I just went over 30,000 on my 2011 Insight. First off, I was expecting 40 - 43 MPG as was rated. Now I'd be upset if I averaged 43 MPG. I commute 60 miles per day in normal rush hour traffic. Currentl...
I just went over 30,000 on my 2011 Insight. First off, I was expecting 40 - 43 MPG as was rated. Now I'd be upset if I averaged 43 MPG. I commute 60 miles per day in normal rush hour traffic. Currently, with the cold weather -10 F to 30 F, I average about 48 MPG. But this car likes the warm weather. During the summer, I average the better than 57 MPG, with a best of 65.4.
I recently drove from the upper Midwest to SC and back for vacation. We averaged 50 MPG on the button, driving normal interstate highway speeds.
The Insight has good handling characteristics, although cornering at high speed can be a challenge with the narrow tires (175 65 R 15). I got much better handling with a set of performance tires, but lost about 2 - 3 MPG.
The interior is OK, fine for a commuting car. Nothing special. The seats are OK. I tend so slide forward for some reason while driving. I tried a number of adjustments, but it still happens. This forces me to adjust in the seat while driving.
With the budget I had when I bought the Insight, based on prices, I could either buy a used Prius or a new Insight. I found the Insight fit me and my driving style better than the Prius. I also have had a good experience with Honda in the past.
All in all, ths is one of the best commuter cars I've owned. It's by far has the best MPG. It's also extremely reliable runner.