2019 Honda Insight Performance Features

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid sedan that offers drivers well-equipped cabins with a long list of comfort, convenience, and technology features. But it’s the impressive performance and excellent fuel economy that makes the Insight “a joy to drive around town,” according to Car and Driver. With horsepower, sophisticated driving modes, and active safety features that enhance performance, the Insight is a compelling hybrid sedan.

  • Impressive horsepower and fuel efficiency
  • 3-mode driving system including sport mode
  • Active safety features boost performance

Engine, Motor, and Power

The hybrid system of the Insight is comprised of an AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor powered by a lithium ion battery along with a gas-powered 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine. In most driving situations, the Insight relies on its electric motor, with the gasoline engine doubling as a generator to recharge the battery. Considered on its own, the engine produces 107 horsepower while the electric motor produces 129 horsepower. Altogether, the Insight has a total system horsepower of 151.

Fuel Economy

One of the chief reasons to choose a hybrid vehicle is to reap the benefits of driving a fuel-efficient vehicle. Not only is it a better option for the environment but it also saves times and money with less frequent visits to the gas station. The hybrid system works in tandem with an electric continuously variable transmission, or e-CVT, that delivers power to the front wheels. 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 get 51 city / 45 highway / 48 combined mpg.*

3-Mode Driving System

The Insight’s 3-Mode Driving System creates a more engaging experience behind the wheel. The Econ mode is comfortable and fuel efficient, perfect for everyday driving or when you want to have a quiet and peaceful cabin insulated from road and engine noise. The Sport mode transforms the Insight into a sport-tuned car, with a different feel at the pedals and accentuated engine growls when you accelerate. And the EV mode will switch the Insight to operate solely on electric power.

2019 Honda Insight Engine
2019 Honda Insight Fuel Economy
2019 Honda Insight 3 Drive Mode

Active Safety Features

The Insight features an extensive list of active safety features that boost its performance. With more reliability through different weather and road conditions, the Insight is ready to take on your next adventure.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system stabilizes the Insight and corrects oversteering or understeering during turns and curves. It also maintains good tractive control with the road, even on slippery road surfaces.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up, which can cause dangerous skidding on the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system varies the amount of braking pressure applied to each wheel based on factors such as speed, road factors, and driver inputs.
  • Brake Assist – This system helps the Insight come to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – Helps other vehicles clearly see the Insight while illuminating the way ahead.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors tire pressure and notifies drivers when one needs to be inflated in order to perform optimally and avoid safety risks.
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight

Other Performance Features

As drivers explore the upper trim levels, there are even more performance-centered features to take note of, including the sophisticated suspension systems that create a smooth ride. And with Eco Assist, drivers can 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)

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Detroit Area Honda dealer. Explore our current offers and then experience the Insight first-hand 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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