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2014 Honda Insight vs. Its Competition

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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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The 2014 Honda Insight is one of the better-handling small hybrids, but it faces tough competitors who beat it on gas mileage, interior space, and features.
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Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency.
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The 2014 Honda Civic brings better refinement back to the lineup, but there's more to come, we're told.
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The 2014 Toyota Prius remains the iconic, highest-mileage gasoline car on the market; it's a practical and spacious hatchback that can seat five while returning jaw-dropping fuel economy
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The 2014 Toyota Prius C is the cheapest member of the Prius family, by roughly $5,000, but its gas mileage is the same 50 mpg as most other Priuses.
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If you're not turned off by the utilitarian look of the 2013 Honda Fit, you'll like what you get, which is awesome practicality and space-efficiency, plus some driving verve.
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Gas Mileage     
41 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy53 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas I4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsN/ACompact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
5-Door CVT PZEVN/A4-Door Manual LX5-Door HB Two (GS)5-Door HB One (Natl)5-Door HB Manual
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CVT w/ODN/AManual w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual
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