2019 Honda Insight Sedan

2019 Honda Insight
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MSRP range
$22,830 - $28,090
2019 Honda Insight
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What’s new

  • All-new for 2019
  • Unlike past hatchback-like models, this is a sedan
  • First year of the third-generation Insight introduced for 2019
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Pros

  • High fuel-economy figures
  • Quick acceleration for a hybrid
  • Styled like a conventional sedan
  • Refined and roomy interior

Cons

  • Engine sounds coarse under hard acceleration


Which Insight does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend the EX trim Insight primarily for its inclusion of folding rear seats that give it greater cargo flexibility. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are strong substitutes for the Touring trim's built-in navigation system.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.1 / 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 configurations

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.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Honda Insight Touring (1.5L 4-cyl. hybrid).

Driving

7.5
The Insight drives more like a regular car than a hybrid, which is a compliment. It delivers average acceleration that is aided by a bump of electric assistance when taking off from a stop. It's also a better handler than other affordable hybrids.

Acceleration

7.5
The Insight accelerates responsively and smoothly in most situations. In our testing, it covered 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds, which is quick for a hybrid or fuel-efficient non-hybrid. The Insight only feels tepid when accelerating at highway speeds with a low battery charge.

Braking

7.0
Routine light braking around town is predictable and easy to modulate. But the brake pedal action does begin to feel "springy" during moderately hard braking events and surprise stops. Our test car stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet at our test track, a decent result for a car of this type.

Steering

8.0
The steering is pretty precise and responsive in routine driving. Though feel is lacking somewhat, the weighting is just about right. Sport mode doesn't unnecessarily add steering heft, which is a relief.

Handling

8.0
The Insight drives like a slightly less sporty Honda Civic. It goes around turns in a tidy and composed fashion. Tire grip is also satisfactory. Its character leans more toward sobriety than spirit, but the Insight is certainly more lively than a Prius.

Drivability

7.0
The Insight accelerates smoothly. There isn't a transmission in the traditional sense, but the experience is a lot like driving a car with a continuously variable transmission. Our test car's adjustable regenerative braking system kept resetting itself to a lower setting when we didn't ask for it. That's not an issue in Sport mode, which gives the car quicker reflexes and retains your selected regen level indefinitely.

Comfort

8.0
There's fundamental comfort among the seats and the ride quality, both of which exhibit a well-judged balance between support and compliance. Noise isn't fully banished, owing to the road noise and the constant hum of the engine when accelerating. Still, we wouldn't mind driving it long distances.

Seat comfort

8.5
The seats are comfortable, with medium-firm foam and a nice texture. They are a bit less contoured than Civic Si seats, which suits the Insight's mission. The seats are shaped well but lack lumbar adjustment.

Ride comfort

8.0
Overall, this is a pleasant-riding car of its type. Heaving motions are slightly exaggerated when driving over large bumps, but single wheel impacts and smaller road textures are snubbed deftly. The ride is a little on the busy side, but not offensively so.

Noise & vibration

7.0
There can be significant engine vibration at idle when it needs to charge the battery. Once underway, the engine is smooth. Wind noise is quite well suppressed, and road and engine noise are average at cruising speeds. The engine doesn't drone annoyingly like you'd expect based on its powertrain, but the engine doesn't sound placid either.

Climate control

7.5
There is appealing air flow from the vents and reasonably quiet operation, but the system does not appear to compensate for heat radiation from the sun as well as it should. The large temperature knobs and fan buttons are intuitively located.

Interior

8.5
Larger on the inside than the exterior suggests, the Insight's cabin typifies Honda's mastery of space utilization. It's smart and functionally well-designed, with obvious and well-labeled controls. Plus, it readily accommodates people of various sizes.

Ease of use

9.0
The controls are well-labeled, chunky and accessible. There's no touch-sensitive anything aside from the touchscreen itself. The steering wheel controls are similarly large and well-laid-out. The drive selector is all buttons — common to modern Hondas — which requires more glancing than would a regular lever.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The doors open quite wide and the front door aperture is generous, thanks to doors that are longer than expected for a compact four-door car. The low door sills and a slim dashboard aid entry. Entry into the back is similarly easy; a bit of ducking is all that's required.

