Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is a petrol-electric hybrid which is a direct rival for the Toyota Prius. Compared to the Prius, the Insight has a smaller battery pack and electric motor, so it can’t quite match its performance or economy, but the Insight is cheaper to buy and is still highly economical to run. Since going on sale the Insight has also proved to be extremely reliable.

Honda Insight hatchback

Price 
£20,475 - £23,595
5 Doors
1.5 / 5
Pros
  • Quiet in town
  • Low running costs
  • Very reliable
Cons
  • Poor refinement at speed
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Weedy electric motor

The Honda Insight is recognisable thanks to its aerodynamic teardrop shape and blue-tinted lights and badges. It is related to the Civic, but features a small petrol engine, battery pack and electric motor to save fuel and cut down on its running costs. The Insight isn’t as economical as its closest rival, the Toyota Prius, but it's cheaper and should prove eminently reliable.