The Insight returned as our fuel economy champ among cars that don't have to be plugged in, thanks to its 54 mpg overall in our tests, which is two mpg better than the Toyota Prius. Based on the Civic sedan, the Insight has the same strengths and weaknesses. The ride is comfortable, its handling is secure but mundane, and the rear seat is relatively roomy. But the Insight suffers from a very low stance, which hurts getting in and out. The driver's seat is short on lower back support, and the controls are somewhat tricky, including the fussy, push-button gear selector. The car can loaf around on electric power alone at very low speeds but when the gas engine awakes when more power is needed, it's loud. Standard advanced safety systems include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking but there's no proper blind spot warning system.