Since the Honda Insight was rebirthed for the 2019 model year, there has been a lot of excitement. The third generation of the Insight brought with it a hybrid, highly-efficient sedan. There is always the question of engine power and performance when it comes to hybrid cars. Is the engine still powerful? Does it feel fun to drive? Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight’s engine specifications below.
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What engine does the 2019 Honda Insight have?
The hybrid nature of the Honda Insight inherently makes it efficient, but it also comes with questions pertaining to the engine power. Typically, hybrid engine systems aren’t the most impressive in terms of output. Still, the 2019 Insight features a 1.5-liter I4 engine powered by 107 horses. This traditional gasoline engine works with an electric motor so less fuel is used. That’s precisely what makes a hybrid vehicle a hybrid vehicle. All versions of the Insight sport a two-speed continuously variable transmission which also contributes to the car’s fuel economy. Drivers can expect to average up to 55 city mpg*, 49 highway mpg*, and 52 combined mpg*. Typically, cars are more efficient on the highway than in the city. That’s not the case with hybrids. The reason for that is simple. Whenever you are coasting, at a stop, or just not pressing the gas pedal, the Insight’s gas engine turns off and the electric motor takes over. So, if you drive strategically, you will really benefit and save some cash at the gas pumps.
*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition and other factors.
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