When it comes to hybrid sedans, for nearly two decades it has been difficult to find an option that’s superior to the Toyota Prius. But times are changing, and year after year it seems that a new hybrid vehicle is introduced and it’s on par with or even exceeds what the Prius has to offer. This year, Honda introduce a brand-new compact hybrid sedan to pick up the slack for the Civic Hybrid, which was discontinued several years ago. Naturally, we’d like to see how it measures up to the juggernaut of the segment.
To that end, we’ve decided to pit the 2019 Honda Insight vs 2019 Toyota Prius in a side-by-side comparison. In order to really see how they fare against one another, we compiled some important data into the table below, and as you can see with a simple glance the two hybrid sedans are quite comparable to one another.
Advantages of the 2019 Insight
Let’s dive right into the table and work our way through row by row, starting with horsepower in the first. Power might not seem that important in a hybrid sedan, but with the advancements in technology it’s becoming increasingly important for hybrid vehicles to perform as well as their non-hybrid contemporaries. So, the fact that the Insight delivers 30 horsepower more than the Prius is pretty huge.
2019 Honda Insight
2019 Toyota Prius
|151 HP||Horsepower||121 HP|
|55 city, 49 highway||Fuel Economy Ratings||54 city, 50 highway|
|15.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||24.6 cu. ft.|
Moving onto fuel economy, obviously the most important aspect of any hybrid vehicle, the advantage is somewhat split. In truth, if we were to look at combined ratings, the Insight & Prius would be evenly matched. Why? Well, as you can see, the Insight achieves an extra mile per gallon through the city, while the Prius does the same on the highway. That evens things out.
Unfortunately, the Prius’ hatchback nature helps it out in row three, in which we looked at cargo capacity. The Insight gives up 9.5 cubic feet of space to the Prius, but both have seats for up to 5. If you’re okay with the small cargo area, then reach out to us to get your hands on a 2019 Honda Insight!