2019 Honda Insight Performance Specs

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid sedan that offers drivers comfort inside and impressive performance on the road. Car and Driver declares that the Insight “is a joy to drive around town,” thanks in part to a hybrid system that produces strong yet smooth driving characteristics. And with impressive fuel economy, a 3-mode driving system that includes a sport mode, and active safety features that ensure the Insight is always performing at its best, the Insight is an impressive sedan.

  • Powerful engine and fuel efficient
  • 3-mode driving system, including Sport Mode
  • Active Safety Features Boost Performance

Engine, Motor, and Power

The hybrid system inside the Insight is comprised of a lithium ion battery and a gas-powered 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine. The Insight relies on the motor for its primary source of power, while the gasoline engine doubles as a generator to recharge the battery. The engine produces 107 horsepower on its own while the electric motor produces 129 horsepower. Altogether, the Insight will produce a total system horsepower of 151.

2019 Honda Insight Engine
2019 Honda Insight Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

One of the most compelling reasons to choose a hybrid vehicle is to reap the benefits of incredible fuel economy. It’s not only a better choice for the environment, it also saves time and money with longer stretches between visits to the pump. With its hybrid system paired with an an electric continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) that delivers the power generated under the hood to the front wheels, the Insight achieves impressive efficiency. For the entry-level LX and mid-level EX trim, the EPA estimated fuel economy is 55 city / 49 highway / 52 combined mpg.* Choose the top-of-the-line Touring model and you’ll get 51 city / 45 highway / 48 combined mpg.*

3-Mode Driving System

For a more engaging driving experience, the Insight features a 3-mode driving system. The Econ mode offers drivers a comfortable and efficient ride. It’s the perfect mode for everyday driving or when you want a quiet cabin insulated from road and engine noise. The Sport mode transforms the Insight into a sportier version with a different feel at the pedals and accentuated engine growls when you accelerate. Finally, the EV mode allows the Insight to operate on electric power alone.

2019 Honda Insight 3 Mode Drive Sysetem

Active Safety Features

The Insight includes an extensive list of active safety features that enhance its performance in various weather and road conditions.

2019 Honda Insight LED Headlight
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system helps stabilize the Insight and prevents oversteering or understeering while on turns or curves. It also ensures the Insight maintains good tractive control of the road, even in inclement weather.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up, which can cause dangerous skidding.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system automatically varies the amount of braking pressure applied to each wheel based on speed, road conditions, and driver inputs.
  • Brake Assist – This system brings the Insight to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – These lights ensure that the Insight is clearly visible to other drivers while also illuminating the way ahead.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors tire pressure and notifies drivers when one needs to be inflated so the Insight can perform at its best.

Other Performance Features

As drivers continue to explore the Insight there are more performance features to take note of, including a sophisticated suspension system that absorbs bumps and road imperfections for a smoother ride. And Eco Assist 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 Hampton Roads Honda dealer. Explore our current offers and sit behind the wheel 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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