If you’ve been shopping for a new hybrid vehicle, you might have come across the Toyota Prius. But how does it compare to another hybrid option, the 2019 Honda Insight? Both vehicles offer impressive fuel economy and well-equipped cabins, but the Insight also delivers more horsepower at a lower MSRP, leading Car and Driver to call the Insight “a joy to drive around town.”
Both the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight will achieve incredible fuel economy. Driving a fuel-efficient hybrid is not only a better option for the environment but it also saves drivers time and money with less frequent visits to the gas station and more time spent on the road.
- Toyota Prius One – 54 city / 50 highway
- Honda Insight LX – 55 city / 49 highway*
A hybrid system utilizes a gasoline engine and an electric motor that contribute to the total system power output. The Prius will feel lackluster behind the wheel compared to the Insight, which produces more horsepower and accelerates quickly and confidently, which helps in trickier driving situationssuch as merging or passing on the highway.
- Prius – 95 horsepower (gasoline) / 121 horsepower (electric)
- Insight – 107 horsepower (gasoline) / 151 horsepower (electric)
Budget-conscious drivers will be happy to hear that with incredible fuel economy and more horsepower, the Insight is actually the more affordable option of the two hybrids. The 2019 Insight LX E-CVT is priced at $22,830, while the Prius is priced at more than 24K.
- Prius – $24,395 MSRP
- Insight – $22,830 MSRP**
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*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.