2019 Honda Insight Review
|List Price Range:||$18,000 - $28,990|
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Edmunds' Expert Review
- High fuel-economy figures
- Quick acceleration for a hybrid
- Styled like a conventional sedan
- Refined and roomy interior
- Engine sounds coarse under hard acceleration
- All-new for 2019
- Unlike past hatchback-like models, this is a sedan
- First year of the third-generation Insight introduced for 2019
Overall rating8.1 / 10
When you think of hybrids, more likely than not you're probably picturing a Toyota Prius. It's become the most popular in its class, but it wasn't the first. The original Honda Insight beat it to market by a few months, but it never managed to compete on an even playing field. The second-generation Insight was discontinued in 2014, leaving a distinct gap in Honda's lineup.
The 2019 Honda Insight fills that void, and it does so in an impressive manner. First off, it no longer looks like the last-generation Insight or Prius. It's now a sedan and can easily be mistaken for the new Accord. The new Insight also exorcises some of the odd hybrid driving quirks that irked us before. Now it drives much like a conventional car, with a lot more punch and responsiveness when accelerating from a stop.
This new Insight isn't quite as miserly with fuel as the Hyundai Ioniq, but it's close enough to keep it competitive, as is its long list of standard advanced safety features. Its numerous strengths — which include a spacious cabin, quick acceleration and excellent value for money — lead us to recommend it heartily against any other hybrid on the market.
2019 Honda Insight models
The 2019 Honda Insight is a five-passenger midsize sedan that is available in three trim levels: LX, EX and Touring. All are powered by a hybrid powertrain composed of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that primarily acts as a generator to supply power to an electric motor that drives the front wheels. Combined system output is 151 horsepower and 197 pound-feet of torque, and a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery is located under the rear seats.
The base LX Insight comes standard with automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, automatic climate control, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, a multi-angle rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with a USB port and Pandora internet streaming radio.
Standard advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, a traffic sign reader, and a driver attention monitor.
The EX trim adds keyless entry, a rear-seat center armrest, 60/40-split folding rear seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, HondaLink smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, an additional USB port, and an eight-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio. The Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera system is also included.
The top Touring trim rounds out the features list with LED foglights, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, a navigation system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker premium audio system.
|Overall||8.1 / 10|
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use9.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
Audio & navigation8.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Insight models:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Warns if a front collision is imminent and automatically applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Warns if your vehicle is drifting out of its lane and corrects steering back to center if the driver doesn't respond.
- Honda LaneWatch
- Projects a view of the side blind spot when the turn signal is activated to show you if a vehicle or other object is present.
NHTSA Overall Rating5 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover5 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover9.3%
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
Used 2019 Honda Insight Overview
The Used 2019 Honda Insight is offered in the following submodels: Insight Sedan. Available styles include EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Pre-owned Honda Insight models are available with a 1.5 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 151 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Honda Insight comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The Used 2019 Honda Insight comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2019 Honda Insight?
Price comparisons for Used 2019 Honda Insight trim styles:
- The Used 2019 Honda Insight Touring is priced between $25,990 and$28,990 with odometer readings between 7473 and54046 miles.
- The Used 2019 Honda Insight EX is priced between $18,000 and$25,998 with odometer readings between 16973 and102073 miles.
- The Used 2019 Honda Insight LX is priced between $22,499 and$22,990 with odometer readings between 22993 and42534 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Honda Insight?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.