Driving position

8.0
You get plenty of front fore/aft seat range in the Insight. Height adjustment will suit drivers of shorter stature more than tall drivers. Steering wheel reach is a hair below average, but it has adequate up-down rake range. Overall, the Insight accommodates a range of body proportions.

Roominess

8.5
The Insight is a surprisingly large car inside, offering plenty of headroom for taller adults. The front door panels are scalloped generously for more elbow room. Rear headroom is more snug, but there's good toe room even when the front seats are at their lowest.

Visibility

7.5
It's pretty easy to see out the front thanks to reasonably slim windshield pillars. The side mirrors connect to the base of the pillars, which hampers your side view somewhat. Rear visibility is compromised by the wide rear pillars and the tall deck. Unfortunately, that's typical of sedans these days.

Quality

8.0
The cabin construction is typical Honda. The Touring has a smattering of high-end materials, but all Insights have fundamentally solid-appearing surfaces with low gloss. Touch points are soft and gaps are consistent, and no squeaks or rattles were observed.

Utility

8.0
The Insight is a surprisingly useful sedan from a utility standpoint. Its well-thought-out center console is the centerpiece of the in-cabin storage, and the trunk has solid swallowing capacity and a wide opening. The hybrid batteries are situated under the back seat and do not impede on cargo volume.

Small-item storage

8.5
The deep center console is outstanding, with a removable, sliding insert and divider that creates three tiers. A handy rubberized pad on the console is ideal for a phone. The front door pockets are a good size, and the glove box is average capacity. Rear storage is limited to cupholders in a flip-down console and door pockets

Cargo space

8.0
The wide trunk opening reveals a reasonably deep cargo hold, though the gooseneck hinges need clearance when closing. There's more storage under the trunk floor. To folder the 60/40-split rear seats, pull an easily accessible lever in the trunk and then go to the rear door to fold the seat.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
The lower LATCH anchors are very easy to access. Three upper tether anchors are in obvious locations at either outboard seat location. Though it's a small car, the Insight has ample space. It can handle car seats as well as any other car in its class.

Technology

8.0
Honda's new infotainment screen is quick, sharp and easy to use. It represents a big jump forward from the previous-generation system present in some Honda vehicles. It makes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (standard on EX trim and up) less of a priority. Comprehensive device integration choices are offered, too. However, the driver aids, which are rather conservative, continue to lag behind the competition.

Audio & navigation

8.0
This car has Honda's new touchscreen interface, and it's a huge improvement. Beyond now having a volume knob, the screen has fast reactions and a sharp display that supports pinches and swipes. The hard keys on the screen's left side are a nice addition because they require less "glance time."

Smartphone integration

8.5
Bluetooth pairing is straightforward and rapid. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work well, and there are two 2.5-amp USB ports and a 12-volt power outlet up front.

Driver aids

7.5
Honda Sensing is standard, but the brake alert comes up too readily in routine city driving. Still, this car returns fewer false positives than other recent Hondas. The adaptive cruise is average. Hard buttons for the various systems allow you to toggle them quickly and easily.

