Compare 2021 Honda Insight vs 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Honda Insight
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight EX CVT 55 49 $23,044 $24,810
Insight LX CVT 55 49 $21,303 $22,930
Insight Touring CVT 51 45 $26,775 $28,840
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20th Anniversary Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 20th Anniversary Edition 54 50 $27,811 $29,875
Prius L Eco 58 53 $23,054 $24,525
Prius LE 54 50 $24,191 $25,735
Prius LE AWD-e 51 47 $25,507 $27,135
Prius Limited 54 50 $30,395 $32,650
Prius XLE 54 50 $26,602 $28,575
Prius XLE AWD-e 51 47 $27,533 $29,575
Prius Prime LE N/A N/A $27,090 $28,220
Prius Prime Limited N/A N/A $32,639 $34,000
Prius Prime XLE N/A N/A $28,800 $30,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,044
$27,811
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,810
$29,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Insight is a remarkable hybrid commuter with impressive safety features for a low price. The 2021 Toyota Prius appeals to shoppers looking for a no-frills commuter that excels at fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
55 mpg 54 mpg
Highway
49 mpg 50 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.6 93.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 59.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 180
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 27.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 11.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3000 3075
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
99 @ 5000 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
151 @ 6000 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
55 54
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 50
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 0.81 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.11
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.45 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Toyota Prius
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4 3.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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