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