A compact hybrid with seating for five, the 2012 Honda Insight is powered by a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine that produces 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. A CVT transmission paired with FWD enables the Insight to achieve an EPA estimated 41 mpg city and 44 mpg highway. Features include projector beam headlights, LED taillights, paddle shifters, multi-information display, enhanced rear visibility, ECON button, navigation system, steering-wheel mounted controls, 6-speaker sound system, and hands-free phone capabilities. Safety is comprised of a reinforced body structure, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability assist, dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and tire pressure monitoring. The Insight is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The 2012 Insight is essentially the same as the 2011, but now HID headlamps are standard across the lineup and Bluetooth is included on the EX model.
Fresh styling; ample interior room for people and cargo; low price of entry for hybrid technology
The growing number of hybrids available means there is a lot of competition for green vehicle credentials. With the Insight's stylish looks, lots of interior space and Honda build quality, there's a lot to like. Honda calls upon its considerable experience producing efficient vehicles that maintain their resale value and continue to earn top marks in reliability to build the Insight-- giving hyper-efficient vehicles such as the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Jetta TDI a serious run for the money.