2019 North American Car / Truck / UV of the Year Finalists

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Honda Insight
In 1999 the Honda Insight was a small 2-seat hatchback that held the honor of being the first hybrid car ever sold in America. In 2001, the Insight was on this finalist list, and this year the Insight is back. Positioned between the Civic and Accord, the all-new Insight features a fuel-efficient powertrain with a 1.5-liter Atkinson Cycle engine teamed with an electric motor delivering a total of 151 horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque. Under most driving conditions, the gasoline engine produces electricity that drives the electric motors rather than driving the wheels directly. Fuel economy numbers are impressive — this roomy 4-door sedan delivers 55 mpg city / 49 mpg hwy / 52 mpg combined.

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