Buying a Used Honda Insight

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In mid-2022, Honda announced that they would not produce the Insight going forward. In the coming years, the Insight will be replaced by a hybrid Civic. As a hybrid, the Insight is one of the best for fuel economy. Test drivers have given it rave reviews for great handling, intelligent controls, and a luxurious cabin. 

The Honda Insight in recent years (2019 to 2022)

After being discontinued in 2014, the Honda Insight returned to the market. Its 54 MPG outclasses other hybrids in Honda's lineup, such as the Accord. The Insight is very similar to the Civic Sedan. It offers a comfortable ride and secure handling, offering a very roomy backseat for passengers. The safety features on the Honda Insight include collision warning and emergency braking. In 2022, Honda Sensing, blind sport warning, and other premium safety features became standard across all three trims. 

The Honda Insight comes in three different trims. These include the LX, EX, and Touring. The LX includes several standard features, like house cancellation, hill start assist, and heated power side mirrors. The EX includes several tech features, such as HondaLink, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and remote start. The Touring is the flagship trim, with leather trim added, a one-touch sunroof, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Which model years of the Insight are best? 

According to industry reviews, you should buy a Honda Insight that was manufactured between 2019 and 2022. Previous model years before discontinuation saw the Insight perfected into the current generation of hybrid cars. If a Honda Insight with all the premium safety features is a requirement, stick with the 2022. You will find that the LX in that model year includes things like Honda Sensing. 

Let's take a look at the 2021 model year to see what features you can expect out of all the different trims.

  • Insight LX: The LX has a 5-inch LCD screen, 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and LED lights.
  • Insight EX: The EX expands your USB charging capacity with two ports, has a rear seat armrest, and satellite radio, but also includes all premium safety features that you'd want. 
  • Insight Touring: The Insight touring adds heated front seats, an 8-point adjustable power driver's seat, and power adjustment for the passenger's seat. 

2022 Honda Insight

How much will you save purchasing a used Honda Insight?

With the discontinuation of the Honda Insight, you will still be able to save money by purchasing an Insight instead of another type of Honda hybrid, such as the Accord. A new Honda Accord Hybrid Touring will run you slightly over $38,000 MSRP. You can find a used 2019 Honda Insight Touring between $26,000 and $28,000. 

Why should you buy a used Honda Insight?

The Honda Insight was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the United States in 1999. For those looking to make the leap to a hybrid, the Insight is an excellent choice. The suspension system is tuned to the soft side, so you won't have to worry about bumps and potholes on the road. Many of the driving features are carried over from the Civic, so you will have a super amazing ride when you are using the Insight as a commuter vehicle. 

While hybrids have the stigma of being a cramped vehicle, you will find that the Insight offers ample room for five passengers. You will also find ample storage space within the car, with 15.1 cubic feet of storage. Also, the EX and Touring trims are well worth the money that you spend. 

Some tips for choosing the right Honda Insight 

The Honda Insight's features mean that you have some choices when it comes to your final purchase. 

2022 Honda Insight

  • For premium safety features standard across all trims, choose a 2022. 
  • The Touring trim offers the ultimate in terms of comfort, as it includes leather upholstery, heated seats, and power seats on both the passenger and driver side. 
  • You will enjoy great acceleration in the Honda Insight, as it moves from 0 to 60 mph in eight seconds, which is better than the Prius. 
  • 2022 is a good model year for safety, as it received high safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS. 

Financing a used Honda Insight 

When you buy a used Honda Insight, you will see a tremendous savings on fuel that can be allocated for your car payment. Consider the typical car, where you will likely spend $1,600 on gas per year. With a hybrid, you will be spending around $600 to $700 less on fuel. A down payment of 10% to 20% or a trade in can also help reduce tax liability and other costs. Brickell also has a dedicated finance team with attractive packages to help you with the purchase of your Honda Insight. 

Work with Brickell Honda on your next hybrid car purchase 

Even if you choose to go with a different Honda hybrid model, such as the Accord Sedan Hybrid, you are in good hands with Brickell Honda. We have won several awards over the years, including the Honda President's Award for being an outstanding dealership. Work with Brickell Honda, the premiere Honda dealer in Miami