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2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda Insight

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$22,930 — $28,340 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
48-52 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2020 Honda Insight exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Honda Insight
  • 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

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.8
11 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Really good car

by ML from Clyde, NC on September 3, 2020

The Insight has been a great car for me. My husband has a pickup for his everyday driving but enjoys my car as well. It gets excellent gas mileage 51/52 here in the mts of NC. Very comfortable ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best Car Ever.

by Randa from MONTGOMERY on June 19, 2020

This car has all I need. Very smooth in the street. Noise free all the time totally the car I want to have after my experience with the old car there is a big difference. Also if you want to save on ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Honda Insight currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Honda Insight LX

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Headlights

Overall Rating
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
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
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

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles; HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles; HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.
For complete details,

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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