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2021 Honda Insight vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV Review

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2021 Honda
Insight

MSRP*: $23,130 to $29,040
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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $23,550 to $28,100
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Invoice* $21,489 to $26,960 $22,622 to $26,990
MPG - City 51 - 55 MPG 49 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.7 - 15.1 ft3 14.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 107 hp 104 hp
Exterior Length 183.6 in 184.1 in
Exterior Width 71.6 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.3 in
Rear 36.6 - 36.9 in
Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Insight than in the Hyundai Elantra HEV, due to the Honda Insight's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Insight, drivers may find the Hyundai Elantra HEV a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Insight, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Honda Insight is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra HEV. 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Honda Insight has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra HEV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Insight and the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Insight doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Insight and the Hyundai Elantra HEV. The Honda Insight has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Insight is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Elantra HEV.