Comparison: 2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Toyota Yaris


Richmond area drivers who need a well-equipped subcompact hatchback are in luck, because today’s models are fully loaded and ready to take on the roads of Virginia. But before you decide, be sure to compare models.

For instance, when looking at the 2018 Honda Fit and the 2018 Toyota Yaris, you’ll see some outward similarities. Look inside and under the hood, though, and some differences become apparent. Read our one-to-one comparison to see how these two subcompacts stack up in terms of features, performance, and fuel efficiency.

Convenience and Tech

Honda Fit

The 2018 Fit trims include LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. For your convenience, the Fit comes standard with a 60/40 second-row Magic Seat, which gives you three interior configurations for cargo management. It’s also standard with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, cruise control, daytime running lights, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth, USB Audio Interface. All models also come with the option for the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features.

Available tech on the new Fit includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitor, and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. A one-touch power moonroof, leather seating, and heated front seats are included on the Fit EX-L.

Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is not available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or an equivalent to Honda’s Magic Seat. It does come standard with Entune audio, including Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free, as well as an integrated backup camera, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and steering wheel-mounted controls. It also comes with the Toyota Safety Sense C system.

Upper trims are equipped with remote keyless entry, leather-trimmed steering wheel, and sport-fabric seating. The Yaris does not come with the option for leather seats, heated seating, or a heated steering wheel.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Honda Fit

The 2018 Fit is equipped with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Manual models make 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, while the CVT produces 128 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque.

With a manual transmission, the Fit gets up to 29 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, while most automatic models get 31 MPG city and 36 MPG highway. The most fuel-efficient trim is the LX, which gets 33 MPG city and 40 MPG highway.*

Toyota Yaris

The 2018 Yaris also has a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Reviewers say the Yaris is slow to accelerate, which may mean trouble on Virginia highways.

Plus, drivers won’t even see significant fuel savings from this low-pony powertrain. Models with a manual transmission get up to 30 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, while automatic models get 30 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.*

Pricing

Honda Fit

Starting at $16,190 MSRP**

Toyota Yaris

Starting at $15,635 MSRP**



*2018 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2018 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.

**Prices shown are Honda Suggested Retail Prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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