BY H. THROTTLE
About the time that I think that I’ve driven the perfect car a better one arrives. Frankly, almost all vehicles made today are good, but some are better than others and what you pay may not always be the best car for the price.
One of the best test cars to come my way, if not the very best, is the 2019 Honda Insight four-door touring sedan. This is a masterpiece of a car that has all of the latest safety technology, drives like a dream, and is manufactured in the USA in Greensburg, Ind.
This 2019 model is a hybrid and gasoline combination delivering fuel economy of 51 miles per gallon working in harmony with the hybrid ECO drive. The Insight comes with a four-cylinder 1.5L engine that is rated at 151 horsepower with engine and hybrid output. The ECO mode drives well but an instant change to SPORT mode dramatically boosts acceleration to high levels.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel contains paddle shifters, just like many sport car models that link to the variable transmission. The exhaust system is fine-tuned to allow a pleasant sound of power when the sport mode explodes with acceleration. Honda engineers have done an excellent job of producing a sporty sedan with awesome acceleration without a turbocharged engine. The engine and battery components work powerfully well together to provide acceleration and astonishing fuel economy.
This car rides on McPherson front strut suspension and rear multi-link suspension with electric power steering that is a joy to drive.
Sometimes a person’s personality matches the vehicle of choice and of course, our purses and pocketbooks come into play in a selection of vehicles. This Honda Insight is a dream car in quality and price with a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $$28,090 fully equipped with only a delivery charge added to the final price.
This car is loaded, starting with four-wheel disk brakes, front, side and curtain airbags with roll-over sensors, led lighting with fog lights, mounted in a sleek design with a tilting moonroof and “Cosmic” blue metallic paint that makes this car shine.
The interior boasts leather-trimmed seats and a premium 10-speaker sound system, along with voice recognition and complete navigation system included in the vehicle price. Also featured are the latest safety features of lane watch, road departure mitigation, collision mitigation system with a brake warning light flashing system.
The driver’s seat has eight-way control and front seats are heated.
The radio system works well and is easily tuned with the homepage adjustments for FM, AM and satellite stations. The trunk opens with an easy button located on the driver’s side door panel.
There is only one thing lacking in this car and that is all-wheel drive, but the car handles so well and is priced so attractive, it is an excellent choice for all consumers. Just love this car!
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