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Insight or Prius?

I've noticed Honda's Insight looks a lot like the Toyota Prius but haven't really read much about the comparison between the two. Which one would you choose if you were to pick one or the other as your next hybrid vehicle?

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I've noticed Honda's Insight looks a lot like the Toyota Prius but haven't really read much about the comparison between the two. Which one would you choose if you were to pick one or the other as your next hybrid vehicle?

Toyota Prius would get my vote, had Toyota's for years and have always gotten good service.

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I don't know really. But isn't the Prius bigger than the Insight, and cost more?

Anyone here who knows how much MPG they do?

Edit: Just found this on Wikipedia:

"Toyota debuted the 2010 Prius at the 2009 North American International Auto Show,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prius#cite_note-28 and sales began in Japan on May 18, 2009, at a price of US$ 21,600. Its new body design is more aerodynamic, with a coefficient of drag reduced to 0.25 Cd, and its EPA estimated combined fuel economy cycle is 50 miles per US gallon (4.7 L/100 km; 60 mpg-imp), a 4 miles per US gallon increase (0.59 L per 100 km decrease) over the previous generation."

And the Honda:

"Estimated combined fuel economy according to EPA testing methodology is 41 miles per US gallon (5.7 L/100 km; 49 mpg-imp), this is, 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) city and 43 mpg-US-imp) highway.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Insight#cite_note-17http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Insight...e.energy.gov-18 Honda UK have published a combined MPG(imp) of 64.2 and an CO2 emissions rating of 101g/km, putting it in the lowest UK road tax bandhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Insight#cite_note-19." (5.5 L/100 km; 52 mpg

So the results are:

Prius: 50 miles per US gallon

Insight: 41-64.2 miles per US gallon

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I don't know really. But isn't the Prius bigger than the Insight, and cost more?

Anyone here who knows how much MPG they do?

So the results are:

Prius: 50 miles per US gallon

Insight: 41-64.2 miles per US gallon

And, they have a better one planed for next year! :D

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And, they have a better one planed for next year! :D

Still it's a big car. I even think my mothers "ordinary" non-hybrid Renault Clio has a better MPG than the Prius...

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I can match the Prius mpg with my basic petrol car (no polluting batteries, or serious technology to go wrong). PLUS, I could buy three of mine for the price of a Prius, and still have change. Thus, if I was in the market for a Prius (I do not have that sort of free money) I could get a cheep car + solar panels for the house + donate towards electing more Greens!

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