2011 Honda
Fit
vs. 2011 Toyota
Corolla

2011 Honda Fit

9.9

Winner

Honda Fit

starting from

$15,870
"Its efficient four-cylinder engine means you don't have to buy a hybrid in order to cut down on gas consumption."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's performance
"The 2011 Honda Fit adds a welcome dose of driving pleasure to the daily commute."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Honda Fit

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Power windows
Standard
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Power locks
Standard
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Cruise control
Standard
2011 Toyota Corolla

9.2

Runner-up

Toyota Corolla

starting from

$16,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Average range on the highway
462 miles
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Average range in the city
370 miles
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Average number of airbags
5
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Sluggish 0-60 time
9.0 seconds
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Fit Winner: Fit
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  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • More than 10% more powerful, 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM
  • Almost the same, 20.7 lb/hp vs 21.3 lb/hp
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Practicality 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have an absurd number of cupholders
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Very cramped front seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
Missing information
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
Missing information
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.2 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Fit ; not available on the Corolla
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Safety Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Corolla has an OK number of airbags while the Fit has very few (missing Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Horsepower 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.7 lb/hp vs 21.3 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs 34.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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MSRP $16,660 vs $15,870 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 28 mpg vs 27 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 462 miles vs 350 miles The Corolla has OK highway range, but the Fit is very limited
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Cargo space 12.3 ft3 vs 20.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 51.3 ft3 vs 50.9 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 10 Both have an absurd number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs 11.0 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 134 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 17.9 s s @ 75.7 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.77 g The Corolla has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Fit
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Yaris Fit vs Yaris
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Prius Three Fit Sport vs Prius Three
2011 Honda Fit 2012 Honda Civic DX Fit vs Civic DX
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Matrix Fit Sport vs Matrix
2011 Honda Fit 2011 Kia Soul Fit vs Soul
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Camry Corolla vs Camry
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Nissan Versa SL Corolla vs Versa SL
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Yaris Corolla vs Yaris
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Prius Four Corolla vs Prius Four
2011 Toyota Corolla S 2011 Toyota Matrix S Corolla S vs Matrix S

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