Honda's hybrid will be significantly cheaper than Toyota Prius rival
23 February 2009

Honda's new Insight hybrid will undercut its most obvious rival, the Toyota Prius, by over £2000.

The entry-level Insight will start at £15,490 for the SE model, which comes with 15-inch alloys and air conditioning as standard. Prices for the Toyota Prius start at £17,870 for the T3 CVT model, £2380 more than cheapest Insight.

Higher-specification ES Insights will be priced from £16,790; they get 16-inch alloys, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, cruise control, heated seats and a paddle-shift gearbox.

Satellite navigation and a hands-free telephone system are added to the range-topping Insight ES-T CVT, which completes the range at £18,390.

The new Honda Insight will go on sale in the UK at the beginning of April.

George Barrow

Our Verdict

Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is more affordable, but no better than other hybrids such as the Toyota Prius

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