2019 Honda Insight Performance Features

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid sedan that offers drivers comfort and technology inside the cabin and impressive fuel-efficient performance on the road. Car and Driver calls the Insight “a joy to drive around town,” thanks to performance features that deliver horsepower, create smooth and sophisticated driving characteristics, and achieve incredible fuel economy.

Engine, Motor, and Power

The Insight is powered by an innovative hybrid system that is comprised of an AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor powered by a lithium ion battery along with a gas-powered 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine. In most situations, the Insight garners most of its power from the electric motor, with the engine doubling as a generator to recharge the battery for better efficiency. Considered on its own, the engine produces 107 horsepower while the electric motor produces 129 horsepower. Altogether, the Insight has a total system horsepower of 151.

2019 Honda Insight Engine
2019 Honda Insight Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

Driving a hybrid car has many benefits. Not only is it a better choice for the environment, but it also saves time and money with less frequent visits to the gas station and more time spent driving. The hybrid system works with an electric continuously variable transmission, or e-CVT, that delivers the power generated under the hood to the front wheels. For the entry-level LX and mid-level EX trim, the EPA estimated fuel economy is 55 city / 49 highway / 52 combined mpg.* Drivers who choose the top-of-the-line Touring model will get 51 city / 45 highway / 48 combined mpg.*

3-Mode Driving System

For an engaging driving experience behind the wheel, the Insight features a 3-mode driving system. The Econ mode provides a comfortable ride, perfect for everyday driving or when you want a quiet cabin insulated from road and engine noise. Switching to the sport mode will give you all the thrills of owning a sport sedan while still reaping the benefits of driving a hybrid. It transforms the feel at the pedals and accentuates the engine growls when you accelerate. Finally, the EV mode allows the Insight to operate solely on electric power.

2019 Honda Insight 3 Mode Drive System

Active Safety Features

The Insight includes active safety features that boost its performance, even in inclement weather or less-than-ideal road conditions.

2019 Honda Insight LED Headlights
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system stabilizes the Insight to prevent oversteering or understeering during turns and corners. It also ensures the Insight maintains good tractive control, even on slippery or loose road surfaces.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up which can cause dangerous skidding on the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system varies the amount of braking pressure applied to each of the four wheels based on factors such as speed, driver inputs, and road conditions.
  • Brake Assist – This system helps bring the Insight to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – Helps the Insight stay clearly visible to other drivers amid changes in weather and light, while also illuminating the way ahead. 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors the tire pressure and notifies the driver when one needs to be inflated in order to perform optimally.

Other Performance Features

As drivers continue to explore the Insight, there are even more performance-enhancing features through all three trim levels, including a sophisticated suspension system that produces a smooth ride and absorbs road bumps. And an Eco Assist System helps drivers adjust their inputs to drive more efficiently and get the most out of their hybrid.

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Eco Assist System
  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • All Season Tires
  • 16-inch alloy wheels (LX and EX)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (Touring)
2019 Honda Insight Turning a corner

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest New England Honda dealer. Explore current offers and sit behind the wheel to experience the Insight with a test drive today!

*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.

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