2022 Honda Insight hybrid

MSRP $25,210 - $29,240

Ranked #16 in Sedan

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2022 Honda Insight hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Honda Insight is based on the Honda Civic. But that’s what it is about on the outside, mostly. The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid carries forward to the 2022 model line-up without any changes. And just like any other compact car, it offers most of the same features at an aggressive pricing, which might be slightly over for some. 

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Pros

Affordable pricing compared to other SUVs

Comfortable interior

Fuel economy goals

Standard safety equipment leaves you surprised

Cons

Engine can sound rough at times

The under-thigh support in the rear is not good

Not very sporty

What's New?

No major changes

Carry-over model from 2021

Discontinuation of the LX trim 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25210

bodystyle

dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

engine type

horsepower

151 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

99 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

1 speed CVT w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.1/10.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

183.6 in.

width

71.6 in.

height

55.6 in.

curb weight

3000 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

97.6 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

55/NA/49 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

EX$25,210 onwards

Touring$29,240 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Honda Insight hybrid in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid has got a price bump of around $2,000 for its line-up. The car now comes in two trim levels only, as the base LX trim has been completely removed. The Honda Insight is a practical daily driver, offering the best of both worlds and not defying you a good time. With everything the Insight does the way it does, it rivals the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Features

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid will be available in two trim levels, which include the EX and Touring. The EX trim is priced at $25,210 and the Touring at $29,240. Standard features on the car across all trims include active noise cancellation, LED headlights, LED tail lights, single-zone climate control, rear-seat center armrest, push-button start, remote start and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Trim

EX

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$25,210

$29,240

Key Features

16-inch alloy wheels

Adds/replaces features in the EX trim

 

Push-button start

17-inch alloy wheels

 

Proximity keyless entry

LED fog lights

 

LED headlights

Leather Upholstery

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Sunroof

 

8-inch touchscreen

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid gets a few packages as well. These packages, available on both the trims, have been listed in the table below with their offerings:

Packages

Protection Package

All season Protection Package

All season Protection Package 2

Illumination Package

Premium Chrome Accent Package

Sport Black Styling Package

Sport Black Plus Styling Package

Price

$289

$397

$345

$1,119

$2,153

$1,305

$1,702

Features

Splash Guard Sets

Splash Guard Sets

Unexposed Wheel Locks

Interior Illumination

Trunk Trim

Black Grille Accent

Front Underbody Spoiler

 

Trunk Tray

Trunk Tray

Trunk Tray 

Illuminated Door Trim

Chrome Front Bumper Accent

Front Underbody Spoiler

Rear Underbody Spoiler

 

Unexposed Wheel Locks

All-season Floor Mats

All-season Floor Mats

Arm-rest with Illumination

Chrome Door Trim

Rear Underbody Spoiler

Side Underbody Spoiler

       

Door Panel with Illumination

17-inch Dark Chrome Alloy Wheels

Side Underbody Spoiler

Black Front Grille Accent

       

Welcome light

   

Black Lower Side Trim

Apart from the packages, you also have stand-alone options for the interior, exterior and some for the electronics. All in all, there are 33 such options, with prices ranging from $13 to $586.

We Recommend

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid EX trim is the trim to go for, according to us. Yes, it does get a few features less than the Touring trim, but the smaller wheels on the EX provide a better economy and the car overall, also costs a few thousand dollars less. The optional packages are all cosmetic, and we do not specifically recommend any.

Release Date

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid is on sale as of now.

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Engine and Performance

Both the trims of the 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid are powered by a 1.5L Atkinson cycle I-4 engine, coupled with two electric motors mounted on the front axle. The engine outputs 107 hp @ 6000 rpm, and has a torque output of 99 lb-ft. The electric motor system on the other hand outputs 129 hp @ 4000-8000 rpm. The combined power output stands at 151 hp @ 6000 rpm and torque output of 197 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm. A CVT gearbox helps deliver this power to the wheels. The car comes with a front wheel drive system as standard, with no optional systems. The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid has a 0-60 mph time of 8 seconds. This is not quick , but it is the quickest in this comparo. The quarter-mile takes 16.2 seconds and a top speed of 114 mph is the most this system can do.

