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8.0
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On Safety
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On Safety
The 2011 Honda Insight is far from top-rated for safety, but it comes with a good list of features—including standard stability control.
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SAFETY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

'Good,' frontal offset, side and rear impacts; 'acceptable,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
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The Insight extends the rear glass into the top of the trunk lid to improve visibility, but it doesn't work. A thick bar splitting the rear window limits the view in the rearview mirror.
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The 2011 Honda Insight earns respectable, though not downright impressive, safety ratings, though with electronic stability control now standard across the entire lineup, it has all the bases covered with respect to features.

The Insight earned top 'good' results in frontal offset, side, and rear impacts in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests, but it was rated just 'acceptable' in the new IIHS roof strength test.

Under the previous federal crash-test system, the Insight earned a mix of four- and five-star ratings for both frontal and side impact protection—which doesn't bode all that well for the more stringent new ratings system introduced for 2011 (in which it hasn't yet been tested).

For those who are keeping score, versus the Toyota Prius, the Prius also earned 'good' scores from the IIHS but it hasn't yet been tested for roof strength, or in the new federal tests.

Otherwise, all the expected safety features are represented, including standard front side and side curtain airbags, as well as anti-lock brakes and active front head restraints—plus electronic stability control.

Outward visibility is actually quite good in the 2011 Insight, thanks to plenty of window space and a small lower window, located just above the rear bumper, which helps when parking.

Conclusion

The 2011 Honda Insight is far from top-rated for safety, but it comes with a good list of features—including standard stability control.

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