If you find yourself searching for the right Honda hatchback for you and your family to enjoy when driving around Nebraska, then you are likely to wonder whether the Honda Crosstour or Insight is right for you. Although they have similar body structures, the Insight is a hybrid while the Crosstour has a traditional gas engine, meaning that they easily appeal to slightly different audiences. Here are some other things to consider.
The Crosstour comes with the option of two different engines. There is a 192-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and a 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. If you select the V6 engine, you will also have the option of 4WD as opposed to the standard 2WD. With the various combinations, fuel economy in the Crosstour ranges from 22 mpg combined for the 4WD V6 versions to 25 mpg combined* for 2WD 4-cylinder models.
As a hybrid vehicle, the Honda Insight runs on a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that works together with the IMA electric motor. This combination lets you achieve a truly impressive 42 mpg combined*, but it does come with a sacrifice in terms of horsepower. This means that if you prefer power and performance, the Crosstour will probably be ideal, but the Insight appeals to those looking to maximize fuel economy.
There are a limited number of configurations available for the Insight, but between the Insight, Insight LX, and Insight EX, most drivers can find what they are looking for. The Crosstour lets you select among more models, including the 2WD EX, 2WD EX V6, 2WD EX-L, 2WD EX-L V-6, and 4WD EX-L V6.
The Crosstour costs more than the Honda Insight, but it also offers significantly more passenger space as well as standard features. The Insight lets you enjoy 15.9 to 31.5 cubic feet for cargo while the Crosstour increases these numbers to 25.7 to 51.3 cubic feet.
When choosing between the Crosstour and Insight, you simply need to decide if the larger and more powerful Crosstour fits your needs or if you’d prefer the fuel-efficient and budget-friendly Insight. The team at O’Daniel Honda in Omaha, Nebraska, can help you make your decision and configure your ideal Honda hatchback.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.