2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Toyota Yaris
2016 Honda Fit LX 2016 Toyota Yaris
130 Engine Horsepower 106
39.3" Backseat Legroom 33.3"
16.6 cubic feet Cargo Space Behind Seats 15.6 cubic feet
Up to 33 MPG city/41 MPG highway* EPA Gas Mileage Ratings* Up to 30 MPG city/37 MPG highway*

*Based on 2016 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.

2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Toyota Yaris

2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Toyota Yaris gas mileage

With subcompact hatchbacks like the Honda Fit or the Toyota Yaris, it's all about doing more with less. How much useful cargo space can you squeeze into a very small vehicle? How much power and driving enjoyment can you get with a small, super-efficient engine? And how many convenient features can you get for a small budget-friendly price? These are tricky challenges for a carmaker to pull off. Both the Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris try to provide the whole package, but only one of these vehicles truly succeeds. If you're trying to decide between the 2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Toyota Yaris, here's what you should know.  

Let's start with the powertrain. Both the 2016 Fit and the 2016 Yaris use 1.5L 4-cylinder engines, but there's a significant difference in accelerating power: the Fit's engine puts out 130 horsepower, while the Yaris only manages 106. Test drive both vehicles on a highway, and you'll definitely feel the difference in performance. The 2016 Honda Fit is available with either a manual transmission or a fuel-saving CVT; the Yaris usually comes with a 4-speed automatic. Equipped with the CVT option, the Fit LX can reach up to 33 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway.* At 30 MPG city/37 MPG highway, the Yaris can't compete.   

Space and Convenience Where It Counts

The 2016 Honda Fit also stands out on space – it's much roomier inside than most of its competitors. Compared to the Yaris, the Fit offers a full six more inches of legroom for backseat passengers. The space behind the Fit's backseat is a little larger than the Yaris's. Toyota doesn't publish cargo space measurements with the seats folded down, so we can't compare those directly. But the Fit's measurements are impressive – up to 52.7 cubic feet of usable space with the seats folded down.  

What's more, the Honda Fit's versatile Magic Seat setup allows you to use every inch of that space, even for tall or awkwardly shaped items. The Toyota Yaris's backseats fold forward, but the seats in the Honda Fit can also flip backward and upward. This unique feature lets you easily reconfigure the space to fit your needs.    

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Fit and its features? Contact the team at Cannon Honda to schedule your test drive today! 

*Based on 2016 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.

2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Toyota Yaris cargo space