Compare 2014 Honda Insight vs 2015 Toyota Prius

2014 Honda Insight
2015 Toyota Prius
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5-Door CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight 5-Door CVT 41 44 $17,842 $18,725
Insight 5-Door CVT EX 41 44 $21,130 $22,190
Insight 5-Door CVT EX PZEV 41 44 $21,130 $22,190
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi 41 44 $22,767 $23,915
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi PZEV 41 44 $22,767 $23,915
Insight 5-Door CVT LX 41 44 $19,526 $20,500
Insight 5-Door CVT LX PZEV 41 44 $19,526 $20,500
Insight 5-Door CVT PZEV 41 44 $17,842 $18,725
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5-Door HB Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,930 $30,005
Prius 5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,470 $28,435
Prius 5-Door HB Persona Series Special Edition 51 48 $25,122 $26,985
Prius 5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,985 $25,765
Prius 5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,748 $24,200
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB N/A N/A $28,791 $29,990
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB Advanced N/A N/A $33,509 $34,905

Pricing

Invoice Price

$17,842
$27,930

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$18,725
$30,005

Monthly Payment Estimate

$312 / month
$500 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. The 2015 Toyota Prius is still the most fuel-efficient gasoline car on the market, at 50 mpg; its iconic hatchback shape offers a spacious interior that can seat five, though the handling is nothing to write home about.

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Fuel Economy

City

41 mpg 51 mpg

Highway

44 mpg 48 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

85 93.7

Front Hip Room (in)

51.6 52.7

Second Leg Room (in)

33 36

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 38.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

48.7 51.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.7 54.9

Second Head Room (in)

36.4 37.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

50.4 53.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

58 59.4

Wheelbase (in)

100.4 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

66.7 68.7

Track Width, Front (in)

58.3 59.6

Length, Overall (in)

172.3 176.4

Height, Overall (in)

56.2 58.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

31.5 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

15.9 21.6

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

7.9 10.2

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.9 NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 10

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake Type

Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

- Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

10.6 11.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.1 36

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P185/60TR15 P215/45VR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P185/60TR15 P215/45VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2747 3072

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 6 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 X 6 17 X 7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

332 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

123 @ 1000 105 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.3 L/82 1.8 L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

98 @ 5800 134 @ 5200

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

42 (Est) 50

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

44 (Est) 48

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

41 (Est) 51

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.17 - 0.53 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.20 4.11

Trans Type

1 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.51 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD CVT w/OD

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Insight Toyota Prius

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

4.4 (Est) 3.5

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

--

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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