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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.