2011 Honda Insight Consumer Review: Money saver
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2011 Honda Insight - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By barbarossa3 on

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2011 Honda Insight LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

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We've had our insight for 10 months now and have been completely satisfied with the car. We normally achieve 43-46 mpg CITY ! At 75 on an interstate it drops to 40 MPG but I usually get 50-53 on a 55 mph highway. Some routes to work net me 53 mpg city. We replaced a 4.2 litre Ford Freestar which gave 17-19 mpg city and are saving the entire car payment in cost savings. Free Car!! Ride is a little rough and firm as new cars go(typical for Honda). Interior on LX is a little too plastic. Blind spots are awful in traffic.

Best Features

Love the fuel economy and the computer display. Interior is comfortable for driver if a bit firm. Nice design inside and out.

Worst Features

Rear view blind spots are really bad. Careful looks before lane change often result in a horn blast from one you couldn't see. Wife drives the car daily and feels she has adjusted to it. I would consider replacing side mirrors with cameras for better view and better MPG. Looking into CNG conversion for even more savings.
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