The Honda Insight is a native hybrid design and a compact car that has not been in production since 2014. However, after a thorough redesign, the car is back for the 2019 model year. Due largely to the re-conception of a number of key features, the Insight is definitely a new vehicle to watch this year.

The Cargo Space
The 2019 Insight offers a full 15.1 cubic feet of space in the trunk. That’s not just impressive for a hybrid, that’s impressive for a compact car. Furthermore, the trunk opening is nice and wide so you can fit large items inside, and the loading floor is wide and flat so you don’t have the hybrid battery creating a lump in one corner. Like most other cars, you can also fold down the back row and get more space. For being a sedan instead of a hatchback, the Insight is a great vehicle for carrying big loads.

Honda Sensing
All three trims of the 2019 Insight come with Honda Sensing, a suite of important driver-assistance features that make it easier and safer to stay on the road. The extensive list of features includes traffic sign recognition, the lane-keep assist system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, the road departure mitigation system, and the all-important collision mitigation braking system. That last feature can sense when a forward collision is about to happen and can start braking for you the instant you need it to.

The Engines
Under the hood of a 2019 Honda Insight you’ll find a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that manages to produce 107 horsepower and 99 pound-feet of torque on its own. However, it also comes with an electric motor, and this power source delivers 129 horsepower and 197 pound-feet of torque to give the Insight a net horsepower of 151. Thanks to the Insight’s native hybrid design, these two engines combine to offer drivers some of the best fuel efficiency numbers in the hybrid class.

The Connections
As you’d expect from a modern vehicle, the 2019 Insight comes fully compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can run several of your favorite apps directly through the car’s onboard computer. The Insight also works with the HondaLink app, which means you can use your smartphone to check on important details like recall notices, your parking location, and when your next service visit should be. On certain trims, the Insight can also act as a mobile hotspot so you can save money on you data roaming charges.

Thanks to all these features and the efficiency of a native hybrid design, the Insight is a real contender for one of the best new vehicles of the 2019 model year. With a full set of high-tech features, advanced driver-assistance systems that come standard on every trim, and much more cargo space than you’d expect from a compact sedan, you should check out the Honda Insight at Honda of Roanoke Rapids today.