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2019 Honda Insight

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Pros

  • Enormous cargo capacity
  • Quick acceleration
  • Many standard driver-assistance features

Cons

  • Unintuitive infotainment system
  • Rear-seat split folding only on higher trims
  • Palpable engine noise

Mileage (EPA estimate)

51 city, 45 highway, 48 combined

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Hybrid power in a midsize sedan package.

The 2019 Honda Insight is a smart and stylish midsize hybrid sedan that provides all the benefits of hybrid power in an elegant, practical, and easy-to-drive package. On the market for a midsize sedan that can seat five comfortably? Want the benefits of hybrid power combined with a smooth ride and plenty of technology features? Want all this in a package that looks sharp and elegant? The 2019 Honda Insight is a ride that should absolutely be on your shopping list.

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2019 Honda Insight trims

Curious how Honda Insight trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

LX:

  • 151-hp, 99-lb-ft of torque 1.5L
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Key
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster

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Touring:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Honda Insight

1. It's a hybrid!

Perhaps the single biggest reason to buy the 2019 Honda Insight is its hybrid powerplant and the mpg it offers. The base 2019 Honda Insight gets an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined, while the top-line Touring model still manages an EPA-estimated 48 mpg combined.

Both are equipped with the same 1.5L four-cylinder hybrid powerplant.

2. Spacious interior

Hyundai Insight Review: Frontseats | CarMax

The space and comfort offered — and the practicality that it brings — is another big reason to buy the 2019 Honda Insight. Both the base and Touring models come with 98 cubic-ft. of passenger volume. This offers plenty of room for passengers and also includes an additional 15 cubic-ft. of luggage volume.

Hyundai Insight Review: Backseats | CarMax

3. Smooth driving experience

Hyundai Insight Review: Engine | CarMax

That hybrid power unit and the instant torque provided by the electric motor working in tandem with the petrol engine means smooth acceleration and a very enjoyable driving experience. That will have you pulling away from lights quickly and smoothly, or giving you a bit of power to overtake. This all adds to the Insight's appeal no matter what kind of driving you usually do.

4. Extensive features list

The features list available for the 2019 Honda Insight is vast and even the base model LX includes plenty of comfort and technology features as standard. Features like Pandora® internet streaming radio, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control, noise cancellation, and more! There are plenty of options to suit you and your driving needs.

5. Easy-to-use tech

Hyundai Insight Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

Despite such a dazzling array of tech and features, the 2019 Honda Insight is a very easy car to get to grips with. Everything is well labeled and accessible — no touchscreen controls to wrap your head around, just buttons laid out for easy access. This is great news if you like to just hop in your car and get straight to the fun part: driving.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.4 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Honda Insight an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda Insight 5th out of 6 among Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

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Honda Insight features and specs

Touring 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Leather Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.5L

Horsepower

151

Torque (ft-lbs)

99

Engine type

Hybrid

Fuel capacity

10.6

Wheelbase

106.3"

Overall length

183.6"

Width

71.6"

Height

55.6"

Leg room

F 42.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 37.5"/R 36.6"

Front tires

P215/50HR17

Rear tires

P215/50HR17

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Aegean Blue

  • Cosmic Blue

  • Crimson

  • Crystal Black

  • Lunar Silver

  • Modern Steel

  • White Orchid

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