Toyota Prius MPG vs. Honda Insight MPG

July 6th, 2018 by

2019 Honda Insight Parked at a mountain lookout

Drivers shopping for a hybrid vehicle may have considered the Toyota Prius, but how does it compare to the 2019 Honda Insight? Both options offer drivers incredible fuel economy, but the Insight also delivers more horsepower at a lower MSRP. Thanks in part to its verve and energetic acceleration, Car and Driver calls the Insight “a joy to drive around town.”


The Toyota Prius and the Insight both deliver exceptional fuel economy. Driving a hybrid vehicle is not only a better choice for the environment, it also saves time and money with fewer visits to the pump and more time spent on the road.

  • Toyota Prius One – 54 city / 50 highway
  • Honda Insight LX – 55 city / 49 highway*
2019 Honda Insight Driving up Curved Road
2019 Honda Insight Econ Button


A hybrid system earns horsepower from both its gasoline engine and electric motor to contribute to the total system power output. The Prius will feel lackluster behind the wheel compared to the Insight, which produces substantially more power. The Insight will accelerate quickly which helps with trickier driving situations such as merging or passing on the highway.

  • Prius – 95 horsepower (gasoline) / 121 horsepower (electric)
  • Insight – 107 horsepower (gasoline) / 151 horsepower (electric)
2019 Honda Insight parked on side of street
2019 Honda Insight Driving Side Profile


The Prius and Insight also diverge in terms of price. Budget-conscious drivers will be happy to learn that the more more powerful Insight is actually the more affordable of the two options. The 2019 Insight LX E-CVT is priced at $22,830 MSRP while the Prius, on the other hand, starts upwards of 24K.

  • Prius – $24,395 MSRP
  • 2019 Insight LX E-CVT – $22,830 MSRP**
2019 Honda Insight Turning a Street Corner
2019 Honda Insight Couple Driving

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Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Montana Honda dealer. Explore our current offers and sit behind the wheel with a test drive today!

*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.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
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