Compare 2019 Honda Insight vs 2018 Honda Civic

Specs at a Glance


2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight

Engine

1.5L i-VTEC®

Horsepower

107

MPG (City/Highway)

55/49 *

Transmission

e-CVT


2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Engine

2.0L I4

Horsepower

158

MPG (City/Highway)

28/40 *

Transmission

6-speed manual

2019 Honda Insight vs 2018 Honda Civic

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Honda rose to fame in the 1960s as the top manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Today, the company continues to use small frames, efficient engines, and compact design to create vehicles known for their fuel efficiency and longevity. Both the 2019 Honda Insight and the 2018 Honda Civic fit the bill of affordable, fuel-efficient cars built to last, but there are a few subtle differences between the two vehicles. Let’s take a closer look at both.

Performance

Both the 2019 Honda Insight and the 2018 Honda Civic deliver on fuel efficiency. The 2018 Civic boasts an EPA estimated 32 city miles and 42 highway miles per gallon, while the 2019 Insight offers drivers an even more impressive EPA estimated 49 city and 55 highway miles per gallon. Insight outpaces traditional gas vehicles because of its hybrid engine. The most notable difference between the two cars is the transmission: Insight doesn’t have one. The 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine is compact but powerful enough to drive the generator that powers the car’s battery. Contrastingly, the 2018 Honda Civic offers drivers a choice of a 1.5 Liter or a 2.0 Liter traditional four-cylinder engine.

Appearance

At the core, both vehicles are so similar it would not be a misnomer to label the Insight a Civic-Hybrid in all but name, so the differences in exterior styling are the most distinctive variances between the two vehicles. While the 2018 Honda Civic has the traditional low bearing sedan front and snub tail of third generation Hondas, the 2019 Insight has a broader, more prominent grille and the sporty bumper style of second-generation Accords. It is one of the most attractive hybrid options on the market today.

Features

It would be impossible to compare all the features of all models of the 2019 Honda Insight and the 2018 Honda Civic and do a fair job, so let’s focus on the top trims of each model, the 2018 Honda Civic EX-L and the 2019 Honda Insight Touring. Both vehicles have heated leather-trimmed front seats and eight-way power adjustable driver seats, but the Insight adds a few convenience features that speak to the emerging millennial market. Mobile Hotspot capacity and a 450-watt surround sound audio system with subwoofer makes the Insight an all-around trendier offering, although the auto-dimming LED headlights on the 2018 Honda Civic are a must-have-feature for drivers with sensitive eyes.

Overall, both vehicles offer incredible value for the price. Both vehicles are available with top trims, both will save you a bundle at the tank, and both have the potential to continue to perform equally well over time. The only way to honestly know which car is right for you is to come to Bosak Honda Highland and let our expert associates help you schedule a test drive of both fantastic vehicles.


* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.