Compare Honda Insight and Toyota Prius
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The New Hybrid Rivalry: Compare Concord's 2018 Toyota Prius to the All-New 2019 Honda Insight

The Toyota Prius does have an undeniable appeal: it's been around for a long time, it's a trusted name in hybrids, and it gets really good gas mileage. But, that unquestionable appeal becomes a little watered-down when you start to see what the hybrid market is putting out these days. In Concord, NC, you can get a hybrid or plug-in car in just about every shape and size. And while the 2018 Prius is still a strong contender, it's not the Grade-A option that it used to be. And, it has a lot more competition than it used to.

One of its newest major rivals is the all-new 2019 Honda Insight. This new model is a complete rebranding of the nameplate, sharing nothing with the first and second generations associated with the Insight name. It's fresh and new, with gorgeous modern styling, and it's ready to put the Toyota Prius through its paces.

2019 Honda Insight vs 2018 Toyota Prius

  • The affordable new 2019 Honda Insight starts at just $22,830
  • The pricier Prius starts at nearly $25,000
  • Standard safety features in the 2019 Honda Insight include a rearview camera and a full suite of Honda Sensing driver-assistance systems
  • The 2018 Prius also offers a suite of driver-assistance features through a standard Toyota Safety Sense system
  • Beyond the base model: a top Prius starts at more than $30,000, while a fully loaded 2019 Honda Insight Touring starts around $28,000
  • Combined horsepower for the dual-motor Honda Insight is a peppy, sporty 151 HP from a standard 1.5-liter engine

  • Combined horsepower for the single-motor 2018 Prius is a mere 121 HP from a standard 1.8-liter engine
  • Estimated fuel economy ratings for the 2018 Prius are comparable to EPA estimates for the 2019 Honda Insight--but real driving MPGs will vary**
  • The Honda Insight's superior performance and smoother ride quality make it a more enjoyable daily driver for Concord commuters
  • The Toyota Prius' outdated styling looks awkward and gangly next to the sleek and mature 2019 Honda Insight

    **Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.