2020 Honda Insight Safety

Honda Insight safety features range from a celebrated body structure to help prevent injuries in the unlikely event of an accident to cutting-edge driver assistance technology designed to enhance your awareness, warn you of danger, and even act independently to avoid accidents.

Whatever you’re looking for in a hybrid, safety should always be a top priority, so read on to explore:

  • Honda Insight Active Safety Features
  • Honda Insight Passive Safety Features
  • Honda Insight Driver Assistance Features


Honda Insight Active Safety Features

Active safety features are those responsible for avoiding accidents in the first place, and they accomplish that goal by helping you maintain control at all times, enhancing your visibility to other road users, and more.

Honda Insight active safety features include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: Cycle between Normal, Wide, and Top-down viewing modes to reverse with confidence in even the most cramped and crowded places.
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS): Hybrids run quieter than traditional vehicles, so the Honda Insight will emit a low warning sound and low speeds to make pedestrians aware of its presence.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control: Minutely adjusts driving dynamics based on second-by-second readings to help you stay in control.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): When you hit the brakes, braking force will be distributed intelligently between all four wheels.
  • Brake Assist: Hit the brakes for an emergency stop and the Honda Insight will sense your intention and provide additional braking pressure.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Driving with too much or too little air in your tires can be dangerous, so the Honda Insight helps you keep tabs.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL): DRLs running throughout the day have been proven to reduce the likelihood of a collision.

    Honda Insight Driver Assistance Features

    Honda believes you deserve top-tier driver assistance technology as standard, so all Honda Insight trims carry the following Honda Sensing features:

    • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): When a potential frontal collision is detected, your brakes will be applied automatically to either avoid an accident entirely or lessen its severity.
    • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Start to veer away from the road and the Honda Insight will note your deviation before applying corrective steering pressure to keep you on track.
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow: Your preset cruising speed will be automatically raised and lowered to maintain a safe distance between your Honda Insight and the vehicle ahead.
    • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Deviate from your chosen lane without signaling and the Honda Insight will provide a warning before applying corrective steering pressure.
    • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): A forward-facing camera can read common road signs and put them on your in-dash display.

    Additional driver assistance features include:

    • Auto High-Beam Headlights: The vehicle cycles between low beams and high beams automatically as other vehicles approach and pass at night.
    • Honda LaneWatch™: Places a camera in the right mirror to provide a view of your blind-spot on your touchscreen whenever the appropriate turn signal is activated.

    Honda Insight Passive Safety Features

    The 2020 model has not yet been rated, but the 2019 Honda Insight earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS and a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA*. That’s largely down to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which crumples intelligently upon impact to direct harmful collision energy away from the passenger compartment.

    It’s just one of the Honda Insight passive safety features designed to prevent injury if an accident should ever occur. Further features include:

    • Advanced Front Airbags (i-SRS)
    • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
    • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
    • 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
    • Front 3-Point Seat Belts with
    • Automatic Tensioning System
    • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
    • Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder

    State of the Art Technology Helps Rank the Honda Insight Among the Safest Hybrid Cars

    Whether you want to find out how the Honda hybrid system works or explore the full Honda hybrid lineup, the team at your local Capital Region Honda showroom can help. Alternatively, feel free to contact us directly to find out more or hear about our latest special offers.


    *Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.

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    391 S State Rd Cheshire
    Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
    (888) 794-9805
    Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.