2021 Honda Insight

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Honda Insight highlights

Customer rating


  • Lots of standard tech features
  • Spacious, upscale interior
  • Amazing fuel economy


  • Smartphone connectivity only available on high trims
  • Loud engine noise
  • Weak engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

51 city, 45 highway, 48 combined

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A sharp-looking hybrid with abundant power and features

The Honda Insight combines fuel-sipping hybrid performance and an elegant design in a spacious sedan that's truly enjoyable to drive. With seating for five passengers, the 2021 Insight is a great option if you need room for family and friends or a full cart of groceries. This model is also overflowing with connectivity features and driver aids to help inspire confidence, whether commuting to the office or carpooling kids.

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What is new for the 2021 Honda Insight?

  • Insight trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment this year.
  • Parking Sensors features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Honda Insight trims

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  • Includes cloth upholstery, three drive modes (ECON, Sport, and EV), six-speaker audio system with five-inch display, manually-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming connectivity, and more.


  • Adds blind spot information system with cross-traffic monitor, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, eight-inch touchscreen display, rear-seat center armrest, 60/40 fold-down rear seatback, and more.


  • Adds heated front seats, leather upholstery, moonroof, 10-speaker audio system, navigation system with voice recognition, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Honda Insight

1. Elegant design

Honda Insight Review: Exterior | CarMax

Whether driving to a business meeting or enjoying a night on the town, the 2021 Insight allows you to do so in style. This hybrid sedan features a beautifully sculpted body with sweeping lines and sparkling alloy wheels to create a sophisticated aesthetic that is sure to turn heads. LED headlights with low- and high-beams accent the face of the Insight, while the rear achieves a distinctive look from the LED tail lamps and brake lights. This elegance carries through the cabin of the 2021 Insight, which features LED ambient console lighting on all trim levels and soft leather with double-stitching on Touring models.

2. Comfortable cabin

Honda Insight Review: Front seats | CarMax

The 2021 Insight's stylish cabin blends beauty and function by offering plenty of space for five passengers and their belongings. With 37.4 inches of rear-seat legroom, adults can ride comfortably in the back seat while enjoying ample stretch-out space. Cloth upholstery comes standard on LX and EX trims, but the Touring model features leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a one-touch power moonroof for added luxury. The cargo area of the 2021 Insight boasts 15.1 cu-ft of volume to store shopping bags and luggage (LX and EX trims). The 60/40-split rear seats also fold forward, allowing you to carry longer items inside the vehicle (EX and Touring).

3. Hybrid performance

Honda Insight Review: Engine | CarMax

Craving better gas mileage without sacrificing power? The 2021 Insight delivers incredible hybrid performance with an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined from its 1.5L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and electric motor (LX and EX).

 With 151 total system horsepower, it's quick off the line, too, with a 2021 Honda Insight 0-60 mph time of only 7.7 seconds. All models also come standard with three drive modes, so you can dial up the hybrid's sporty dynamics or switch to ECON mode with the push of a button.

4. Connectivity features

Honda Insight Review: Tech | CarMax

The 2021 Insight has a plethora of cool features, helping you stay connected on your commute. All models come standard with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming connectivity, so you can take calls or queue up your tunes while you drive. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (EX and higher models) make it easy to get directions or send and receive messages from the eight-inch touchscreen, while Touring models have available Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.

 If you like to view your fuel and range information or unlock your doors from your smartphone, the 2021 Insight also offers available HondaLink® subscription services to feel fully integrated with your ride.

5. Peace of mind technologies

Honda Insight Review: Dashboard | CarMax

One of the most exciting 2021 Honda Insight changes is the inclusion of a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert. This system, which comes standard on EX and higher trims, illuminates a warning light when it senses a vehicle or person in the driver- or passenger-side blind spot. The 2021 Insight also features other confidence-inspiring driver aids on all trims, including standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. If you need help with tricky parking moves, the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines provides normal, top-down, and wide-angle views for better visibility (all 2021 trims).

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If you're looking for sensible transportation, the five-passenger Prius C compact hatchback deserves a spot on your list. 2017–2019 models use a hybrid drivetrain with an electric motor and a 1.5L four-cylinder to return a very thrifty EPA-estimated 48 mpg city with the CVT.

 The Prius C's small dimensions and agile handling also make it an excellent choice for commuting through urban areas. You'll have plenty of space for your gear, too, with 17.1 cu-ft of cargo volume in 2017–2019 models. One step up from the base is the 2017–2018 Prius C TWO trim, which comes standard with:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels

  • Fabric-trimmed two-tone seat

  • Six-way adjustable driver seat

  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats

  • Entune Audio with 6.1-inch touchscreen display

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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 5th out of 6 among Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

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Honda Insight features and specs

Touring 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 37.5"/R 36.6"

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2021 Honda Insight FAQ

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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Cosmic Blue Metallic (Available on EX and Touring)

  • Crystal Black Pearl (Available on EX and Touring)

  • Lunar Silver Metallic (Available on EX and Touring)

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Platinum White Pearl

  • Radiant Red Metallic

Interior details

  • Push-button start

  • 15.1 cu-ft of trunk space (LX and EX)

  • Eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (EX and Touring)

  • Heated front seats with leather upholstery (Touring)

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat (EX and Touring)

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