When it comes to the showdown of the subcompact cars, it’s difficult to beat the Honda Fit. The Fit comes out on top in the comparison of 2013 Honda Fit vs 2013 Toyota Yaris. Honda’s subcompact offering has more horsepower (117) and interior volume (111.4 cubic feet), making it the best of both worlds for consumers. When you also consider that the Fit gets outstanding fuel mileage and even comes in a plug-in edition, it’s pretty clear that the Fit is an outstanding choice in the segment.
While a solid choice for the subcompact market, the Toyota Yaris doesn’t offer some of the distinct advantages of the Fit. While it does have outstanding fuel mileage that is better than the Fit on the highway, what it gives up in horsepower makes it tough to celebrate. The Yaris also doesn’t have nearly the interior space of the Fit, with 99.7 cubic feet for interior volume and 15.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Lagging in these two areas makes it tough to choose the Yaris in a competition of 2013 Honda Fit vs 2013 Toyota Yaris.
Small cars don’t always get recognition for their safety. The 2013 Honda Fit is an exception to the rule, as it was named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The safety on the Fit begins with the Advanced Capability Engineering Body Structure which forms a protective shell for occupants in the event of an accident. In addition to the structure, the Fit also offers a series of airbags, including dual-state, multiple-threshold front airbags, side curtain airbags and the more traditional front and side passenger airbags.
The Fit is well-known for offering outstanding cargo capacity for a small vehicle. The 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space proves that as it blows away the competition in this category. But the cargo space is also versatile in the Fit, as consumers can take advantage of this amount in regular space, or they can “go long,” as the seats are able to reconfigure to allow the Fit to be able to house an item inside the vehicle up to 7’9” in length.
Another area that small cars don’t usually excel is technology. Again, the Fit shows up the competition here by offering a plethora of gadgets and technological features inside. This includes a full navigation screen with voice recognition and interactive audio system with USB audio interface. In addition, the Fit keeps things at your fingertips with steering wheel mounted controls and a fully modern instrument panel.
On the performance side of things, the 2013 Honda Fit gets a lot out of its 1.5-liter engine. The 117 horsepower coming from the engine is among the best in the class. And the engine also offers outstanding acceleration thanks to 106 pound-feet of torque at the low RPM. All in all, it’s tough to do better in the subcompact market than the 2013 Honda Fit. Check it out in person at Benson Honda in San Antonio!
*Based on 2013 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.