The 2019 Honda Insight offers class-leading power and passenger space, universally appealing styling, and received a 55 mpg** city from the EPA (LX/EX), while simultaneously bringing a new level of driving sophistication and style to the compact hybrid market. Boasting a high level of standard premium features, Insight’s Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at $22,830 (approximately RM 91,200)*.
A 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40.5-percent thermal efficiency is paired with an electric propulsion motor that produces 197 lb.-ft. of torque for a class-leading total system output of 151 horsepower (providing brisk acceleration compared to other hybrids, putting it among the best hybrids on the market). Insight operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission, thanks to its two-motor design.
The 2019 Insight’s battery is housed in a compact intelligent power unit (IPU) mounted under the rear seats, allowing Insight to offer an uncompromised 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space (LX/EX) that rivals many midsize sedans, and a folding rear seatback for long loads (60/40 split in EX and Touring trims)
Through the use of steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors, drivers could maximize energy regeneration. Insight’s Deceleration Selectors let the driver toggle between three different levels of regenerative braking performance. This increases battery charging via regeneration, while reducing stress on the brakes, and lets drivers tailor their regenerative braking level for different driving conditions.
Insight comes in three different trim levels: LX, EX, and Touring. All Insights come standard with multi-element LED headlights, push-button start, and the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Among other features, Insight EX adds an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, while Insight Touring adds leather seating surfaces, an 8-way power driver’s seat, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.
*All pricing and specification based on North American manufacturer.
**Based on 2019 model-year EPA ratings for LX/EX models. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery pack age/condition and other factors.