Monday, July 9, 2018

Honda Insight Available Now at Pacific Honda

Sometimes what a car is not is just as important as what it is. As you ponder that, turn your attention to the 2019 Honda Insight, available now to the San Diego area drivers served by Pacific Honda. It has a lot to offer, and some interesting omissions that make for a strong car.

The first thing they left out is immediately apparent when you look at this compact sedan’s exterior. It’s aggressively… normal. For too long, hybrids have been characterized by polarizing styling, but the Honda Insight is closer in size and looks to the Honda Civic than it is to the last car to carry the Insight badge, or many of its competitors.

Something else that was left out was a transmission. That’s because the 1.5 liter 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine is there to provide juice to charge the batteries and to generate electricity for an electric drive motor. Not having a transmission means a weight savings, which translates to fuel economy; it also means you get even more out of every one of the 151 net horsepower and 197 lb.-ft. of torque.

That’s not to say they’ve thrown out the baby with the bathwater. The interior has a level of craftsmanship that positions this car between the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord. It also features dual digital displays, one of which controls the infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™) while the other replaces the traditional gauges of the instrument cluster.

There’s also plenty of safety tech on offer. Honda Sensing™ features (like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and road departure mitigation) come standard, with the higher trims having the option of the camera systems on offer with Honda LaneWatch.

In short, this car may look normal, but it’s a long way from ordinary. To find out more or schedule your test drive, you can call 858-694-1000 or just drop by the Pacific Honda showroom at 4761 Convoy St. in San Diego, CA.

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