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Selected Style 5-Door CVT PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT 41 44 $17,724 $18,600
5-Door CVT PZEV 41 44 $17,724 $18,600
5-Door CVT LX 41 44 $19,408 $20,375
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 41 44 $19,408 $20,375
5-Door CVT EX 41 44 $21,011 $22,065
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 41 44 $21,011 $22,065
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 41 44 $22,648 $23,790
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 41 44 $22,648 $23,790
5-Door HB One (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,724
$18,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,600
$19,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$318 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Honda Insight falls behind other hybrids in gas mileage, and has less space than other subcompacts. The 2013 Toyota Prius C has all the gas-mileage virtues of larger Prius models, but it's smaller, more fun to drive, and--crucially--almost $5,000 cheaper.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 41 mpg 53 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 44 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 51.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 50.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 48.7 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.0 87.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 31.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.9 17.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.83 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 9.5
Steering
Steering Type Electric rack & pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.29 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 31.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R15 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/60R15 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80D15 T125/70D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2747 2500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 1000 - 1700 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.3L/82 1.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5800 73 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 41 53
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 42 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 44 46
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.51 - 1.69 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.20 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio
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 NA
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Honda Insight Toyota Prius c
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion-beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.4 3.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 10
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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