Voice control

7.0
The voice controls are reasonably responsive and accurate, albeit within the constructs of its menu-driven on-screen prompts. USB-based music and navigation commands are available via voice, but it cannot control Bluetooth audio.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Honda Insight.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Aesthetically Insightful
Michael A.,08/30/2018
Purchased a 2019 Insight EX in late July and have generally had a really productive, worthwhile time with it. Currently, I am the top mpg-getter on fuelly.com -- four tanks of fuel and am averaging around 60 mpg. Surprising number despite driving a consistent 70% highway, 30% suburban ratio! Getting to 60 mpg has meant relatively conservative driving: using mostly ECO mode, light braking, as well as significant use of regeneration paddles. On this fifth tank of gas right now, I have been using SPORT mode more and occasionally accelerating hard. Looks like my mpg might fall closer to 57-58. MOST LIKED: 1) Looks are well above and beyond Civic and Accord (to me). Fantastic tail end design, while front end is bold, kinda menacing in a way and yet similar to Accord. 2) Overall interior design/ ergonomics/ space. 3) Has a gas cap (see my other posting about problem with 2016-2017 Honda Civic capless gas). 4) New transmission control/ operation was easy to get used to after decades of the traditional automatic transmission stick. 5) Sport mode has allowed me to enjoy solid acceleration on highway entrance ramps and coming out of toll booth lanes. 6) On local/ suburban roads with low mph and little need for acceleration, car is very quiet. 7) Ride quality is solid. 8) OEM tires are better than stock tires for most compact vehicles even if they aren't great for sporty cornering. 9) LED headlights and taillights (for the most part). 10) Auto lock car by touching drivers door handle in that particular space. A bit less enthused about auto-open via smart entry... 11) Love the acoustic harmonic music that resonates when starting and initially accelerating in vehicle (used to warn pedestrians about an otherwise quiet vehicle). LEAST LIKED: 1) Rear visibility seems considerably inferior to Accord and Subaru Impreza (the latter of which I drove for past six years). I know it is similar to Civic but still looks a bit cramped/ tight. 2) Front seat comfort in my EX version was not good on test drive. Special ordered/ purchased high-end ergonomic wedge cushions (seat and back) to completely compensate for uncomfortable seating. Seating is now good purely on that basis. Front passenger seat height is inexplicably low. 3) Very occasional and brief weird noises/ sputtering of engine that is quirky. On a related note, sport mode noise racket is ridiculous (over-the-top). 4) Why can't the Insight have cupholders - like the Accord - that have the flexible ends (which are more stable and allow for many more cup size differences)? Nonetheless, I particularly do like the one huge cupholder inside armrest. 5) Why can't I have the Prius option of regen paddles that PERMANENTLY allow me to set brake regen levels - rather than temporary (for a few seconds)? Given a choice, I would definitely use maximum regen most often. I don't like the idea that I have to hit the paddles many times during each/ multiple drives in order to save cumulative bits of energy at a time. 6) Car did not come with spare tire and it is a bit of an ordeal along with needless expense to have to custom order spare tire with related accessories.
Fantastic value
Ron Belisle,07/15/2018
My wife and I purchased the EX trim on June 29, the day it hit the dealer lots and started out 2 days later for a 3,000 mile trip from Columbia, MO to Houston, TX to Spokane, WA. Here are some of my thoughts and impressions. For the 3,000 mile trip we got 44.5 mpg in Econ mode. It was hot and we had the A/C running always. Plus we were traveling at 83-85 mph through states like Montana with a posted 80 mph interstate speed. Often in a city the Current Drive indicator read 55 mpg or even higher. There have been some situations in the city that it gets up to 100 mpg on short trips of 5-6 miles. The ride is smooth, like a heavier car which we both like. However, when accelerating up hill or when accelerating quickly to pass another car, the small internal combustion engine kicks in and it's fairly loud. It has comfortable seats in it handles very well. For some reason the passenger seat is a couple inches lower than the driver’s seat, which my wife doesn’t like. Love the tech and instrument control panel and all the features it tells you about performance, fuel, range, etc. Really love the Apple Car play, although can't use Google Maps yet with Apple Car play until IOS 12 comes out. That will happen soon though. It's a great value for the $24,850 we paid.
Confuse Friends and Family, "That's a Hybrid"??
dmccartt88,08/08/2018
I spent quite a bit of time researching this vehicle before going on a test drive. So many reviewers kept saying the car does not look like a hybrid and that is what Honda is going for. Well, I agree that the car does not look like a hybrid and really... it does not drive like one either. Once I got to the dealership and test drove the Insight I was in love. The exterior of the car is gorgeous. I personally think it looks like a smaller version of the 2018 Honda Accord but a bit more subtle (a good thing, IMO). Once I hopped in the car (EX Model) I was impressed once again. The build quality and attention to detail through the cabin is great. I felt as if I was in a vehicle that cost $10,000 more. The infotainment system on the EX model (and touring) versus the smaller and less useful 5 inch screen on the LX is definitely worth it. Just skip the LX and get the EX. I do not think the extra benefits of the Touring model are justified with the higher price and the lower fuel economy (just my opinion). With that being said, all models come with Honda Sensing tech. which is also amazing. I have never felt safer driving a car on the highway (once you get used to the lane keep assist almost taking control). The adaptive cruise control is also a thing of beauty. Acceleration can be a bit sluggish when in ECON mode but in Normal or Sport Mode I have no problems. Was pleasantly surprised when merging on the highway or passing. Overall, I am very happy with my purcahse and do not regret it one bit. My first tank avg. was just below 45mpg. This will definitely improve now that I am more familiar with ECON mode and using adaptive braking to the fullest extent. Good job Honda!
Soooo happy I chose this car!
BlueDevilGirl07,07/12/2018
Great car!!! Drives like a dream, very smooth!! Acceleration takes some getting used to, but it really only sounds/feels a little different until you get used to it. There’s more than enough pickup for wheeling and dealing as needed. Gas mileage is everything they say it is. If you’re going to spend the money at least get the EX for the 1600 more, it’s worth it for the interactive screen alone. My only very very small grievance, they should have power seats in the EX. Also, I’m a pretty average size woman—5 foot 5 and 140 lbs, I feel comfortable enough but I wouldn’t call the front roomy. My husband is 6 foot 2 200 lbs and he wishes the seat would go back further. All in all, I’m struggling to find anything truly negative about this car. I’d buy it all over again—3 weeks and I’m in love!!!
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2019 Honda Insight videos

