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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Honda Insight Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*
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$20,000 to $27,850
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$22,930 to $28,340
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $21,304 to $26,312
MPG - City 25 - 32 51 - 55
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 45 - 49
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Honda Insight with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Insight requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Honda Civic and the Honda Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Honda Insight. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Insight.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Honda Insight. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Honda Insight.

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