2010 Honda Insight Review

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This model wins high marks for affordability, style, features, and fuel economy (41 mpg combined city/highway), but its 1.3L, 4-cylinder engine is too weak for some drivers despite impressive acceleration.

This model wins high marks for affordability, style, features, and fuel economy (41 mpg combined city/highway), but its 1.3L, 4-cylinder engine is too weak for some drivers despite impressive acceleration, according to Honda Insight reviews on Hybridcars.com. Experts at USA Today write that the Insight isn't as substantial or comfortable as the Civic Hybrid, but it does incorporate true hybrid technology and the sticker price is far more budget-friendly.

Like the Toyota Prius, the Honda Insight has a hatchback style with ample cargo space (15.9 cubic feet). Honda Insight reviews by owners on Edmunds.com report the front seat is more comfortable than the back seat, which may be a squeeze for two adults. The Insight also uses the same computer feedback system as the Honda Civic Hybrid to alert drivers about their fuel efficiency.

A comparative review of the Honda Insight by Motortrend.com says the Insight holds its own against the pricier Prius, although the ride is a bit rough. So if price is your biggest deciding factor and you don't expect to drive a full carpool to and from work, the Honda Insight is a smart budget buy.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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