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2014 Honda Insight vs. 2014 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion tC than the Honda Insight, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion tC, the Honda Insight may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Insight as you will with the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Insight is much slimmer than the Scion tC, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda Insight is slightly shorter than the Scion tC, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Honda Insight has a smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Insight and the Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Insight will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

Warranty
The Honda Insight comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion tC.


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2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 41 23
Highway MPG: 44 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $17,843 - $21,130 $18,249 - $20,368

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