Honda has used the Insight name on three distinct cars, all linked by their use of gas-electric hybrid propulsion. The latest installment in the series is a compact sedan based on the Civic that reached the marketplace as a 2019 model. It moves into 2020 with no changes.
Honda offers the Insight in base and Touring trims. Both are motivated by a 1.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine matched with an electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery. Their power is combined and managed by a continuously variable transmission.
The base Insight comes with 17-inch wheels, an electric parking brake, LED daytime running lights, body-coloured door handles, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, automatic on/off LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights, a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster display, active noise cancellation, dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, passive keyless entry, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with tilt-and-telescopic adjustments, eight-way power driver's seat, a four-way manual front passenger seat, heated front seats, an eight-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, HondaLink and WiFi tethering.
Standard safety items and driver assists include automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic braking, tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and the LaneWatch blind spot display.
Touring trim adds chrome door handles, a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation, a garage door opener, a four-way power front passenger seat, heated rear seats, perforated leather upholstery, and satellite radio.
Honda's fuel consumption estimates for the Insight are 4.6/5.3 L/100 km (city/highway).