The 2018 Toyota Prius’ MPG vs. the 2019 Honda Insight’s MPG

July 12th, 2018 by

2019 Honda Insight Red Driving Back View

For drivers looking to buy a hybrid vehicle, the choices are more exciting than ever. The Toyota Prius and Honda Insight are both popular hybrid choices and both offer excellent fuel economy. But the Insight also delivers more horsepower than the Priusat a more affordable price, which led Car and Driver to call the Insight “a joy to drive around town.”


The Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight both achieve incredible fuel economy with innovative hybrid systems. Driving a hybrid vehicle is not only a better option for the environment, it also saves drivers both 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 Silver Side View


In a hybrid vehicle, both the gasoline engine and the electric motor contribute horsepower to the total system. The Insight will deliver substantially more horsepower on the road than the Prius, which helps in trickier driving situations such as merging or passing on the highway.

  • Prius – 95 horsepower (gasoline) / 121 horsepower (electric)
  • Insight – 107 horsepower (gasoline) / 151 horsepower (electric)
2019 Honda Insight Engine


The Prius and the Insight also differ with starting MSRPs. The more powerful Insight is actually the more affordable choice, starting at just $22,830* compared to the Prius which starts upwards of $24K.

  • Prius – $24,395 MSRP
  • 2019 Insight LX E-CVT – $22,830 MSRP**
2019 Honda Insight Blue Night Time Driving

Test Drive Today

With excellent fuel economy, more horsepower, and a lower MSRP, the Honda Insight is a compelling choice over the Prius. Learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Central Illinois Honda dealer. Explore our current offers and experience the Insight first-hand 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.