2019 Honda Insight Performance Features

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid sedan with comfort, technology, and convenience features inside and out. But the Insight is also a powerful performer with excellent fuel economy and dynamic driving characteristics. Its innovative hybrid system, coupled with active safety features that enhance its performance, makes the Insight a compelling choice on the road and, as Car and Driver declared, “is a joy to drive around town.”

  • Impressive horsepower and fuel economy
  • 3-Mode Driving System, including a sport mode
  • Active safety features boost performance

Engine, Motor, and Power

The Insight’s hybrid system is comprised of an AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor powered by a lithium ion battery along with a gas-powered 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine. In most driving instances, the Insight operates on its electric power, with the gasoline engine doubling as a generator to recharge the battery for better efficiency and longer electric mile ranges. 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.

2019 Honda Insight Engine
2019 Honda Insight Driving

Fuel Economy

One of the chief reasons for choosing a hybrid vehicle is its impressive fuel economy. Not only is it a better choice for the environment, but it also saves time and money with less frequent visits to the gas station. The hybrid system works with an electric continuously variable transmission, or e-CVT, that 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.* Choose the top-of-the-line Touring model and you’ll get 51 city / 45 highway / 48 combined mpg.*

3-Mode Driving System

For an engaging driving experience, the Insight features a 3-mode driving system. The Econ mode provides comfort and fuel efficiency and is the perfect mode for everyday driving or when you want a quiet cabin that’s insulated from road and engine noise. The Sport mode allows drivers the thrills of owning a sports sedan while reaping the benefits of a hybrid. It transforms the feel at the pedals and accentuates engine growls when you accelerate. Finally, the EV mode allows the Insight to operate solely on electrical power.

2019 Honda Insight 3 Mode Drive System

Active Safety Features

The Insight includes an extensive list of active safety features that enhance its performance, even in inclement weather or less-than-ideal road conditions. It supports the Insight to take on any road.

2019 Honda Insight LED Headlights
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system helps stabilize the Insight from oversteering or understeering on corners and turns. It also ensures the Insight maintains good tractive control with the road, even on slippery or loose surfaces.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up which can cause dangerous skidding across the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system varies the amount of braking pressure applied to each wheel based on driver inputs such as speed and road conditions. 
  • Brake Assist – This system will help bring the Insight to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – Lights ensure that the Insight is clearly visible to other drivers while also illuminating the way ahead. 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors tire pressure and notifies drivers when one needs to be inflated in order to perform optimally and avoid safety risks.

Other Performance Features

As drivers continue to explore the Insight there are even more performance features to note, including the sophisticated suspension system that creates a smooth ride and absorbs road bumps with class. And an Eco Assist System helps drivers adjust their inputs to drive more efficiently and get the most out of their hybrid.

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Eco Assist System
  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • All Season Tires
  • 16-inch alloy wheels (LX and EX)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (Touring)
2019 Honda Insight Turning a Corner

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Metro Milwaukee Honda dealer. Explore our current offers and sit behind the wheel to experience the Insight with a test drive today.

*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
6141 S 27th St
Greenfield, WI, 53221 United States
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers 42.932103, -87.950903.