For drivers looking for a hybrid vehicle, the market is more exciting than ever. Both the 2018 Toyota Prius and the 2019 Honda Insight are some of the best hybrid options on the road and both offer incredible fuel economy. But the Insight also delivers more horsepower than the Prius and has a lower MSRP. It’s a compelling contender and as Car and Driver said, the Insight is “a joy to drive around town.”


Both the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight achieve superior fuel economy. Choosing to drive a hybrid vehicle is not only a better option for the environment but it also saves drivers 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 Side Profile
2019 Honda Insight Econ Button


A hybrid system uses both a gasoline engine and an electric motor to power the vehicle, and each part of that system contributes horsepower to the total system power. The Prius will feel lackluster behind the wheel compared to the Insight, which delivers more horsepower and makes merging and passing much easier.

  • 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 up Curved Road


The Prius and Insight also differ in terms of price. The more powerful Insight is the actually the more affordable choice, priced at just $22,830 MSRP** while the Prius 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

Test Drive Today

With incredible fuel economy, greater horsepower, and a lower MSRP, the Insight offers drivers more than the Prius. Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Hampton Roads 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.