2019 Honda Insight vs. Its Competition

2019 Honda Insight
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Insight may fight for attention with the Toyota Prius, although we appreciate how restrained the Honda is from the outside.

The Prius is a smidge quieter, according to us, but the Honda rides better and feels less top heavy.

The Hyundai Ioniq is slightly more efficient in base trim, at up to 58 mpg combined, although it doesn’t feel as solid to us.

The Kia Niro is surprisingly well-equipped in most configurations, although some buyers may be put off by the hatchback profile.

The Chevy Cruze can be just as efficient as the Insight with a gallon of fuel, although the most efficient Cruze comes with a pricey diesel engine.

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Quick Specs
Forget the other Hondas to wear the Insight name, the 2019 Honda Insight is what “normal” will look like for small cars in the near future.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid or plug-in hybrid that trades on its affordability rather than luxury.
The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
The 2019 Toyota Prius adds an efficient all-wheel-drive version to appeal to more shoppers this year.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
51 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy52 MPG City / 50 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsSmall Station WagonsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
LX CVT4-Door Sedan LBlue HatchbackLX FWDL Eco (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SedanSedanHatchbackSport UtilityHatchback
CVT w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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