This is the third generation of the Insight model released from Honda as a hybrid that has many reasons to attract car enthusiasts all over the world. The 2019-year model of the Honda Insight can be said to be a well-appointed sedan that has many advantages apart from being fuel efficient and of high market value. Curious? Read below to know what it has to offer.
A dealership of Honda in Petaluma pointed that the 2019 Honda Insight is more powerful a car than many of its rivals with a 1.5-liter I-4 engine that is capable of delivering 151 net of horsepower and 99 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid model runs on a propulsion electric motor that makes a horsepower of 129 and a torque of 197 lb-ft, from a generator motor that derives its power from a 60-cell lithium-ion battery pack.
The base model of the 2019 Ioniq Blue trim offers the best mileage of 57/59 mpg, while as you climb higher the trims the EPA fuel rating will count at 55/54 mpg. The LX and EX trims of 2019 Insight scores an EPA rating of 49 mpg in the city and 55mpg in the highway, while the highest Touring trim brings down the rating at 45 mpg in the city and 51 in the highway. The 2018 Prius deliver 50/54 mpg in the city/highway ratio, but the Prius Eco however increases the fuel efficiency to 53/58mpg.
Smart and Safe
The 2019 Honda Insight is a safe to drive vehicle too as it is stuffed with high-tech safety and driver assistance features. The Honda Sensing package is standard on all its trims that help the driver with automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition adaptive cruise control and road departure mitigation.
The 2019 Honda Insight keeps its promise as a luxury sedan, irrespective of being an economical hybrid. The top trim Touring has an even more plush interior that is decked with perforated leather-trimmed seats with a thick gripped, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. The entire cabin is wrapped in leather-like, soft-touch surfaces that spreads even to the door panels as well as passenger-side dashboard that looks elegant because of the contrasting double stitches. Rare to most of its rivals, the 2019 Honda Insight has dedicated an area only to store the cell phones placed right next to the gear selector with two USB ports to charge them on the way.
At the Petaluma Honda dealership, we took a closer look at the instrument cluster in the 2019 Honda Insight that looked smart and trendy with its 7.0-inch display screen placed at the left of the driver. The analog speedometer on the other hand was seen on the right. The center console consists of an 8.0-inch touchscreen which is sharp in displaying stuff and highly responsive to the instructive inputs. The 450-watt audio system plays clear sound that is at per with all higher-brand audio systems.
Fun to Drive
This hybrid sedan from Honda is certainly a fun to drive vehicle especially when you get to drive through twisty roads. The Agile Handling Assist feature that now comes standard in all Insights enhances the cornering prowess with the optimum use of the vectoring of brake torque.