Compare 2010 Honda Insight vs 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

2010 Honda Insight
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
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5-Door CVT LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
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Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,687
$20,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,800
$22,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$377 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want to be seen in a smart, high-mileage hybrid but prefer to pinch pennies at the dealership, the 2010 Honda Insight is the way to go. The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid excels in fuel economy and front-seat comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 90.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 176.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.7 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 12.3
Steering
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.73 13.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2877
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1500 89 @ 4500/123 @ 1000 - 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/82 1.3L/82
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 93 @ 6000/110 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 45
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 40
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 4.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 2.53 - 0.42
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)
4.51 - 1.69 4.51 - 1.88
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Honda Civic Hybrid
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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