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Honda Civic vs. Honda Insight

In comparing the Honda Civic to the Honda Insight, the Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Insight has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic versus the Honda Insight, the Honda Civic is a better car than the Honda Insight.

Honda Civic versus Honda Insight Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Civic ranges from $20,499 to $28,750 while a used Honda Insight from the same model year range is priced between $21,322 to $32,355. For a new model, the Honda Civic's price is between $25,043 and $30,639, with the Honda Insight priced between $26,736 and $31,267.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Honda Insight base engine makes 151 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The Insight is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 519 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Honda Civic, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Honda Insight, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the area of trunk space. The Honda Civic and Honda Insight are comparable in regards to front head room, front leg room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Civic and the Honda Insight have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Honda Civic and the Honda Insight have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Honda Civic

2022 Honda Insight

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,043 - $30,639

Used Asking Price:

$20,499 - $28,750

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,736 - $31,267

Used Asking Price:

$21,322 - $32,355

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

9.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Sport Touring, EX-L, Sport, Type R

Trim Levels

EX, Touring

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

151 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

197 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 37 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

372 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

55 / 49 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

583 / 519 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

14.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

15.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2935 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

183.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3000 lbs

Width:

71.6 inches

Height:

55.6 inches

Length:

183.6 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/40R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R16