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2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2014 Honda Insight Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Volkswagen Beetle than in the Honda Insight, due to the Volkswagen Beetle's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Beetle as you will with the Honda Insight, 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). The Volkswagen Beetle 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. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Honda Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Beetle is much wider than the Honda Insight, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle has less seating than the Honda Insight, making the Honda Insight the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Beetle has less cargo capacity than the Honda Insight, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Beetle comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Insight.


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2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995

2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.84%
City MPG: 22 - 29 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5 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*: $19,195 - $28,795 $17,843 - $21,130

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