Hybrid cars have come a long way. From humble beginnings with fuel efficiency serving as just about their only claim to fame, today’s hybrids are every bit as stylish and feature-laden as their standard-engine counterparts. The class has expanded too, with consumer demand for these green cars leading to a broader selection of worthy contenders. When you’re searching for the best hybrid, you’ll want to do a close comparison to make sure the one you drive home has everything you’re after in your hybrid car. Two models that make many shoppers’ shortlist are the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. Read on to see how these two prominent hybrids stack up.
You wouldn’t be shopping for a hybrid if fuel economy weren’t important to you. And, as you should expect from two such respected brands, both the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight offer stellar mpg numbers. In fact, they’re neck-and-neck when it comes to efficiency, so this is one point that both models get to add to the scale.
This is where the comparison gets a little more subjective. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That said, the Toyota Prius is known for having a somewhat polarizing effect on the driving public, with some praising its “edgy” aesthetic and others shying away from its unapologetic, unmistakable design.
For those who aren’t big fans of the futuristic style of the Prius, the Honda Insight offers a welcome departure. With sleek lines and a dynamic design reminiscent of the Civic, the Insight is an attractive take on a hybrid that doesn’t scream “hybrid.”
The Insight outshines the Prius when it comes to both road comfort and cabin comfort. The Insight is a delightful daily driver, offering a smooth and composed ride by absorbing the bumps and divots that might make for a jarring experience in another car. The Prius doesn’t fare as well in terms of ride comfort and may leave you feeling the strain of travel at the end of your trip. The cabin of the Insight is likewise better suited for most drivers than that of the Prius. Soft-touch materials and a clean and contemporary design lend the Insight’s cabin a remarkably upscale feel. The plastic-heavy interior of the Prius is more about function than indulgence.
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We think there’s a clear winner in this comparison, and if you agree, you probably can’t wait to check out the Honda Insight for yourself. When you’re ready to take this next-level hybrid for a test drive, stop by Barbour Hendrick Honda Greenville. Our associates are standing by to show you around, answer your questions, and put you behind the wheel of your vehicle of choice. You’ll love our selection almost as much as you love our prices. Stop by today!