2010 Honda Insight Long Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight EX: Whaaaat? Shift Paddles?!

February 25, 2010

Honda Insight shift paddles.JPG

I drove our long-term 2010 Honda Insight last night, maybe for the second or third time.
But it was my first time to notice the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Odd, I thought, because this thing has a CVT. So of course, there's little shift shock when you use them.

The display above the odo (not lit in the pic) indicates the ";gear,"; which goes up to 7.
Just like an F1 car!

So perhaps Honda included the paddles to remind you that this is the Sporty Hybrid, not that boring thing from the Nagoya-based company.

You know, the company with a news update every 15 seconds.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 13,810 miles

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