Used 2004 Honda Insight Hatchback

2004 Honda Insight
List price range


  • Amazing fuel economy, quick steering, lots of standard equipment.


  • Batteries drain fast under continual electric motor assist, highly susceptible to crosswinds, not much point-and-shoot power on tap, small payload capacity.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The pious Insight is still the fuel economy champ, but Toyota's Prius offers more practicality and nearly equivalent mileage ratings.

Top consumer reviews

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LONG-Term Honda Insight
Woody Smith, 12/30/2004
Mine is a 2000 Insight purchased in March, 2000. It now has 116,000 miles on the odometer and has been absolutely trouble free. I mean, not even as much as a single lightbulb has ever needed replacement. In brief, it is the very best car I have ever owned by a VERY wide margin, and I've owned a few, including a big Mercedes, two BMWs, two Volvos, an Alfa Romeo, and other nice cars. It's a spectacular long-distance cruiser -- I once went over 800 miles actually nonstop, and only stopped then because I had to pee -- I still had gasoline left in the 10.6 gal tank. It's quiet and comfy and is the only car I've ever owned where I don't need the seat all the way back. I absolutely LOVE it!
Hybrids KICK GAS
CraigSquirrel, 12/30/2004
Much more fun than we ever imagined. Quick and fast. Cruises on highway at 70-90 with no problem other than having to occasionaly downshift. Concentrating on milage we get upper 60mpg's. Driving fast low 50's. In city, Washington DC, no option other than drive aggressively we get low 40's. Great city car because nimble and quick. When supersized, dark colored SUV's tend to get aggressive it's a simple matter to leave them in the rear view mirror with a smile. Many people think the car is all electric and most don't know it gets up to 70 mpg and can go 115 mph. Commercial media, the one source most Americans use for news, does a horrible job of informing the public.
2004 Insight review.
Gordon Shepherd, 6/8/2006
For economy, the only car I feel could beat the Insight would be an electric car recharged with solar panels. Its aerodynamics makes it almost uneffected by wind for safety as well as energy efficiency. Only drawback is that it carries onlt 2 people, but the space is very ample and comfortable for those 2 people. I know I can race any car on the road to the end of our tanks, and win. The place where it wins the nicest is at the pump at every fillup.
Insight Rocks!
agroeros, 6/12/2004
Only disadvantage is that it is hard to find a garage who will work on it other than your dealer.
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Features & Specs

48 city / 58 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
73 hp @ 5700 rpm
45 city / 49 hwy
Seats 2
Continuously variable-speed automatic
71 hp @ 5700 rpm
48 city / 58 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
73 hp @ 5700 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2004 Honda Insight Hatchback Overview

The Used 2004 Honda Insight Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M), 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M).

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