October 20

Hyundai Elantra Hybrid vs Honda Insight


As you look for a transportation upgrade, consider the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid or the 2022 Honda Insight. Both are midsize vehicles that offer a stylish exterior with effective functioning. They also include enough room to keep you comfortable while you drive. Learn how the sedans compare and contrast to help you make a perfect choice.

Handling and Performance

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Pop the hood on the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid or the 2022 Honda Insight, and you’ll find powerful inner functions that contribute to their efficient performance. Both compact cars use front-wheel drive that propels them down the road with ease, but the drivetrain is where the similarities between the two vehicles end.

The engine on the Hyundai vehicle contains 1.6 liters and four cylinders in a hybrid of gas and electrical components. Ignite the motor and you can experience a maximum of 139 horsepower at 5700 rpm, along with another 195 pound-feet of torque. You can also rely on the 6-speed transmission that uses a dual shift mode to find a gear that gets the job done every time. Thanks to Hyundai’s curb weight, which boasts 2,965 pounds, you can remain confident that the vehicle can protect you and your passengers in the event of a collision.

Once the engine on the Honda Insight rumbles to life, you can feel its production of 151 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The 1.5 liters and four cylinders of the gas and electric hybrid also generate 99 pound-feet of torque. Take advance of the continuously variable automatic transmission to maximize the smoothness of your driving experience. The mid-size Honda is not a lightweight, embracing a staggering 3,000 pounds of curb weight.

Despite the hefty weight of both vehicles, you can still feel confident navigating around curves and tight corners when you’re behind the wheel. On the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, the turning diameter from curb to curb expands to 35.4 feet, while the Honda Insight ups the ante with 35.7 feet.

Gas Mileage

Along with powerful engines and performance features, these compact cars boast impressive fuel economy that provides smooth daily commutes. With the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, you can achieve 53 mpg in the city and 56 mpg on the highway. The EPA also estimates that the Honda Insight is capable of producing 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.

Grab the keys to the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid when you’re gearing up for a road trip across the country. The capacity of the car’s fuel tank is 12.4 gallons, providing enough energy for you to cruise for another 694.40 miles on the highway before needing to stop at the pump to refuel. In the city, you have access to 657.20 miles as a cruising range, so you don’t have to add “get gas” to your to-do list each time you leave the house to run errands.

While the fuel tank on the Honda Insight is smaller, capping at 10.4 gallons, it still delivers a cruising range of 519.40 miles that enables you to limit your visit to gas stations throughout your adventures on the road. Its range for the city is 583 miles, powering the mid-size car to accomplish your short drives to and from work.

Interior Space

As the driver of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid or the 2022 Honda Insight, you can invite four passengers to travel with you. Both four-door vehicles have bucket seats that contain a cloth material to keep you and your companions comfortable throughout the commute. You can also enjoy heated front seats when behind the wheel of the Hyundai Elantra. 

Many of the dimensions of interior space are consistent across the sedans. The front rows have 42.3 inches of room for your legs to stretch out and nearly 57 inches of room for your shoulders. The Hyundai Elantra has 40.6 inches of space for your head in the front seat, while the Honda Insight offers 39.3 inches of space. Your friends in the back seat of the Hyundai Elantra have 38 inches of legroom, while the rear legroom in the Honda Insight is 37.4 inches. Room for shoulders, heads, and hips is nearly identical for both vehicles, but the Hyundai exceeds the Honda by half an inch.

Another difference between the vehicles is their trunk volume. When storing your work equipment or suitcases for a vacation in the Honda Insight, you’ll be happy to have those 15.1 cubic feet of room. The trunk on the Hyundai Elantra is smaller at 14.2 cubic feet, but the standard hands-free liftgate feature enables you to open the rear of the car in one motion, making the process of loading up your belongings a breeze.

Entertainment Features

When it comes to entertainment features, it’s clear that brilliant sedans operate alike. Both the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and the 2022 Honda Insight enable you to integrate your smartphone into the system, regardless if you’re using an Apple or Android device. Feel free to sing along to the latest music hits, thanks to the HD and satellite radios, and start your own karaoke contest by blasting the tunes through the eight-speaker audio systems.

The Bluetooth integration in both sedans allows you to stay connected with your family and friends when you’re on the road. You can accept calls and talk on the phone without using your hands, and the Elantra includes voice-recognition technology that comprehends when you’re making a command. The entry-level trims of the Honda Insight and Hyundai’s electric vehicle contain an 8-inch touch screen, ideal for customizing the settings and viewing the directions on the GPS for your next destination. Opt to stay inside of the Elantra, where you can manipulate the audio and Bluetooth from the controls on the steering wheel.

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and the 2022 Honda Insight will both look good in your driveway. At Huffines Hyundai McKinney, our team is ready to help you select the car that’s best for you and your needs. Visit our dealership so you can start the ignition on our newest inventory and experience the performance, interior space, and entertainment features for yourself. Plus, be sure to ask about our finance options so you can drive off the lot with the sedan you desired.


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