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Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda Insight - 10th Report

Date: 14 September 2010   |   Author: Tony Rock

Dash
Category: Lower medium
P11D price: £19,233
Key rival: Toyota Prius

The novelty of a dash that provides an array of multi-coloured feedback on driving style hasn't, as I thought it might, worn off. Quite the opposite: the Insight is spurring me on to be more economical.

Naturally, I travel everywhere with the 'econ' button on. And at the end of each trip, I look to see whether the row of plants that reflect how I've driven have grown or shed leaves. The display that's having most influence, however, is the digital speedo. It's like having your own green-driving instructor, which frowns, by turning blue, when you press a bit too hard on the gas.

Honda Insight 1.3 IMA ES-T Hybrid CVT
Mileage5109
Claimed combined
consumption
61.4mpg
Our average consumption42.4mpg
P11D price£19,233
Model price range£16,225-£19,290
CO2 (tax) 105g/km (10%)
BIK 20/40% per month£32/£64
Service interval1yr/12,500mls
Insurancegroup 6e
Warranty3yrs/90,000mls
Boot space (min/max)408/584 litres
Engine size/power1339cc/102hp
Top speed/0-62mph113mph/12.5secs
Why we’re running itCan Insight can match
Honda’s high
expectations?
PositiveSatnav/stereo
touch-screen
NegativeHard ride quality,
seat comfort



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