2021 Honda Insight  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#34 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#87 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Honda Insight
The Insight, part of Honda's lineup since 2000, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. The Insight provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Honda Insight packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. The Insight has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Honda Insight is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Honda Insight has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Honda Insight has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0424% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8455%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0424% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8455% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Honda Insight is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Honda Insight is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Honda's Honda Sensing can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Honda Insight: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). Some safety features are optional on the 2021 Honda Insight--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Blind Spot Information System.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Honda Insight. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8753Volkswagen JettaNissan AltimaHonda CivicKia K5Hyundai SonataToyota CamryHonda InsightMazda 3Honda AccordToyota CorollaToyota PriusNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Honda Insight with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 87. The 2021 Honda Insight is safer than the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2021 Nissan Altima, the 2021 Honda Civic, the 2021 Kia K5, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata, the 2021 Nissan Sentra, and the 2021 Toyota Prius. It is about as safe as the 2021 Toyota Camry.

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