2014 Honda Insight

small car / 4-door hatchback

2014 Honda Insight 4-door hatchback
2012 Honda Insight shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Honda Insight LX 4-door

The Honda Insight was redesigned for the 2010 model year after a three-year absence from the market.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head brushed the side curtain airbag during rebound, before moving back against the head restraint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0911
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0911
Head
HIC-15 347
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 39
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.5
Femur force - right (kN) 3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 69

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Honda Insight Hybrid LX 4-door hatchback with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Honda Insight was redesigned for the 2010 model year after a three-year absence from the market. Beginning with 2011 models, Honda made design changes to the side airbags and front and rear door trim. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1011
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1011
Head HIC-15 353
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 46
Average deflection (mm) 41
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.93
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.4
Combined force (kN) 4.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 75
A-P moment (Nm) 95

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1011
Head HIC-15 281
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 50
Lateral force (kN) 2.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 38
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.84
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 50
A-P moment (Nm) 135

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda Insight 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,724 lbs
Peak force 13,715 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.03

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 48
Distance below top of head (mm) 10
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.2
Head contact time (ms) 53
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 13
Max neck tension (N) 190

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted