We know that the 2016 Toyota Yaris mpg ratings are what put it on the radar of many Hampton Roads drivers. This small hatchback’s size and respectably efficient engine should be all it needs to be one of the most economical cars on the road, right? Except when we put it up next to a competitor like the 2016 Honda Fit, things start to change.
Not only do we have current financing offers that make new cars like the Fit incredibly easy to budget for, its fuel economy leaves the Yaris looking more than a few years away from being truly modern. See for yourself.
Building a Fuel-Efficient Hatchback
While both of these vehicles are technically subcompact hatchbacks, there’s quite a bit that separates a Fit from a Yaris. Toyota requires upgrades for the five-door model of the Yaris, while the Fit comes standard with enough seating for up to five passengers. Honda’s hatchback is also a larger vehicle, with as much as 95.7 cubic feet of passenger space and an easily expandable 16.6 cubic feet of cargo room. The Yaris only has 85.1 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
All of this is to say that the Fit is bigger and more versatile than the Yaris, but it also has much higher fuel economy ratings:
- The five-door 2016 Toyota Yaris mpg ratings come in at 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg city for 32 mpg combined city/highway.
- The 2016 Honda Fit LX CVT, on the other hand, earns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 33 mpg city for 36 mpg combined.*
Honda’s engine is more powerful, too, kicking out 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque to the Yaris’ 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque.
Test Drive a Fit
If the 2016 Toyota Yaris mpg numbers are what got you interested in a subcompact hatchback, we think you should do yourself a favor and see what one of the best vehicles in the class has to offer. Visit a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of a new 2016 Honda Fit—it’s got more going for it than its fuel economy.
*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.
Hampton Roads Honda Dealers includes Casey Honda, Checkered Flag Honda, First Team Honda, Hall Honda Elizabeth City, Hall Honda Virginia Beach, Priority Honda Chesapeake, Priority Honda Hampton, and Williamsburg Honda.