|2020 Toyota Prius||vs||2020 Honda Insight|
|✔||Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Serra Platinum Package (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Toyota Safety Sense||X|
|58/53||Base Fuel Economy||55/49|
|27.4 cu.-ft.||Cargo Volume||15.1 cu.-ft.|
Toyota has been producing hybrid vehicles for nearly 20 years. When the first Prius arrived at the Serra Toyota showroom, our team of product experts knew a couple of things right away. First, this technology was going to be very popular with customers, and two, the competition was going to be quick to bring its own versions to market. A comparison between the 2020 Toyota Prius vs. 2020 Honda Insight will show how the two manufacturers have approached the problem of maximizing fuel economy. In terms of performance, the current Prius and Insight models are evenly matched. However, the 2020 Prius is able to offer better fuel economy scores across its trim ladder as well as more access to the latest connectivity technology.
Fuel economy is going to be the top concern for buyers looking at the 2020 Toyota Prius or the 2020 Honda Insight. Every trim grade of the 2020 Prius available at the Serra Toyota showroom will use a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a pair of electric motors that help the vehicle achieve its fuel economy. The L Eco trim will produce the vehicle’s best fuel economy scores at 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. LE, XLE and Limited will post 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway. Even when it’s equipped with all-wheel-drive, the Prius will still sip gasoline. The 2020 Honda Insight is competitive in city fuel economy scores but it falls short of the Prius on its highway figures.
While both vehicles have a two-row, five-passenger layout, the hatchback design of the Prius gives it a pretty clear advantage over its Honda Insight competitor. When the interior of the 2020 Toyota Prius is properly configured, it can offer up to 27.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The standard sedan design of the 2020 Insight restricts its truck space to about 15 cubic-feet. Toyota and Honda have also provided very comparable legroom for its front and rear passengers.
One area where the 2020 Toyota Prius is able to overshadow the 2020 Honda Insight is technology. Owners of each vehicle will have access to a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. But only the 2020 Prius offers access to the Apple CarPlay® suite and Amazon Alexa integration on all of its trim grades. Honda doesn’t make its version of the technology available on the base model of the Insight.