2010 Honda Insight Long Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight EX: Stop Jerking Me Around

March 25, 2010


I don't mind the way the Honda Insight looks. I like its interior features, mostly (not crazy about the seats).

But I don't like its choppy ride. I can't get a smooth start. Honda hybrids have the most awkward transition from electric motor to gasoline engine. Our Honda Accord Hybrid was choppy, the Civic Hybrid was choppy, and the Insight is the choppiest of all. It's especially annoying when caught in stop-and-go traffic. Trying to inch forward from a standing stop is quite comical.

Toyota's Prius and Camry Hybrids are smoother as is the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

What's up, Honda? Is it designed that way to keep me awake?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Honda Insight in VA is:

$123 per month*
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