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Honda Insight MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 30 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 21 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
57 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
58 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
59 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
60 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
61 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
62 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
63 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
64 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
65 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
66 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
67 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
68 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
69 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
70 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr Hatch 98-hp 1.3L I4 Hybrid 7-sp shiftable CVT FWD 52.94
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With the 107-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid engine, 7-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Honda Insight has been averaging 52.94 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Honda Insights in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (about 66.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (1.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2011 Honda Insight in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2011 2011 4dr Hatch 98-hp 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD 44.65
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch 98-hp 1.3L I4 Hybrid 7-sp shiftable CVT FWD 45.44
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch 98-hp 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD 46.93
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2009.5 2009.5 4dr Hatch 98-hp 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD 45.8
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2006 2006 2dr Hatch 73-hp 1.0L I3 Hybrid CVT FWD 59.9
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2005 2005 2dr Hatch 73-hp 1.0L I3 Hybrid 5-sp manual FWD 50
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2001 2001 2dr Hatch 73-hp 1.0L I3 Hybrid 5-sp manual FWD 59.15
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2000 2000 2dr Hatch 73-hp 1.0L I3 Hybrid 5-sp manual FWD 61.25
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Insight

Honda Insight Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2020 Honda's initial approach to hybrid powertrain technology wasn't a winner. A weak electric motor (13 horsepower in the case of the 2010 Insight) sandwiched between a gas engine and a CVT wasn't able to deliver nearly as much of a performance or fuel economy bump as the much stronger electric motors in Toyota's radically different hybrid system. Starting with the 2014 Accord Hybrid, Honda tried a new approach. The new system relied entirely on a much more powerful (166 horsepower) electric motor to drive the wheels up to 43 mph, and only then directly engaged the gas engine via a single-speed transmission. This was the sort of elegant "we keep it simple" solution Honda used to be known for, and it worked far better. EPA ratings of 50 mpg city and 45 mpg highway were best-in-class, topping the Toyota Camry Hybrid. This system received further tweaks when the Accord was redesigned for 2018, with mixed results for mpg (now 48/47). The Toyota Camry, also redesigned for 2018, now scores 51/53 or 44/47 depending on trim level. When I learned that a new Honda Insight would utilize a similar hybrid system with a 1.5-liter engine instead of the Accord's 2.0-liter in a smaller, lighter car, I had high hopes. Could a 60-mpg rating happen? Well, it didn't. The Honda Insight LX and EX score 55 mpg city and 49 mpg highway in the EPA's testing. The tested Touring trim, with larger tires and a higher curb weight, scores a little lower, 51/45. Pretty good. But a Toyota Prius (58/53 or 54/50, depending on the variant), a Toyota Corolla Hybrid (53/52), or a Hyundai Ioniq (57/59 or 55/54) scores better. In my testing, the trip computer reported averages ranging from 45 mpg to 75 mpg in suburban driving. (Whether the system opts to charge or draw energy from the battery pack has a big effect on the reported average during short drives.) In one 20-mile drive around hilly Ann Arbor the trip computer reported an impressive 64 mpg--and 93.6 mpg during the initial three miles. But in a Toyota Prius I averaged 65 mpg over the entire week despite some colder weather--it struggled to top 60 when the air temperature fell to 40--and observed trip averages over 90 a couple of times. Air temperatures were usually in the 60s during the week I had the Insight, optimal for fuel economy. The Honda Insight disappointed in highway driving. When cruising near 80 mph, a speed at which it can't take much advantage of its hybrid configuration, the Insight averaged 40 mpg. Good, but little better than a non-hybrid Civic. I observed a bit over 60 mpg on the highway in the Prius. Given these results, I struggled with listing fuel economy among the reasons to buy the new Insight. On the one hand, all of its direct competitors have higher EPA ratings. On the other, the Insight's mpg compares very well to non-hybrids, and fuel economy will be a primary reason people buy one. see full Honda Insight review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Insight

Honda Insight Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Econ Mode for just a three mile drive and got 53 mpg though traffic was very light. Afterwards during normal traffic driving, not using the Econ Mode, plus a very short drive 1/2 mile up and 1/2 mile back I got 36 mph engin cold. see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
getting 52mpg highway and about 46 city, maybe someone at toyota paid off the epa to rate this car low, because i have NEVER gotten under 45 mpg on the highway. see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Fantastic! Driven frugally, I am getting 46mpg at 60/40 hwy/city driving. see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Just about the same as the Prius. Look at Fuelly.com and see for yourself. see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It gets better than advertised. 44 in town, 44 highway see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
40-45mpg. Slower you drive, better the milage see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Averaging 45mpg see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Great gas mileage. see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It allows for much greater then EPA ratings if you drive conservatively. see full Honda Insight review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Getting excellent fuel economy (10+mpg above EPA) in the Insight is easy. Getting amazing fuel economy (70mpg on state highways) is possible with practice. see full Honda Insight review
 

Honda Insight Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Honda Insight's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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