The team over at Green Car Journal compare a huge array of models to finally land on their best hybrid car of the year, and Honda has managed to take home that honor on several previous occasions:
- 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
- 2014 Honda Accord
- 2018 Honda Clarity
For their latest award, the 2019 Honda Insight made the cut by offering outstanding fuel economy without ever sacrificing style, space, or performance.
2019 Honda Insight Powertrain
The new Honda Insight features a cutting-edge two-motor hybrid system to make up to a Class-Leading total output of 151 hp and 197 lb-ft of torque. Whether you’re cruising on the highway or using the vehicle’s brisk acceleration to change lanes, you can count on nimble performance.
At the same time, the assistance of several electric motors ensures up to 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway*. Batteries have been intelligently fitted low in the chassis to keep interior space generous and deliver the strong handling that comes with a lower center of gravity.
2019 Honda Insight Features
Beyond its “phenomenal fuel economy” and “very satisfying driving experience”, the people at Green Car Journal made much of the Honda Insight’s comfort and convenience features. The 106-inch wheelbase, alloy wheels, and low friction tires all make for a quiet, composed ride, and available amenities include:
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 8-Inch Center Display
- Heated Front Seats
- 450-Watt Premium Audio System
- Mobile Hotspot Capability
- Leather-Trimmed Seats
Green Car Journal called the Insight’s interior “comfortable and well-appointed, and they went on to heap plenty of praise on the selection of Honda Sensing advanced safety features fitted as standard:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
- Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Take the Green Car of the Year Out for a Spin to Experience its Performance First-Hand
Whether you want to find out more about Honda hybrid models, arrange a test drive, or explore the latest special offers, the team at your local New England Honda dealer can be of assistance. Feel free to contact us today for any further advice or assistance.
*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.