2001 Toyota Prius and Honda Insight How These Hybrid Cars Stack Up

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The new generation of electric hybrid Prius and the Honda Insight — come a long way from the of plug-ins. Hybrids combine the the gas-powered engine with an motor to conserve energy and pollution. By combining the two energy into a single system, the and Insight have all the pep and power of traditionally cars, but with benefits to the environment and pocketbook.

The only aspect of the Toyota Prius is the involved in getting the car: four months at Crown in Lawrence, Kan. typical for the Toyota’s success is rooted in its ability to balance what consumers want (energy and benefits) with what fear (most anything Toyota broke into the market by using that in the post-’70s energy-crisis market. The is a relatively spacious, four-door comparable to a Camry, with space in the trunk for groceries or

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An interior touch-screen display the hybrid system, speed and gas mileage. The four-passenger Prius 45 miles per gallon on the highway — than most comparable gas but not breathtaking. Where the Prius is in stop-and-go city traffic. Because the gas doesn’t kick in until the car an acceleration point the electric can’t handle, and the innovative system recharges the battery, the averages 52 mpg in the city .

If great gas mileage is your concern, the two-passenger Honda might be for you. Using a electric system similar to the the Insight averages 61 mpg in the city and 68 on the . The Insight’s light weight it such efficiency — you can easily the whole car with one hand. and trunk space is limited, of the car’s compact size and allocated to the batteries.


Both cars are relatively The Insight is rated ULEV Low Emission Vehicle) and the Prius (Super Ultra Low Emission the two best ratings for emissions.

cars aren’t for everyone. will pull a horse or boat, and the Prius’ city adaptations may it doesn’t pay off as well for rural The two-seat Insight is impractical for

If you’re interested, now is a good to buy. Looking to capitalize on concerns about gas prices and efficiency, Toyota and Honda are good inducements. Both include complete coverage for years. All hybrid-related components in the are under warranty for eight and similar components in the Insight are for 10 years.

The Prius has a suggested manufacturer’s price of $19,995, and the smaller lists at $20,180.

These might not last forever, if Prius and Insight owners spreading the word about how the cars actually are. now, Americans are looking the way: One out of four new vehicles is a vehicle. But then, gas-guzzling were the rule when and Honda first introduced like the Camry and Accord — now two of the cars in America.

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