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The second generation Insight seats five and gets excellent fuel economy, but it's a noisy car with a stiff ride and clumsy handling. The aerodynamic roofline impedes access. A hatchback design makes it versatile, but that's one of few saving graces.
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling


What Owners Say

“Poor acceleration, but that's not why I bought it. It gets great gas mileage.”

STEPHEN G., CO (2011 Honda Insight)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


What Owners Say

“What I didn't realize is that the Air Conditioning would go off when the car switches to battery while waiting at a stop light. As someone who drives mostly in stop-and-go city traffic, this is inconvenient and can lead to a hot interior. I have to over the Eco mode and make sure the car doesn't go to battery to keep the A/C on.”

WENDY J., IL (2011 Honda Insight)

“Very uncomfortable for taller people due to the forced lumbar / active headrests”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Insight)

“Rough ride, worsening with age. Poor padding in seats, should be better for price of vehicle.”

JOSEPH A., OH (2011 Honda Insight)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?


What Owners Say

“Great gas millage. I drive about 60 miles a day to and from work.I wanted something that would cut my commuting cost and the Insight really did that”

JAMES C., OH (2011 Honda Insight)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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