With its best-in-class daily drive, high-end safety, and cushy cabin, the redesigned 2019 Honda Insight is defining a new era of hybrid performance.
What is the 2019 Honda Insight?
Although the line was put to bed in 2014, the newly redesigned Honda Insight is bringing new, fuel-efficient life to Honda’s lineup. The 2019 Insight is the first model year of the third generation, and a lot has changed. For one thing, this new hybrid is a sedan, not a hatchback like previous models. But this newly redesigned Honda also improves on previous models with its excellent EPA ratings, modern comfort, streamlined technology, and best-in-class performance. Read on to see exactly what we mean.
Why choose the 2019 Honda Insight?
Honda’s reputation for reliability and the Insight’s best-in-class performance makes this gone-green model a pretty great option. Not only does this hybrid sedan deliver highly competitive EPA ratings, but the Insight also big on modern comfort and smartphone-savvy technology.
In addition to its fuel-friendly hybrid ride, the 2019 Insight delivers a strong comfort advantage. The cabin is incredibly roomy and the seats incredibly comfortable, which, of course, makes for lovely long-distance travels.
The Insight gets Honda’s brand new infotainment system, which is all about user-friendliness. The menus are so responsive and straightforward that you need not rely on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities, though these are included with the Insight EX and up.
And this hybrid is also notable for its premium passenger protection. High-tech safety aids come at no extra cost. And that means that the Insight can alert you to a potential oncoming crash or accidental lane drift, boosting safety levels substantially.
How’s the 2019 Honda Insight fuel economy?
In a word, excellent. This hybrid maxes out at 52 miles per gallon combined, making the Insight highly competitive, even in this fuel-efficient class. Not only that, but the Insight also delivers best-in-class performance. For one thing, it’s quick to get you up to speed from a stop—something of a rarity for hybrids. And this Honda is also the hybrid you want on a curvy mountain road. Its handling is nothing short of impressive.
What’s new for the 2019 Honda Insight?
The 2019 Insight has been newly redesigned, which, of course, means that a lot is new. Unlike previous incarnations of this hybrid, this model is a sedan and not a hatchback. The new Insight also impresses on the road, delivering best-in-class performance with its quick acceleration and smooth, non-hybrid-like cruising skills. Inside, Honda’s skill at maximizing space is on full display; passengers will revel in the head- and legroom.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.