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2021 Honda Insight

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

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.

Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars

Seating capacity

183.6” x 55.6”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Most trims rated 52 mpg combined
  • Upscale interior
  • Ride comfort
  • Battery does not compromise cargo space

The bad:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Honda Insight trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat Civic-based compact sedan
  • Gas-electric hybrid
  • 151-horsepower total output
  • Honda Sensing active safety features standard

2021 Honda Insight review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Honda Insight?

A hybrid compact sedan that’s aimed squarely at the Toyota Prius, the five-seat 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, the front-wheel-drive Insight’s competitors include the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Toyota Corolla Hybrid

What’s New on the 2021 Honda Insight?

EX and Touring trim levels gain blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. 

What Features in the 2021 Honda Insight Are Most Important? 

Standard features include:

  • Hybrid drivetrain with gas engine and two electric motors
  • LED headlights
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Automatic air conditioning

Available features include:

  • Remote start
  • Power moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Wi-Fi hot spot (data plan required)

Should I Buy the 2021 Honda Insight?

Honda fans and other hybrid buyers looking for terrific fuel economy and an alternative to the 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 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


So happy

I had never heard of the Honda Insight, but due to a change in job location, I have a longer commute...unfortunately, the price of gas has increased and I felt the mpg of my current vehicle wouldn’t make sense so I went into a local dealer and I was introduced to a Honda Insight...great mpg and value


A great bargain.

I love this car. All the tech is very helpful and intuitive. MPG is the main reason I bought it and it doesn't disappoint. Plus, it's a nice-looking car.


My new blue hybrid Insight

Love it! It meets needs for safety feature, comfort and quiet ride! Eco mode was no problem on I-95 corridor. Easy transition form 2012 Accord

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Based on the 2021 Honda Insight base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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