Honda Insight vs. Competitors for Sale in West Springfield, MA
With hybrid vehicles’ trifecta of excellent fuel economy, minimal environmental impact, and state-of-the-art equipment, it’s no wonder so many drivers today are eager to get behind the wheel of one. Not all hybrids are created equal, though. Honda’s latest edition of the gas-electric Insight shows just how great – and great-looking – a hybrid car can be. It still has its work cut out for it, since it competes with the likes of the debuting Toyota Corolla Hybrid as well as the Kia Niro Hybrid, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid. It’s a tight rivalry, but the 2020 Honda Insight rises above in a number of ways.
With an EPA rating of 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway, the Insight is one of the most fuel-efficient hybrids out there. The Niro Hybrid returns 52 city/49 highway, and the Fusion Hybrid a mere 43 city/41 highway. While the Corolla Hybrid gets 52 mpg on the highway, it only gets 53 mpg around town. The base-trim Ioniq’s fuel efficiency (57 city/59 mpg highway) is higher than the 2020 Honda Insight’s, but it has a difficult time matching up in other areas. As just one example, with their comparably priced higher trims (around $28,000), the Honda Insight gets leather seats but the Ioniq Hybrid has cloth.
Performance and Cargo Space
Today’s crop of hybrids definitely show more pop than those of old, and the 2020 Insight is one of the peppiest models compared here. Its total system output of 151 hp beats the Corolla Hybrid’s 121 hp, while the Ioniq Hybrid and Niro Hybrid both top out at 139 hp. Even though the Fusion Hybrid churns out a total system output of 188 hp, it starts out at nearly $5,000 more. Not only that, but the 2020 Honda Insight LX and EX trims offer a more spacious luggage area than most, with 15.1 cubic feet. The Corolla Hybrid only provides 13.1 cu. ft., and the Fusion Hybrid just 12 cu. ft. The Honda Insight’s Touring trim has a 14.7 cu. ft. luggage area – still more spacious than the Toyota and the Ford. While the Ioniq Hybrid is more cavernous overall, the 2020 Honda Insight gives its passengers nearly 2 inches more cabin space with its LX and EX trims. The Kia Niro Hybrid is a crossover, so it’s naturally going to be a little larger in the cargo area.
Comfort and Convenience
The base 2020 Honda Insight has heated side mirrors, unlike the base Ioniq Hybrid, Niro Hybrid, and Fusion Hybrid. What’s more, the 2020 Honda Insight uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to limit bothersome sounds and vibrations from getting to the passenger compartment. The Corolla Hybrid, Ioniq Hybrid, and Niro Hybrid don’t offer noise-cancelling technology. The 2020 Honda Insight EX and Touring trims also include a standard remote vehicle starting system that allows you to get your car booted up and climate controlled before you get in. The Corolla Hybrid, Ioniq Hybrid, and Niro Hybrid lack remote start entirely. In comparing active safety features, the Fusion Hybrid loses points for having a driver-assist suite that’s less comprehensive than Honda’s; Ford’s standard package lacks adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and lane departure warning.
*(NHSTA) Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
During the month of October, when you buy any preowned vehicle from Balise, we’ll include a 3-year maintenance plan. One thing is certain in these challenging times: we’re all in this together. Being there for each other is what will get us through it all, and Balise is here to help with a new special offer. That means we’ll cover every factory-recommended oil change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection for the next 3 years so you can keep that cash for life’s other necessities.
All of our preowned stock is priced below market, and our inventory changes daily. From sedans to SUVs, there’s something for every driver in our selection of well-maintained used vehicles. If you see a vehicle you like, just give us a call and we’ll set up a safe test drive in accordance with all of the current health guidelines.
Qualified buyers who finance through Balise may also have their payments deferred for 3 months. We hope that this special can be the bridge to better financial times for our valued customers.
36-month maintenance plan included with purchase of any used vehicle from 5/1/2020 through 10/31/2020, commencing on agreement application date. Plan valid for oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections at Balise dealerships for vehicle manufacturer’s normal usage scheduled intervals only. Severe/heavy duty schedules and additional maintenance items may be required or recommended and are not included. Plan is not transferable to another vehicle or owner. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. Some exclusions may apply, see dealer for details.
Customer has option to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days (must finance with dealer, not all will qualify). Monthly payments begin 90 days from contract date. Contract date must be between 5/1/2020-10/31/2020. Customer responsible for accrued interest charges. Down payment may be required. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. See dealer for details.
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