CARLOS LAGO: It may look like the lovechild of the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic, but the new 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid that delivers up to 55 miles per gallon. Are it's nice looks and premium interior enough to take away from the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ionic? That's what we're going to find out on this first drive. The first thing you notice when you start driving the Honda Insight is that it doesn't feel very hybrid-y. What I like about what Honda has done here is they haven't subscribed to the idea that all hybrids need to feel obviously like hybrids, they need to sound obviously like hybrids. Instead, Honda has just taken essentially what amounts to a nicely option-upgraded and built Civic that happens to be a hybrid. And they've called it the Insight. That's kind of a reductive way of putting it, but I'll try to explain what I experience as I drive this. When you roll on to the accelerator pedal, you have a hybrid power train, which consists of a 1.5 liter engine that generates electricity for an electric motor and a battery. The engine only powers the front tires when you need heavy throttle, heavy acceleration, or you're traveling at freeway speeds. There are some complexities there that you can actually read out with one of the displays in the gauge cluster that shows you when the engine is actually driving the wheels, but for the most part you're relying on the battery and the electric motor. The battery itself is pretty small, 1.1 kilowatt hours, but it doesn't need to be that big because it doesn't need to store a terrific amount of energy with the engine always feeding it. You're not plugging this thing in, you've always got the engine generating electricity for it. And the nice thing about this operation is it isn't quite like an extreme plug-in hybrid, but it does give you some advantages that electric motors bring. Namely, the immediacy of power delivery, and the smoothness, especially at low-speed acceleration. As I come to a stop here, let some traffic in, start to roll on the accelerator pedal. I feel that similar immediate on-rush of acceleration that feels good. We're not dealing with a terrific amount of power here, 151 horsepower, 197 pound feet of torque or so, net, from the entire hybrid system, but the initial acceleration from a stop sign or a stoplight feels strong enough. It kind of peters out as you start making your way up to freeway speeds, and you hear the engine start to rev up as if it were connected to a continuously variable transmission. It's not, but that's what the experience feels like to most drivers. There is actually no transmission connecting the engine to anything. There's a couple of gears that drive the electric motor and the generator unit, but you don't really notice any of that from behind the wheel, and that's what really matters. Similar is true with the brake pedal. It controls the amount of regenerative braking you get from the electric motor, that's when it spins backwards and starts slowing you down when you lift off the accelerator, and it also controls the physical brakes that actually do the work of biting on the brake rotors and slowing you down. Transitioning between those two tasks can be difficult, but fortunately, with this pedal, you don't really notice it. We've covered a lot about what you don't notice while driving. Well, what do you notice? Well, you have a nice, accurate steering wheel, you've got good visibility through the forward, side, and the rear glass. You notice, though, when you come to a stop and you're rolling the accelerator, while that initial acceleration, like we mentioned, is strong, the longer you stay in it, the more you hear that engine. And that's kind of like what you'd expect from a vehicle with a continuously variable transmission, or a CVT. And that experience could be unappealing to some. It doesn't sound that great when you hear the engine revving to a consistent RPM and just sort of hanging out there. And it doesn't get much better when you put the car in sport mode. Yes, it has a sport mode. And it makes the engine even a little bit louder, because that's what, traditionally, a sport mode should do. But I don't know if that really makes sense in a Honda Insight that's intended to get 55 miles per gallon in the city. Sport mode also does a curious thing, which we'll talk about in a second. First, we have to talk about the shift pedals right here, which you would think are shift pedals. They're not. They control the amount of regenerative braking the Insight delivers. And you can go to a maximum of three on the extreme side of regenerative braking. That is enough to actually make the brake lights come on. And, interestingly, Honda's decided to make this a temporary setting. So you can dial in, I want the most regenerative braking you could possibly deliver, but after a few seconds, or after