2020 Honda Insight

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$22,930

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

52
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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5

Seating capacity

183.6” x 55.6”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Most trims rated 52 mpg combined
  • Upscale interior
  • Battery does not cut cargo space
  • Lots of premium options

The bad:

  • Touchscreen multimedia system usability
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not standard

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Honda Insight trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Dedicated gas-electric hybrid
  • Gas engine, two electric motors
  • 151-horsepower total output
  • Honda Sensing active safety features standard
  • Based on Civic sedan
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2020 Honda Insight review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Honda Insight?

A hybrid compact sedan with seating for five that’s aimed squarely at the Toyota Prius, the Honda Insight is based on the Honda Civic sedan but has unique styling, a more upscale interior and a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain that delivers an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined in most trim levels. Besides the Prius, competitors include the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Toyota Corolla Hybrid

What’s New on the 2020 Honda Insight?

All-new last year, the only significant change for 2020 is a new Platinum White Pearl paint color. 

What Features in the 2020 Honda Insight Are Most Important? 

All trim levels include the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist features, including forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. An 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system goes in all trim levels but the base LX, and it includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The top, Touring trim includes heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation and a premium stereo.

Should I Buy the 2020 Honda Insight?

Honda fans and other hybrid buyers looking for terrific fuel economy and an alternative to the Toyota Prius would do well to consider the Honda Insight. With a long list of standard safety features and three trim levels to choose from, the Insight offers a measure of style to go with its practicality.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Don't waste your money

The driver seat is extremely uncomfortable on a long trip if it had a lumbar support or something would improve it quite a bit but it don't the fuel economy is at least 10 gallons per mile off from what they overtise by my car which I bought with just very few miles on it I like the looks of the car everything else about the car other than the uncomfortable seats is nice Honda just needs to do quite a bit to improve it

5.0

WoW gas mileage

WOW the gas mileage is incredible I can regularly get 50 mpg my lead foot wife gets 47. I’m a big person tall and wide it could be more comfortable but I’ve owned worse. The “switch” gas to battery is 100 percent seamless, just drive it like a regular car and it dies the rest. It has a ton of electro so it’s the only car I ever bought an extended warranty. Did I mention it gets 50 mpg and dies look like an ugly Prius. Honda through and Through!!

5.0

I Love My Insight

I absolutely love my Insight! The mileage is amazing and the styling is impressive. The safety and technology features are really nice and easy to use.

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Safety

Based on the 2020 Honda Insight base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.3%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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