In this very thorough (and long) article, the author does a very honest comparison of the Honda Insight Hybrid and Toyota Prius C hybrid. We’ll skip to the end for you: “If you’re looking for a new hybrid that’ll save you money as well as gas, the Insight’s definitely worth checking out.”
The Honda Insight is definitely one of the more affordable hybrid vehicles on the market and, depending on what you’re looking for in a hybrid, could be the best fit for you. For example, one of the features that sets the Honda Insight apart from other hybrids is that it actually gets better gas mileage with highway driving than city driving, which is opposite of most hybrids.
“For someone who does a lot of freeway driving, that’s a pretty important difference between the Honda Insight and other hybrid vehicles,” said Tony Cary, general manager at Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “If you’re a freeway commuter and you want the best gas mileage with the least environmental impact, the Honda Insight might be the better hybrid for you.”
Another difference between the Insight and Prius (and, as the author points out, all Hondas versus Toyotas), is the superior handling and drivability. “Handling – especially cornering – is pretty good, though. As hybrids go, anyhow.This is probably because the Insight is aHonda – and Hondas (all of them) have more athletic responses than Toyotas. The steering feels quicker and less vague and the suspension’s calibrations are firmer, which ties the car down better when you dive into a curve at a speed above the typically dumbed-down speed limit. There’s less heaving (that sensation of weight hurling itself toward the outside of the curve) and also less early-onset tire squeal (a Prius characteristic).”
And there’s no need to sacrifice good looks for the sake of efficiency with the Honda Insight. If you want to help save the environment while saving yourself some money on gas without screaming it at everyone you drive past, then the Honda Insight is a great option.
Stop by Northwest Honda, Sims Honda in Burlington, or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee to find out why the Honda Insight might just be the best hybrid for you!