Both the 2019 Honda Fit and 2018 Toyota Yaris are supremely high-performing and best-selling subcompact hatchbacks. But as with anything in life, there are some key differences between these rivals that put the new Fit in front. As a consumer, don’t you want to know which hatchback is best? Here’s a quick comparison of both the Fit and Yaris.
Cargo Space & Passenger Volume
The Toyota Yaris has a decent amount of cargo space, but the Honda Fit provides really maximizes all available room. The Fit provides 16.6 cubic feet of space, while the Yaris only comes in at 15.6 cu. ft. Additionally, you can fold down the rear seats in the Fit to open up 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2018 Yaris doesn’t offer a fold-down rear seat to increase available storage room.
Both the Yaris and the Fit can seat five people in the vehicle. The Yaris has a passenger volume of 85.1 cubic feet, but the 2019 Honda Fit blows it away with a whopping 95.7 cubic feet of room for heads, shoulders, knees and toes. The newest Honda Fit hatch offers 39.5 inches of front headroom and 39.3 inches of second-row legroom, as well, putting it far ahead of the Yaris in the “comfort” category.
Performance and MPG
When it comes to performance, the Honda Fit takes the crown. The Toyota Yaris only offers 106 horsepower from its mild 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which in turn allows the toy Toyota to get 30 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the interstate. The ’19 Fit hatch features a 128-horsepower 1.5L I4 that returns 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
The Honda Fit’s upgraded trims offer more than an owner can dream of. You will find features like a 7-inch display with navigation, infotainment with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 16-inch alloy wheels (Sport), Honda Lane Watch (LX), heated front seats and more. Yaris upgrades offer the Smart Key System and spoilers that give the model a bit more appeal, though there’s a lackluster collection of available in-cabin features.
The Fit is the #1 car when it comes to safety. It has a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for side crash and front crash competency, as well as a 4-star rollover grade. The new Honda Fit offers Honda Sensing, a suite of safety features to ensure that every trip is secure, which includes key features like Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning.
The Yaris fell behind in in crash ratings, garnering marginal grades in crashworthiness tests from the IIHS.
Test Drive a Honda Fit Hatchback in Arizona
After reviewing key points, the 2019 Honda Fit is certainly the better option. Consumers praise the Honda Fit for its versatility, fuel efficiency, upscale interior, and the massive amount of features that it has, especially for a non-luxury vehicle. The Yaris is playing catch-up.
To take the new Fit hatchback for a spin around the Phoenix area, visit your Valley Honda Dealers today! We have amazing special Honda offers on the Fit and many other new models. Find a Phoenix Valley Honda dealership near you to get a front-row look at the best hatchback in America!
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