2021 Honda Insight for Sale in Lincoln, RI
Remember the very early days of mainstream hybrid automobiles, when there were really just two contenders? One of the was the Honda Insight – the first mass-produced hybrid sold in the United States. In 1999, it debuted for the 2020 model year as a two-door, space-age vehicle that was innovative and efficient, albeit not necessarily practical with its limitation of two seats. But it made a name for itself, and that name has been brought back for a couple of new generations – with five seats this time. The 2021 Honda Insight is a great-looking car with noteworthy efficiency and a generous layout of standard features, including the Honda Sensing bundle of driver-assist technologies. Let’s take a closer look.
Trims and Powertrain
The three ’21 Insight trim levels are the LX, EX, and Touring, and they all have the same powertrain consisting of a gasoline-burning four-cylinder engine, an electric motor system, a long-life battery pack, and an electronic continuously variable transmission. The total system horsepower is 151. The LX and EX are both rated by the EPA to get 55 miles per gallon around town and 49 mpg on the highway. The Touring trim, which carries some extra pounds with all of its added features, is estimated to get 51 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.
Standard and Available Features
The LX may be the base trim, but it’s equipped to a higher level with heated side mirrors, automatic temperature control, push-button ignition, LED head- and taillights, and the Honda Sensing driver-assist package. The EX adds Honda’s Smart Entry with Walk-Away Auto-Lock. The Touring packs in a few more comforts: leather seats (heated in the front row), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone auto climate control, LED fog lights, remote ignition, a moonroof, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. It’s differentiated on the outside by some eye-catching chrome accents.
Safety and Technology
The standard Honda Sensing active-safety technology suite bundles forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, traffic sign recognition, and lane departure warning. All trims also get automatic high beams. The EX and Touring trims are further improved with a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
These days, a car’s infotainment center plays such an important role – or, more accurately, multiple roles, since it handles everything from phone calls to navigation to audio entertainment. The base system in the 2021 Honda Insight LX has a 5-inch touchscreen along with Bluetooth functionality and six speakers. The EX moves up to an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, both satellite and high-definition radio, two USB ports, the HondaLink app, and eight speakers. The Touring, of course, gets the most, with a premium audio setup with ten speakers, plus a navigation system and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purpose. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.