When it comes to your daily commute, driving a hybrid vehicle is a great way to save money at the gas pump. If you’re looking for a new hybrid, two available options include the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius. Each model is a solid choice in its segment, but when you compare them head to head, the Insight emerges as the clear winner.
The Insight and Prius are both known for being efficient, but if you’re looking for a vehicle that also offers ample power, then it’s important to look at each vehicle’s performance specs. If you want a car that will accelerate fast while still saving you money at the gas pump, the Insight is the way to go.
The Insight’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is paired to a two-motor system and a lithium-ion battery, giving you a total system output of 151.5 horsepower. For the Prius’ 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor max out at just 121 horsepower, which is more than 30 less than its competitor.
Whether you’re part of a carpool with your coworkers or simply need to take your kids to soccer practice, the amount of space you have in your car’s interior is important. Both the Insight and the Prius are spacious vehicles, but when it comes down to passenger space, the 2020 Insight has better numbers. It offers up to 97.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is noticeably more than the Prius’ 93.1 cubic feet. It also has more rear-seat legroom, providing passengers with 37.4 inches to stretch out, compared to the Prius’ 33.4.
Whether it’s staying in touch or keeping confident behind the wheel, both the 2020 Insight and 2020 Prius have a range of technologies meant to help you do just that. Both models come standard with their brand’s suite of safety technologies, giving you the peace of mind you need. The Insight offers you one piece of safety tech, though, that the Prius doesn’t – a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS)*. This system determines whether you’ve crossed into the neighboring lane without signaling, and helps re-center you on the road.
Entertainment-wise, both of these models also come equipped with touchscreen infotainment systems. The Insight goes one step further than the Prius, though, providing you with a standard eight-speaker sound system. The Prius’ standard sound system is only six speakers. If you have an Android phone, you will also be able to mirror your smartphone’s home screen to the Insight’s touchscreen through Android Auto™. The Prius doesn’t offer Android Auto™, only providing Apple CarPlay® for iPhone users. The Insight gives you both.
If you’ve been looking for a capable, efficient, spacious, high-the hybrid, don’t settle for second best. Instead, get behind the wheel of the 2020 Honda Insight today at Hardin County Honda.
* Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.