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2014 Honda Insight

$8,382 — $15,582 USED
Hatchback
5 Seats
42 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.5) 4 reviews

The Good

  • Folding backseat
  • Interior space
  • Interior quality
  • Observed mileage

The Bad

  • Front seats are close to floor
  • Intrusive stop-start system
  • Bluetooth not available on base, LX trims
2014 Honda Insight exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Honda Insight
  • Dedicated hybrid model
  • Seats five
  • Hatchback body style
  • EPA-estimated 41/44 mpg

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Honda Insight hybrid is a five-seat hatchback that is intended to beat the Toyota Prius in terms of price and most non-hybrid models in terms of gas mileage. It is available in three trim levels: base, LX and EX.New for 2014
There are no significant changes.Exterior Highlights

  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers; 15-inch alloy wheels on EX
  • Blue-tinted headlight enclosures
  • LED brake lights
  • Body-colored side mirrors; heated side mirrors on EX
  • Rear-window wiper

Interior Highlights

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack; USB port available
  • Eco Assist driver-feedback system
  • Available cruise control
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available steering-wheel controls
  • Available navigation system with backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 98 horsepower total output from 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Front-seat active head restraints

 

Vehicle Overview

The Honda Insight hybrid is a five-seat hatchback that is intended to beat the Toyota Prius in terms of price and most non-hybrid models in terms of gas mileage. It is available in three trim levels: base, LX and EX.New for 2014
There are no significant changes.Exterior Highlights

  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers; 15-inch alloy wheels on EX
  • Blue-tinted headlight enclosures
  • LED brake lights
  • Body-colored side mirrors; heated side mirrors on EX
  • Rear-window wiper

Interior Highlights

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack; USB port available
  • Eco Assist driver-feedback system
  • Available cruise control
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available steering-wheel controls
  • Available navigation system with backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 98 horsepower total output from 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Front-seat active head restraints

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
4 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.8)
(5.0)

just bought car today

by kristen zuke from Adams, ma on January 16, 2018

I bought Honda because of its excellent reputation. I needed a car that was good on gas milage, affordable and reliable which is what led me to buy this car. Read full review

(5.0)

very stylish, economical

by samy on April 10, 2015

I really enjoy driving it. Very educational feedback on saving fuel. The body steel is stronger than most recent hybrids. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Honda Insight currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Honda Insight Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Insight received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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