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Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda Insight, 1.3SE, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda Insight, 1.3SE, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 33 pts | 90%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.5 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.9 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 36 pts | 74%
PERFORMANCE
10.4 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
9.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 27 pts | 76%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
15.4 pts
PELVIS
6.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VSA
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
passenger
rear


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Honda Insight, 1.3SE, RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1240kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies 2009 model year Insights
Class SMALL FAMILY
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger cell remained stable in the impact. The protection offered to adult occupants was rated as good for all body areas except the lower legs, where protection was rated as adequate. The dummies indicated little risk of injury to the knees, femurs and pelvis and Honda were able to demonstrate that the dashboard would provide similar levels of protection to occupants of different stature and to those sat in different seating positions. Protection of the chest was adequate in the side barrier impact but rib deflections indicated weak protection in the more severe side pole test. Protection against whiplash injuries in rear impacts was good.

Child occupant
Forward movement of the 3 year dummy's head, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive in the frontal impact. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the side of the restraint. No excessive forces or accelerations were measured by the dummies in the tests. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag was not sufficiently clear. The potential dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a label which is permanently attached to the sun visor.

Pedestrian
The Insight scored very highly for pedestrian protection. The front edge of the bonnet provided good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points. The bumper also scored maximum points. However, tests done outside of Euro NCAP's normal test area revealed structures which gave poor protection. Euro NCAP will soon broaden its test areas so that, in the future, such poor areas are included in a vehicle's score. The bonnet also offered good protection in most areas likely to be struck by a child's head.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard in all left-hand drive countries. In some right-hand drive countries, ESC is currently optional on the base model but Honda hope soon to make it standard on all variants throughout the EU. The car has a seatbelt reminder system for both front and rear seats.

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