Conversely, the new Prius is a handsome piece; I doubt this one will be enduring many rolling-appliance jokes. Brake-pedal modulation is generally bad at all velocities but gets worse at parking-lot speeds when the re-gen abruptly cuts out just before the car stops. The driving experience between the two cars is simply chalk and cheese. It also had intermittent missing in the engine. We expect the Honda Insight to retain a better-than-average residual value in comparison to hybrid competitors.
The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement. Knowing that they'd like the Insight to appeal to a young and presumably active audience, Honda execs talked up the Insight's sport-driving aspects, and one could say that in comparison to other hybrid offerings it does deliver that to some degree. And Power Mode does pretty much the opposite, particularly enhancing mid-range response. The wedge shape and the nearly horizontal rear windscreen recall the Toyota hybrid, but the details like the taillights and three-bar grille lend the Insight a degree of distinction. With an affordable entry price and lots of great features, the Insight is an instant winner.
The system also incorporates a 10-kilowatt 13-horsepower electric motor and a compact Intelligent Power Unit nickel-metal hydride battery pack that enables it to recapture and store kinetic energy from vehicle braking and deceleration. When you make the decision to purchase a 2010 Honda Insight, you won't have many options to choose from. Honda American Honda Motor Co. Honda American Honda Motor Co. At the end of each drive, drivers are awarded with an Eco Score based on habits. For a hybrid vehicle, the 2010 Honda Insight doesn't offer exceptional fuel economy, though it's still pretty good.
Worse is the integration of the hybrid system. Although both trims of the 2010 Honda Insight are quite cheap, there is a huge disparity between the equipment levels found on each. It's a milestone that can't go unnoticed. My Insight has done both and gets me to where I want and need to go. The transmission will make noise but they'll tell you it's a stuck brake caliper or something. Currently the Honda Insight has a score of 7.
While Toyota attracts affluent, environmentally conscious families with its Prius, which has become more luxurious and feature-laden in recent years, Honda aims the Insight primarily at younger, budget-conscious customers who want to make an environmental statement and cut their fuel consumption. The hacked-off-tail look, typified by double rear glass panels, is a modern interpretation of the ideas of Dr. The front-wheel-drive Insight is, relative to other hybrids, a joy to pilot. From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page. Besides making the throttle lazier, econ shuts the air conditioning off during stops. Now Honda is re-engaging in combat over hybrid supremacy with its all-new 2010 Insight, a vehicle designed to bring the advantages of a hybrid powertrain to a new, less-affluent set of buyers. This made no difference, and the Insight still lacked directional stability at highway speeds.
Other Cars to Consider The has slightly better fuel economy than the Insight does, but it also has less cargo space. After seven model years, Honda sulked away. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. But some of that frugality no doubt came from the modest 88-hp, 1. The idle-stop function kills the engine when the car is running but stationary.
The underbody is almost fully streamlined, except for two very strange stalactite fins hanging just aft of the rear axle. Is cruise control or electronic stability control on your must-have list? In the process of getting a new one. The Insight allows them to go green and save green at the same time. The key stand-alone option is the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, which includes Bluetooth. However, it seems to operate by inscrutable rules.
That got your interest, didn't it? It's a very dependable form. The Insight is an entirely new vehicle for 2010 and bears no relation to the two-door coupe of the same name, which was discontinued after 2006. The recall began October 30, 2017. Note its very low nose and wind-deflecting front corners. The electric motor is ultra-thin, and sits between the gasoline engine and the transmission. So how does the 2010 Honda Insight work? Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
You can also get a model with navigation. The 2010 Insight hasn't been crash-tested yet as it's a brand-new design, but most of the items that TheCarConnection. Recall Date 2017-08-31 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. The 2009 Toyota Prius gets eight more miles per gallon in the city than the Insight, and five more miles per gallon combined. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators. Recall Date 2016-02-03 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co.
It's consistently on year-end best of lists for performance, fuel efficiency and overall satisfaction, and its mid-range price has made it fairly reasonable for most drivers. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. Recall Date 2016-05-24 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. He was rude and thoughtless, to say the least. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2018. The Insight draws its power from both a 1. In theory, the system shuts down the engine at low speeds and when the car is immobile.