The 2021 Honda Insight is smart money.
The compact hybrid sedan returns this year with a few new safety features on some trims, although the good stuff doesn’t change. It still returns more than 50 mpg combined in most trims, according to the EPA, and it costs less than $30,000 in every configuration—LX, EX, and Touring.
It’s a 6.5 thanks to its superlative fuel economy and stellar safety scorecard. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
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This year, the Insight adds blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts to EX and Touring trims while keeping most of the good stuff intact.
Based on the compact Civic, the Insight dresses up its exterior with slightly more grown-up tastes. The Insight borrows the Accord’s nose and tail—no bad thing—and its sides are a little cleaner compared to the Civic.
The Insight’s interior slightly…