Compare 2012 Toyota Prius C vs 2012 Honda Insight

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Honda Insight
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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,003 $18,950
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,706 $19,900
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,140 $21,635
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,625 $23,230
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5-Door CVT PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT 41 44 $17,629 $18,500
5-Door CVT PZEV 41 44 $17,629 $18,500
5-Door CVT LX 41 44 $19,313 $20,275
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 41 44 $19,313 $20,275
5-Door CVT EX 41 44 $20,916 $21,965
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 41 44 $20,916 $21,965
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 41 44 $22,553 $23,690
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 41 44 $22,553 $23,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,003
$17,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,950
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Prius C takes full advantage of the other Prius models' hybrid system, but it's smaller, leaner and--perhaps most importantly--more affordable. The 2012 Honda Insight has been updated for 2012, but it has less space than other subcompacts and lower mileage than several other hybrids.
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Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 41 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 44 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
50.8 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 48.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 85.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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)
157.3 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 31.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 0.98 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 10.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T135/80D15
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)
2500 2747
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 123 @ 1000 - 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 1.3L/82
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
73 @ 4800 98 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 41
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.17 - 0.53
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.51 - 1.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Honda Insight
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 4.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 9

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