It's difficult to describe thewithout mentioning the current heavyweight champion of the green car world, the . Both vehicles are dedicated hybrid models and are similarly styled, so it's easy to see why many assume the Insight is Honda's "Prius-killer."
Unfortunately for Honda, the Prius' more sophisticated drive train beats the Insight, offering more power and a higher EPA-estimated fuel economy. However, all is not lost, as the Insight brings a secret weapon to the green car wars: value.
With a much lower estimated price tag, the Insight may not slay the Prius, but it'll definitely appeal to hybrid buyers who want to keep a little more money for gas in their pockets.