2019 Honda Insight Performance

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid sedan that brings comfort and technology to a versatile 5-passenger cabin. But it’s the impressive performance and excellent fuel economy that makes the Insight such a compelling option among the hybrid vehicle camp. The Insight is like the Civic in size and versatility, leading Car and Driver to declare that the Insight is “a joy to drive.” It might even surprise some drivers with its undeniable zest and charisma.

  • Powerful and vibrant performance
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Active safety features enhance reliability and performance

Engine, Motor, and Power

The Insight is powerful and capable with an innovative hybrid system that uses an AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor powered by a lithium ion battery along with gas-powered 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine. 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 and impressive torque to accelerate faster during tricky driving situations such as merging or passing on the highway.

2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight

Fuel Efficiency

Drivers of a hybrid know that the benefits include extensive savings with less visits to the gas station and longer stretches driving on the highway. And the Insight doesn’t disappoint—it produces excellent fuel economy that can save both time and money. The hybrid system is paired with an electric continuously variable transmission, or e-CVT, and delivers the power generated under the hood 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.* For drivers who choose the top-of-the-line Touring model, you’ll get 51 city / 45 highway / 48 combined mpg.*

Active Safety Features Enhance Performance

The Insight includes a long list of active safety features that ensure the Insight is always performing at its best. With more reliability, drivers can have more confidence behind the wheel in all driving situations.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system helps stabilize the Insight in the case of oversteering or understeering on turns or curves. It also ensures the Insight maintains good tractive control, even on loose or slippery road surfaces.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up, which can cause dangerous skidding across the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system automatically varies the amount of braking pressure applied to each wheel based on factors such as speed and road conditions.
  • Brake Assist – This system helps the Insight come to a complete stop more quickly and safely during an emergency braking situation.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – Ensures the Insight is clearly visible to other drivers while illuminating the way ahead.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Monitors the pressure in each tire so drivers can keep them inflated at the correct levels, which will help the Insight perform optimally and avoid safety risks.
2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight

Other Performance Features

As drivers further explore the features and attributes of the Insight, there are even more performance boosters to note. The suspension systems contribute to the Insight’s luxurious quality to absorb road imperfections and bumps. And the Eco Assist System helps drivers stay safe while getting the best performance 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)

Three-Mode Driving System

For more engagement behind the wheel, the Insight has a three-mode driving system. The Econ mode offers a comfortable and efficient driving experience, a great mode for everyday driving or when you want a quiet cabin insulated from engine and road noise. For the times when you want more grit and more sport behind the wheel, choose the Sport mode. It packs a punch with a sportier feel that accentuates the guttural growls of the engine. Finally, switch to the EV mode to operate solely on electric power.

2019 Honda Insight

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Central Illinois Honda dealer. Explore our current offers and sit behind the wheel to experience the performance on 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.

Central Illinois Honda Dealers

3955 E. Boyd Road Decatur, IL

Phone: 866-497-4191

39.9074332 -88.8968517
Central Illinois Honda Dealers 39.9074332, -88.8968517.