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2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Honda Insight

  The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota 2012 Honda Insight EX with Navigation
Invoice $21,864 $17,629
51/48 41/44
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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
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  • Best gas mileage of any car
  • Capacious cabin
  • Useful hatchback utility
  • Available high-level features
  • New wagon and plug-in versions


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


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


  • 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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