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2019 Honda Insight In-Depth Review

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/7/2018 Joseph Capparella
The 2019 Honda Insight Is the Least-Weird Hybrid Yet: Honda has designed the Insight to be a rather conventional sedan similar in character to the Honda Civic-only it happens to get fantastic mpg.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Honda has designed the Insight to be a rather conventional sedan similar in character to the Honda Civic-only it happens to get fantastic mpg.

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Honda is taking its Insight hybrid down a different path than many other companies have followed with their gasoline-electric fuel sippers. Rather than emphasizing its green cred,Honda has designed the Insight to be a rather conventional sedan similar in character to the Honda Civic—only the Insight happens to get fantastic mpg. That's a good thing given that the Civic is one of our favorite compact cars, and the Insight benefits from the same solid handling and comfortable ride. Its complex hybrid drivetrain is mostly quiet and unobtrusive. The fact that it looks more mature and upscale than the Civic is the cherry on top of a well-rounded and likable package.

What’s New for 2019?

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The Insight is all new for 2019. It rides on the same wheelbase as the Civic sedan but has unique styling, a revised interior, and an entirely different setup under the hood that combines a gasoline engine with a pair of electric motors.

Trims and Options We’d Choose

We think the mid-level Insight EX is the best value play. For only $1230 more than the base Insight LX's $23,725 price, the EX adds a load of features. It's not as fully kitted out as the top-spec, $28,985 Insight Touring, but it still comes with equipment such as:

• 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
• Keyless entry and push-button start
• LaneWatch blind-spot camera system

The Insight EX comes in just under $25,000 ($24,955) and does not offer any factory options.

Base Price Comparison

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Continue Reading:

• 2019 Honda Insight - Overview and Pricing
Engine and Transmission
Fuel Economy and Driving Range
Performance and Driving Impressions
Interior and Passenger Space
Cargo Space and Storage
Audio and Infotainment
Exterior Design and Dimensions
Safety and Driver Assistance
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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