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Comparison: 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs 2019 Honda Insight

Comparison: 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs 2019 Honda Insight

This comparison of the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid against the 2019 Honda Insight illustrates that both vehicles employ advanced safety technology and are priced very similarly. However, the Corolla Hybrid has a more fuel-efficient powertrain and provides plenty of standard and optional interior equipment. Visit Longo Toyota in El Monte to test drive the first-ever Corolla Hybrid.

Performance

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

A 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine in conjunction with two electric motors, created with a nickel-metal hydride battery, power the new Corolla Hybrid LE. The engine is coupled with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. The powertrain generates 121 total system horsepower with 105 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated 52 mpg on the highway and 53 mpg in the city. Normal, Power, Eco, and Hybrid driving modes are available.

2019 Honda Insight

The Insight is equipped with a 120-hp 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, using a lithium-ion battery pack, mated to a continuously variable transmission. The LX and EX trims achieve an estimated 49 mpg highway and 55 mpg of city driving, while the Touring grade gets 45 mpg on the highway and 51 mpg in the city. Optional driving modes include Econ, Sport, and EV.

Technology

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Standard technology features consist of a 7.0-inch color instrument cluster display screen, the Entune™ infotainment system with an 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen display, Bluetooth®, voice command, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Scout® GPS Link, two USB ports including one charge port and one media port, a six-speaker sound system, and a smart key system. A nine-speaker, 800-watt JBL® premium audio system is optional.

2019 Honda Insight

A 5.0-inch color LCD screen, Bluetooth®, Pandora® integration, a USB port, a 7.0-inch driver information interface, and a six-speaker audio system are included. Available features comprise of an 8.0-inch high-resolution touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, a ten-speaker sound system, navigation, remote engine start, and the HondaLink® app to unlock, lock, and start your engine remotely.

Safety

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Security is enhanced with the many standard safety features including a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, road edge detection with a sway warning system, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and road sign assist. Additionally, vehicle stability control, traction control, brake assist, hill start assist, smart stop technology, an integrated backup camera, and an advanced eight-airbag system are included.

2019 Honda Insight

The Honda Sensing® standard technologies consist of a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and a lane keeping assist system. Also, vehicle stability assist with traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera come standard. Front and rear parking sensors and Honda LaneWatch™ for improved passenger-side visibility are optional.

Pricing

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Starting at $22,950 MSRP*

2019 Honda Insight

Starting at $22,930 MSRP

* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
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