Compare 2010 Honda Insight vs 2008 Toyota Prius

2010 Honda Insight
2008 Toyota Prius
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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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5-Door HB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Base 48 45 $20,210 $21,500
5-Door HB 48 45 $21,064 $22,875
5-Door HB Touring 48 45 $21,816 $23,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,687
$20,210
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,800
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
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 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 48 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 14.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x 1.2
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.73 16.4 - 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.1
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 4.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P185/65R15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2932
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 6.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 272
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1500 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/82 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 45
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 48
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 NA
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 Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 - 1.69 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT CVT
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Toyota Prius
Body Style
5 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.83
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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