honda Sensing Safety features, an aggressive design and a spacious cabin, the 2020 Honda Insight Hybrid is a steal for efficiency-focused shoppers.

It’s a small(er) hybrid commuter car with superlative safety scores, major fuel efficiency, and decent interior space for 4 adults (or 5 in a pinch!) and their gear. The hybrid boasts 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk, and its batteries don’t take up any cabin space.

Says caranddriver.com reviewer Joey Capparella: “The Honda Insight is a hybrid with great fuel economy that looks and drives mostly like a conventional compact sedan. It shares many components with the popular Honda Civic sedan, and delivers a similarly pleasant driving experience and roomy, practical interior. The crucial difference is the Insight’s combination of a gasoline engine and electric motors, which supply power in a non-traditional way in the name of efficiency. The Insight’s minimal price premium over the Civic and superb fuel economy make it a smart buy.”

Using the same basic body shell as Honda’s popular Civic sedan, the Honda Insight was revived during the 2019 model year to accommodate a newly-envisioned hybrid powertrain, which gives the car its own unique identity. No mechanical changes have been made for the 2022 model year.

The 2022 Insight Hybrid comes in two trims: EX (MSRP: $25,210), and Touring (MSRP: $29,240).

Insight Hybrid uses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnetic Electric Motor, which is attached to the front wheels. Like most modern hybrids, the Insight is capable of limited all-electric running. The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid is rated at 151 HP and 197 pound-feet of torque, which creates more power than its rival, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Standard Insight features include: Honda Sensing Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies, Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 3-Mode Drive System (ECON/Sport/EV), Remote Engine Start, LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off.

Honda Sensing Technologies include: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

• Active Safety Features are extensive, and are considered some of the best in the industry. They include:
• Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
• Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
• Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
• Brake Assist
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
• LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
• Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
• Advanced Front Airbags (i-SRS)
• SmartVent Front Side Airbags
• Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
• 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
• Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
• Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
• Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder
• Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

Honda and its Insight Hybrid have been extensively awarded. In 2019, Kelley Blue Book voted Honda the Best Overall Brand for the second consecutive year, with the highest average score across all ratings of non-luxury brands, and a sterling reputation for quality. The Honda Insight Hybrid was voted the Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green Car of the Year for raising the bar in environmental performance while remaining within reach of most consumers. It’s the fourth time Honda has received this prestigious award, meaning they’re doing something right.

Its safety qualifications are the highest possible. Kelley Blue Book reviewer Christian Wardlaw says: “Safety is an Insight hallmark. The car earns 5-star ratings in every test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It also comes with standard Honda Sensing driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies.”

REWRITTEN MAY 2021

Specs

Performance:

  • Engine Type: In-Line 4-Cylinder
  • Displacement: 1498 cc
  • Horsepower (SAE net): 107 @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque (SAE net): 99 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
  • Valve Train: 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC
  • 3-Mode Drive System (ECON/Sport/EV)
  • Port Fuel Injection
  • AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Transmission: Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW), Sport Mode and Deceleration Selectors
  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (front/rear)
  • Dual-Pinion, Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Eco Assist System
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Immobilizer System
  • Remote Engine Start

Interior:

  • 180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers
  • Pandora Compatibility
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio*
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
  • HondaLink
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration, SMS Text Message Function, SiriusXM
  • HD Radio
  • 8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen, Knob and Hard Keys for Primary Controls and Customizable Feature Settings
  • 2.5-Amp USB Smartphone/Audio Interface: 2 ports in front console
  • Automatic Climate Control System
  • Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's and Front Passenger's Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Window and Door Lock Controls
  • One-Touch Turn Indicators
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • LED Ambient Console Lighting
  • Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment
  • Sliding Sunvisors
  • Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)
  • Electronic Remote Trunk Release
  • Headlights-On Reminder
  • Map Lights
  • Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
  • Floor Mats
  • 12-Volt Power Outlet (front)
  • Rear-Window Defroster with Timer
  • Cargo Area Light
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
  • Beverage Holders
  • Push Button Start
  • Rear-Seat Center Armrest
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
  • Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
  • Adjustable Head Restraints
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback

Exterior:

  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • LED Taillights and Brakelights
  • Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release
  • Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna
  • Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors
  • with LED Turn Indicators and Chrome Accent
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Rain-Sensing
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • with Chrome Accent
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock
  • All-Season Tires: 215 / 55 R16 93V
  • Tire Repair Kit (TRK) with 24-Hour Assistance
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