Used Car: 2014 Honda Insight Review
The 2014 Honda Insight uses more fuel than hybrid rivals and its powertrain isn't as refined as that of competitors, critics reported.
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The 2014 Honda Insight is powered by a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor mated to a continuously variable transmission (automatic). A few test drivers said the Insight has adequate power for daily driving, but others commented that it accelerates sluggishly. Reviewers said the Insight's transitions between gas and electric power are rough, and said the same of its start-stop system, which turns off the engine when the car is stopped to conserve fuel. The 2014 Insight earns an EPA-estimated 41/44 mpg city/highway, which is great for the class overall. However, other compact hybrids, like the 2014 Toyota Prius, c earn better estimates. Reviewers noted that the 2014 Insight feels more nimble and has more communicative steering than hybrid rivals. Still, they pointed out that its ride quality can be harsh.
Critics said the quality of the 2014 Honda Insight's interior materials is poor for the class. They found the front seats to be comfortable but said legroom is lacking for back-seat passengers. Standard features are limited for the class and include automatic climate control, a two-speaker stereo and an auxiliary input jack. Available features include Bluetooth, a USB port, cruise control, a rearview camera and voice-controlled navigation. According to reviewers, the 2014 Insight's available navigation system feels outdated and has some confusing controls. The Honda Insight has 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats upright and 31.5 cubic feet with them folded, which is on the low end for a 2014 compact hatchback.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Toyota Prius c gets better fuel economy than the Insight. Reviewers said the Prius c's back seats are roomy, and it comes with more standard features, including Bluetooth and a USB port.
According to automotive journalists, the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid's front seats offer long-haul comfort and its back seats have plenty of space. They added that its interior materials are high-end, and it also has a long list of standard features, including a rearview camera. The Civic Hybrid also gets better fuel economy than the Insight.