The 2013 Honda Insight vs. The 2013 Chevy Volt

2013 Honda Insight

Raising concerns about changes in the environment and the cost of gasoline have made a lot of people consider moving to more fuel-efficient vehicles. For a while, hybrid models were out of the price range for the average consumer, but with models like the 2013 Honda Insight Hybrid at Community Honda in Orland Park, we are starting to see that fuel efficiency doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with an enormous up front price. While this is a very competitive model to consider, we know drivers in Orland Park, Frankfort, and throughout Chicagoland are looking for options when they’re in the market for a new car. That’s why we’re also taking a look at another model in the fuel-efficient market: the 2013 Chevy Volt.

Price Tag

When hybrids first started to be released, many consumers complained about exorbitant price tags. While many of these fuel-efficient models are still out of the price range of most folks, the 2013 Honda Insight is one definite exception. With a starting base model MSRP starting at $18,600*, the new Insight is an affordable option that will continue saving you money week to week at the pump. On the other hand, the base model 2013 Chevy Volt remains as expensive as ever, with a starting MSRP of $39,145. In fact, you could buy two Honda Insights for less than the price of one Chevy Volt.

Fuel Economy

If you’re buying a vehicle like the Insight or the Volt, chances are fuel economy is toward the top of your list of concerns about your upcoming purchase. With a price tag less than half of the Volt, potential buyers might suspect that the Insight doesn’t get the same kind of fuel economy as its Chevy competition. However, the base model 2013 Honda Insight has an EPA estimated 44 mpg on the highway and 41 mpg in the city*, compared with the base model Volt’s 40 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city. What was that extra $20,545 for again, Chevy?

Go Green with the 2013 Honda Insight

Community Honda is located at 8340 West 159th Street in Orland Park, just a 20-minute drive north of Frankfort off of South La Grange Road. Come test drive the new Honda Insight, or talk to one of our financial representatives about financing a 2013 Honda Insight! We hope to serve you soon!



*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options.

*41 city/44 hwy/42 combined mpg rating. Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle