2017 Honda Fit vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

Toyota Yaris

2017 Toyota Yaris

There are lots of reasons for a Chicago area driver to pick a subcompact hatchback like the 2017 Honda Fit or the 2017 Toyota Yaris. Either one of these models will provide the efficient transportation that Elgin and Crystal Lake drivers desire. There are some key differences however, so read on to see how they match up before you make up your mind.

Powertrain and Performance

We imagine that your first priority is fuel economy when it comes to performance figures, but a little horsepower doesn’t hurt as long as it doesn’t make a dent in your fuel bill. So how do these cars compare? The Fit is both more powerful and more efficient:

  • Power: While both cars come standard with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine, the Honda Fit has 130 hp at your disposal, while the Yaris lags behind with only 106 hp.
  • Efficiency: When equipped with a manual transmission, the Toyota Yaris offers up to 30 mpg city/36 mpg highway based on EPA estimates*. The Honda Fit LX with continuously variable transmission rates at up to 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway.

Utility and Space

While you value the small size of a subcompact car because it’s easy to park and easy to maneuver, most people don’t especially value a small interior. So which one delivers more passenger and cargo space?

  • Cabin Space: The Honda Fit offers more front and rear leg room, more front hip room, and more front and rear shoulder room than the Toyota Yaris.
  • Cargo Space: The Honda Fit can carry up to 16.6 cubic feet of luggage behind the rear seats, while the Toyota Yaris can only fit up to 15.3 cubic feet of cargo.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake to Drive the Fit

It’s easy to see that the Honda Fit is the better choice than the Toyota Yaris for Elgin and Chicagoland drivers. Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL to drive the Honda Fit today!

*Based on 2017 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.