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Compare the 2019 Honda Insight vs 2018 Toyota Prius

2019 Honda Insight 2018 Toyota Prius Versus

2019 Honda Insight


2018 Toyota Prius

1.5L 4-Cylinder


1.8L 4-Cylinder
55 mpg*

Fuel Economy (City)

54 mpg
151 hp


95 hp

Serving Capitol Heights, MD, Washington, D.C., and Arlington, VA

The 2019 Honda Insight is ready to challenge the Prius at its own game. More power, more spaciousness, and more technology help the Insight prove itself against the older established competition.


  • • More Horsepower
  • • More Electric Torque
  • • Better Power-to Weight Ratio
  • • Better Transmission System

The big question on everyone’s mind: WHich has the better fuel economy? Until Honda releases more information regarding the Insight, we simply can’t know yet. However, we do know the 2019 Insight powertrain produces 151 horsepower while the Prius makes do with 95 horsepower. The Insight electric motor produces 197 lb-ft of torque while the Prius electric torque rate is 105 lb-ft. Furthermore, it weighs less than the Prius, helping it claim superior power-to-weight ratio. Honda has created a better transmission system by utilizing the electric motor. Unlike the transmission you'll find on the Prius, the Insight uses its electric motor to turn the wheels. At higher speeds, a lock-up provides even wheelspin and greater efficiency.


  • • More Space for Passengers
  • • Ergonomically sculpted seats
  • • Android Auto
  • • Apple CarPlay
  • • Multi-view back-up camera system
  • • Blind zone camera system

The Honda Insight has unique seats that have been ergonomically sculpted. This helps ensure comfort over the long haul. Furthermore, the backseat has more legroom. Rated at 37.4 inches, it offers almost three inches more than the backseat of the Prius. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which are not offered on any Prius, provide greater connectivity than standard car infotainment technology. This allows the Insight owner to access many more apps. Owners can stream Google Maps or Apple Maps to their Insight touchscreen and use Google Voice or Siri to ask for specific features. While Toyota's rearview camera shows one view, the Honda camera shows three. Furthermore, Insight buyers can get a blind zone camera system which watches the passenger side.

Safety and Crash Avoidance Technology

  • • Electric-Servo Brake System
  • • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • • Road Departure Mitigation

Both hybrids utilize regenerative braking to harness extra power, but the Insight's electro-servo brake system can switch to friction braking as needed for extra safety. Both have standard lane-keeping technology that helps the hybrid maintain the safest trajectory, and both have a standard forward collision warning with an autobrake. The two can both claim adaptive cruise control, but Honda's system includes low-speed follow for effective slower-speed use. The Insight buyer may take advantage of a traffic sign recognition system, which is not available on the Prius. The exclusive road departure system, an Insight standard, may reduce the throttle if it senses that the Honda has strayed off the pavement. It also uses an assist to help the driver get back to safety.

Test drive the 2019 Honda Insight today at Pohanka Honda in Capitol Heights, MD! We are sure you will find that it is a better overall package than its rival. And be sure to ask our staff about the latest specials!

*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.