Honda Insight

2010 Honda Insight

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  • (4.4) 62 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,346$10,462
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 41
  • Engine: 88-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (gas hybrid)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
2010 Honda Insight

Our Take on the 2010 Honda Insight

The 2010 Honda Insight brings back the name borne by Honda's first hybrid car, which was also North America's first hybrid, sold from 2000 to 2006. Now, rather than a two-seat runabout, it's a five-seat hatchback that's intended to beat the Toyota Prius in terms of price and j... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • EPA underestimates mileage
  • Front seats are close to floor
  • Split rear window has few proponents
  • No cruise control on LX
  • No stability control on LX
  • No backup camera

Notable Features

  • Dedicated hybrid model
  • Seats five
  • Hatchback body style
  • Small four-cylinder engine plus electric motor
  • EPA-estimated 40/43 mpg

2010 Honda Insight Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The all-new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid might not have quite the fuel economy or as much interior space as the redesigned Toyota Prius, but the price is right and the gas mileage is significantly better than that of most other cars out there.While it still costs more than $22,000 to get into a Prius, the new Insight hatchback has a base price of just $19,800 (plus $710 freight), making it the lo... Read full review for the 2010 Honda Insight

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 62 reviews

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Great Commuter Car

by ajk from Des Moines, IA on December 2, 2009

I purchased an Insight LX a couple of months ago, and have been very happy with it thus far. While I was originally planning to purchase a Prius, my wife already has a Prius and we decided that it wou... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2010 Honda Insight Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Insight EX

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Insight EX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Insight EX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Insight EX

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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