Updates for the Insight in 2011 might move the market, as will the rising price of a gallon of gas. It has made me a better and more aware driver and I love to challenge myself to get the best mileage every time out. The standard is currently 27. Also, the seat back is very uncomfortable. When I moved back to the New York area after a decade in Los Angeles, where I had owned a bunch of cars, I did what I had curiously never done in La-La Land and bought a used Toyota Prius. The engine itself — boasting but two valves per cylinder — is relatively low tech; everything else is appropriately high tech.
I bought it for the gas mileage. As the price of a base Toyota Prius has risen, the value argument for the Honda Insight is stronger today than when the second-generation Honda hybrid debuted. We do not give any warranty or representation, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, merchantability or appropriateness of any information, materials or graphics on this website. Now I take a different route that takes me 45 minutes. In the fuel efficiency equation, Eco Assist makes you smarter by teaching you how to drive more efficiently. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
But for my money, the Prius has been an ideal backup mobile. Otherwise, all the expected safety features are represented, including standard front side and side curtain airbags, as well as anti-lock brakes and active front head restraints—plus electronic stability control. The recall began March 2017. The only thing that is hard to get used to is looking in the mirror for traffic behind me and the hatchback has two divided windows with metal in between. Recall Date 2017-08-31 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co.
I have always wanted a hybrid, and I am glad I chose this one. I think it is a comfortable ride. Interstate highway testing temperatures were in the high-thirties. Cant say enough about this car. Recall Date 2017-01-10 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Could there be hybrids that were, you know, less hybrid-y, but achieved the same objectives? The recall began October 30, 2017.
This behaves just as you would expect a hybrid. Enter the all-new 2019 Honda Insight. I love the way it handles and the acceleration is there when I need it. It also has an excellent safety score. Honda's numbers for this recall are B0K and L0J. The hybrid system captures energy during deceleration and braking and helps it out when accelerating. We do not give any warranty or representation, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, merchantability or appropriateness of any information, materials, videos or graphics on this website.
Many people don't know Prius adopted the design. Center-stack controls—except for the sound system and nav display—are angled toward the driver, and climate controls are similar to those in the Fit, centered in their own round area just to the right of the steering wheel, rather than in the center. The Insight isn't a truly sporty car, but eco-minded drivers encountering a curvy road will be pleased with the way the Insight handles. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The Honda Insight name — used between 1999 and 2006 for the first gasoline-electric hybrid in North America — is back for 2009, this time representing an affordable four-door, five-seat hatchback.
The Insight doesn't change directions as crisply as the Honda Fit, but it feels confident in all but the tightest corners, with unexpected poise in high-speed cruising. That's no mistake; it's the shape carved to cut through the air with the least resistance. Five weeks later, I was rear-ended at a stop light by a young lady who wasn't paying attention. More than one reviewer called this setup sporty, and thought the Insight steered and braked like a gas-only car, which are big compliments in the hybrid world. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. A Civic-influenced, two-tier, two-tone instrument panel greets you inside, and is situated quite far forward to permit a spacious feel for those in front.
Interior appointments in the Insight are about on par with those in Honda's other small cars—which is to say, there aren't a lot of soft-touch surfaces, but it feels tightly assembled and the dash and doors have nicely grained plastics. When I reviewed the mileage data for Insights and Prius' input by owners at fuelly. The 2011 Honda Insight has a silhouette, if not details, that look a lot like that of the Toyota Prius. I used to take 35 minutes to get to work. With the route I take now, I can get 52 mpgs.