Within the last couple of years, Toyota began to show the Corolla’s range as it introduced the Corolla Hatchback. In some markets it even introduced a Corolla Wagon, though that didn’t make it here to North America. Now this year, they introduced the nameplate’s first hybrid model, injecting Toyota’s trademark hybrid efficiency into what is perhaps its most iconic vehicle. We thought we’d see how this new hybrid sedan measures up to one that his been making plenty of waves on the market by pitting the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs 2020 Honda Insight.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
2020 Honda Insight
|52 mpg||City Fuel Efficiency||49 mpg|
|53 mpg||Highway Fuel Efficiency||55 mpg|
|700/686 miles||City/Highway Range||583/519 miles|
|121 HP||Horsepower||151 HP|
As you can tell from a single glance through the table up above, both vehicles are incredibly fuel efficient, but they each have their advantages. When it comes to fuel economy ratings, the Corolla Hybrid has an advantage of 3 miles per gallon when driving through the city, while the Insight gets an extra 2 miles per gallon on the highway. Depending on where you do most of your driving, fuel economy may affect your decision. They are similar enough that if you fluctuate between both often enough, you might not see much of a difference at the pump.
Where you will notice a difference between these two vehicles, however, is in terms of range. They may be similarly efficient, but the Corolla Hybrid has a larger fuel tank, which translates to being able to travel much further between fill-ups. This is especially great for long road trips, but it even comes in handy if all you’re doing is driving to work in back. You might be able to go several weeks without a fill-up in the Corolla Hybrid!
However, the Insight does fire back with a sizable advantage of its own, generating 30 horsepower more than the Corolla Hybrid. That will likely translate to a bit more excitement behind the wheel while you’re on the road.