The beautifully efficient 2019 Honda Insight is an environmentally friendly, hybrid sedan that’s rich in design and packed with power. It stands apart from other sedans by eliminating typical hybrid styling and complex cabin features. Instead, the Insight has the style and power of a luxury sedan. Its initial impression doesn’t scream hybrid. Instead, it’s a powerful sedan that rides like a dream. It offers distinguished design features, stylish details and has a distinct leg up on its competition.
The Hybrid Advantage
Since Honda is aiming to make the majority of its vehicles fully or partially electric by 2030, it’s doing an admirable job of making the shift to electric cars a smooth transition for itself and its drivers. Since 1997’s EV Plus, Honda has been spearheading hybrid driving technology – and it shows. Gasoline costs become the concern of other drivers since the 2019 Honda Insight gets an unbelievable 49mpg in the city and 55mpg on the highway.
The Aesthetic Appeal
With sleek headlights featuring Honda’s signature silver accent piece, assertively styled vents, and large grill, the look and feel of the Honda Insight is alluring, appealing, and enticing. With straightforward styling and unconventional features, the Insight is pleasing to the eye and packs a powerful experience performance for the driver. A simple, easy-to-use infotainment system features a large 8-inch screen, easy screen navigation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto tech features. Its head-turning design and aerodynamic quality make it pleasing to the eye and a treat to the driver.
The Amazing Features
Like its gasoline-powered counterparts, the Honda Insight offers standard Honda Sensing safety technology and other features that enhance performance but won’t constantly remind you that you’re in a hybrid. A few of the features you’ll find onboard include lane keep assistance, front collision warning, and self-adjusting cruise control. The 2019 model is a practical, hands-on, intuitive design that contradicts its hybrid engine and allows it to simply perform like what it is – a sedan.
The Enigmatic Engine
Because it’s based on the traditional Civic, the Insight drives like a Civic on steroids. The 2019 model has a unique front frame, easy steering, a new rear underfloor frame that supports the battery, and a reliable suspension system that gives a smooth, easy highway drive. Its power is derived from a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in harmony with dual electric motors. The 1.3 kWh, lithium-ion battery pack has an output of 151 horsepower and 197 pound-feet of torque. Drivers can choose from three driving modes (normal, econ, and sport) letting the driver select efficient operation or power and panache.
Our Final Verdict
Sit behind the wheel of the 2019 Honda Insight and enjoy the comfort of its cockpit, the versatility of its engine, the smooth operation of its performance, and an intelligent suite of impressive safety features. While avoiding much of the fluff and filler typically associated with hybrid sedans, the Honda Insight is an uncomplicated, non-traditional, fuel-efficient sedan with style, class, and charm built right in. With an affordable price tag in the $23,000 – $30,000 range, the Honda Insight is the definition of affordable luxury.