Compare 2010 Honda Insight vs 2010 Nissan Altima vs 2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Honda Insight
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2010 Nissan Altima
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2010 Toyota Prius
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5-Door CVT EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight 5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
Insight 5-Door CVT EX PZEV 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi PZEV 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
Insight 5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
Insight 5-Door CVT LX PZEV 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $21,973 $23,440
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
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5-Door HB I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
Prius 5-Door HB II 51 48 $21,432 $22,800
Prius 5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,156 $23,800
Prius 5-Door HB IV 51 48 $24,762 $26,600
Prius 5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,129 $28,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,098
$21,973
$20,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$23,440
$21,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$391 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
8.2
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 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals. The 2010 Toyota Prius ups the ante in the hybrid world with 51-mpg city fuel economy and a finer style.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 23 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 31 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 35.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.2 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.4 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.7 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 47.6 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 89.7 93.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 182.5 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 55.3 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 105.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.7 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 - 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 7.4 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.5 x 0.35 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 20.0 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.83 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.73 16.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/706 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 3118 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.3L/82 2.5L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 175 @ 5600 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1500 180 @ 3900 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA QR25DE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 23 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 26 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 31 48
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 - 1.69 1.78 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 5.12 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Continuously Variable CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 2.35 - 0.39 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Nissan Altima Toyota Prius
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.68 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 7.2 3.8

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