The 2013 Honda Insight vs. The 2012 Toyota Prius
In recent years Highland area drivers have expressed more and more interest on cutting down on their trips to the pump and reducing their carbon footprint. Here at Bosak Honda in Highland we are proud to recommend the 2013 Honda Insight to our environmentally conscious customers. Loaded with a 1.3L 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor matched with a nickel-metal hybrid battery pack, this five-passenger hatchback is a truly fuel-efficient, fun-to-drive ride with a green 41 city / 44 highway mpg.* Often compared to the 2012 Toyota Prius, the Insight cruises above with impressive features and an affordable price, making it “a hybrid for everyone”.
Impressive Insight Features:
- Award-Winning Price: A side-by-side comparison of the equally equipped 2013 Honda Insight and the 2012 Toyota Prius would certainly show us that they have plenty in common. Both stellar vehicles in their class, loaded with features, and offering impressive fuel efficiency, the biggest difference maker is their price tags. The 2013 Insight rolls in with a sweet MSRP of just 18,600 compared to the tag of $24,000 on the 2012 Prius. **
- Responsive Steering: The 2013 Honda Insight offers variable-assist steering, which is a power-steering system that varies the driver’s required effort in steering the vehicle. It uses a vehicle speed sensor in an onboard computer to make stationary steering easier and higher-speed steering more firm. This feature is not available for the 2012 Toyota Prius, and neither is the Insight’s luxuriously leather-wrapped steering wheel!
- Top Performance: Although the Insight and the Prius both are hybrid vehicles, both have a different approach to their powertrains. The Prius has a 1.8L 4 cylinder and Toyota’s Synergy Drive system, which features two electric motors, one of which steps in to assist the engine when it needs a boost. Although the Insight sports only a 1.3L 4 cylinder, it simply uses an electric motor between the engine and Honda’s continuously variable transmission that provides better acceleration in comparison. As a result, the Insight offers you an impressive 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque over the Prius 73 hp and 82 lb-ft of torque. More torque gets power to the wheels for a snappier, top performing, fun-to-drive ride.
Test Drive the 2013 Honda Insight
If you are looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle at a fair price, stop in today at Bosak Honda Highland for more information on the 2013 Honda Insight. Our friendly staff eagerly awaits the opportunity to serve you.