The 2019 Honda Insight Performance

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid sedan that offers drivers supreme comfort and a long list of technology and connectivity features inside the well-equipped cabin. But it’s the Insight’s impressive road performance and fuel economy that make it “a joy to drive” according to Car and Driver. With a powerful hybrid motor and engine system, active safety features that reinforce its reliability, and an engaging 3-mode drive system, the Insight isn’t just a hybrid—it’s a standout sedan.

  • Power and efficiency with an innovative hybrid system
  • 3-mode drive system includes sport mode
  • Active safety features enhance performance in any weather.

Engine, Motor, and Power

The Insight achieves a powerful and impressive performance. Its 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. 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. It will accelerate quickly and athletically, easing trickier driving situations such as merging or passing on the highway.

2019 Honda Insight Engine
2019 Honda Insight Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

One of the most compelling reasons to choose a hybrid vehicle is to reap the benefits of excellent fuel economy. It’s not just a better option for the environment, it also saves time and money with fewer visits to the gas station and longer stretches between fill ups. The hybrid system works in tandem with an electric continuously variable transmission, or e-CVT, and 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.* For drivers who choose the top-of-the-line Touring trim, you’ll get 51 city / 45 highway / 48 combined mpg.*

3-Mode Driving System

The Insight features a 3-mode driving system that makes your experience more engaging and fun. The Econ mode offers a comfortable and efficient ride, great for everyday driving or when you want a quiet cabin, insulated from road and engine noise. The Sport mode transforms the Insight into a sportier car with a different feel at the pedals and accentuated engine growls when you accelerate. Finally, switch to the EV mode to have the Insight operate solely on electric power.

2019 Honda Insight 3 Mode Drive System

Active Safety Features that Enhance Performance

The Insight includes a long list of active safety features that ensures it’s performing at its best, even in inclement weather or less-than-ideal road conditions. And with features that help maintain tractive control and improve braking, drivers of the Insight can tackle the Montana roads all year long.

2019 Honda Insight LED Headlight
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system helps stabilize the Insight and prevents oversteering or understeering during turns and curves. It also ensures the Insight maintains good tractive control, even on loose or slippery road surfaces.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up which can cause dangerous skidding on the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system automatically varies the amount of braking pressure applied to each wheel based on factors such as speed, road condition, and driver inputs. 
  • Brake Assist – This system helps bring the Insight to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – These lights ensure that the Insight is clearly visible to other drivers while illuminating the way ahead.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors the pressure in each tire and notifies drivers when one or more becomes deflated and may pose a safety risk.

Other Performance Features

In addition to the active safety features, the Insight includes other factors that contribute to its impressive performance. Hill Start Assist, for instance, allows the Insight to start from a stationary point on a hill and the Eco Assist System helps drivers get the most out of their hybrid. Other performance features include:

  • 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 Montana Honda dealer. Explore current offers and sit behind the wheel 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.

Montana Honda Dealers


Phone: 605-321-6936

Montana Honda Dealers , .