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2019 Honda Insight
2018 Toyota Prius vs 2018 Chevrolet Volt

Blue 2019 honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight 2018 Toyota Prius 2018 Chevrolet Volt
1.5L 4-Cylinder 1.8L 4-Cylinder 1.5L I4
151 HP 95 HP 149 HP
55 MPG (EPA City Estimate)* 54 MPG 43 MPG

Differences Between 2019 Honda Insight & 2018 Toyota Prius & 2018 Chevrolet Volt

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Let's take a look at the 2019 Honda Insight. How does it compare with rivals like the 2018 Toyota Prius and 2018 Chevrolet Volt? Here's a quick review!


Honda Insight performance
  • Better Gas Mileage
  • Better Horsepower
  • Best Power-to Weight Ratio
  • Unique transmission and braking systems

The 2019 Honda Insight has some definite advantages when it comes to performance. The engine produces 151 horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque. The Prius horsepower is rated at 95 while the Volt can claim 149. Thanks to innovations such as its aluminum hood, the Insight weighs less than either of its rivals. This gives the Insight a best-in-class horsepower-to-weight ratio. The Insight has a unique transmission system that uses an electric motor to power the drive axles. At higher speeds, the Insight locks up its axles to achieve efficiency. Its unique electro-servo brake system can switch between friction braking and regenerative braking.

Spaciousness and Comfort

Honda Insight interior
  • More Passenger Volume
  • Ergonomically sculpted seats
  • More Rear Legroom
  • Bigger Trunk than the Volt

The Insight is bigger than the Volt, which is rated at 90 cu.ft. and the Prius hatchback, which is rated at 93.6 cu.ft. When a passenger sits in the back seat of the Insight, they enjoy 37.4 inches of legroom. That's more accommodating than the 33.4 inches in the Prius or the 34.7 inches in the Volt. Furthermore only the Insight has special ergonomically sculpted seats for extra support and comfort. Comparing the two sedans, the Insight claims a bigger trunk than the Volt. In fact, the Volt only has 10.5 cu.ft. in its trunk while the Insight has 15.1 cubes.**

Luxury and Safety Features

Honda Insight exterior Luxury
  • More Connectivity than Prius
  • Multi-view Rearview Camera
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • More Crash Avoidance Standards
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Road Departure Mitigation

The Insight, Volt and Prius have similar entertainment systems. However, the Insight offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which are not available on the Prius. These systems expand how many apps you can access. These connectivity aids also allow you to use the Siri or Google Voice systems for easy interactions. All three have a rearview camera, but the Honda camera allows you to switch between three views for extra safety. The Honda LaneWatch system adds a camera to the side mirror. This will show you on your dash screen if a car is in your blind zone. Standard on all Insight models, Honda Sensing includes a lane keeper, a forward collision automatic braking system, and adaptive cruise control. These are available on the Chevy’s most expensive trim level. The Toyota Prius lacks two other Honda Sensing exclusives. Traffic sign recognition and road departure mitigation are only found on the Insight.

For a truly contemporary package, the 2019 Honda Insight makes the grade. It covers all of the important hybrid qualities and offers technologies and amenities that the others don't. Check it out at Proctor Honda in Tallahassee, FL!

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* 55 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.

**Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.