In terms of handling, the 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid does an impressive job. The engine is more responsive, and the motor delivers seamless acceleration around the town. The CVT is precise, shifts at the right time and the shifts are smooth. The car is more refined than its rivals, and the ride quality is top-notch. It has excellent brakes as well, but they lack a slight bite at higher speeds. The car likes corners, changes directions quickly and is very stable as well. The four-wheel independent suspension works well, not transmitting any bumps or undulations to the cabin, and at the same time is not too soft for the corners. The steering on the 2022 Insight is beautiful. It’s light, precise and does a good job at transmitting all the required information to the driver. The car gets three driving modes: ECON, Sport and EV. Also, Honda offers an Engine Block Heater for $86.

Models

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

MSRP

$25,210

$24,755

$24,300

Engine

Naturally aspirated 1.5L I-4

1.6L I-4

1.8L I-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

eCVT

Dual-clutch transmission

CVT

Power (hp @ rpm)

151 @ 6000 rpm

139 @ 5700 rpm

121 @ 5200 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

197 @ 5000 rpm

195

105 @ 3600 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

8.0

8.5

9.2

Quarter Mile (sec)

16.2

16.2

16.2

Top Speed (mph)

114

120

118

*2021 data used 

The Corolla gets the biggest engine, whereas the Insight has the smallest engine. All these three cars come with FWD. The Insight makes the most power and torque, hence is the quickest car in this lot. The Corolla has low power figures, at 121 horses and a mere 105 pounds of torque. Its the slowest car in this lot, with a 0-60 mph time of 9.2 seconds. The Elantra takes 8.5 seconds, half a second slower than the Insight. Surprisingly, the three cars have the same time for the quarter-mile run, at 16.2 seconds. The Elantra has a top-speed of 120 mph, whereas the Corolla’s top speed stands at 118 mph.

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Fuel Economy

The fuel economy estimates for the Insight stand very high for most cars in this segment. The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid returns 55 mpg in the city, 49 mpg on the highway and a combined mileage of 52 mpg. The Touring trim returns lower figures, at 51 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and 48 mpg combined. The car has a large fuel capacity of 10.6 gallons only, which gives it the least range in this comparo.

Models

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

MPG (City)

55

53

54

MPG (Highway)

49

56

48

MPG (Combined)

52

54

52

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

10.6

12.4

11.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

583/519/551

657.2/694/669

604/593/592

*2021 data used
When looking at the rivals, the Elantra is the most fuel efficient, with a combined mileage of 54 mpg. The Corolla returns the same as the Insight, at 52 mpg combined. However, the Insight offers the best city mileage at 55 mpg, beating the other two by 1-2 mpg. The Elantra offers a mind-boggling highway mileage of 56 mpg, beating the Insight’s mileage by 7 mpg. The Corolla offers the lowest highway mileage at 48 mpg.

The Elantra gets a tank capacity of 12.4 gallons, whereas the Corolla has a 11.4 gallons tank. The range on the Insight is the least, at 583 city miles and 519 highway miles. The Corolla has a city range of 604 miles and a highway range of 593 miles. The most range is offered by the Elantra at 657 city miles and 694 highway miles. This is 118 miles more than the Insight, in terms of combined range.

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Interior

The interiors on the 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid are like a penthouse in terms of compact cars. Its roomy, airy and has a lot of storage options in the center console. The interior are well-designed, and more inclined towards practicality and functionality. They are slightly driver-incliendas well. The controls are easy to access, and are sturdy. There are hints of similarity in the interiors with the Accord and the Civic. The best part of this interior is how well-laid out everything is. Also, the fit, finish and quality of this interior is excellent.The one issue is the engine noise that sweeps in at higher speeds.

