With the release of the 2022 Honda Insight Touring The Insight is a small car with a gas-electric motor that’s quieter at low speeds and has greater fuel economy than the Honda Civic. The Civic’s greatest features, like as a smooth ride, a nice interior, and precise handling, are all present in this model. The Insight’s acceleration isn’t as quick as a non-hybrid, and it may be loud when you stomp on it, but it’s a stylish sedan that won’t break the bank and saves you money at the pump.
2022 Honda Insight Touring Specs
- MSRP: $30885
- Seating Capacity: 5-seater
- Engine: In-Line 4-Cylinder
- Horsepower: 107 @ 6000 rpm
- Fuel Mileage: 51/45 mpg
- Length: 183.6 in
- Width: 71.6 in.
- Height: 55.6 in.
- Wheelbase: 106.3 in.
Engine and Performance
The Touring achieves a better equilibrium between peppy acceleration and thrifty fuel efficiency than the vast majority of hybrids. It’s approximately as speedy as many other tiny vehicles with traditionally powered engines. Its use of both an internal combustion engine and electric motors is so common that it is seldom ever noticed as anything out of the ordinary. The configuration generates a total of 151 horsepower, which allows the Insight to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds. To put it simply, the Touring is a joy to drive. It is stylish, quiet, and comfy, and it handles well. Considering that it shares many technical characteristics with the Civic sedan, it’s no surprise. The Insight’s ride and handling are excellent, despite its lack of overt sportiness. Because of its rapid steering and supple suspension, the car is able to respond quickly while changing lanes. The Insight’s brake pedal is smooth and predictable, with none of the clunkiness common to other hybrid brakes. A gas-powered car’s brakes feel equally as secure as those of a battery-powered one.
Interior & Comfort
The touring interior amenities and finishes are thoughtfully placed in the sweet spot between the cheapest possible and the highest quality available. When compared to the closely similar Civic, it exudes an air of sophistication, and it performs well in comparison to other hybrid vehicles on the market. In the instrument panel is a digital gauge that can be customised to show a range of information, such as statistics on fuel efficiency as well as information on speed limits. Although the front seats of the Insight have a low seating position, there is still plenty of room to stretch out. The driver’s seat, on the other hand, does not have a lumbar support that can be adjusted, which is a letdown. There is plenty space available in the back seats for two persons. Since the battery pack is housed behind the back seat, there is no reduction in the amount of space available for cargo; the rear seats can still be folded down to a significant extent to provide room for bulkier objects. However, a number of the Honda’s rivals are hatchbacks, which means they are able to carry more items and their wide cargo spaces are simpler to load.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The infotainment system in the Honda includes a fairly current and understandable interface, and it now has a true volume knob; nonetheless, some of the menus have the potential to become too convoluted, and there is still no tuning knob. The EX and Touring variants each come equipped with a bigger touchscreen measuring 8.0 inches and a plethora of additional capabilities. These include smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as optional built-in navigation.
A full suite of driver assistance features known as Honda Sensing is standard equipment on every single Insight. When the right-turn signal is enabled, the Honda LaneWatch system makes use of a video camera to show a picture of whatever is in the passenger-side blind spot of the Insight. This system is unlike a standard blind-spot monitoring system. The picture may be seen on a screen that is located in the middle of the dashboard. Key features are:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control