There are surely lots of ways to go about comparing the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. While both machines come only in a five-door hatchback bodystyle and are available solely with a hybrid powertrain, the two vehicles differ widely when it comes to size, price, available technology and performance – whether that performance is measured as fuel efficiency, handling, top speed or acceleration.
iMOTOR in the UK decided to stack the two hybrids up against one another in a number of these performance categories, and to do a little comparison on the drag strip. Not surprisingly, neither car was particularly sprightly in acceleration tests, but the Toyota’s larger gasoline engine and more powerful electric motor allowed it to cover the quarter-mile in less time than its rival from Honda. Interested in knowing how the two hybrids compare in other interesting categories? We won’t spoil it for you. Click here to read the review and watch the video from iMOTOR.
VIDEO: Prius takes on Insight … on the drag strip? originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.