Comparison: 2019 Honda Insight vs Toyota Prius One

Comparison: 2019 Honda Insight vs Toyota Prius One

For years the Toyota Prius has been the king of the hybrid vehicle world.  The question on fuel conscious car shopper’s minds is, can the 2019 Honda Insight top the Prius.  The review below will help answer that question.

Performance

When it comes to Hybrid vehicles, the spotlight is usually on the power plant and fuel economy.  The 2019 Honda Insight is powered by an Atkinson-cycle 1.5-liter inline-four coupled with battery powered electric motors to generate a total output of 151 horsepower. The Toyota Prius uses a similar combination of conventional and hybrid motors to generate a less robust 121 horsepower (30 horsepower less than the Insight).

When it comes to fuel economy both of these vehicles produce impressive numbers.  The Insight clocks in with EPA estimated fuel economy of 55 city/49 highway MPG while the Prius chimes in at 54 city/50 highway*.

Comfort and Convenience

When comparing the Insight and Prius One in terms of passenger space, the Insight has a clear advantage.  A partial list of Insight advantages includes more total passenger volume (97.6 cu. ft.) than the Prius (93.1 cu. ft.), more front shoulder room (56.9 inches vs 55), more rear shoulder room (55 inches vs 53), and more rear leg room (37.4 inches vs 33.4).

Styling

Hybrids have not always been the most attractive vehicles on the road.  Some have even been described as plain ugly.  This is not the case with the 2019 Honda Insight.  Mainstream automotive websites have used words and phrases like “handsome styling” (The Car Connection), “your eyeballs will be thankful” (Car and Drive) and “The Insight is a handsome, contemporary sedan by any yardstick” (The Drive).

With more power, comparable fuel efficiency, more space and better styling it is easy to see why the Insight is poised to become the new King of the hybrid segment.  To learn more about this amazing vehicle, swing by Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie today!


*2018 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2018 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.

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