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid is a five seater car. Getting in and out of this interior is not an issue, thanks to the large doors that open wide. The seating benefits from the space inside. Up front, there is tons of legroom and shoulder room. There is a lot of adjustability available. The Insight sits low on the inside, but this does not affect the visibility offered. There is decent comfort and support on the front seats. The rear seats are spacious as well. The legroom does stand at 37 inches, but even tall passengers will find themselves at comfort in the rear. The only issue with the rear is the under-thigh support, as seat bottoms are thin, making long journeys slightly troublesome.

Models

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.3/56.9/42.3

40.6/56.5/42.3

38.3/54.8/42.3

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

36.9/55/37.4

37.3/55.6/38

37.1/55/37.4

Standard Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

15.1

14.2

13.1

*2021 figures used
In terms of interior space, all the cars are very similar to each other. The Elantra offers the most headroom in the front, and all the three cars offer the same legroom up front at 42.3 inches. The Elantra offers the most legroom in the rear again, and the most headroom in the rear as well. Both the Corolla and the Insight offer a legroom of 37.4 inches.The Corolla offers the least headroom up front, and the Insight offers the least headroom at the rear at 36.9 inches. In the front, the Insight offers the most shoulder room, and in the rear the Elantra offers the most shoulder-room. The standard cargo capacity is the most in the Insight, at 15.1 cu-ft. The Elantra is nearly one cu-ft behind at 14.2 cu-ft. The Corolla offers the least at 13.1 cu-ft. Some of the interior features on the 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid are:

  • Tilt and Telescopic steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Power adjustable driver seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

The interior comes with a lot of extra optional equipment that can improve this already great experience the Insight provides.These are part of the offered packages as well. Optional interior items with their pricing have been listed down below.

  • All-season floor mats ($170)
  • Arm-rest with illumination ($372)
  • Cargo hook ($13), Cargo net ($53), Cargo Organizer ($93)
  • Door Panel illumination ($106), Door Panel protector ($191)
  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink ($461)
  • Illuminated door sill trim ($266)
  • Interior Illumination ($134)
  • Trunk Tray ($123), Trunk mat (carpet) ($106)

How intuitive is the car’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system sees no change at all. The EX gets an 8-inch touchscreen unit, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, USB ports, satellite radio, FM/AM Stereo and 8-speaker audio system. The Touring trim adds navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot capacity and a 450-Watt 10-speaker audio system. The infotainment system is easy to use, sharp and quick. The smartphone integration is also seamless, and HondaLink is very useful as well. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Voice controls
  • SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HD Radio
  • HondaLink

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Exterior

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid’s exterior gets no changes for the year 2022. The Insight Hybrid’s exterior design takes a lot from the Civic and the Accord. The roofline is similar to the CIvic’s, and the front and the rear look extremely similar to the Accord’s; only scaled down. The front sports a massive thick line finished in chrome that runs across the grille, in between the headlamps. The grille is well-proportioned, with a few thin lines and two-three thick black lines that give it a sporty look. The headlamps are all LED, and the sleek design with the LED detailing inside looks beautiful.

The entire grille and headlamp is set up on the front bumper itself, which can be seen even above the headlamps. The hood is wide and has a nice curvature to it. Along the side, you have the swept roofline that merges well with the rear hood. There are also lines that flow all the way to the rear from the front wheel. The wheel wells are deep, with 5-spoke alloy wheels. The Touring trim also gets 5-spoke alloy wheels, but with a better design. The rear is short, but with a smaller rear bumper and a chrome line running at the bottom. The tail lights look sporty and just enhance the Insight’s great looks.

