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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 (4 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


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




Great car for two

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

Great car for two, compliments my other vehicle (LX470) nicely. Fun to drive, small enough, great design (well, exerior looks are different, no question). I just love it for fule economy, it gets me anywhere for basically nothing, still stylish and great dashboard.



Full 2005 Honda Insight Review

What's New for 2005

The Insight continues into 2005 with no changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 48
  • cty
/
  • 58
  • highway
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