you come to a complete stop, it resets back to default. I wish it would just stay in one setting, and it does when you put the car in sport mode, but there are other downsides with that. When I asked Honda, Honda said they wanted the experience to be as similar to a normal vehicle, a normal, non-hybrid car, as possible. That's why it behaves like a CVT. That's why you don't get the very obvious hybrid driving experience when you drive this. And because of that, they wanted to make the regenerative braking consistent, and always default to a default setting. I prefer to just enable a braking setting and leave it there. And overall, the driving experience is very similar to that of just a very nice Honda Civic. That's a good thing. And a lot of these cars come standard with the usual array of Honda safety equipment like Adaptive Cruise, Lane Keep Assist, all Lane Departure Warning, and so on and so forth. What's interesting, though, is you don't get blind spot monitoring in this car. What you do get is Honda's LaneWatch system. And that's when you turn your turn signal on, you get a view of a camera positioned on the side view mirror in the center display. I'm not a big fan of this system. I like a simple blind spot monitoring system, because when that display is on, you can't see your navigation prompts, you can't see any of your entertainment functions. If you're lost in a city, you have to find a way to quickly turn off that display in order to get back to the map when you're trying to find your way around town. It's a matter of preference. And Honda says some consumers really enjoy the feature. So, again, that's another thing that's left up to shoppers to decide if they want it. This car intends to attract people who want a hybrid, want the fuel economy benefits, but maybe don't want to feel like they're driving something that's so obviously a hybrid. You can think of this as just a nice car that's in the $25,000 to $28,000 range, this one's about $28,000, that also happens to be a hybrid. Obviously you're not going to care about driving fast if you're looking at a car that does above 50 miles per gallon. And if that's in your wheelhouse, I think you will really appreciate how nice this car looks inside, how useful it is, and how simply it drives. I think Honda's been very smart in that area. I quite like driving this. Let's stop talking about hybrid stuff and start talking about what the rest of the interior offers. This is a high-class looking, smartly laid out interior that relays the premium feel that you won't get in similarly-priced hybrid, compact sedans. I like this entertainment display. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the second and third highest trim levels. The gauge cluster is attractive, the center console is neat and smart. The dash is full of these really nice looking, nice to touch materials with real stitching. It's stuff that you won't typically see in hybrids that cost around this much. One of the most clever parts about this is not the hybrid setup, it's this center console area. This is a really deep space that has a lot of configurations, from the way you can slide the arm rest and move it back, to the various ways you can move the cup holders inside. And I also like, too, this little pad right here with the rubberized bottom. I can slide my phone, it's a Google Pixel Plus, it's the big one. And it fits with plenty of room to spare, and with also space for the cable that I can plug in, run Android Auto, and still have the phone hanging out right there. When it comes to hybrid-specific stuff, there's not a lot here to tell you that it's a hybrid unless you have the digital gauge cluster, at least the left side of it, arranged to show you how the power is being distributed between the motor, the engine, and the drive wheels. You can kind of largely ignore it and just drive this car as a normal vehicle, and that seems to be the intent of this car. The effect is you can hop in and drive this like any normal car and not really notice that it's doing anything different until you get to the gas pump and see that you're not buying that much in fuel. One of the challenges with designing a hybrid is figuring out where to put the battery pack. You want to place it where it doesn't impinge on cargo or interior space. Now for the Insight, Honda has put it underneath the rear seat, and that means that your 15 cubic foot or so of storage space isn't impacted. And it gets even larger when you flip down the rear seats. What I really like about the Honda Insight, if I haven't said enough already, is that it doesn't feel obviously like a hybrid, even if it gets to reap the benefits of one. Versus the Toyota Prius and the Hyundai Ionic, that really gives it an advantage in my mind. And it's worth a much closer look if you're in the market for a new hybrid. If you like what you see, keep it tuned right here, and be sure to visit edmunds.com.

