2020 Honda Insight vs. Its Competition

2020 Honda Insight
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Among hybrids, the Insight fares well.

The Hyundai Ioniq can be less expensive, but its interior lacks pizzazz.

The Prius’ liftback shape will draw some in for its practicality, but also turn some away for its odd look.

The Niro is a traditional hatchback with plenty of usable space, although its interior can be dark.

The Honda Civic is related to the Insight and more expressive, although it’s not a hybrid.

The Corolla Hybrid is new for 2020 and takes the Insight’s approach: inconspicuous efficiency.

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The 2020 Honda Insight is a fuel-efficient compact sedan that has a secret: it’s among the safest cars on the road.
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It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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The 2020 Toyota Prius is a good choice for commuters made even better with more smartphone connectivity this year.
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Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
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The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid or plug-in hybrid that trades on its affordability rather than luxury.
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The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
MSRP From     
N/A$19,500$27,600$19,450$22,400$23,490
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
N/ACompact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AL CVT (GS)LE (GS)LX CVTBlue HatchbackLX FWD
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanHatchbackSedanHatchbackSport Utility
Transmission     
N/ACVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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