Who Needs Passengers - 2010 Honda Insight EX Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight Long Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight EX: Who Needs Passengers

July 13, 2009


When Erin posted that she thought Consumer Reports was wrong in their confusing bashing of a pretty OK car, I was with her. (C'mon, it's not even close to as bad as a Caliber.) And then I talked to James Riswick, "Let me show you the rear headroom. It's unbelievably bad. I'l show you." I insisted that I wasn't interested, I don't carry rear seat passengers enough to care. But he was more insistent and I was bored. Oh, and we happened to have a 2010 Prius right next to it.

Follow the jump for a head-to-headroom comparison between our Long Term 2010 Honda Insight, and a 2010 Toyota Prius.

Instrument for Testing: James Riswick. Height: 6'3" Both front seats were set to mimic his driving position.

Vehicle 1: Toyta Prius

Prius rear seat 1.jpg

Acceptability level: High
Available space: 1 Riswick

Vehicle 2: 2010 Honda Insight

Riswick insight 1.jpg

Acceptibility level: Very low.
Available space: 0.723 Riswicks

From a better angle:

riswick insight 2.jpg

So while a few of their complaints were, in mine and Erin's opinions, faulty, there's simply no excuse for making someone sit like this.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant

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