Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,920 - $10,788
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
41 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
98
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,920 - $10,788
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
41 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
98
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.0 Comfort 2.9 Styling 3.3 Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

They both have hybrid powertrains and the same basic shape, but don't think of the Insight as Honda's answer to the Toyota Prius. The Insight is smaller, simpler and not as efficient, bu...

Honda Insight Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 Honda Insight Owner Reviews

4.29

17 Reviews

47% 35% 18% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Best city warrior to get around the city.

Our car is super gas efficient and drives well. We live in the city where there’s lots of stop and go so the gas efficiency is really important to us. It is super dependable, we have driven it through snow and rain without any problems. The comfort is fine for short distances but we've gone on several road trips and once you get at about the three hour mark it is not so comfortable. We do love that it is so compact that it is always easy to parallel park in the city but super spacious inside. We have been able to run to the local hardware store to bring everything from huge bags of soil to bricks. Having the rear passenger seats fold down easily with the push of a button is super helpful when we have large items. We have had about 3-4 recalls though since we bought it in 2012. The most recent was about a month ago, makes me wonder why it took six years to find out that there is something wrong with the airbags.

- Rosy E

Honda insight works best for me.

I love the economic Honda insight. I reviewed several cars before I purchased and decided on a hybrid insight because I wanted a hatchback 4 door small car and the Honda insight fit the bill. The reputation of Honda also led me to look at the insight. I drove both the insight and the Toyota Prius but the visibility for me in the Prius was severely limited and it was not in the insight. I also drove the Nissan leaf and felt it do had limited driver visibility. I am short and I could not adjust the seats of the Prius or the leaf to be about to see out the back window of the car enough to feel safe driving it.

- Pam F

You'll save money with great gas mileage.

The Honda insight is great on gas mileage. It drives smooth with no problems in good weather. It brakes well in the snow however getting through more than about two inches is a problem I am not sure if it's the weight of engine but it will stop and get stuck in snow. I would highly recommend to anyone in warm weather climates.

- Scott P

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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,920 - $8,717
$6,278 - $9,245

Horsepower

Horsepower
98 hp
98 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.3L SOHC MPFI 8
Nickel metal hydride (Ni
1.3L SOHC MPFI 8
Nickel metal hydride (Ni
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33 in.
33 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.4 in.
100.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
172.3 in.
172.3 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2747 .lbs
2756 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
98 hp
98 hp

Torque

Torque
123 ft. lbs.
123 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.6 gal.
10.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 22 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

City

City
41 mpg
41 mpg

Highway

Highway
44 mpg
44 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety