Leather Seats, Navigation System, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.3L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 38K Miles, Gray/Gray
Navigation System, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.3L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 59K Miles, Gray/Gray
I'd had my heart set on a Prius, but the Insight edged in instead. It's a little zippier on the road than the Prius, even though the estimated mileage isn't as good. I haven't been able to log the estimated 40/45 MPG -- never getting above 38 -- but I've been running the A/C. For a small car, it has a lot of cargo room with the back seats down. I can load my mother's wheelchair with ease through the hatchback. All in all, I'm very happy with the Insight.
Does what it was made for: great gas mileage (40 around town-47 highway at 75mph) Bought it at 32,000, in a little over a year it has 62,000...no issues whatsoever. Not extremely fast, not a race car, just good, solid transportation at minimal cost. Have driven from Atlanta to Key West, and Atlanta to Dallas, once a month to Charlotte, comfortable, can match every highway speed...Only complaint is the bothersome noise from the CVT transmission at aceleration...oh well, it ain't perfect!
I was torn between the Prius and the Insight. What honestly made the decision for me was weighing the reputation between Toyota and Honda and more so the price difference between the 2. My Insight was about $5k less than the Prius with all the same options and less miles ~ all the reviews I read were just as good as the Prius reviews. I love my car!! It only costs about $30 to fill it up and it lasts me 420 - 470 miles per tank. It guides you on how to drive it to conserve gas. You can drive it with automatic or it also comes with a standard option to give you more of a sports car feeling. When I went to the mountains I drove it with the standard option and it had NO problem at all zipping right up the mountains. In sports mode I only get about 35-38 MPG but driving how it was made to drive I easily get 45-48 MPG.