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2010 Honda Insight Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Good, but not without its flaws
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By Michael B
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2010 Honda Insight Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The Insight looks great (nicer than the Prius in my opinion), generally drives well, and gets excellent fuel mileage at a cheap price. I've only been driving it for 300 miles (roughly 40%/60% city/highway) and it has already topped 42 mpg and is still climbing. It's an extremely quiet car unless you floor it (and even then...); I'm not sure why noise is such a common complaint. Overall, I am very satisfied. However, there are a number of annoyances: Auto-stop. Stop and go for any period of time will make you wish you could turn it off. You can't. Accelerating from 0 to 10 is *very* jerky. Above 10 mph it's fine. Again, awful in stop and go traffic. The hatch creates a rear blind spot.


Best Features

Very efficient, looks good, usually fun to drive, quiet under normal driving, teaches you how to drive efficiently, cheap for a hybrid.


Worst Features

Stability control on the LX (glaring safety omission). Sacrifice a bit of drag and eliminate the blind spot in the back: safety > efficiency. Allow the driver to disable auto-stop. Make the steering tighter (relative to my prior car it understeers). Do something about the jerkiness at low speeds.


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Fun to drive, good handling in snow
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By Galileo
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2010 Honda Insight Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Looked at a lot of different cars like Altima, Civic, 2010 Prius, Cube, Fit, xB and finally picked the Insight. It was dealer's first Insight and got an okay deal on it with accessories. We had a snowy season here in Oklahoma and this car handled it like a dream. I can get through when most cars can't. Can't beat the value and the car is still hassle free and only maintenance I did is oil change. No squeaks like my old 06 VW Passat when hot or cold. This is my first Honda and far exceed my expectation.


Best Features

Green and Blue economy LED on dashboard. Fuel Economy. Light Plastic used. Uniqueness on the road (for now)


Worst Features

Market it better Honda! Sun/Moonroof would be nice. Better screen on standard audio system.


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60 MPG Except for hills of course
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By Phil
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2010 Honda Insight Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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So far so good! The vehicle was made for A to B commute on level ground. Much more affordable vs Prius! The best is 63 mpg driving from Anh. to Santa Monica for work. You need to follow the path of the ground on the highway, coast up hills, lightly accelerate down hills. Freeways tend to do this with the grading for water run off. I have been really surprised how reviewers don't figure this out and report it in the review. Who else is getting 60 mpg for 19k. NOBODY! The only con is big hills, the Insight dies real quick with limited power. After stopping, and going again up hill it goes to charge mode, then kicks into help mode. Why? But, remember it's not for climbing hills.


Best Features

Driving 50+ miles one way to work, 110 round trip, 550 a week, and filling the tank up once! Once a week! That's right! Once for $30 bucks. Can't wait to start my new job only 10 miles from work, gas will last all month!!


Worst Features

Include the center arm rest you cheap guys over at Honda! Its alright . Have gotten used to it now. And Honda. Really get a better ad campaign! I could do so much better! No one even knows about it. Not to mention getting 60 mpg! Why doesn't anyone mention that. Even the reviews don't know?


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Follow up to previous review.
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By Hutch42
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2010 Honda Insight Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I initially wrote a review on this car after only 1,000 miles, but now, about a year later, I have driven it almost 14,000 miles and still love it. I get anywhere between 45 to 62 mpg depending on conditions, weather, and speed. I've discovered that I get the best mileage when driving between 40 to 50 mph. If I get up on the highway and get my speeds up to 70 to 75 mph, the economy is not as good, but still exceeds 40 mpg. This is a great car: looks good, drives nicely, handles well, great fuel economy and fun to drive. I highly recommend a test drive of an Insight before wasting your money on a Prius or some other so called economy car.


Best Features

Looks and fuel economy


Worst Features

LX lacks cruise control, which is occasionally an inconvenience. This should be standard on both models.


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Couldn't Be Happier
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By Flyer
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2010 Honda Insight Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Always wanted to go green, but was never impressed by the look of the Prius. The Insight however is totally impressive, from the exterior looks to the interior layout and comfort. It is fun to drive (sporty), quiet and the fuel economy has been better than advertised. The design engineers did a great job keeping things simple yet detailed enough to provide useful formation. Honda hit a home run.


Best Features

Heads-up display, sporty feel and looks (inside and out). Quiet cabin with little road noise. Comfortable seats, handling and feel.


Worst Features

More powerful stereo.


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