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2017 Toyota Prius v

2017 Toyota Prius v vs 2017 Honda Insight in Joliet, IL

It’s not uncommon for drivers to want a little more space from their hybrid vehicles, and when you want enough room for all your gear, plus remarkable efficiency, we at Thomas Toyota of Joliet highly recommend the Toyota Prius v. To know for sure that it’s the right hyrbid for you and your needs, we have done extensive research for you, as we have compared the 2017 Toyota Prius v vs the 2017 Honda Insight in Joliet, IL. Read on to see all of the ways the Prius v prevails.

To be an inspiring hybrid, you need to have something pretty impressive underneath the hood. When you drive the 2017 Toyota Prius v, the combination of the 1.8L gasoline engine, the electric motor, and the Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery has an output of 134 horsepower. However, the 2017 Honda Insight only has a maximum output of 98 horsepower, which is considerably lacking. Also, only the Prius v gives you personalized driving mode. Choose ECO Mode to maximize your fuel economy, or choose EV Mode1 to drive using only power from the battery for up to one half mile. And, you can also select POWER Mode for enhanced acceleration when merging onto I-80.

The next aspect our 2017 Toyota Prius v vs the 2017 Honda Insight in Joliet, IL, comparison takes a look at is space for all of your gear. Whether you’re loading up groceries from Jewel-Osco or heading to Midway International Airport with a bunch of luggage, you need a vehicle that can accommodate. The Prius v truly runs circles around the Insight in this department. With the rear seats up, the Prius v gives you a whopping 34.3 cubic ft. of trunk space2. And, when they’re folded flat using the 60/40 split-folding feature, you’ll have a commodious 67.3 cubic ft. of cargo room2. In the Insight, you’ll definitely have to leave some things behind, because it only has 15.9 cubic ft. of trunk space3 and a mere 31.5 cubic ft. of space3 with the seats folded flat. Meaning, the Prius v has more space within its trunk than the Insight has to offer you at all.

Moving along to features, the 2017 Prius v triumphs over the 2017 Insight here, too. Only the Prius v offers an available Panoramic View Moonroof with two openings for even more sunshine and light from the moon. In addition, you’ll notice as soon as you have a seat inside that the Prius v comes standard with a 6.1-inch touchscreen. In the Insight, you’ll only have a 5-inch LCD screen, meaning you’ll have to mess with buttons and knobs to control various features.

When it comes to keeping you protected, you will only find Dynamic Radar Cruise Control4 in the Toyota Prius v. This feature works to automatically adjust your speed to keep a preset following distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Something else the Honda Insight doesn’t have, but the Prius v does - Auto High Beams5. Once the sun sets, you’ll have prime visibility, as this feature uses a camera to identify the headlights of oncoming vehicles, and will switch between low and high beams for you. Lastly, you will only find Whiplash-Injury-Lessening6 seats in the Prius v, which help to minimize head and neck injuries in the event of a collision.

With our 2017 Toyota Prius v vs the 2017 Honda Insight in Joliet, IL, comparison, it’s clear which spacious hybrid you should make your own. To see the Prius v up close and personal, visit us here at your local Toyota dealer, Thomas Toyota of Joliet, to take one for a test drive. 

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Pedestrian safety sound generation
Rearview monitor in dash
Impact absorbing seats dual front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Crumple zones front
Crumple zones rear


Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Knee airbags driver
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front
Side curtain airbags rear


Power door locks anti-lockout
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking


Side mirror adjustments power
Side mirror adjustments manual folding
Side mirrors heated








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1 CAUTION! When driving a hybrid vehicle, pay special attention to the area around the vehicle. Because there is little vehicle noise in electric-only mode, pedestrians, people riding bicycles or other people and vehicles in the area may not be aware of the vehicle starting off or approaching them, so take extra care while driving.

2 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

3 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.

4 Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Please see your Owner’s Manual for important instructions and cautions.

5 The automatic high beam system operates at speeds above 21 mph. Situations such as a dirty windshield, variable weather, lighting conditions and hilly terrain will limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually turn off. See Owner's Manual for details.

6 Whiplash-Injury-Lessening front seats can help reduce the severity of whiplash injury in certain rear end collisions.