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2021 Honda Insight vs 2021 Toyota Prius | Springfield, MO

The hybrid sedan segment is known for its efficient offerings, but this segment is also a family-friendly option. If you’re looking for a new vehicle for your growing family, then you should consider a hybrid — but which is best for you? This comparison looks at two options in this segment — the Honda Insight and 2021 Toyota Prius — to help you decide which model is best to get you around town.

Efficiency & Power

There’s no denying that the 2021 Insight and 2021 Prius are eco-friendly vehicles. Each model utilizes an innovative hybrid system to offer solid performance numbers while helping you save at the gas pump each month. That’s one of the reasons why they’re such an appealing family vehicle — and what parent doesn’t like saving money?
When it comes down to fuel economy numbers, both of these models have similar gas mileage. The 2021 Insight gets 55 mpg in the city1, while the majority of Prius models only get 54 mpg in the city2. You will also find that the Insight has higher power numbers than the Prius, which means it’s likely more fun to drive. The Insight has a total system output of 151 horsepower, while the Prius only puts out 121 horsepower. Torque-wise, the Insight pumps out 197 lb-ft and the Prius only generates 120 lb-ft.



When you’re on a budget, having a low starting price tag — and still receiving plenty of bells and whistles — can definitely make a vehicle more appealing. The reliable Insight has a lower starting MSRP than the Prius. You can get a base Insight model for $22,9303, while the starting price of the Prius is $24,5254.
Despite this lower price tag, the Insight still manages to offer more innovations for less throughout its lineup. For example, the second-tier EX trim comes with standard Remote Engine Start, Pandora® compatibility, an eight-inch touch-screen infotainment display, and an eight-speaker sound system. Some of these technologies aren’t even available on the Prius, even on its highest trim, making the Insight a superior value.



While both the Insight and the Prius come standard with their brand’s respective suites of safety technologies, the Insight goes one step further to give you peace of mind. The Honda hybrid comes standard with a Road Departure Mitigation System5, which isn’t an available technology on the Toyota Prius. This technology determines if you’re drifting from your lane without signaling, using steering assistance to help you stay perfectly centered on the road.
When it’s time to choose your family’s next hybrid, there’s no reason to settle for anything less than the best. Instead, stop by Don Wessel Honda today and see what makes the 2021 Honda Insight so special.

155 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 2021 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.
2EPA-estimated 54 city/50 hwy/52 combined mpg for 2021 Prius LE, XLE, 2020 Edition and Limited. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See
3MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
4MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
5Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
TSR cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs, and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.


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