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About the Honda Insight

Vehicle Summary

Cutting down on fuel stops is a breeze when you drive a sleek hybrid car like the Honda Insight. This fuel-sipping model, which made its debut for the 2000 model year, was offered as a four-door hatchback through 2014. After a few years' hiatus, the Insight returned instead in a four-door sedan design. Regardless of whether you choose an earlier-model hatchback or a later-model sedan, you'll enjoy seating for up to five passengers inside the Insight's spacious cabin.

The Honda Insight's hybrid powertrain is ready to help you cut down on fuel stops so you can spend more time enjoying the open road. On second-generation models (2010-2014), this ride is powered by a 1.3L four-cylinder engine, electric motor, and nickel-metal-hydride battery pack. Meanwhile, third-generation models (2019-2020) receive a 1.5L four-cylinder engine, electric motor, and lithium-ion battery pack. Every Honda Insight is also equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for smooth and seamless shifting between gears.

Inside the cabin, the Insight offers no shortage of space for you and up to four passengers to get comfortable. When extra storage is needed, standard 60/40-split-folding rear seats make it easy to expand the cargo area into the cabin as well. And when you opt for a later model, like the 2019 Insight, you'll enjoy standard features that include a five-inch touchscreen interface, active noise cancelation, and a wide range of driver-assistance features like adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning with mitigation.

Check out a used Honda Insight for yourself to see how this hybrid car could check off all the items on your "must-have" list while also saving you stops at the pump.

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FAQ

Q: Can the Honda Insight run exclusively on electric power?

A: No, the Insight is considered a "mild hybrid" that uses regenerative braking; it cannot run completely on electric power for any distance.

Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2019 Honda Insight?

A: While many factors can affect fuel economy, the 2019 Honda Insight base trim with 1.5L four-cylinder engine, electric motor, and continuously variable transmission (CVT) gets an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined.1

Q: Is the 2014 Honda Insight a sedan or a hatchback?

A: The 2014 Honda Insight is a four-door, five-passenger hatchback.

Q: Does the 2019 Honda Insight have smartphone integration?

A: Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto is standard on all but the 2019 Insight's base LX trim.

Q: What size wheels are on the 2014 Insight?

A: Every 2014 Honda Insight is equipped with 15-inch wheels.

Q: Does the 2013 Insight have automatic climate control?

A: Yes, automatic climate control is standard on the 2013 Honda Insight.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

Honda Insight Trim Configurations

Across its second- and third-generations of production, the Honda Insight was offered in a handful of different trim configurations. Check out key features from each trim below to get a better feel for which might be right for you.

Honda Insight Second Generation (2010-2014)

The following trim features are based on the 2014 model year.

Base (2011-2014)

  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Power accessories
  • Automatic climate control
  • Two-speaker sound system

LX (2010-2014)

  • Front-seat storage bin
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Cruise control

EX (2010-2014)

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Bluetooth® phone connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

As you shop used Honda Insight models, you may come across some additional features on the EX trim. That's because this trim was offered with an optional built-in navigation system, as well as a rearview camera.

Honda Insight Third Generation (2019-2020)

The following features are specific to the 2019 model year.

LX (2019-2020)

  • Keyless ignition
  • Automatic climate control
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Rearview camera
  • Five-inch touchscreen interface

EX (2019-2020)

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Eight-inch touchscreen interface
  • Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Blind-spot monitoring

Touring (2019-2020)

  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Available Wi-Fi hotspot2

2Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Honda Insight an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Honda Insight 2nd out of 4 among Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Honda Insight is $347, compared to an average of $397 for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Honda Insight owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.7 times per year, compared to an average of 0.4 times for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 8% for the Honda Insight, compared to an average of 7% for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.

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Reviews for Honda Insight

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Insight drives great, looks cool, reliable, and ROOMY! Wonderful hatchback.

because just like a prius, you have to TRY to get the good gas mileage, if it's too much of a chore for you then don't get this car. but even then the least mileage i've ever gotten was 36mpg. drives great, looks cool, handles very well, fits in tight spaces, VERY roomy for it's size, stereo works great, the panel that describes mileage is great - elapsed time of the drive, when the car is charging itself or using the charge, estimated mile range with remaining gas, all very good to know and the car is intuitive. so far, love it!

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: i take highways to work pretty much every day, when i really try, i can get 42mpg. when i don't really think about it and drive regularly, i get about 37mpg. still great!
  • Interior Space: hatchbacks forever! i'm a musician so i keep the backseats down basically all the time. i can fit so much crap in this car it's ridiculous. but when a tall person sits in the backseat, their head can touch the ceiling! but up front everything is perfect, PLENTY of space.

Cons

  • Power: even when i slam the gas down it doesn't accelerate quickly, my old 4 cylinder accord crushes this car in that aspect. BUT the whole point of the car is to save gas so i leave it in ECON mode which pretty much asks your engine to calm down a bit.

- Anonymous , 2013 Honda Insight

I love my little red car!

All my life, I've wanted a red car; now I finally have one. You may think this is silly, but I couldn't find anything wrong with it, so I bought it. It gets 40mpg, both the interior and the exterior are in almost perfect condition, and it's fun to drive. Great acceleration, no problems so far--hey, it's a used car, so it can't be perfect. It's surprisingly roomy in the back seat, and I absolutely love driving it. I'm extremely happy with my Honda Insight.

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: 40mpg
  • Styling: It has beautiful lines, a beautiful profile.

Cons

  • Dashboard: All controls are below the top rim of the steering wheel except the speedometer, which is above and is sometimes obscured by the steering wheel.
  • Braking: Braking was selected by mistake; there are no other cons.

- Kathy Tsitsos, 2013 Honda Insight

Great Hybrid at a Reasonable Price

I've own the car a year now. I did buy it used (8,000 miles were on it) I have the Touring(fully loaded) . I actually get 48mpg and. City i get 52mpg and 42mpg on the hwy. I drive it for Uber and lyft. Customers love the car, says it very nice looking, very quiet and very comfortable. I love it myself, I do wish it had a digital speedometer (it does only in kph, not in mph) . It rides extremely smooth, has alot of power(especially if u floor it, there is a notch in the gas pedal you feel once you floor it) or put it in sport mode. It has like a 10.9 gallon tank(wish it was a lil bigger) it says you will get 600 to a tank but I've only got 480 at most(440 miles avg) which is still great! Lane keep assist is wonderful for 20seconds.

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: 48mpg avg with hills, hwy and city( 52 city/43hwy)
  • Technology and Entertainment: lane keep assist, rain sensing windshield, auto bright beam lights, brake hold, remote start, keyless entry, drive modes (eco, normal, sport) paddle shifters
  • Styling: although it's a hybrid, people think its a civic or accord. It is using the civic frame, chassis, ect.. with some accord features.

Cons

  • Reliability: I had to get new spark plugs, new battery for the engine AND new hybrid batteries( all covered under warranty) idk how the previous owner treated it with their 8k miles they put on it but so far no more problems.
  • Cabin Noise: the speakers rattle alot. I dont know when or why Honda hasn't put a Great sound system in their vehicles yet(infinity, bose, karmon) something better than their speakers and the doors rattle also. They need to fix this already.
  • Dashboard: Lack of physical buttons. Lack of digital speedometer, lack of individual psi per tire,

- Timmy Hooper, 2019 Honda Insight

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