2019 Honda Insight Named ‘Green Car of the Year’
Green Car Journal has named the 2019 Honda Insight its 2019 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marking the fourth time Honda wins the award.
Made in Indiana, the all-new Insight is a four-door hybrid with panache and performance you rarely get from electrified vehicles in its price bracket.
“Today’s driver wants more from a hybrid than just great fuel economy. Insight truly represents the direction Honda is pursuing with electrified vehicles, delivering style and sophisticated driving dynamics with outstanding fuel economy,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Auto Sales. “We appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing Honda for the fourth time with Green Car of the Year for the 2019 Honda Insight.”
Related: Honda and GM team up to make next-gen car batteries
The 2019 Honda Insight is powered by a 1.5-liter Atkinson four-cylinder and an electric motor producing a total of 151 horsepower, and earning an EPA-estimated 55 miles per gallon in the city and 49 miles per gallon on the highway.
Like all modern Hondas, it comes with an impressive equipment list even on the base trim, including Honda Sensing, a suite of advanced drive assistive technologies such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance.
The Insight is the second consecutive Honda to win Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green Car of the Year award after the 2018 Honda Clarity Series last year, which stole the show with its three electrified powertrains (hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell). The 2014 Accord and 2012 Civic Natural Gas are also past winners.
Related: Explore Honda’s modern vehicle lineup
The News Wheel is a digital auto magazine providing readers with a fresh perspective on the latest car news. We’re located in the heart of America (Dayton, Ohio) and our goal is to deliver an entertaining and informative perspective on what’s trending in the automotive world. See more articles from The News Wheel.