Honda Insight v Toyota Prius hybrid cars green cars

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Honda Insight Electric Cars

MATT CAMPBELL

Toyota from $39,900 plus and dealer costs. 1.8-litre 4-cyl with electric 100kW/142Nm(combined); continuously variable 3.9L/100km and 89g/km CO2; seven airbags (including s knee); stability control

A lot expensive but bigger and more Gets smart-key entry and start; power lumbar for driver; head-up display; audio; Bluetooth; steering climate controls; auto-up windows. Misses out on USB/aux

Less compromised by swoopy structure, with good leg and shoulder room in the front. of storage cubbies, including glovebox. Supportive seats adjustment and steering wheel be adjusted far enough for reach.

Spacious back seat.


good response. The extra over the Insight is noticeable and it’s actually pretty fun to Accelerator pedal feels a bit taking a while to react a halt.

CVT is a good match no manual mode. Most petrol car on the market.

How it drives

Quieter ride than the but can be clunky over bumps and a bit tinny. Steering feels and vague, but it’s easy to and sticks to the road well Comfort-tuned suspension feels a bit

Emits an annoying beeping reversing.

Several modes: EV works for stop/start traffic (up to Eco mode is even more than normal; then the surprisingly fun Power mode. warranty on battery. Our city use was 5.2L/100km.

Will cost you at an extra six grand but it’s a better option for those who are about using less

Honda Insight VTi-L

Insight VTi-L. from plus on-road and dealer 1.3-litre petrol 4-cyl electric motor; 72kW/167Nm continuously variable transmission; and 109g/km CO2; FWD; six stability control

A huge less expensive than the but also feels cheaper. gets lots of goodies as 16-inch alloy wheels; leather steering wheel; connectivity; USB and auxiliary input; stereo; reversing sensors. gets front auto-up

Honda Insight Electric Cars

Considerably less spacious the Prius but in a different size Looks funky especially the ring-like speedo light but a dark place with of hard, black plastics and storage. Seats are comfortable and

Shallow boot. Lots of noise.

Lacks power. petrol engine teamed electric motor doesn’t impressive-enough consumption. Engine is at high revs.

Cruise keeps up well, though tends to rev hard when in use to CVT. Seven-speed manual is fun.

How it drives

Ride is and more sports-like than without the performance to back it up. town it takes bumps and is composed on the open road. offers better feel Prius and is lighter, sharper and enjoyable through twisty

Gets fuel-sipping Econ and stop/start. Feels more a conventional car than Prius. a Sports mode with wheel-mounted paddle-shifters. Eight-year kilometre warranty on battery.

Our fuel use: 7.0L/100km.

and funkier than the Prius for hardcore greenies, it’s not the option of these two. A entry-level option, though.

Honda Insight Electric Cars
Honda Insight Electric Cars

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