Honda Insight 2019

Honda Insight 2019

Engine: 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission/drive: 151 horsepower/197 lb-ft of torque
Fuel economy: 55 mpg city/45 mpg highway
Alternative: Toyota Prius

APPERANCES/exterrior

The new Honda Insight 2019 is the third generation hybrid Honda Insight. It looks much better than its predecessors. It has become an excellent sedan with three doors coupe-type.

Visually, the car resembles a Honda Civic. These models have the same size of the wheelbase, and they have a very similar body structure. But still Honda Insight looks much more stylish and respectable.

The appearance of the car is very conspicuous. The first thing that catches your eye is an interesting combination of the headlights and the grille. Inclined windshield and sloping roof give the silhouette a dynamic look. The trunk door also has a slope.

Wheel arches are large. They emphasize the impressive form of alloy wheels.

The trunk lid is crowned with a relief spoiler. Overall lights are equipped with LEDs.

The power frame of the body is made in accordance with the technology of Honda Advance Compatibility Engineering using sound-absorbing materials, providing a pleasant quietness in the cabin.

INTERIOR

The stylish interior of the Honda Insight, like its exterior, is reminiscent of the Honda Civic. But it has been greatly improved and it has many impressive details. On the front dashboard stands a widescreen display, which displays information that helps with driving. Besides, it is used to set the entertainment system settings. The control buttons of auxiliary functions are arranged in a logical order, so it is very easy and convenient to use them.

Performance/Driving

To accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h sedan takes just 12.6 seconds. When driving in city mode, fuel consumption is slightly more than four liters per 100 kilometers. In fully electric mode, the car can drive 1.6 km.

Driving safety is ensured by numerous systems: Collision Mitigation Braking System; Forward Collison Warning; Road Departure Mitigation; Lane Keeping Assistance System; Lane Departure Warning; Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Sedan does not belong to sports cars, so it provides smooth acceleration, but it is very comfortable, efficiently consumes energy and is environmentally friendly. When driving on smooth roads, the engine runs very quietly, but when you need to move on a slope, the noise increases.

Honda Insight uses recuperative brakes and provides excellent smooth ride. All the irregularities and defects of the road surface are damped, and passengers always feel comfortable. Even when moving through railroad tracks there is no unpleasant shaking, the sedan remains stable and perfectly answers helm.

Experts unanimously praise the Honda Insight steering ratio.

TECH

Honda Insight is equipped with a gasoline engine working on the Atkinson cycle, and two electric motors. The total power reaches 153 horsepower, and torque is 267 rpm.

The new model Honda Insight enters the market in three issue levels: LX, EX and Touring.

The basic equipment of the LX has very beautiful fabric seats, LED headlights, running lights and side lights, rear-view mirrors with electric drive and heating system, 16-inch wheels, a big color display, audio systems with six speakers, air conditioning.

EX equipment is considered to be more advanced. Its audio system includes 8 speakers, the multimedia system has a larger touchscreen display, Honda Link, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mobile Hotspot Capability applications. Rear view camera has a viewing angle of 180 degrees.

Touring is the top of the range. It has all the listed equipment and moreover it is equipped with LED fog lights and a rain sensor. On the rear-view mirrors there are LED direction indicators. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable in 8 directions, and the front passenger seat is adjustable in 4 directions. The seats are trimmed with perforated leather and have a heating system. Premium audio system includes 10 speakers. There is a dual-zone climate control. Navigation is facilitated by the Honda Satellite Link Link and the Honda HD Digital Traffic. There is a mobile 4G LTE Wi-Fi router.

CARGO

The lithium-ion battery is located under the rear seats, so the trunk of the Honda Insight is quite roomy. Its cargo volume is 428 liters (15.1 cu-ft). If you need to carry a lot of cargo, then the back of the rear seat can be folded, and then the volume of the cargo compartment will increase significantly.

THE VERDICT

The new Honda Insight is a stylish, modern car that has a hybrid powertrain and many high-tech systems providing comfort and safety during the trip. In addition, it effectively cares for the environment. Honda Insight is perfect for the role of a family car.