Honda Insight vs. Competitors for Sale in West Warwick, RI
How Does The Honda Insight Compare?
As drivers have become more environmentally conscious, sales of hybrid vehicles have likewise grown since their introduction to the U.S. automotive market in the late 1990s. Automakers in turn have also focused more time and attention to expanding their alternative-fuel lineups to suit consumer demands and desires. While the Toyota Prius was an early leader at the onset of the hybrid revolution, the Honda Insight was actually the first gas-electric hybrid offered in mass production to U.S. consumers, in 1999. Back then it was a two-seater with a decidedly futuristic appearance, but now, in its third generation, it is a stylish four-door with a conventional yet contemporary look. The Insight has a number of competitors in the hybrid segment, but we’ll just focus on two of them: the aforementioned Toyota Prius and the Hyundai Ioniq. Let’s take a closer look at how these eco-friendly four-doors match up.
Fuel Economy and Power
Even though the 2020 Honda Insight has a slightly lower EPA-estimated fuel economy of 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway (the Toyota Prius gets 58 city/53 highway and the Hyundai Ioniq achieves 57 city/59 highway), the difference is not that drastic – and keep in mind that the Insight has a lower base MSRP, at $22,930, than both the Prius ($24,325) and the Ioniq ($23,200). More importantly to many drivers, the Insight offers a bit more power over these rivals with 151 electric horsepower, versus the Prius’s 121 electric hp and the Ioniq’s 139 electric hp.
Comfort and Convenience
The Insight will likely be more comfortable for occupants, as it provides 97.6 cubic feet of passenger space; the Prius and Ioniq only yield 93.1 cu. ft. and 96.2 cu. ft., respectively. Second-row legroom is also more generous in the Insight at 37.4 inches, compared to the 33.4 inches in the Prius and 35.7 inches in the Ioniq.
The Insight is also equipped with more standard features than these two competitors have. Unlike the lowest-priced Toyota Prius trim, the base Honda Insight receives tailgate power lock and unlock, remote trunk/tailgate release, and floor mats. Fog lights are optional, but they’re not available on the base Prius. The base Insight also includes some nice features that you won’t find on the base Hyundai Ioniq – heated side mirrors and remote trunk/tailgate release – plus it is eligible for fog lights and a universal garage door opener.
Safety and Technology
All trim levels of the 2020 Honda Insight also get a full suite of driver-assist technologies through Honda Sensing. Only a pricier trim level of the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq will include a comparable lineup of these active safety features. The Insight also has a slight edge over its competitors as far as impartial safety testing. While none of the three has yet been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2020, in 2019 the Insight was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the organization. The 2019 Prius and 2019 Ioniq, on the other hand, were both named standard Top Safety Picks, meaning they ranked a tier below the Ioniq.
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