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Sorry but the Prius just does it So do most others.


What is it?

Honda’s answer to the Prius. The Insight is Honda’s at a hybrid family hatchback green aspirations and the same of low- cost, carbon-conscious that we’ve come to from the petrol-and-electric-motor crowd. them, the 1.3-litre petrol and the rear-mounted electric motor a lukewarm 97bhp, so thrills high on the agenda. If you can live the generally dull nature, the Insight is a clean and reasonably way

of coping with family


Again, thrill-seekers not apply. The Honda Insight is as staid as it gets on the driving The steering is devoid of any feedback to the where it’s almost numb, nor is the handling anything to write home about. You think that the Insight make up for these shortcomings reasonable refinement, but it’s not good at that, either.

There’s a lot of road- and wind audible from the inside, and the doesn’t cope with our British roads well, so pretty loud and bumpy. As for the electric motor, they do a job of propelling the Insight at low, speeds, but stray outside a limit, and the paltry power and slack CVT gearbox really An economy switch limits on the move in the interests of saving which is fine if you’re along at low speed, but strangles the even further otherwise.

If you never leave town, it’s fine, but anyone who will find themselves compromised.

On the inside

Honda Insight Electric Cars

Honda’s for futuristic cabins is well and the Insight is no exception. It’s all space-aged, with a plethora of lights and a digital speedo. though it is, that can’t the below-par quality of the materials.

Scratchy, naff plastics and it just seems very More problematic is the twin- rear screen, which visibility, so reversing is a real On the plus side, there’s of legroom for front and rear and, at 408 litres, the boot is than that of a Ford which renders the Honda practical.


According to you’ll get between 61 and 64mpg out of the depending on exactly which

version you go for. Again, fine if you’re leaning on the motor at low speed most of the but in real-world driving, don’t much more than However, kit levels are generous, and the costs significantly less its rival from Toyota, so a case to be made for it.

Emissions of 101 or 105g/km aren’t quite low to get it off the road tax or congestion charge though.

Honda Insight Electric Cars
Honda Insight Electric Cars
Honda Insight Electric Cars
Honda Insight Electric Cars
Honda Insight Electric Cars

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