2022 Honda Insight Review with Specs, Trims and Prices

2022 Honda Insight Review with Specs, Trims and Prices

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2021 Honda Insight


Starting MSRP*

55 / 49

City / Hwy MPG rating*

Overview of 2022 Honda Insight

While most hybrid vehicles flaunt their eco-consciousness through bright colors and radical styling, the 2022 Honda Insight takes a more reserved approach. While this small sedan has an impressive EPA-estimated combined 52 mpg, you may never guess this sensible, stylish vehicle is a hybrid by simply looking at it. The Honda Insight’s exceptionally smooth ride and capable handling make it one of the best compact sedans on the market today according to Motor Trend

Honda Insight key specs and features


The 2022 Honda Insight blends exceptional fuel efficiency with enjoyable driving dynamics in a small, yet spacious package. Both trims feature power provided by the newest generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain system featuring a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine for zippy responsiveness. Like the Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Accord the 2022 Honda Insight was designed to have precision cornering and braking abilities that offer a smooth and luxurious ride. Additionally, both the 2022 Honda Insight EX and Touring models have three driving modes: ECON, Sport, and EV.


Despite only having two trim levels, the 2022 Honda Insight has an impressive six exterior colors to choose from. Both 2022 Honda Insight models feature LED headlights, taillights, and brake lights for a stylish frontal view and a fin-ty[e roof-mounted antenna for an unobstructed view. The Touring trim stands out with heated, body-colored power side mirrors with LED turn indicators and chrome accent, rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers, one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, and much more.


Enjoy a convenient and comfortable driving experience with the 2022 Honda Insight. Both the EX and Touring trims offer illuminated vanity mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering column, LED accent lighting, 12-volt power outlet, push-button start, and so much more. The 2022 Honda Insight Touring model also features a leather-accented interior with dual-zone automatic climate control system, and an automatically dimming rearview mirror.


Both trims of the 2022 Honda Insight offer the integrations and features need to keep modern drivers connected while on the go. In addition to the Honda Sensing® Safety & driver-assistive technologies that make the Insight a top safety pick, this vehicle also features Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integrations and Pandora® with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio. Drivers will enjoy the ability to control audio and other infotainment features using an 8-inch display with touchscreen.

Safety & Alerts

The 2022 Honda Insight was built for safety at every trim level. One of the standout features of this vehicle that sets it apart from non-hybrid options in the Honda lineup in the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS). The AVAS is designed to alert pedestrians when the vehicle transmission is in a position other than “park” and is traveling at speeds of 22 mph or less.

Interior Options for 2022 Honda Insight

The new 2022 Honda Insight features room for up to five passengers, striking the perfect balance between efficiency and function. Car shoppers will enjoy the automatic climate control system complete with backseat heating ducts and a large amount of storage available in both trims. Features specific to the 2022 Honda Insight Touring model include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • HomeLink® Remote System
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats & leather-covered steering wheel
  • Driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment

Similar to other Honda models like the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2021 Honda CR-V the 2022 Honda Insight features a rear seat that folds down to increase the cargo capacity of the vehicle. This is in addition to the center console and door-pocket storage bins to hold small items. Car buyers looking for the most amount of interior space should consider the 2022 Honda Insight LX model as it contains slightly more headroom, passenger volume, and cargo volume.

Configurations of 2022 Honda Insight

Many of the differences in the 2022 Honda Insight trim models come from interior upgrades and nice-to-have features while the majority of under-the-hood hardware is the same. Both trim options feature the same engine with identical horsepower and torque specs along with Eco Assist™ system, Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC), and Hill Start Assist.


Starting at $31,290 MSRP *

MPG 55 city/ 49hwy / 52 combined
Engine In-line 4-cylinder
Transmission Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT)with Shift-By-Wire (SBW), Sport Mode, and deceleration selectors


Starting at $36,900 MSRP *

MPG 51 city/ 45 hwy / 48 combined
Engine In-line 4-cylinder
Transmission Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT)with Shift-By-Wire (SBW), Sport Mode, and deceleration selectors.

Honda Insight Safety Ratings & Safety Features

Honda Insight Safety Ratings: NHTSA

While the 2022 Honda Insight has not yet been tested, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the very similar 2021 Honda Insight a perfect overall safety rating. NHTSA crash tests are designed to simulate a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph. These are the individual NHTSA ratings for the 2021 Insight:

  • Overall Front Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Front Driver Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Front Passenger Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Overall Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Rollover Star Rating: 5/5 stars

Honda CR-V Safety Ratings: IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not yet rated the 2022 Honda Insight, but has named the 2021 Honda Insight as a 2021 Top Safety Pick at all trim levels thanks to the huge amount of included safety features. The Insight received perfect marks (a “good” on the IIHS scale) across all crashworthiness, crash avoidance & mitigation, as well as “superior” marks in all other subcategories.

  • Small Overlap Front – Driver Side: Good
  • Small Overlap Front – Passenger Side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

Honda Insight safety features & technology

The 2022 Honda Insight contains all the active and passive safety features drivers have come to expect from the Honda name. With exceptional crashworthiness and safety ratings for previous models, the 2022 Honda Insight is sure to be a standout vehicle once again.

Honda Insight key safety features

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Blindspot information w/ cross-traffic monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ with traction control
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)

Honda Sensing®

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

What is the Warranty on a 2022 Honda Insight?

Klein Honda in Everett, Washington is proud to offer not one, but two separate warranties on every brand new 2022 Honda Insight and select pre-owned vehicles. The Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty features powertrain coverage for as long as you own your vehicle plus you’ll enjoy all the benefits and coverages of the Honda manufacturer warranty.

Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty

Included with every new Insight

Every new 2022 Honda Insight (as well as qualifying pre-owned vehicles) comes with the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty included at no additional charge. At Klein Honda, we’re proud to stand behind the vehicles we sell. We’ll help to ensure you have the best experience and get the most value from your new car purchase.

Covers the major parts

Your Klein Honda Limited Warranty offers a powertrain warranty covering your engine, turbocharger, transmission and drive axle assemblies, all internally lubricated parts for 2, 4, and all-wheel drive, plus all seals and gaskets.

Towing coverage included

Get up to $80 worth of complimentary towing coverage thanks to the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty includes up to $80 worth of complimentary towing coverage if you experience a vehicle breakdown that is the result of a covered part.

For as long as you own the car

The Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid for the entire time you own your 2022 Honda Insight with no mileage or time limits.

Easy maintenance

Keep your Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty and Honda manufacturer warranties in good standing by following the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in your owner’s manual. We make it easy with online vehicle service scheduling and service coupons.

Honda manufacturer warranty

3-Year/ 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty

Brand new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty. This includes the 12-volt battery. Full details of what this warranty covers can be found by consulting the Honda Owners website.

5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty

New Honda vehicles are covered by a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Consult the Honda Owners website for more information about what is covered by this warranty.

California Emissions Warranties

For 3 years or 50,000 miles, if your vehicle fails a Smog Check inspection, all necessary repairs and adjustments will be made by Honda to ensure your emissions control system “Performance Warranty”. You also receive a “Defects Warranty” to ensure any emissions-related part is replaced or repaired if deemed defective.

Hybrid Powertrain Warranty

The Hybrid Powertrain Warranty (includes Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) systems) applies to all new Honda models with hybrid powertrains.

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*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for 2022 Honda Insight EX trim. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for 2022 HondaInsight Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, and other applicable fees. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include additional charge for premium colors.