Compare the 2016 Toyota Yaris Horsepower to the Honda Fit

January 4th, 2016 by

2016-red-honda-fit-fuel-economyIf you’re shopping for a vehicle like the 2016 Toyota Yaris, horsepower might not be the first thing on your mind, but you shouldn’t settle for an engine that struggles to get up a hill, either. While many drivers don’t expect much out of a subcompact hatchback like the Yaris, we think Mid-Michigan drivers know better when they look at the 2016 Honda Fit. The Fit is a subcompact hatchback as well, but its recent updates gave it a more powerful, more fuel-efficient engine over the previous model.

Let’s see how the engine specs for these two cars compare. Could the Fit have more horsepower and a superior fuel economy?

Building a Better Subcompact Car

If you talk to the average driver, they might say it’s not possible for a car to increase in both power and fuel economy—usually if you increase one, the other decreases—yet that seems to be exactly what’s going on here.

  • The 2016 Toyota Yaris horsepower numbers come in at 106 hp at 6,000 RPM for the L hatchback with a 4-speed automatic transmission, earning 36 highway and 30 city mpg.
  • The 2016 Honda Fit LX with CVT, however, has a 4-cylinder that hits 130 hp at 6,600 RPM and gets an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 33 city mpg.*

The engine is just one advantage of the 2016 Fit over the 2016 Yaris. Honda’s hatchback has a suite of advanced tech features, including a multi-angle rearview camera and Bluetooth for phone and audio. Its features package is so advanced that the Yaris would need an upgrade to be on similar footing.

Test Drive a Fit

The 2016 Honda Fit is available now at a Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer near you. Visit one of our locations today and take a test drive to see how much more spirited it is than the 2016 Toyota Yaris.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers includes Art Moehn Honda, Capital Honda, Honda of Grand Blanc, Thelen Honda, and Williams Honda.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, Fit