Honda describes its 2019 Honda Insight model as “sharply styled, tech-savvy and highly fuel efficient”.
Given the controversy our story on the “ugly duckling” 2018 Honda Accord model sparked on FreshOut.Today, we thought we’d see what readers – Honda fans and not – think of the hybrid.
The car went on sale in dealerships across the US on June 29, with a suggested retail price of US$22,830.
Honda says the hybrid car offers “a premium driving experience, exceptional fuel economy ratings and advanced standard safety features”. In short, the automaker argues, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
For those as interested in the technical statistics, as in the aesthetics, the 2019 Honda Insight features a 151 horsepower engine with the type of brisk acceleration you can expect from a hybrid motor, and receives an EPA city rating of 55 mpg.
Available in LX, EX, and Touring trims, all versions come with multi-element LED headlights, push-button start, a digital driver’s meter and advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.
Opt for the Insight EX and you get an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration added, while the Touring comes with leather seat surfaces, an eight-way power driver’s seat, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and dual-zone automatic climate control, amongst other features.