The Honda Infotainment system has mostly modern and convenient interface – and we’re glad to have a real volume button now – but some menus can be very complex and the setting button is still missing. The 5.0-inch home screen on the Insight LX abbreviation is a fairly simple matter, not even the SiriusXM satellite radio, but at least it’s easy to use. The EX and Touring models have a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with more features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration and default navigation.
The Insight battery pack is located under the rear seat, so it does not in any way violate the cargo capacity; The rear seats are still flat, mostly flat to accommodate larger items. However, some of Honda’s competitors are hatchbacks, which means they can store more goods and larger cargo areas are easier to load. Insight has a very handy and configurable center console that can accommodate many things. There are also a few trash cans in the cargo area.
Insight is a very fun vehicle to drive. It is calm, comfortable and smooth and safe. This is not surprising given that it is mechanically similar to the Civic sedan that shares this positive trait. Though not very sporty, Insight has good driving and robust control. The flexible suspension absorbs pulses well and helps to change direction in a fast-forward, responsive way. The predictable and gradual brake pedals in Insight have only a few irregularities that break the brakes of many other hybrids. The Insight brake feels as good as a conventional gas-powered car.