Review: 2019 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is a five-seater hybrid model that delivers plenty of comfort, technology features, and an excellent fuel economy for your upstate New York commuting. Visit Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie to experience the Insight for yourself.


The 2019 Honda Insight is available in LX, EX, and Touring trim levels and is powered by a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle inline four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. This hybrid powertrain is paired with an e-continuoulsy variable transmission to pump out a total of 151-hp and 99 lb-ft of torque and achieve an amazing estimated fuel economy of 49 mpg highway and 55 mpg city* in the LX and EX trims, and 45 mpg highway and 51 mpg city* with the Touring trim. To fit your mood, with the push of a button you can switch from the fuel-efficient ECON mode to Sport mode for a heightened driving experience.

Comfort and Technology

The new Insight has available leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, 8-way power driver’s and 4-way power adjustable passenger’s seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback and 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space will give you flexibility and plenty of space for packing. Standard technology features include a 5-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth®, Pandora® compatibility, USB port, and a six-speaker 160-watt audio system. An 8-inch high-resolution touch-screen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM® Radio, mobile hotspot capability, and a 10-speaker premium audio system with 450-watts are available. HondaLink® which allows you to unlock, lock and start your engine remotely, as well as Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® are optional.


Honda Sensing® includes collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist, and along with a multi-angle rearview camera and vehicle stability assist provide many standard safety features. In 2109, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Honda Insight a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating** and the 2019 Honda Insight also earned a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS***.


Starting at $22,930 MSRP****

*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.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

***The 2019 Honda Insight has been awarded the coveted 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

**** Prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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