Models

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

2987

2965

2840

Length (inches)

183.6

184.1

183.1

Width (inches)

71.6

71.9

69.9

Height (inches)

55.6

55.7

57.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.1

5.3

6.7

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

107.1

107.3

*2021 data used 
The Honda Insight is the heaviest car in this comparo with a curb weight of 2987 lbs. The Corolla is the lightest, weighing in at 2840 lbs. In terms of length, the Elantra is the longer one, at 184.1 inches, and the Insight and Corolla have a length of around 183 inches. The Insight and the Elantra have similar widths of around 71 inches. The Corolla has the least at 69.9 inches. The Corolla however, has the most height at 57.3 inches, around 2 inches more than the Insight. The most ground clearance is seen on the Corolla, with the Insight at 5.1 inches and the Elantra at 5.3 inches. The Insight has the tightest wheelbase at 106.3 inches. The Elantra and the Corolla come very close in terms of wheelbase, at 107.1 inches and 107.3 inches respectively. Some exterior features on the Insight are:

  • 16-inch/17-inch alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
  • LED fog lamps
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • LED headlamps
  • Rain detecting wipers

The 2022 Honda Insight comes with a ton of exterior optional items also. These are:

  • Body Side Molding ($240)
  • Door Edge Guards ($106), Door Trim ($267-$304), Door Visors ($228)
  • Front Bumper Accents ($139)
  • Black grill accent ($106)
  • LED Fog lamps ($586)
  • Rear Bumper Applique ($75), Rear Bumper Protector ($118)
  • Splash Guard Set ($112)
  • Trunk Trim ($155)
  • Underbody spoiler: front ($374), rear ($374), side ($480)
  • Welcome light ($266)
  • Wheel locks ($60-$87), Black wheel lug nuts ($240)
  • Wing Spoiler ($426)

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Safety

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid gets the same safety features as seen on the 2021 Honda Insight Hybrid. The 2021 Honda Insight Hybrid was crash-tested by the NHTSA and the IIHS; and the NHTSA rated the Insight with 5-stars. The 2021 Honda Insight Hybrid was awarded with the “Top Safety Pick+'' award from the IIHS as well. The car has a spotless record in terms of various safety parameters. was also the highest rating of “Good” from the IIHS. Standard safety features on the 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid include airbags, traction control, stability control, ABS, tire pressure monitoring, ventilated front disc/ solid rear disc brakes, Emergency braking assist, etc. The optional Driver Assist Package which costs $1,300 adds a few extra features which have been listed in the trim section. Some safety features on the 2022 Cadillac XT5 are:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • BlindSpot Monitoring
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Parking Sensors ($549)
  • First-Aid Kit ($32)

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Competition

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid vs 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is probably the most direct competitor to the Insight. The Elantra offers a ton of standard features over the Insight. Also, the warranty is better on the Insight. The fuel efficiency for these two is well above 50 mpg, but the Elantra has the better range. For 2022, the Elantra does not get any major changes.

The Honda has a smaller engine, but makes more power. In terms of performance, the Insight is ahead of the Elantra. In terms of safety, the insight is better equipped and has better ratings as well. The price difference is not a lot as well, with the Honda being priced around $500 over the Elantra.

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid vs 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid gets no changes for the year 2022. This car is basically the engine of the Prius in the body of a Corolla. This combo offers an inexpensive compact car, with excellent economy figures and a long range as well. Comparatively, the Corolla gets the bigger engine, but makes less power and torque, resulting in slower performance. 

The Corolla is more affordable than the Insight, but the extra bucks gets a lot of standard equipment and some extra oomph as well. The Insight is slightly ahead of the Corolla in terms of safety as well. All in all, the Insight makes a better proposition compared to the Corolla Hybrid.

2022 Honda Insight hybrid Final Verdict

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid offers excellent value for money, top fuel economy and has a ton of features. It is among the best daily drivers to own, with high safety ratings for an affordable rate. The interiors are mesmerizing, and spacious. The fuel economy is slightly behind the competition. However, the Honda Insight Hybrid offers a refined engine, with practical and comfortable interiors, and simple but advanced technology as well. The ride quality is smooth, and there are a lot of creature comforts on offer as well. All this, at a price point of $25,000 makes the 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid a very appealing prospect, and we surely do recommend one to anyone looking for a hybrid compact car.