Honda "Prius"? Not At All
Let's take a break from the Land Barge Love Fest to look at something a little smaller, a little lighter, a little more packed with hazardous materials in the form of batteries:
Mickey Kaus says the new Honda Insight looks like a Prius.
I beg to differ. Take a look at the pictures (From the Honda Website):
If you ask me, the nose of the new Insight looks like the more recent Civic front ends. And the back end looks like the Accord rear. There are other cues that are similar to the Prius, like the overall shape ...but I'm sure that the aerodynamics involved dictate that silhouette.
In fact, if you squint your eyes right, it looks quite a bit like a 4-door/stretched CRX.
If only the Insight was as much fun to drive as the old CRXs! Size/weight realities make that impossible, of course. But it is a family sedan that gets excellent gas mileage (40/43), and Honda usually ensures their cars are at least somewhat zippy.
On the other hand, it was the CRX that established the viability of two engines in an economy-import car.
--Nathan of Brainfertilizer Fame