Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Honda Insight 2009

1.3SE , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2009

Honda Insight crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 74%
Pedestrian 76%
Safety Assist 86%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

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.


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 available on some variants in the model range but is not expected to be fitted as standard in sufficient numbers to qualify for points under Euro NCAP's rating scheme. A driver-set speed limitation device is expected to be fitted as standard to the great majority of cars sold and is an option on all variants in the range. A seatbelt reminder system for driver and front seat passenger is fitted as standard across the model range.

applies to all 2009 model year Insights