Have you thought about going green for your next vehicle? Driving a hybrid car has a slew of benefits like increased fuel efficiency, low greenhouse gas emissions, and quick acceleration thanks to their electric motors. If this intrigues you, pay attention because we are going to give you the scoop on the 2020 Honda Insight in Katy and why it’s a better choice than its competitor. So without further ado, let’s see how the Insight stacks up against the Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Most people often think that hybrid vehicles are dull and lack a specific luster, but with the Insight, you have a list of impressive amenities and style, unlike any hybrid you’ve ever seen. The sweeping character lines and stunning accents make it nearly impossible to pass by the Insight without staring. At the same time, the sculpted body shape creates an aesthetic that’s unparalleled to the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Aside from looks, the Insight is more environmentally responsible and reliable with a much higher MPG and features to ensure you stay on the road and not broken down in the middle of nowhere.
|FWD||1.5 4-cyl. Hybrid||55 city/49 hwy*|
|Touring 1.5 4-cyl. Hybrid||51 city/45 hwy*|
|FWD||2.0 DOHC 4-cyl. Hybrid||43 city/41 hwy|
To protect your battery and prolong the life of it, the Insight’s is under the floor instead of the hot underhood. By keeping the battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, you can increase the life expectancy by years, but the Fusion Hybrid’s battery is in the hot engine compartment, which can degrade its life. Having a more reliable vehicle is always a plus because no one wants to end up abandoned on the side of the road. Consumer Reports gives the Insight 36 more points in reliability than the Fusion Hybrid.
Other advantages to driving the Insight include ergonomic and economic benefits that can help with your daily drive and ownership costs. When driving around at night, you’ll see the Insight’s power window, power lock, and cruise control switches because they are illuminated, making them more visible and easier to operate in the dark. It’s hard to see the Ford’s control switches at night because there is no light to illuminate them. Consumer Reports also rates the Insight’s headlight performance as “Very Good” instead of the Fusion Hybrid’s “Good” so you can trust that the road is always clearly illuminated. When looking towards your future in the Insight, you’ll be happy to see that you will save more money on ownership costs. IntelliChoice estimates that the 5-year ownership costs of the Insight will be $5354 to $6859 less than for the Ford Fusion Hybrid.
We have given you plenty of reasons to choose the 2020 Honda Insight in Katy over the Fusion Hybrid, but if you’re still not convinced, feel free to give us a call or set up an appointment. We have implemented strict protocols to keep you and our staff safe during these times, and we will make accommodations, so you have a great experience at Honda Cars of Katy.
*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
Sources: Advantastar, IntelliChoice, and Consumer Reports.