2015 Honda Fit Vs. 2014 Toyota Yaris
If you have been looking for a small vehicle to drive through the streets of Mechanicstown, you have probably considered both the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2014 Toyota Yaris. And while they may seem similar at first, when your dive into the details, these two vehicles are drastically different. You can check out the latest Honda Fit in person at Middletown Honda — but first, read about how much more it has to offer than the 2014 Toyota Yaris.
Trims Levels and Price
Both the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2014 Toyota Yaris are available at three different trim levels. The base MSRP for each trim is:
- Fit LX – $15,525*
- Fit EX – $17,435*
- Fit EX-L – $19,800*
- Yaris 5-Door L – $15,455
- Yaris 5-Door LE – $16,490
- Yaris 5-Door SE – $16,540
Powertrains and Efficiency
- Fit – The 2015 Honda Fit comes with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that puts out 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, but a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional. A 2014 Fit LX with CVT is capable of achieving 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.**
- Yaris – The 2014 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.4L four-cylinder engine that delivers just 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. At its peak, the Yaris can get 30 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
Features and Options
Most Mechanicstown drivers don’t expect subcompact cars to come with advanced technologies or expansive features, and when you look at the Yaris, this reputation holds true. The Fit, by contrast, comes with features that most automakers charge much more for. Here’s a look:
- Fit – The most basic 2015 Fit comes with automatic headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a stereo equipped with an iPod interface. The highest-level trim comes with heated seats and mirrors, leather upholstery, and the option to add a voice-activated navigation system as well as satellite and HD radio.
- Yaris – The entry-level Yaris comes with predictable features like a rear windshield wiper, a tilt steering wheel, and power locks. Going with a higher trim level adds steering wheel-mounted audio controls, updates to the body design, and remote keyless entry.
Since it first hit the market, the Honda Fit has been praised for it’s intelligent use of space. It is a smaller car that doesn’t feel cramped, and it offers an impressive amount of cargo space. The same can’t be said for the Yaris. Just compare them:
- Fit – Maximum cargo room in the 2015 Honda Fit is 52.7 cubic feet. That number rivals some crossover SUVs, and is enough to hold two bicycles. Plus, with the rear seats folded flat into the floor and the front passenger seat folded down, you can haul items as long as eight feet.
- Yaris – The 2014 Toyota Yaris has 15.6 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space, compared to the Fit’s 16.6 cubic feet; and it has 85.1 cubic feet of maximum passenger volume, compared to the Fit’s 95.7 cubic feet. The space inside the Yaris also can’t be configured as easily or flexibly as the space in the Fit.
The 2015 Honda Fit is the Clear Winner
So let’s break it down: the 2014 Toyota Yaris is slightly cheaper, but the 2015 Honda Fit has more power, more room, more features, better fuel efficiency, and greater variety. For a small difference in price, there is a big difference in quality. To check out the latest Fit in person, head to Middletown Honda at 520 Route 211 E. in Middletown, NY. We are just 5 minutes from Mechanicstown, and easy to find right by Gander Mountain.