CHICAGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With gas prices soaring ever upwards, Hybrid vehicles continue to grow in popularity as gas conscious consumers continue to look for better and better fuel economy. The higher fuel economy they provide helps to sedate the frequency of having to fill a gas tank, which at the tail end of the recession and with gas prices remaining at an all time high, is a useful tool to save money. And there are no two better hybrids than the 2014 Toyota Prius vs. the 2014 Honda Insight.
Given how long the Prius has been on the market and how much of the hybrid market belongs to Toyota's Prius family, it is little wonder that it has managed to achieve such impressive numbers under the hood. Its 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is coupled with an electric motor, combining to generate 134 horsepower. It even employs an ingenious way of recharging the battery, using the power of stopping the car when braking, and routing that back into the electric motor, which in turn ups the fuel economy.
That fuel economy is an impressive 51 miles per gallon in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. The reason that the city number is higher is that the regenerative braking method that helps to power the Prius even more while stopping. The Honda Insight is able to only achieve 41 mpg in the city and 44 on the highway, using it's 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine which produces 98 hp.
Add to the fact that the Prius is now offered in four separate versions and the options that the Prius offers are just overwhelming when compared to the Insight. One type of Prius, the Prius V adds more storage, while the Prius Plug-in is a completely EV model. There is even a smaller all around Prius c for tighter spaces and better handling in city streets
In the end, a better, stronger, and more efficient engine as well as a slew of options help decide the winner of the 2014 Toyota Prius vs the 2014 Honda Insight. The 2014 Toyota Prius in Chicago, Ill. just offers more to consumers than its competitors, and will continue to do so into the future.
The 2014 Toyota Prius, and all its various types, is available at Toyota of River Oaks in Chicago, Ill. For more information about the entire 2014 Toyota Prius family call 888-926-4570 or visit www.toyotaofriveroaks.com.
Media Contact: Jimmy Lambert, Toyota of River Oaks, (888) 926-4570, firstname.lastname@example.org
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