2022 Honda Insight vs. Its Competition

2022 Honda Insight
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The most direct rival to the Honda Insight is probably the Toyota Corolla Hybrid—a sedan with about the same amount of usable space and comparable mpg figures but less impressive interior materials.

The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is also a strong new competitor, although its cabin design and styling can feel busy, and its ride and handling weren’t as sorted in the versions we’ve driven at the time of writing.

The Honda Civic is itself an alternative to the Insight, and in new form for 2022 it’s taking a step toward the refined look and feel of the Insight—albeit with sub-40-mpg EPA combined mileage.

Those considering a crossover form factor might like the Kia Niro, which comes as a hybrid and has a strong set of features.

Finally, if driving enjoyment is the top priority, then put the Mazda 3 on your list.

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Quick Specs
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With an impressive safety feature set and upscale cabin feel and mileage over 50 mpg, the 2022 Honda Insight is more than a commuter car.
6.8
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
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The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain.
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The 2021 Kia Niro is a thrifty choice for those who don’t want polarizing Prius looks.
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The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
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With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.
MSRP From     
$25,210$21,900$19,650$24,690$20,650$20,025
Gas Mileage     
51 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
EX CVTLX CVTSE IVT SULEV *Ltd Avail*LX FWD2.0 FWDL CVT (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSport UtilitySedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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