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Underrated Hybrid
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By Skylane95
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2010 Honda Insight EX 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Just over 1100 miles-averaging 47 mpg in a 70/30 highway/city mix. Much quieter than my 2003 Jetta TDI. I cruise @ 65 mph on the highway-impressive economy,reasonable pick-up, fun to drive. Drivers seat is excellent. Well finished. Smoother than the TDI. Lacks the incredible road feel of the VW, but has its own distinct quality-not as direct/secure, but very confident. Was going to buy a Prius(a much more sophisticated engineering marvel), but did not like being insulated from the driving experience.


Best Features

Fuel consumption. Quality. Systems(audio/nav/hands free). Brakes, steering, gas pedal feel 'natural'- something the Prius doesn't have.


Worst Features

Bigger wheels/tires(sacrifice economy). Sunroof. Manual trans. Option for plug-in. A little more back seat leg and head room. Power seats.


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Much better MPG than EPA ratings!
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By Lenny
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2010 Honda Insight EX 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Just filled up for the first time-better than 44 mpg (actual) since new 370 miles). My other car is a 2003 Jetta TDI. The Insight is different-it lacks the outstanding road feel of the VW, but is much smoother and less noisy. Fun to drive, great gadgetry (nav with bluetooth link). Decent road feel and handling.


Best Features

Quiet. Smooth. Excellent fit/finish. Front seats. Cargo hold.


Worst Features

A little more rear headroom. HID headlights. Defeat switch for auto-stop.


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Insight over Prius
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By APinMD
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2010 Honda Insight EX 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Always wanted a hybrid, by default that meant the Prius. Test drove both in one day (within an hour-highly recommend). Insight surprised spouse and me--we both loved it WAY more than Prius. Very easy and user friendly displays, love the instant MPG color feedback. Very good pick-up, can zip around quickly, never guess it's a hybrid. I leave it in Eco Mode all the time. Start/stop driving: I get ~43- 45 mpg with regular driving style, 49- 50 with some effort to "green" my driving style :) On the highway up to 55 mpg with little effort. I LOVE this car. Never thought I'd like anything better than my 2003 Jetta. But I DO!


Best Features

Instant MPG feedback (helps with training your driving style), automatic climate control, hatchback, very roomy, son can strap himself into car seat since buckle protrudes nicely.


Worst Features

Heated and electric seats, vanity mirror lights, larger armrest/console, leather option, more high-end features.


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Fun Battery Car
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By Lund
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2010 Honda Insight LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Perfect car for commuter and/or run-about-towners. Handling makes up for lack of acceleration and 45+mpg makes up for everything else. Very up-market exterior styling blows away Prius plus one can stop the car when one wants!


Best Features

MPG, Computer readout showing how you economically you are driving.


Worst Features

Wider cabin with more insulation against road noise.


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Insights to the Insight
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By hunter20ga
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2010 Honda Insight EX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I've had my Insight EX for ten months and still find it fun to drive, easy on gas, generally well-designed and (annoyingly) still regularly mistaken by friends, colleagues and the general public for a Prius. I've put 5500 miles on it and averaged just under 44 mpg. (I live on the hilly end of town, make multiple short trips every week, and live in a cold climate (it never got above freezing all February) so have many factors lowering realized mpg. I have gotten as high as 48.5 mpg for 300+ mile trips on the interstate. I test drove the 2010 Prius as well as the Civic hybrid. Both are fine cars, but the Insight was best for me.


Best Features

Instrument cluster, performance (combo of mileage, handling, acceleration and braking), real-time readout of gas mileage (helps the driver learn to maximize fuel economy and actually "see" the impact of rabbit starts, hard braking, etc.)


Worst Features

Cup holders in center console are awkwardly placed and cramped. Front headrests have an uncomfortable angle for me (5'8"). Floor mats and cargo cover should be standard, not dealer options.


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