The main competitor for the 2014 Honda Insight is the Toyota Prius C, a subcompact five-door hatchback that offers more interior room, full electric running under light loads, better gas mileage, and a price just $1,000 higher.
There's also the larger Prius liftback, $5,000 more expensive but far larger inside and offering more luxury features.
Then there's the new Ford C-Max, which likely delivers real-world gas mileage close to that of the Insight, plus a much nicer interior, better performance, and a higher level of luxury--though it too is about $5,000 pricier.
In Honda's own showroom, the Insight is squeezed between the Fit subcompact hatchback--rated at 29 to 31 mpg combined, larger inside, and $3,000 cheaper--and the Civic Hybrid, pricier but far larger and more luxurious inside, and with a 44-mpg combined rating to boot.
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