Honda Insight (2014)
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Honda Insight (2014) review: 32 facts and highlights

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5.7l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5.4l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
167Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm

4. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Honda Insight (2014)
84% have it

5. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Honda Insight (2014)
73% have it

6. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
11m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m

7. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.55m
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 3.07m

8. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5.6l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

9. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
450l
Mini Clubman (2014): 1068l

10. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
892l
Fiat Doblo 1.4 (2014): 3200l

11. shorter length

4.38m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

12. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
40l
Kia Rio LX (2015): 73l

13. higher Euro NCAP rating

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
5
Ford Fiesta ST (2014): 6

14. height

1.43m
Honda CR-Z (2014): 1.39m

15. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Honda Insight (2014)
61% have it

16. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014): 10

17. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
90000km
Hyundai Veloster (2014): 160934km

18. width

1.69m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

19. weight

1.25t
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014): 1.69kg

20. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
975mm
Mini Clubman (2014): 1.06m

21. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
925mm
Skoda Roomster S (2014): 1.01m

22. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Honda Insight (2014)
82% have it

23. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
98hp
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 306hp

24. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
2407l
Hyundai Elantra GT (2014): 3373l

25. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 6

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