Compare 2010 Honda Insight vs 2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Toyota Prius
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5-Door CVT LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
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5-Door HB I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
5-Door HB II 51 48 $21,432 $22,800
5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,156 $23,800
5-Door HB IV 51 48 $24,762 $26,600
5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,129 $28,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,687
$20,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,800
$21,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want to be seen in a smart, high-mileage hybrid but prefer to pinch pennies at the dealership, the 2010 Honda Insight is the way to go. The 2010 Toyota Prius ups the ante in the hybrid world with 51-mpg city fuel economy and a finer style.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 93.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 21.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.73 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 3042
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1500 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/82 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 51
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 - 1.69 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Toyota Prius
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 10

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