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2014 Scion FR-S vs. 2014 Honda Insight Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Insight than the Scion FR-S, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Insight will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S.

Convenience
The Honda Insight requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Scion FR-S, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Scion FR-S is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Insight. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Scion FR-S will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Honda Insight.

Dimensions
Since the Scion FR-S is much wider than the Honda Insight, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Scion FR-S is slightly shorter than the Honda Insight, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Scion FR-S does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion FR-S has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Insight. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Scion FR-S has less seating than the Honda Insight, making the Honda Insight the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Scion FR-S has significantly less cargo room than the Honda Insight, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Scion FR-S comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Insight.


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2014 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400

2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% As low as 3.84%
City MPG: 22 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 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*: $23,465 - $26,030 $17,843 - $21,130

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