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2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Honda Insight

  The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota 2012 Honda Insight EX with Navigation
MSRP
$23,015
$18,500
Invoice $21,864 $17,629
MPG
City/Highway
51/48 41/44
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five Read Full Review The 2012 Honda Insight has been updated for 2012, but it has less space than other subcompacts and lower mileage than several other hybrids. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Best gas mileage of any car
  • Capacious cabin
  • Useful hatchback utility
  • Available high-level features
  • New wagon and plug-in versions

Dislikes:

  • Lifeless driving experience
  • Flying-buttress console limits knee room
  • Hard plastics hardly luxurious
  • It's perceived as a statement car

Likes:

  • Handles and maneuvers well
  • Ride is smooth for such a small car
  • Clever twin-cluster dash design
  • Very good gas mileage

Dislikes:

  • Rear seat remains tight for taller adults
  • Load bay is shallow
  • Adding options makes the price climb quickly
  • Honda's own offerings highlight Insight's weaknesses
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