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Honda Insight vs. Toyota Prius

When comparing the Honda Insight to the Toyota Prius, the Honda Insight has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. The Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and interior volume. The Honda Insight and Toyota Prius have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Honda Insight versus the Toyota Prius, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Honda Insight versus Toyota Prius Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Insight ranges from $21,322 to $32,355 while a used Toyota Prius from the same model year range is priced between $23,900 to $35,866. For a new model, the Honda Insight's price is between $26,736 and $31,267, with the Toyota Prius priced between $26,672 and $36,076.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Insight’s base engine makes 151 horsepower, and the Toyota Prius base engine makes 121 horsepower. Both the Insight and the Prius are rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 519 and 565 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are hybrid compact cars, the Toyota Prius has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, and trunk space. The Honda Insight has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Honda Insight and Toyota Prius are comparable in regards to front leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda Insight has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Honda Insight

2022 Toyota Prius

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,736 - $31,267

Used Asking Price:

$21,322 - $32,355

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,672 - $36,076

Used Asking Price:

$23,900 - $35,866

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

EX, Touring

Trim Levels

L Eco, LE, XLE, Limited, Nightshade, LE AWD-e, XLE AWD-e, Nightshade AWD-e

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

151 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

197 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.040 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

55 / 49 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

583 / 519 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

54 / 50 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

610 / 565 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

15.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

27.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3000 lbs

Width:

71.6 inches

Height:

55.6 inches

Length:

183.6 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3010 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

180 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15