2020 Honda Insight

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Honda Insight highlights

Customer rating


  • High fuel economy numbers
  • Livelier and more refined to drive than similar hybrids
  • Roomy, comfortable interior


  • Engine noises can be intrusive

Mileage (EPA estimate)

51 city, 45 highway, 48 combined

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The 2020 Honda Insight is an under-the-radar hybrid

The 2020 Honda Insight is a comfortable, easy-to-drive hybrid sedan that doesn’t go out of its way to advertise its green cred. It’s about the same size as the same-year Honda Civic sedan, with just a smidge less rear headroom. That means it’s got good amounts of rear legroom and a practically-sized trunk. It features a lot of available tech upgrades, and some driver aids come standard. Overall, the Insight is comfortable, roomy, and pleasant to drive, making it a strong choice for tackling the daily commute.

While it’s impressively efficient when compared to regular sedans, some hybrid competitors do get better mileage, like the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid or Toyota Prius. The Insight’s biggest flaw is that around town the engine can make noise that has little to do with your driving: At stoplights, it might idle a bit fast to charge the battery, and while accelerating it can drone unpleasantly.

All Honda Insight years

New for 2020

  • Insight trims have been upgraded with DVD Video System and Blu-ray Video System as standard equipment this year.

Explore Honda Insight details

LX 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 36.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2020 Honda Insight

What We Like

Hybrid economy: The 2020 Insight gets up to an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined

, which is great if you’re looking to use less gas on your commute. Some hybrids get better mileage, but not many.

Driving: No one will confuse the Insight with a sports car, but it accelerates faster than similar hybrids and provides a composed and comfortable ride. Overall, it’s simply nicer to drive than its closest competitors.

Interior: The Insight has a comfortable and well-built interior, with nice materials and a straightforward design that avoids the quirkiness of some other hybrids. It’s a pleasant compact sedan inside, with room for adults in both rows of seats.

What Needs Improvement

Engine noise: Because of its unique hybrid system, the Insight’s engine doesn’t drive the vehicle directly at city speeds, it just provides charge for the battery. That means it can sound loud and unrefined and make noises that don’t really connect to what the car is doing.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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

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2020 Honda Insight trims

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  • 151-hp, 99-lb-ft of torque 1.5L
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Key
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Rear Defroster



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