Will the Honda Hatchback Fit in or will the Yaris outshine? As
the Honda Fit subcompact is hitting showroom floors, and more
Toyota Yaris' are being sold, the general public will have their
own opinions on who the winner of this battle would be. Styling,
Engine Power and Comfort will play major part in everyones
decision and will sway buyers one way or the other. Let's see
what each of these subcompact hatchbacks are packing.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and no one will be able
to tell you what style is the clear cut winner. My personal
opinion pushes me towards liking the Honda Fit styling better,
but I do like both styles. If the Toyota Yaris stayed more to
the styles of the previous Echo, I would have echoed in the
Yaris as the winner.
Engine power in both cars is
relatively close with the Honda Fit's numbers being slightly
higher, although really negligible. First the Fit comes in the
battle producing 109 horses at 5,800 rpm and 105 lb-ft of torque
at 4,800 rpm. The Yaris brings to the battle an engine producing
106 hp at 6,000 rpm and 103 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The
Yaris' peak torque comes in 600 rpm quicker than the Fit, but
really you have to rev the engines up in either car to make the
power. The Fit beats the Yaris by 3 hp and 2 lb-ft of torque.
Clearly, a very close battle.
Since the design of these
cars is to keep good gas mileage a top priority, let's look at
those figures. Measuring the fuel economy by Litres / 100 km,
the Yaris brings in figures of 6.9 in the city and 5.5 in the
highway. The Fit's engine is slightly more thirsty and requires
7.3 in the city and 5.8 on the highway. Not a large difference,
but the slight advantage here goes to the Yaris. Both cars
require only regular fuel, so neither get an upper advantage
Viewing all the information does not present a clear cut
winner. Both produce similar numbers and it is a very tight
race. As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is the choice.
Test drive both if they are in your market for the car you want,
and choose which one provides the most comfort for you and most
Enjoy whichever car you decide to get!
About the Author:
Michael Kralj discusses Car Buying Tips in his blog about Buying
a Car at
http://carbuyerguide.blogspot.com. Also, his blog at
http://cardetailingguide.blogspot.com about Car Detailing
will teach you to keep that new car looking incredible.