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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 48
  • cty
/
  • 58
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer 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




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.



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Full 2005 Honda Insight Review

What's New for 2005

The Insight continues into 2005 with no changes.

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Talk About The 2005 Insight

2005 Honda Insight Discussions See all Started By

archman1
archman1
01-14-2004
Looking for insight here. I heard CR-V might get a power boost? V6?. I here special edition might be offered? Any thoughts? Worth the wait or is the 2004 enough power?...


Ogre_GEV
Ogre_GEV
07-22-2010
Hybrid-Revolt fixes 2003-2005 Civics, 2000-2006 Insights and Toyota Priuses...


yerth10
yerth10
12-14-2004
I guess you own a Honda Insight. Do you have...



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