The 2021 Honda Insight is a remarkable hybrid commuter with among the most fuel efficient vehicles on sale. Fuel economy of Honda Insight depends on its trim and this small hybrid sedan comes in three trim levels – LX, EX and Touring. The Insight LX and EX has the maximum efficiency with mileage of 55/49 MPG in city/highway and a combined of 52 MPG as per the EPA ratings. With gas mileage of 51/45 MPG & 48 MPG combined, Touring sits at a higher trim with its larger wheels and higher curbs weight. Tests have shown a MPG slightly better than EPA rating in real-world highway route. Regenerative braking allows hybrid cars to use less energy from their gas engine, which is why hybrid cars get a better gas mileage in city than highway. And Insight with more intelligent features and highly advance hybrid powertrain provides a pleasing driving experience.
Brands like Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan have developed similar hybrid sedans such as Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra to race with Honda Insight. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has more fuel efficiency of 53/52/52 (city/highway/combined) MPG at relative lower price but with just one trim level, and is slower and has less power and features. Hyundai Elantra 2021 levels up with 54 MPG combined (53/56 MPG city/highway) and offer more features; However the Insight provides more classy interior and quicker acceleration. Nissan Sentra 2021 has the least MRSP amongst these four cars but it compromises on fuel efficiency with just 28-29 MPG city and 37-39 MPG highway.
Honda was first to make a gas-electric hybrid car in America the debuted in 1999. 2021 Insight is their third-generation car and uses third-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain combined with a lithium-ion battery and an electric motor. The car has received a 5-star overall vehicle score recognition from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and also is awarded the coveted 2021 Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With High fuel economy figures, quick acceleration for a hybrid and refined and roomy interior, The Honda Insight 2021 is definitely a sensible small hybrid to consider at priority.
The 2021 Honda Insight offers three trim levels: LX model, EX model and touring model. The LX and EX starts at $23,130.00 and $25,010.00 as on May 2021 with 16-inch alloy wheels, conventional blind-spot monitoring system, remote start and more standard features but EX adds more features and offers the best value equation and is most popular model. The top-tier touring trim, with 17-inch alloy wheels, leathery interiors, premium stereo, dual-zone climate controls comes at a MSRP $29,040.00.
Specifications of Honda Insight
All trim levels are driven by 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine that boost up the electric motor. Combined system generates 151 horsepower at 6000 rpm. The Automatic Front-wheel drive powered by electric motor produces 197 pound feet torque. This 5 seater compact hybrid sedan can go to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and does a great balancing spry acceleration with miserly fuel economy.
2021 Insight comes with conventional blind-spot monitoring system, larger infotainment screen, remote start and proximity-key entry, and more features, including Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto smartphone integration and available built-in navigation. Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, standard land-departure warning and lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control makes Honda Insight a safer car to drive.
|Vehicle Type||Hybrid Compact Sedan|
|Engine||Gas/Electric Hybrid Inline 4 cylinder|
|Base Engine Size||1.5 liter|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable-speed automatic|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power||151 HP @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||99 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm in Gas Engine
197 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm in Electric Motor
|Turning Circle||35.7 Ft|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.6 gallons|
|Fuel Type||Regular unleaded|
|Combined MPG||52in LX & EX model and 48 in Touring|
|City/Hwy MPG||55/49 in LX/EX and 51/45 in Touring model|
|Cam Type||Double overhead Cam (Dohc)|
|Turning Circle||35.7 ft.|
|Front and Rear head Airbags||Available|
|Cargo capacity||15.1 cu. Ft.|
|Curb Weight||3000 lbs|
|Wheel Base||106.3 in|
|Warranty||3 yr./ 36000 mi. Basic
5 yr./ 60000 mi. Drivetrain
2021 Honda Insight is well-built hybrid sedan and a sensible option to pay the price which also gives a luxurious feel with refined and roomy interior. The 1.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with electric motor delivers a remarkable horsepower and torque performance. Excellent Fuel economy still slightly under against its top competitors, Excellent safety scores, interiors and Easy-to-use tech makes it a decisive hybrid contender in the market.
This review on Honda Insight mpg, fuel economy or hybrid/gas mileage along with specifications and features was submitted by Pranit M. on June 2021.