2019 Honda Insight Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS
  • Insight earns top ratings in all IIHS crashworthiness evaluations
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ feature of standard Honda Sensing® rated “SUPERIOR” by IIHS

The all-new 2019 Honda Insight has earned the 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest overall safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+. The award is thanks to top ratings of “GOOD” in all crashworthiness tests, a standard “GOOD” rating for the Insight’s LED headlights and a “SUPERIOR” rating for the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) feature of the standard Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver-assitive and active safety technologies.

“Insight continues to prove that it’s much more than just a pretty face with great fuel-efficiency ratings.” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “With standard Honda Sensing® active safety tech and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, Insight is a hybrid with some serious safety chops.”

To qualify for the 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and an “ACCEPTABLE” or “GOOD” rating in the passenger-side small overlap test. It also needs an available front crash prevention system that earns an “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” rating and available good-rated headlights.

On sale since June 29, the 2019 Honda Insight offers class-leading power and passenger space, universally appealing styling, and an EPA fuel economy rating of 55 mpg1 city (LX/EX), while simultaneously bringing a new level of driving sophistication and style to the compact hybrid market. All 2019 Insights are equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver assistive features as standard equipment.

Insight was engineered to earn top-of-class collision safety ratings, which is proven true by the top rating from IIHS. In addition, Honda expects Insight to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)2.

Insight’s standard Honda Sensing® helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, in some cases helping drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, is capable of slowing or even stopping the vehicle if it detects a potential front collision. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

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