If you're addicted to everything that the Honda Civic sedan can offer in terms of granite-solid quality, reliability, features, and resale value, but also crave 50+ miles out of every gallon of gasoline you buy, the all-new Honda Insight hybrid sedan was made for you.
Starting at a competitive $23,725, the Honda Insight LX comes full of standard appeal which includes automatic climate control, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the always-welcome active safety features of Honda Sensing. Like its Honda Civic platform mate, the new Insight offers surprisingly good room in both the front and back seats, and a generous-for-the-class 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space.
For motive power the Insight offers 151 horsepower from its gasoline/electric hybrid system, and a hardworking 197 lb-ft of torque. In our Expert Review of the 2019 Honda Insight, we praised the hybrid's quiet interior, driver-selectable drive modes, and fact that you could use paddles on the steering wheel to control the intensity of the stopping/recharging response from the regenerative braking. And we went on, saying "Whether propelled by its small gasoline engine, its torquey electric motor, or a combination of both, acceleration in the 2019 Honda Insight is seamless and perfectly adequate. Merging with freeway traffic is a worry-free affair."
Then there's the fuel-economy nirvana that the Honda Insight delivers. Ranging from 55 mpg, city/49 mpg, highway for the LX and EX models to 51/45 in the top-end Touring version, the 2019 Honda Insight's miserly ways with every drop of fuel are just another way the hybrid always wears its value on its sleeve.