Civic Hybrid vs Prius a matter of style and brand loyalty
There’s no arguing the fact that the Toyota Prius is the mass manufactured hybrid that first captured the imagination of the driving public. Although an absolute dog when it came to off the line performance, the little hatchback offered 40+ mpg on regular gasoline while seating 5 (small) adults in relative comfort.
But, it isn't the only player on the field and Honda delivered a small but viable “Insight” to the public first; years before Toyota’s introduction of the Prius. Tuesday found American Honda Motors releasing price and EPA data for the 2014 Civic. This information compelled me to compare the two Hybrids as Honda contemplates the death of the Insight.
The question... Which car offers the most value for your dollar spent?
For the Honda loyal, Civic is the logical replacement for the undersold and under-powered original modern Hybrid. We're not finding promotion coming from Honda as to a new and improved 2015 Insight. Many in the industry believe that the Insight will go the way of the Prelude.