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2005 Honda Insight Hatchback

 
 

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Honda Insight Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.0 L Inline 3-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 73 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 48/58 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Honda Insight

  • Newer hybrid competitors may have eclipsed the Insight in terms of technology and power, but the Insight is still the class leader when it comes to fuel economy and high-tech construction.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Amazing fuel economy, quick steering, lots of standard equipment, exotic aluminum construction, low production numbers make for exclusivity.

  • Cons

    Batteries drain fast under continual electric motor assist, highly susceptible to strong crosswinds, small payload capacity.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Insight continues into 2005 with no changes.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (27 total reviews)


2005 honda insight cvt

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)

I purchased this new from dealer to help offset my high miles that I drive. Excellent car, lives up to its fuel efficiency claim.




Best car i've ever bought

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)

What a refreshing, wonderful experience: a car I've bought that does exactly what I expected and a lot more plus is saving me MORE and MORE money every day. I love it. Plenty of power, fantastic mileage. When it hits 200,000 miles, I'll definitely buy another Honda Insight!




Best commuter in the world

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)

Sweet little car that gets the job done, currently averaging 70 mpg with 70% fwy driving. Totally reliable, quite, very peppy & fun to drive. Get stopped & questioned a lot about it. Easily go over 100 mph with it



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 48
  • cty
/
  • 58
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Full 2005 Honda Insight Review

What's New for 2005

The Insight continues into 2005 with no changes.

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