Is the 2019 Honda Insight Better than the Toyota Prius?

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago drives and reviews the new 2019 Honda Insight. The latest version of Honda's compact hybrid shares little with its predecessors and its contemporaries. It looks good, for starters, and it is nowhere near as militant about prioritizing fuel efficiency. How does it work on the road? That's what we'll find out in this video.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$24,060
MPG
55 city / 49 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
151 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$28,090
MPG
51 city / 45 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
151 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,830
MPG
55 city / 49 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
151 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Insight safety features:

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.

Honda Insight vs. the competition

2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight

2018 Toyota Prius

2018 Toyota Prius

Honda Insight vs. Toyota Prius

No hybrid comparison is complete without mentioning the Toyota Prius. In regard to fuel economy estimates, the Prius has the advantage at 56 mpg in combined driving. The Insight isn't far behind, registering a 52 mpg estimate. Bigger differences can be found in the personalities of these cars. The Insight looks like a typical sedan, while the Prius maintains its function-over-form silhouette. The Insight also drives more like a conventional car and is more responsive to your gas pedal inputs.

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Honda Insight vs. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Pricing for the Ioniq is very similar to that of the Honda Insight. The Ioniq has a slight edge in fuel economy, but an unnatural brake feel, elevated road noise, and lackluster ride and seat comfort hold it back. The Insight is generally more comfortable and enjoyable to drive.

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Honda Insight vs. Kia Niro

Were it not for some subtle hybrid badging, you'd think the Kia Niro was any other compact crossover SUV. Its fuel economy is a little less than the Insight's. But at 49 mpg, it's still impressive considering the Niro's size. Like the Insight, the Niro has its hybrid batteries under the rear seats to allow for more cargo space. Get the Niro if cargo carrying is a priority. The Insight, however, offers a superior driving experience.

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2019 Honda Insight Sedan for Sale

Honda Insight 2019 Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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Modern Steel Metallic 2019 Honda Insight LX FWD CVT 1.5L I4 SMPI Hybrid DOHC 16V LEV3-SULEV30Recent Arrival! 4955 HighwayCity MPG**All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack agecondition (hybrid only), and other factors.
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Looking for a new car at an affordable price? Check out this great value! It offers the latest in technological innovation and style. Honda prioritized comfort and style by including: air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and more. It features a front-wheel-drive platform, an automatic transmission, and an efficient 4 cylinder engine. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

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2019 Honda Insight Sedan Overview

The 2019 Honda Insight Sedan is offered in the following styles: 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).

What do people think of the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Insight Sedan 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Insight Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Insight Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including EX, Touring, LX, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan here.
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This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Honda Insight Sedan?
2019 Honda Insight Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Honda Insight Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,985. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Insight Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $2,009 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,009 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,976.

The average savings for the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is6.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 33 2019 Honda Insight Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Honda Insight Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Honda Insight Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,955. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Insight Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $1,710 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,710 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,245.

The average savings for the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is6.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 34 2019 Honda Insight Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Honda Insight Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Honda Insight Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,725. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Insight Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $1,614 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,614 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,111.

The average savings for the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is6.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 21 2019 Honda Insight Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Which 2019 Honda Insight Sedans are available in my area?

2019 Honda Insight Sedan Listings and Inventory

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan and all available trim types: LX, EX, Touring. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2019 Honda Insight Sedan include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

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.

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