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2019 Honda Insight
Select a Different Model (3 Available): EX Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 25028
Zero to 60 7.7 seconds
Real MPG 60 CTY /50 HWY
Horsepower 152@6000
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2019 Honda Insight MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Conventional sedan styling

You Won't Like

  • Base model lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Touring trim has lower fuel economy rating
  • Excessive tire noise

New for 2019

The 2019 Honda Insight marks the return of a dedicated hybrid vehicle in the Japanese automaker's lineup. Unlike its predecessor, the third-generation Insight is a traditional sedan, eschewing the odd, spaceship-like appearance of its key competitor, the Toyota Prius.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Honda Insight is a front-drive compact hybrid sedan that slots below the midsize Accord Hybrid. Three trims are available.

LX: The base LX trim comes standard with automatic climate control, keyless entry and start, cloth upholstery, a 5.0-inch screen, Bluetooth, a single 1.0-amp USB port, a six-speaker audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and a rearview camera.

EX: Moving to the mid-level EX grade adds two 2.5-amp USB ports, an eight-speaker audio system, a center armrest for the rear seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Touring: Range-topping Touring models get LED fog lights, a 10-speaker audio system, navigation, leather upholstery, power-operated and heated front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Powering the 2019 Insight is Honda's dual-motor hybrid system that couples a 1.5-liter I-4 to two electric motors, and a lithium-ion battery. Unlike hybrid systems from Toyota and other automakers, the Insight does not utilize an actual transmission. Instead, it uses one of the electric motors to route power to the front wheels. Total system output is 151 hp. EPA fuel economy ratings are 55/49 mpg city/highway for the LX and EX grades, and 51/45 mpg for the range-topping Touring model.

Safety

The 2019 Insight received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). The IIHS awarded the car with the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating after it scored Good in all categories (Good is the highest possible score) and Superior on the front crash prevention test after it avoided impacts in 12- and 25-mph tests (Superior is the highest score for front crash prevention).

Honda Sensing, a suite of active driver assistance features, comes standard on all trims and includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning. EX and Touring trims come standard with Honda's LaneWatch system, which uses a camera to display what's on the right side of the car via the main touchscreen.

Utility

The 2019 Insight has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space in the LX and EX grades, and 14.7 cubic feet in the Touring grade. Split-folding rear seats are only available on the EX and Touring grades.

What We Think

In a 2019 First Drive, we found that the Insight rides comfortably and has good steering. The car handles well for a hybrid and has solid, linear brakes that make it feel more like a non-hybrid. However, the car does suffer from plenty of tire noise.

The 2019 Insight reached the finalist round at the 2019 Car of the Year evaluations thanks to its cleverly packaged interior, and superb ride and handling. However, its hybrid powertrain gets noisy when pushed hard.

Cool Fact

The Honda Insight's lithium-ion batteries are located under the rear seats to maximize cargo space and lower the car's center of gravity.

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2019 HONDA INSIGHT SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic
Trim
EX Sedan
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
152@6000
Standard MPG
55/49
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Crimson Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Aegean Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Cosmic Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Orchid Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [ADM] Automatic-Dimming Mirror with Homelink (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [ADM] Automatic-Dimming Mirror with Homelink (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $125

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trunk Mat - Carpet (Dealer)

Opt $99

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Welcome Light (Dealer)

Opt $249

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.420

Std Std

Battery, Lithium Ion

Std Std

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 10.6 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $99

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Door Sill Trim - Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $249

Door Trim - Black (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [DTC] Door Trim - Chrome (Dealer)
Opt $250

Door Trim - Chrome (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [DTB] Door Trim - Black (Dealer)
Opt $285

Front Bumper Accent - Black (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FBC] Front Bumper Accent - Chrome (Dealer)
Opt $130

Front Bumper Accent - Chrome (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FBB] Front Bumper Accent - Black (Dealer)
Opt $130

Grille Accent - Black (Dealer)

Opt $99

Rear Bumper Applique (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RBG] Rear Bumper Guard - Metal (Dealer)
Opt $70

Rear Bumper Guard - Metal (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RBA] Rear Bumper Applique (Dealer)
Opt $110

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps, Black
Opt $105

Window, Rear

Std Std

Mud Flaps, Black

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer)

Opt $159

Armrest with Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $150

Console

Std Std

Door Panel Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $99

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $213

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, None On Doors And Instrument Panel Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Wing Spoiler (Dealer)

Opt $399

LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FOG] LED Fog Lights (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Automatic-Dimming Mirror with Homelink (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Garage Door Opener; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
Opt $408

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [ADM] Automatic-Dimming Mirror with Homelink (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Door Panel Protector (Dealer)

Opt $179

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Trunk Tray (Dealer)

Opt $115

Wheel Lug Nuts - Black (Dealer)

Opt $82

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First-Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

LED Fog Lights (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Front Fog Lights; LED Lights, Front Fog Lights
Opt $549

Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FOG] LED Fog Lights (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Honda Lanewatch™

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar

CONTAINED IN: [PSR] Parking Sensors (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines Camera

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [PSR] Parking Sensors (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Parking Sensors (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar
Opt $515

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Warning System, Pedestrian Audio

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Mocha Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ivory Cloth

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Eight Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Dynamic Steering, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P215/55VR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 17-Inch Dark Chrome Finish Alloy with Tires (Dealer)

Opt $2077

Wheels, 16" Alloy

Std Std

Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer)

Opt $82

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
N/R
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Honda announces a College Graduate Down Payment Assistance Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020
$500 Honda announces a Military Appreciation Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020