2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Iowa Review

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Vehicle Overview

If you want a hybrid, but you don't like to compromise, the 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid is for you. This hybrid is a sedan that offers plenty of style, performance, technology, and refinement. This 2019 model review can tell you more about its features and functions. After you check out this Iowa review, the staff at Brad Deery Honda can update you on the trim level pricing and the latest financing offers serving West Burlington Iowa City Davenport.

Iowa Review - 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Overview

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid's Exterior

With its striking front end, the 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid makes a statement. Sleek headlights flank the flying wing grille. The traditional sedan image is offset by a beltline with a slight rise, achieving a coupe-like look. LX editions have heated side mirrors, LED running lights, and 16-inch wheels. Touring models add larger wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and LED fog lamps. You can also get a moonroof. Underneath the handsome exterior, the Insight shares the Civic's basic platform architecture and ACE safety structure. The Insight wears an aluminum hood to reduce weight. Engineers also added much more sound insulation to keep noise out of the hybrid cabin. You can test this Iowa Review by taking a test drive and see how quiet the Insight really is.

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2019 Honda Insight Hybrid's Interior

Premium feature content meets the latest technologies in the Insight's comfortable cabin. Cloth seats and push button ignition get you started. The seats are ergonomically sculpted. A soft-touch instrument panel has real stitching. Drivers will appreciate the seven-inch TFT color digital driver's meter. Higher editions pile on more goodies. The eight-inch touchscreen includes the latest Bluetooth streaming features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Honda system includes home-screen shortcuts and customizable app tiles. Smart Entry lets you unlock the car without ever taking the key out of your pocket. Leather seats can be standalone luxuries or can be paired with more amenities. These include dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable seats, and a moonroof. Legroom is best in class. It's rated at 37.4 inches. The trunk is 15.1 cubic feet and 60/40-split folding rear seats. The battery was placed under the rear seats to allow for plenty of room in the trunk and to permit you to fold the rear seats. There are three trims including the well-trimmed LX, the tech-savvy EX, and the luxury-like Touring at Brad Deery Honda serving West Burlington Iowa City Davenport shoppers. The top model in this Iowa Review has a ten-speaker premium system, Honda HD digital Traffic, and Honda Satellite Linked Navigation. A mobile hot spot can come along for the ride with a HondaLink subscription.

Iowa Review - 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Interior

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid's Mechanical

When you are relying on the electric propulsion motor, this device can directly power the Insight's drive axles. It can run for about a mile using only electric power. At higher speeds, a lock-up clutch connects the drive axles to the engine for faster operation. The engine's generator motor produces electricity which is directed to the electric propulsion motor or the lithium-ion battery. Steering-wheel mounted deceleration selectors allow drivers to determine how much energy is recaptured, depending on current driving conditions. The suspension system is fully independent with liquid-sealing compliance bushings. The design is a Macpherson strut front suspension with a multi-link rear unit. Electric power steering is refined by variable-ratio, dual-pinion engineering. An electro-servo brake system incorporates both regenerative and friction braking features.

Iowa Review - 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Mechanical

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid's Powertrain

Drivers can expect 151 horsepower from the Insight Hybrid powertrain. It combines a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The multimode automatic transmission makes the best use of the car's performance. You can choose normal, Econ or Sport to personalize your driving experience. The torque thrust rate is 191 lb-ft. Although technology rules this car, it won't rule you. Drivers can feel free to drive this car as naturally as any other. Fuel economy is expected to be 55 mpg in the city, making it a leader in the hybrid world. The car's lightweight build helps it achieve the best power-to-weight ratio in the hybrid segment.

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid's Safety

Not just a pretty face, the Insight Hybrid is tough. It has already earned a five-star federal safety 2019 model review. It also earned a Top Safety Pick by garnering a good in all crash tests at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS 2019 model review rates its frontal crash protection as superior. This includes its forward collision warning and collision mitigation braking system. Also standard, you get adaptive cruise control. It has a low-speed follow capability and makes use of a Traffic Sign Recognition system. Road departure mitigation and lane departure assistance help the Insight stay where it should be. A multi-view angle keeps an eye out of obstacles when the car is in reverse. LaneWatch is standard on Insight Hybrid EX and Touring models, providing a camera to watch the passenger-side blind zone.

You'll find the 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid at Brad Deery Honda, serving West Burlington Iowa City Davenport car buyers.