2022 Honda Insight for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Look at the 2022 Honda Insight, and your first thought might be, “How does a car this nice-looking also pull off outstanding fuel economy?” There was a time when gas-electric hybrid vehicles had their own somewhat space-age look: when you saw one, you knew it was an alternative form of vehicle. And while that’s not to say those cars weren’t attractive, it’s fitting that they now have a more mainstream look, as “greener” vehicles become more and more the norm.
The Insight is noted for its excellent fuel economy, abundance of interior amenities at a fair price, and smooth handling, all of which come together to make even the longest commutes not just bearable but enjoyable. For 2022, the Insight’s base LX trim level is no longer offered: the lineup has been streamlined to just the EX and Touring.
Trims, Powertrain, and Fuel Economy
The ’22 Insight’s hybrid powertrain is made up of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor that work together to whisk out a total system output of 151 horsepower. They also have an electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) and a front-wheel drivetrain. According to the EPA’s official estimates, the EX gets 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway, and the Touring, with the added weight of its additional standard features, achieves 51 city/45 highway.
The EX is well-stocked with the likes of automatic on/off LED headlights, heated side mirrors, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock (a keyless entry and exit system that doesn’t require the fob), push-button start, single-zone automatic climate control, a 12-volt power outlet, two center console 2.5-amp USB smartphone/audio ports, HondaLink remote vehicle services, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback. Its infotainment system is controlled via an 8-inch touchscreen. Its most notable features are smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), Pandora compatibility, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a 180-watt eight-speaker sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an SMS text messaging system that lets you receive and respond to texts while driving without handling your device.
To top it off, the EX has the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features (collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning). Automatic high beams and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert are standard issue as well.
As the top trim, the Touring is even more packed with bells and whistles. Outside, it gets side mirror turn-signal indicators, upscale chrome accents, rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, and a moonroof. Passenger comfort is elevated with two zones of automatic climate control and leather seats that are heated and power-adjustable in the front row. There’s also auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink universal garage door opener (owners can choose to subscribe to HondaLink services). The Touring’s infotainment system is more deluxe than the EX’s, since it’s sweetened with a high-end 450-watt 10-speaker audio system with a subwoofer, integrated navigation, voice recognition, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.
The EX has a full slate of deluxe features. These consist of automatic on/off LED headlights, heated side mirrors, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock (a keyless entry system that will also automatically lock the doors should you forget to when you leave the vehicle), push-button start, automatic climate control, ambient console lighting, a 12-volt power outlet, two front-console USB ports, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with a center armrest.
As the more expensive Insight, the Touring gets more, including rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, a moonroof, chrome exterior accents, remote start, heated power-adjustable front seats, leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a passenger-side seatback pocket, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a HomeLink universal transceiver (garage door opener).
Safety and Technology
Both the EX and Touring come with the Honda Sensing bundle of advanced safety features. These technologies include collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. Both trims also get automatic high beams and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The ’22 Insight has everything the drivers and passengers need for communication and entertainment. The EX’s infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, HondaLink connected car services, and an eight-speaker audio system. The Touring upgrades to a high-end 10-speaker sound system and adds integrated navigation, voice recognition, more HondaLink subscription services, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.
*(NHSTA) Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).