of the 2019 Honda Insight. Base trim shown.
Honda keeps trying to get people interested in the Insight hybrid. First, it was a tiny two-door hatchback that showed up in 1999, before people knew what hybrids were — and it flopped. A decade later, it tried to become a Prius fighter, adding a pair of doors, Prius-like styling and room for five — and given that it was noisy, slow and felt cheap inside, it also flopped. Now we have the third attempt at an Insight — a larger, more premium product based largely on the highly successful Honda Civic, and the question becomes: In a time when everyone is clamoring for crossovers and SUVs, will anyone want a new Prius-fighting hybrid compact sedan?
The Prius itself is struggling in the market, a victim of waning interest in the vehicle type and Buck Rogers-on-a-bad-acid-trip styling. The new Honda Insight aims to slide into this segment with much more appealing looks, a far nicer cabin, better usability and fuel efficiency that matches the latest Toyota hybrid.
Electrified, Not Electrifying
This latest Insight uses a lot of the hybrid system technology Honda employs in the larger Accord and Clarity hybrids. Unlike Honda's earlier Integrated Motor Assist hybrids, which had just one motor-generator and failed to achieve the efficiencies of Toyota's hybrids, the two-motor hybrid system does have two electric motor-generators, though technically one of them serves only as ... Read More
Revised 2019 Honda Pilot, Insight Crash Top Safety Pick Plus Party
Two of Honda's updated-for-2019 models also see upgrades in their safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The revised Honda Pilot SUV and redesigned ... Read more
2019 Honda Insight First Drive: Like a Prius, Only Prettier
Honda keeps trying to get people interested in the Insight hybrid. First, it was a tiny two-door hatchback that showed up in 1999, before people knew what hybrids were — and ... Read more
500 Honda Cars, Minivans, SUVs and Pickup Trucks: Recall Alert
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 500 model-year 2003-12 Honda Accord sedans and Pilot minivans; model-year 2010 Accord Crosstour wagons; model-year 2001-11 Civic cars; model-year ... Read more
Hybrid Game Changer
Cost effective for efficient car. It's a premium Civic with the reliability of the Honda brand. The new sleek design and fuel economy makes this purchase a no brainier if you're in the market for a ... Read full review
You better hope its better than the 2010 Insight
I bought the 2010 Honda Insight. Around 85,000 miles the hybrid battery started having issues. It?s a sporadic problem so Honda can?t diagnosis it. I've read online blogs and lots of other owners are ... Read full review
The 2019 Honda Insight currently has 0 recalls
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Carfax vehicle history report
7 years / 100,000 miles1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.