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Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda Insight - 7th Report

Date: 21 July 2010   |   Author: Tony Rock

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

Several small things are affecting my time with the Insight.

Firstly, I'm not a fan of the side-profile looks. Then there is the small, 40-litre fuel tank and noisy cabin - I'm not a big-mileage guy, but if I was, I'm sure both issues would get under my skin. As would the soft-touch button for adjusting cruise control, which always leaves me unsure as to whether I've changed speed or not.

The final grumble concerns the fuel-filler cap. It occasionally won't shut due to a temperamental sliding rod mechanism. A quick prod solves the problem, but it's still an irritation.

Honda Insight 1.3 IMA ES-T Hybrid CVT
Mileage4112
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?
PositiveRival-beating boot,
climbing economy
NegativeHard ride quality,
seat comfort



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