2022 Honda Insight Crash Test Ratings

What makes the Honda Insight so safe?

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The first point indicating safety with the Honda Insight is that this sedan is based on the 2021 model of the Honda Civic, which is also considered to be a safe vehicle. Both models received above-average scores when it came to crash testing. 

The NHTSA gave it a five-star rating for frontal crash, including both driver and passenger side tests. It also scored high with the side crash tests, which includes both the front and rear passenger seats. The last area tested was the rollover, which garnered it another five stars. 

The IIHS also gave it perfect scores on all six areas they tested. It rated high with headlight performance and got superior grades for front crash prevention as well as child seat anchors. In 2020, the Honda Civic received a Top Safety Pick award, while the Honda Insight got a Top Safety Pick+. 

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The interior’s features and finishes occupy a well-judged middle ground between bargain basement and premium. The Insight feels a bit more upscale than the closely related Civic, and it measures up well to other hybrid competitors. A customizable digital gauge in the instrument panel can display a variety of information, from fuel-economy data to speed-limit info. You sit low in the Insight’s front seats, but there’s plenty of space to stretch out. Adjustable lumbar support is missing from the driver’s seat, however, which is disappointing. The rear seats have plenty of room for two adults. The Insight’s battery pack is located under the rear seat, so it doesn’t infringe on cargo capacity at all; the rear seats still fold mostly flat to accommodate larger items. Several of the Honda’s competitors are hatchbacks—the Insight is a conventional sedan with a separate trunk—which means they can hold more stuff and their large cargo areas are easier to load. The Insight does have a very useful and configurable center console that can hold tons of personal items. There are also a few bins in the cargo area.

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Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

View Crash Test Results

All Insights come with a comprehensive package of driver assists called Honda Sensing. Blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert come standard on EX and Touring models. For more information about the Insight’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

The Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)* is designed to help you stay on the road. If you cross over detected lane lines without signaling, RDM can provide necessary steering and/or braking assistance to help you return to your lane or keep you from leaving the roadway entirely.


Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

System details

  • standard Collision Mitigation Brake System

Superior Superior

Crossing child In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. Crossing adult In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. Parallel adult In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 31 mph. A warning was issued 2.2 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Honda Insight Touring 4-door

The Honda Insight was re-introduced in the 2019 model year after a four-year absence from the market. The Insight is derived from the Honda Civic. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation


Structure and safety cage


Passenger injury measures






Lower leg/foot


Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics


Driver injury measures






Lower leg/foot


Driver restraints and dummy kinematics


Technical measurements for this test Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side Test ID VTP1816 Lower occupant compartment Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5 Footrest (cm) 7 Right toepan (cm) 6 Center toepan (cm) 3 Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2 Upper occupant compartment Center dash (cm) 2 Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3 Upper dash (cm) 4 Right lower dash (cm) 5 Passenger injury measures Test ID VTP1816 Head HIC-15 178 Peak gs at hard contact no contact Neck Tension (kN) 0.9 Extension bending moment (Nm) 14 Maximum Nij 0.16 Chest maximum compression (mm) 20 Femur (kN) Left 0.6 Right 1.3 Knee displacement (mm) Left 1 Right 2 Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%) Left Right Maximum tibia index Left 0.35 Right 0.50 Tibia axial force (kN) Left 1.4 Right 1.8 Foot acceleration (g) Left 52 Right 65 Driver injury measures Test ID VTP1816 Head HIC-15 79 Peak gs at hard contact no contact Neck Tension (kN) 0.7 Extension bending moment (Nm) 11 Maximum Nij 0.20 Chest maximum compression (mm) 21 Femur (kN) Left 0.1 Right 0.5 Knee displacement (mm) Left Right Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%) Left Right Maximum tibia index Left 0.38 Right 0.37 Tibia axial force (kN) Left 0.5 Right 1.3 Foot acceleration (g) Left 62 Right 77

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)* helps make highway driving easier when you’re cruising on the open road. While your hands are on the wheel, the system can help keep your vehicle centered in a detected lane by making subtle steering adjustments.


Owners Dont Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2022 Honda Insight during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of your vehicle's engine/motor
  • Experience of using your vehicle's safety systems
  • Comfort of the driver's seat

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