Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda Insight - 7th Report
21 July 2010
Author: Tony Rock
|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|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||42.4mpg|
|Model price range||£16,225-£19,290|
|CO2 (tax) ||105g/km (10%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£32/£64|
|Boot space (min/max)||408/584 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Can Insight can match |
|Positive||Rival-beating boot, |
|Negative||Hard ride quality, |