2019 Honda Insight Priced From $22,830

The 2019 Honda Insight will go on sale shortly and the company has announced pricing will start at $22,830 in the United States.

Costing $645 less than the Toyota Prius, the Insight features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and an electronic continuously variable transmission. This setup enables the car to produce a combined output of 151 hp (112 kW / 153 PS) and have an EPA fuel economy rating of up to 55 mpg city, 49 mpg highway and 52 mpg combined.

Despite the affordable pricing, the entry-level Insight LX comes nicely equipped with LED lighting units and 16-inch alloy wheels. Buyers will also find an automatic climate control system, a push button ignition and an infotainment system with a five-inch display. Other niceties include a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera and a tilt / telescopic steering column.

The Insight LX comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems which include collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Other features include adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition.

The mid-level Insight EX starts at $24,060 and it adds a passive-entry system, a split folding rear seat with a center armrest and an eight-speaker audio system. Drivers will also find an additional USB port, the Honda LaneWatch system and an 8-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

The range-topping Insight Touring starts at $28,090 features unique styling details including LED fog lights, side mirrors with integrated turn signals and door handles with chrome accents. The model has also 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers and a moonroof.

Moving into the cabin, there’s heated leather power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Other additions include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink connectivity, GPS navigation and a premium audio system with 10-speakers and a subwoofer.

Unfortunately, all these features help to lower the fuel economy rating to 51 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 48 mpg combined.

Note: Prices exclude an s $895 destination charge

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  • clueless economist

    Priced like a Civic. That should sell well.

  • Dude

    That’s an amazing price for a near luxury hybrid. I wonder how slim the margins are.

  • TheBelltower

    Not bad at all. I think we should prepare to see a lot of these on the road.

  • ErnieB

    Nicest hybrid in its segment!

  • Mill0048

    Looks like a real winner; I love it. Tasteful, efficient, and affordable. Side note: I know it’s Honda, and they’ve probably made this dead simple, but how do you change the lead-acid battery if it’s in the center console. What about jump starting? I’m guessing it’s through the passenger foot-well console panel.

    • korbindallis

      To jump start it there are contacts under the hood it’s do able

  • Six_Tymes

    by the time you sign the papers, Honda will gouge you, you’ll end up paying 25-30 grand i bet

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      ??????

      What are you talking about? How?

  • MarkoS

    It looks like a real car and not a science project. These should do very well.

  • Hayden Coombs

    The lease on these in Summer ‘19 is going to be sick! Nice job, Honda!

  • eb110americana

    I really have to hand it to Honda, they have knocked it out of the park with this one. Forget about cross-shopping and comparisons, for probably 90% of car owners, this is just about the perfect car. It’s affordable, extremely efficient, attractive, well-equipped, seating for 5, handsome interior, and should be reliable and cheap to maintain. Other than those seeking a sports car/sedan, looking to tow or haul large loads, or go offroad–none of which this car portends to do–I have trouble seeing any downside to the Insight.

    • Mill0048

      I agree. Hybrid buyer or not, it’s a great all-rounder and the price is competitive.

  • MP4-12C

    Looks quite handsome and is priced competitively. Shame these won’t be offered in the EU.

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a great value.

  • D83

    Beside of the “Normal” and “pretty” looks, this insight was successor of the 2-“not-so-successful-models” Civic Hybrid & 2nd gen Insight. I’m sure they will promote this heavily, Honda already invest big in the states.

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