Ford C-Max vs Toyota Prius V! - Head 2 Head Episode 20
On this episode of Head 2 Head, it's the battle of the hybrids as Jonny
Lieberman pits the 2012 Toyota Prius V against Ford's 2013 C-MAX Hybrid
SEL. There is a lot going on with these cars so to help break down the
technical information, so Jonny also talks with Motor Trend's hybrid guru
Kim Reynolds about the Ford / Toyota rivalry & the controversy surrounding
their hybrid technologies.
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Cheapest Hybrid on the Market - 2013 Honda Insight EX Test Drive & Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/honda/insight/2013/?id=32972 When most people say
Hybrid Car the Toyota Prius comes to mind. But it was actually the Honda
Insight that was the first hybrid to go on sale here in the U.S. Back in
2000, the Honda Insight was a 2-seater that averaged more than 60 MPG on
the highway. Today's Insight as you can see is a bit larger and can
accommodate 4 passengers. The 2013 Honda Insight comes in 3 different
trims: base, LX, and EX with prices ranging from $18,600 - $23,790.
When you look at the 2013 Honda Insight with its rakish roofline and
two-piece glass hatch, you might think Honda has copied the wedge design
seen in the Toyota Prius. Well Honda was actually first to use this design
with the first generation Insight. This EX test car comes equipped with
15-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in low rolling resistance tires. All
Insight's come with blue tinted LED tail lights and the same tint on the
The 2013 Honda Insight is a gas-electric hybrid which means it has a
regular gas powered 4-cylinder engine, and electric assist motor, and a
nickel-metal hydride battery pack that gets recharged via the regenerative
braking system. What is a bit different about the Insight is that it is
considered a mild-hybrid meaning the electric motor only assists the
gasoline engine. The car does not have the ability to run on electricity
alone which the Prius can do up to a certain point. The power output of the
gas engine and electric motor combined is 98 horsepower and 123 ft-lb of
torque. The Insight Hybrid is rated at 41 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the
The hatchback design allows for a lot of storage and cargo space at 15.9
cubic feet with the rear seat up and 31.5 cubic feet with the seats folded
down. The seats are comfortable as they sit tall and are firm. The gauge
layout on the Insight is unique with the speedo integrated in a separate
area above the tach.
So who would be a good candidate to purchase an Insight hybrid? Well if you
are willing to give up some ride comfort and power in exchange for fuel
efficiency at a low price then the 2013 Honda Insight may be the hybrid for
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2010 Honda Insight vs 2010 Toyota Prius Comparison
From the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder and Kelsey
Mays takes a first look at the 2010 Honda Insight and 2010 Toyota Prius.
Shot and produced by: Lindsay Bjerregaard and Eric Rossi Edited by: Matthew
Ultimate Hybrid Duel: New Prius vs. Honda Insight
FULL TOYOTA PRIUS VS. HONDA INSIGHT @ INSIDELINE.COM:
At the launch of the 2010 Toyota Prius, Bob Carter, group vice president
and general manager for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., tells us, "We'll face
two challenges when the Prius goes on sale: the economy and the 2010 Honda
"The good news for consumers is that the market has plenty of room for both
the Prius and Insight in their respective segments," Carter adds. "Based on
our 2010 projections, the Prius can achieve a theoretical 7 percent share
of the industry's largest segment â€” midsize sedans. In the second-ranked
compact class, the Insight could achieve a 5 percent market share."
So it'll be a nice, peaceful coexistence for these two hybrid cars that
just happen to look almost exactly like each other. Don't believe that?
Neither do we.
As the U.S. economy continues its topsy-turvy performance, nobody's market
share is safe. So it actually matters which hybrid car is better â€” the
2010 Honda Insight, which went on sale March 24, or the 2010 Toyota Prius,
which hits dealers in late May.
The Insight has already proven itself against the 2009 Prius. But now that
the 2010 Toyota Prius has appeared with its bigger engine, all-new chassis
and 50-mpg EPA-combined fuel economy rating, it is a much tougher hybrid
cookie (bursting with high-fiber organic oats and fair-trade chocolate
Davids 2010 Honda Insight Review
My personal review of the 2010 Honda Insight, as an owner of the vehicle.
I made this with my cheap digital camera, so give me a break on some of the
realIy shakey scenes. It is harder to hold a tiny camera still in a moving
car than one might think. I also make some comparisons with the 2009
Toyota Prius, some people have complained it should have been compared to
the 2010 model. However, the 2010 Prius was not available for several
months after I purchased my Insight and so I had no way to compare.
Toyota Prius vs Honda Insight (hybrid battle)
We drive the new Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight, which hybrid should
you buy? Or are there any better alternatives? Hi-res via
Tank Smashes Prius! Toyota Prius Battles AMC Gremlin & Suffers Crushing Defeat - Roadkill Ep. 17
On this episode of Roadkill, a tank squashes a Prius to smithereens! It
runs over that junk without even noticing. That's all you really need to
know about this episode of Roadkill, but if you jump straight to the tank
carnage you'll miss a bunch of cool stuff. Like when Freiburger and
Finnegan attempt a shootout between a Toyota Prius hybrid and a '75 AMC
Gremlin, trying to prove that the Gremmie is more of a greenie. It was all
fun and games until the Prius engine let go on the race track in a ball of
flame. Because Roadkill. After that, you've gotta see the guys once again
embrace their own Kryptonite: flat-towing. Yup, as it turns out, dragging a
dead Prius with a lighter, smaller Gremlin ends real badly. But in the end,
the Prius is wafer thin and the Gremlin's still on the road. Still want to
jump right to the tank smash? Don't be that guy.
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