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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#12 in Compact Cars
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