The Honda Insight: The Forefather of Hybrids

March 15th, 2019 by

Did you know that Honda was the first company to mass produce and market a hybrid electric vehicle? In 1999, the Honda Insight was introduced to consumers as a three-door, two-passenger liftback. It was the most fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered car available in the U.S. without plug-in capability — for the entire length of its production run. The times they were a-changing.

Fast forward to today, there are dozens of hybrids on the market, but the Honda Insight, now in it’s third- generation still stands out from the rest. It won the 2018 Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and 2019 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. Not to mention it’s 5 Star Vehicle Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This car is as beautiful as it is efficient. If you become the owner of a 2019 Honda Insight, you are getting 55 MPG, saving you some green and reducing your carbon footprint! By the way, that’s more miles per gallon than Toyota and Kia’s hybrid options.

You can’t help but gawk at the bold contours and stylish exterior design of the Insight. LED headlights and taillights not only add to it’s cutting edge look but help keep you and other drivers safe while hitting the road at night.

Speaking of safety, we have to mention the Honda Sensing® technology features that come standard on all versions of this car. Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assistance, and Traffic Sign Recognition. All standard. That’s right, safety doesn’t come with a steep price tag.

The three trim levels, LX, EX, and Touring, also come standard with the three-mode driving system: economy, sport, and EV. Plus, a surprising 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space!

The EX and Touring have an 8-inch touch screen display with Apple Car Play and Android Auto Integration so you can keep up with today’s connected world. Honda is here to help you get a head start on your morning with available remote start engine.

The possibilities are endless in your Honda Insight. It’s not a question of where will you go, but where won’t you go.

* Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.