2015 Honda Fit vs. 2015 Toyota Yaris
Fully redesigned for the new model year, the 2015 Honda Fit arrived in Raynham and Easton with a sporty look, improved fuel economy, a spacious cabin, and more standard entertainment, convenience, and safety features than ever before. Delivering all of this in an affordable, forward-thinking package, the Fit is a top choice within the compact hatchback segment. Explore how it compares to the 2015 Toyota Yaris, but the team at Silko Honda believes the Fit clearly makes a stronger case.
Vehicle Performance and Fuel Economy
While the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2015 Toyota Yaris both come with a standard 1.5L four-cylinder engine under the hood, the Fit delivers more than the Yaris in terms of power and fuel economy. Paired with the continuously variable transmission, the 2015 Honda Fit LX trim gets 130 hp, 114 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 33 mpg city.
The Yaris’s 1.5L four-cylinder is much less inspired, coming in at just 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque while attaining less in terms of fuel economy as well, registering a maximum of 37 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.
Safety Ratings and Features
Recently improved standards in the auto industry have helped the compact hatchback segment proceed into safer territory, and the 2015 Honda Fit stands ahead of the competition. Its redesign helped it to achieve perfect five-star ratings in nine out of ten crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, earning four stars only in rollover safety. These results led to an overall five-star score, the highest available. Plus, the Fit offers an innovative high-tech blind spot monitoring system that’s ideal for highway driving.
The 2015 Toyota Yaris, on the other hand scored much lower than the Fit in government crash tests, with four-star ratings in the rollover, side pole crash, overall frontal crash, and front passenger crash tests. As a result, the Yaris received an overall rating of just four stars from the NHTSA, and what’s more, the Yaris doesn’t offer a blind spot monitoring system of any kind.
When it comes to features, the compact economy segment used to come in dead last, but recent focus on young, connected buyers has propelled the segment forward. The 2015 Honda Fit, however, proves more formidable than the Yaris in this respect, with a number of extra convenience, entertainment, and technology features available than the 2015 Toyota Yaris.
- 2015 Honda Fit: Inside introductory Fit, it becomes immediately apparent that Honda wanted a broad starting point. This base trim comes standard with controls mounted on the steering wheel mounted, a rearview camera, Bluetooth hands-free calling, stereo and vehicle antitheft systems, and automatic on-off headlights.
- 2015 Toyota Yaris: While all Yaris trims come with Bluetooth, the entry-level trim doesn’t come with any of the standard features included on the Fit. While buyers would have to pay more for things like steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls by upgrading to a higher trim, a rearview camera and stereo antitheft system aren’t even available at the highest trim level.
Passenger and Cargo Space
Maximizing space is typically a priority for buyers, even in the compact hatchback segment. While the flexibility of having a hatchback with folding back seats is an attractive aspect on both the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2015 Toyota Yaris, the Fit provides much more room overall, ensuring plenty of space for backseat passengers with a total cabin volume of 112.3 cubic feet. Behind the back seats, the Fit has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space, while the fold rear flat seats open that up to 52.7 cubic feet.
The Yaris’ cabin, however, is more cramped than the Fit’s, with an interior volume of just 100.7 cubic feet. Behind the back seats you’ll find just 15.3 cubic feet, while the measurements with the back seats down have not been released.
Check Out Silko Honda for the 2015 Honda Fit
To get the most for your money, the 2015 Honda Fit leads the pack. Stop by Silko Honda today to take it for a spin at 1580 New State Hwy. in Raynham, MA. You can also contact the dealership seven days a week with any questions about the latest Honda Fit!
* 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT model. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.