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2014 Honda Insight vs. 2013 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Insight than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Insight and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Insight as you will with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Insight will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Insight and the MINI MINI-Hardtop have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Insight is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Hardtop. If you go with the Honda Insight, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
The Honda Insight has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Insight has a larger turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight is significantly less powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Honda Insight offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Insight will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Insight is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.


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2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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2013 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $30,100
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 41 26 - 29
Highway MPG: 44 35 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Good Good
Invoice*: $17,843 - $21,130 $18,125 - $27,690

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