The 2013 Honda Fit vs. the 2013 Toyota Matrix

2013 Honda Fit

There’s a lot to say about the 2013 Honda Fit, which we’re proud to offer at Silko Honda in Raynham, MA. It’s a great small car; it’s very fuel-efficient; it’s both functional and stylish. That said, the 2013 Toyota Matrix presents some stiff competition — these cars are fighting for the same subcompact hatchback market, so let’s consider which one drivers in Easton should choose.

Cargo Space and Seating

Let’s take a look at how these two little hatchbacks try to maximize their use of space. The 2013 Honda Fit is a little shorter, giving it a slightly smaller turning radius; it’s also 200 pounds lighter than the Matrix. The Fit and the Matrix have nearly identical numbers when it comes to headroom and legroom. The cargo volume, on the other hand, is clearly bigger in the Fit, partially due to the Magic Seats that can completely fold into the floor to create a flat 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Despite being larger overall, the 2013 Toyota Matrix can only pack 49.4 cubic feet of cargo.

Engines and Efficiency

Both cars pack peppy little four-cylinder engines; while the Matrix does produce more power, it will be partially offset by the added weight. The Fit also produces better fuel economy, with the base model with manual transmission achieving 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway,* which beats the 32 mpg city/25 mpg highway of the Matrix L with manual transmission.

Visit Silko Honda

If you’re ready to drive the 2013 Honda Fit, then come visit Silko Honda. We’re just a quick twenty-minute trip southeast from Easton — you’ll find our dealership at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham. If you’re in the market for a new subcompact, then consider the versatile Fit; if you’re looking for another kind of vehicle, we offer the latest Honda models as well as a selection of pre-owned vehicles, and we’re sure that one will be right for you.

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.