Compare 2012 Toyota Prius vs 2012 Honda Insight

2012 Toyota Prius
2012 Honda Insight
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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
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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
$21,864
$17,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,015
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s 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 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
51 mpg 41 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 44 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 48.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.7 85.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
67.3 31.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.6 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
34.2 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 2747
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 123 @ 1000 - 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.3L/82
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5200 98 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 41
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 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 Honda Insight
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 4.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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