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2019 Honda Insight – Cargo Space and Storage

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/7/2018 Joseph Capparella
Cargo Space and Storage: For a sedan, the Insight offers a good amount of cargo space, and its interior cubbies and compartments are useful.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc For a sedan, the Insight offers a good amount of cargo space, and its interior cubbies and compartments are useful.

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For a sedan, the Insight offers a good amount of cargo space, and its interior cubbies and compartments are useful. Several of the Insight's competitors are hatchbacks, though, which means they can hold more stuff inside and their large cargo areas are easier to load.

The Insight's battery pack is located under the rear seat, so it doesn't infringe on cargo capacity at all; the rear seats still fold mostly flat to accommodate larger items.

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Test Results: Carry-On Luggage

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Cargo Configurations

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Interior Cubby Storage

As with many other Hondas, the Insight has a very useful and configurable center console that can hold tons of stuff. There are also a few bins in the cargo area.

Why do we use ping-pong balls?

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To determine the interior space available to stash travel essentials, we’ve devised a range of measuring protocols. We use six beverage containers ranging in size and shape to gauge cupholder accommodation. We stack, stuff, and arrange 9-by-14-by-22-inch cardboard boxes to quantify the number of airline-carry-on-size suitcases that will fit in a trunk or folded seat’s cargo space. To measure irregularly shaped gloveboxes, door pockets, and console bins, we fill each container with 1.5-inch-diameter ping-pong balls. It’s tempting to convert the number of spheres to a volume (cubic inches), but we resist that calculation because-as with the box of tissues, 12-ounce can of soda, or gallon of milk you might stash in these compartments-there are voids between the balls. Random packing (our procedure) nullifies approximately one-third of the available space. The negative space between the balls could theoretically be reduced to 25 percent of an irregular shape with precise stacking, but while we might be pedantic, we’re not crazy.

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Test Results: Maximum Cubby Storage

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Continue Reading:

• 2019 Honda Insight - Overview and Pricing
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Audio and Infotainment
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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