The forthcoming 2021 Honda Insight is one of those remarkable hybrid models. Besides great fuel efficiency, Insight is known for its impressive safety ratings and the price is still affordable. The interior room is generous and Insight looks very handsome. However, you should skip the base trim level and go for any other trim level instead.
A hybrid version is more than recommended because regular gasoline engines are too buzzy at times. Insight is more about mpg than mph, so don’t expect strong performances and wild rides. It is a very economical model, something that slots between Civic and Accord. Overall, we like Insight for plenty of reasons, but some parts are crying for updates.
2021 Honda Insight Exterior
In terms of design, the new 2021 Honda Insight will get plenty of upgrades. For a start, Insight grown up but not drastically. Honda also opted for a higher ride and new Insight will borrow some cues from the new Civic.
The result is a more upscale car with a youthful appearance and more uniqueness. We like Insight’s roofline and the front fascia is still almost the same as the nose of the Accord model. The Japanese manufacturer will add some very elegant elements such as new wheel arches. Lastly, there is one new color option called Radiant Red Metallic.
We like how smart the interior of the 2021 Honda Insight looks. It is a practical cabin design with a perfect seating layout. The interior room is generous for a compact car such as Insight. Even the trunk is roomy. As for the comfort, seats are very supportive, especially the front seats. Visibility is also great and we like the tilt/telescoping steering wheel with various adjustments.
The rear part provides 37 inches of legroom so even the adults can fit in there. The hybrid version won’t eat the cargo room thanks to the good placement of the battery pack. The center console is very configurable and it looks modern. LaneWatch rear-facing camera is gone and a conventional blind-spot monitoring system is now available. The insight will also get various technology updates for 2021.
2021 Honda Insight Hybrid Powertrain Specs
As we said, the highlight of the 2021 Honda Insight sedan is its hybrid powertrain. This version comes with a small 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 107 horsepower. Moreover, a 129-hp electric motor is available and total output has been rated at 151 horses. In most circumstances, Insight deploys the electric power alone while the engine is responsible for generating power for the battery.
Sometimes, the engines are too buzzy, but a hybrid is generally quieter and smoother. We already wrote that Insight is focusing on mpg rather than on the mph. This sedan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in nine seconds. However, most trim levels are offering 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway, which is impressive.
Price and Release Date
Great thing is that all three trim levels are available for less than $30,000. The 2021 Honda Insight sedan starts at $24,000, while the mid-range EX trim costs $26,000.
The range-topping Touring model will cost you $29,500. Insight remains as affordable as before and its arrival has been scheduled for this summer.