As the automotive industry begins to focus more upon eco-friendly driving solutions, drivers are presented with more and more selection when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Toyota’s Prius has long been an iconic part of the hybrid car scene, but it’s not without its notable competitors - in particular, the 2019 Honda Insight. Both of these cars offer incredible efficiency mixed with all the luxuries and conveniences you have come to expect from modern cars, but there are notable differences with each. People in the market for a new 2019 hybrid car will likely find that their choices are narrowed down to these two, but how can you tell which one is best suited for you? To help you out, our staff here at Westbury Toyota has put together a comprehensive comparison guide so that you can see for yourself which one of these hybrids is right for you.
It’s always nice to have a car that’s both comfortable to ride in and has plenty of space for you, your passengers, and whatever items you might have to haul around on a day to day basis. As Kim Reynolds of MotorTrend explains, the Prius has more headroom for all passengers and has more legroom for rear seat passengers, along with seats that feel far cushier and more relaxing than those of the Honda Insight.
As far as cargo space goes, the Prius has a larger load floor and with the hatchback version, you have the ability to remove the cargo cover in order to be able to stack more items vertically. The hatch of the Prius makes it a lot easier to load things like suitcases, as well, whereas the Insight requires a bit more effort due to the size and shape of the hatch. Take a look at the table below for some actual numbers:
|2019 Toyota Prius||2019 Honda Insight|
|27.4 cubic feet of interior cargo volume||14.7 cubic feet of interior cargo volume|
|62.7 cubic feet of luggage volume||15.1 cubic feet of luggage volume|
|Seats five passengers||Seats five passengers|
One of the biggest differences between these two hybrids is the interior. The 2019 Insight’s interior isn’t all that different from that of the Honda Civic, explains James Riswick of Autotrader, and sticks to a more traditional layout. The Prius, in comparison, has a far more futuristic interior style, and offers some things (such as a large touchscreen display in higher trims) that simply aren’t to be found in the Insight. The Prius offers more interior equipment in higher quality than what you’ll find in its Honda counterpart.
Both Honda and Toyota have gone above and beyond to ensure that these two hybrid cars have everything they could possibly offer to passengers and drivers alike in terms of safety. The Insight has six airbags: Dual front, dual side, and front/rear curtain. The Prius, on the other hand, has eight airbags: Dual front, dual side, front/rear curtain, driver knee and front passenger thigh. While the two cars do share many similar safety features, there are some things that the Prius offers that the Insight does not, including:
After comparing these two hybrids, it comes down to a really tough call in regard to which one is better. However, as you’ve seen from reading this guide, the numbers and facts don’t lie - the 2019 Toyota Prius does in fact offer drivers more in terms of comfort, technology, cargo volume, and safety than the 2019 Honda Insight. If your interest is piqued after reading this comparison guide, please don’t hesitate to pay us a visit here at Westbury Toyota to learn more about our buying and leasing options for 2019’s best hybrid car.