Compare 2009 Toyota Prius vs 2010 Honda Insight

2009 Toyota Prius
2010 Honda Insight
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB 48 45 $21,758 $23,375
Prius 5-Door HB STD 48 45 $20,900 $22,000
Prius 5-Door HB Touring 48 45 $22,519 $24,270
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,758
$20,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,375
$21,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota Prius is not a driver’s car, but it delivers excellent fuel economy in a versatile package. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
48 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 85
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 48.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 35.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 31.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.4 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
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 Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - 18.3 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.0 3.29
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2932 2727
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
272 NA
Engine
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.3L/82
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540 98 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200 123 @ 1000 - 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
45 43
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 41
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.51 - 1.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.17 - 0.53
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Honda Insight
Body Style
5 Door Liftback 5 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 4.6

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