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Selected Style 5-Door CVT LX PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
5-Door HB I (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,687
$20,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,800
$21,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$357 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 40 mpg 51 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 43 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 52.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 106.3
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
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
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
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 -
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.6 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 10
 
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