Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 83 - 83 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Insight is the King of mean – great news for prospective buyers. Although it may seem initially expensive to buy, some buyers will find that it pays for itself – particularly if you’re downsizing and living in London. Cars registered after March 2001 are exempt from road tax, it has a 100 per cent discount from the London Congestion Charge and is capable of up to 83mpg.

Parts and servicing are quite pricey, but this is off-set by the other savings.

Few can come close to Insight on the Eco front. It features a hybrid engine, which is essentially a petrol engine linked to an electric motor, which, when you brake or coast, captures energy to charge the battery for the electric motor. That means you get power without the added fuel bills. With an average of 80 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are exceptionally low.

It’s also extraordinarily economical, averaging 83 mpg.

Honda is renowned for producing dependable cars, and the 1.0-litre Insight shouldn’t cause too many headaches either. Despite the added level of complexity brought by the hybrid design, few Insights have had major faults, highlighting Honda’s bulletproof build quality and attention to detail.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £180
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Insurance group 23
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