Hybrid Efficiency Ratings
Most people’s goal when purchasing a hybrid vehicle is getting the most miles per gallon possible. Both the Insight and the Prius are highly efficient vehicles, but there are some differences in their ratings that you should keep in mind. If you choose to invest in the Prius, you’ll get an impressive EPA-estimated 54 MPG in the city, which should satisfy most drivers. The Insight provides slightly better efficiency, offering an EPA-estimated rating of 55 MPG/city and 49 MPG/highway1. Additionally, the Honda hybrid comes standard with a 3-mode drive system, which lets you select ECON mode to improve your driving range, Sport mode when you need more power, and the all-electric EV mode for short trips where you don’t want to waste fuel.
Choosing the Right Tech Features
While efficiency is the most important part of choosing a hybrid model, you also want to be sure that you’ll have a great time while on a drive, which means you need to pick a car with useful technology. In both the 2019 Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, you’ll find a range of tech options that will make every drive more enjoyable. The tech of the Prius is focused on utility, and includes such options as wireless smartphone charging that will make sure your device never runs out of power. There is also an available 11.6-inch touchscreen display with optional navigation. The Insight’s technology will help you stay connected at all times. The available 8-inch Display Audio screen includes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ integration, so that you can answer calls and texts while on the move. You also have the option of equipping your Honda with a mobile hotspot.
Standard Safety Systems
Every driver wants access to the best safety features possible, and in both the 2019 Insight and the Prius, you’ll find high-end safety equipment. With the Prius, you can add an optional Toyota Safety Sense™ system, which includes features such as Lane Departure Alert and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. If you want standard safety equipment, the Insight is the better option. Honda Sensing® comes standard on all Insight models, and includes great features such as Active Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and a Collision Mitigation Braking System to help avoid or lessen the impact of a collision.
Visit Mile High Honda
In our 2019 Honda Insight vs. Toyota Prius comparison, the standout model is the Honda Insight. If you would like to learn more about this vehicle and why it’s the better choice, you can schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda. Our team is ready to take you on a tour of our lot and can help you find the perfect vehicle for getting around Denver, Aurora, and Centennial.
155 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2019 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.