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I’ve read elsewhere that there is a digital speedometer but owners can’t get it to display in MPH, only KPH. Is anyone able to confirm or test on theirs to see if it’s doable?

I am really used to having one and would like to know before even taking a test drive.
 

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I agree with you Tyler: they should be able to fix with a software patch and owners should complain. I talked to Honda USA customer service and (after many calls and a trip to the dealer) convinced him the problem is with all Insights and not just mine. They then said "That's how it works- only digital speed shows in KPH." I find it a big problem as the needle on the analog speedometer is often hidden by the wheel, so you might don't know how fast you're going. Plus the owners manual says the digital speedometer IS available in MPH. Frustrating.
 

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Pages 128 and 130 have information about the tires and tire labeling. Can you double check where the Manuel has the direction to enable the digital speedometer.
Thanks!

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I was at my dealer and asked about the digital speed only showing in kph. He attempted to set it to mph with no success. When I got home I researched it on an Accord owner forum. I thought they might have the same issue and sure enough it’s been discussed plenty over there. The conclusion there is that it’s the way it’s designed to work. If you’re in Canada it’s the exact opposite issue. Only shows in mpg! I sent an email off to Honda to ask if they ever plan to ‘fix’ it for us.
 

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As a Canadian, let me say you guys are shooting yourselves in the foot not switching to metric.
The world in integrated now, and virtual every country you want to buy or sell in uses metric.
The longer you hold onto the old system, the less advantage you have in world markets.

I still remember doing my degree in the US, and in things like physics exams I would just walk up to the instructor and say I need to know how many feet are in a mile, which he would provide.
Metric just makes sense, especially for technology/science.
 

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As stated before, there is not a digital speedometer. But you can switch units.

From Page 130.
■ Speed Unit
Enables you to show another speed unit on the driver information interface and set the displayed measurements to read in either mph and km/h.
Select the Power/Charge screen.
2 Accessing contents in the main display P. 131
Press and hold the left selector wheel when you select the Power/Charge on the driver information interface. Each time you do this, the unit will change from mph to km/h or vice versa. After this, a confirmation screen will appear for a few seconds.
 

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As stated before, there is not a digital speedometer. But you can switch units.

From Page 130.
■ Speed Unit
Enables you to show another speed unit on the driver information interface and set the displayed measurements to read in either mph and km/h.
Select the Power/Charge screen.
2 Accessing contents in the main display P. 131
Press and hold the left selector wheel when you select the Power/Charge on the driver information interface. Each time you do this, the unit will change from mph to km/h or vice versa. After this, a confirmation screen will appear for a few seconds.
There is a digital speedometer. If you follow the instructions above it will display a digital speed in Kph in the center of the display, just above the temperature. It will also change the cruise control set speed to kph. And if you have the Trip computer up on the infotainment screen it will change that to kph. It will not change the analog speedometer. But, if you try to toggle to mph, it changes the cruise control setting and Trip computer to mph and just displays a blank area where the digital kph was on the info interface. ( Just the opposite on Canadian Insights.)
 

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I was at my dealer and asked about the digital speed only showing in kph. He attempted to set it to mph with no success. When I got home I researched it on an Accord owner forum. I thought they might have the same issue and sure enough it’s been discussed plenty over there. The conclusion there is that it’s the way it’s designed to work. If you’re in Canada it’s the exact opposite issue. Only shows in mpg! I sent an email off to Honda to ask if they ever plan to ‘fix’ it for us.
I can confirm that in Canada you can only get the digital speed read-out in MPH and of course up here I would like it to be in KPH. Pretty dumb move on the part of Honda.
 

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MPH not displayed

I’ve heard Honda’s standard line that it is not a glitch that mph is not displayed as an option. I think this is BS. MPH is displayed in all the other parts of the display, why not on the standard speed display? I am hoping for a software update to fix it.
 

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I'm also hopeful that a software patch can address the issue. The thread below mentions that US cars can display in KPH, while Canadian cars display in MPH. It seems like it's Honda's attempt at speedometer conversion rather than posting both concurrently (as on the dials of older cars). However, Honda has missed that drivers could benefit everyday if the display were in familiar units, without conversion.

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/258-honda-insight-features-equipment/108-digital-speedometer-2.html
 

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The world in integrated now, and virtual every country you want to buy or sell in uses metric.
The longer you hold onto the old system, the less advantage you have in world markets.
What you are failing to realize the US IS the world market. And the US is one of the least integrated exporting countries in the world with about 8% of our GDP being exports. And most of those exports are to NAFTA countries. The bottom line is if every other country in the world stopped receiving imports, the US would barely notice. Compare that to Germany with 50% of their economy depending on exports . A reduction in exports would cause the country to fall into a deep depression. And guess what country guarantees the open and free shipment of trade across the world … the US. The idea not using the metric system is somehow hurting us in the world market is laughable. I highly recommend you read the book "The Accidental Superpower" and the "Absent Superpower". Or find a YouTube lecture by the author Peter Zeihan. It is absolutely fascinating.

I still remember doing my degree in the US, and in things like physics exams I would just walk up to the instructor and say I need to know how many feet are in a mile, which he would provide. Metric just makes sense, especially for technology/science.
There are two types of countries in this world. Those that use the Metric system and those that landed a man on the moon.
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Hello,

New member here looking to pickup a 2019 Insight Touring soon. Has this issue been resolved?

Thanks.
 

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New member here looking to pickup a 2019 Insight Touring soon. Has this issue been resolved?
No changes to digital speedometer availability as of yet. US still reads KPH and Canada reads in MPH.

Personally, I don't think Honda will change this. I think this is the tool Honda offers for translating speed when traveling across US/CN border, since dual speed markers aren't on the circular speedometer default (as on older cars).
 
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