2011 Honda
Fit
vs. 2011 Toyota
Yaris

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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Has auxiliary audio input
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CD player
Standard
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Cramped front seats
50.9 ft3
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Plenty of cupholders
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2011 Toyota Yaris

9.0

Runner-up

Toyota Yaris

starting from

$14,215

Reasons to buy the Toyota Yaris

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Average number of airbags
5
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Tighter turning radius
30.8 ft
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Good highway fuel efficiency
36 mpg
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Poor range on the highway
400 miles
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.0
2011 Honda Fit Winner: Fit
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  • Almost the same
  • The Fit 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Fit 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Honda Fit Winner: Fit
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Fit ; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Honda Fit Winner: Fit
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  • The Fit has 7 more cupholders, 10 vs 3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 50.9 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3
  • Room for more than 2x more stuff, 20.6 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3
Safety Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • The Yaris has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • The Yaris needs more than 10% less space to turn, 30.8 ft vs 34.4 ft
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
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests - vs 10.0
Missing information
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  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.9 vs 9.0

Entertainment System

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Fit 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Yaris does not
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Fit ; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
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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 No The Fit can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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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

Luxury Features

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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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 Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Fit ; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Practicality

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 350 miles vs 400 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 20.6 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 The Fit has OK cargo room, while the Yaris has very little
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front seats 50.9 ft3 vs 47.2 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 10 vs 3 The Fit has an absurd number of cupholders, 4 extra in front and 3 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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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 4 vs 5 The Yaris 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

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Horsepower 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 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 21.3 lb/hp vs 21.9 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 34.4 ft vs 30.8 ft The Yaris can make tight turns, and the Fit is comparable to most other vehicles

Cost

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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MSRP $15,870 vs $14,215 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 27 mpg vs 29 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

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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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 Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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0-60 mph 11.0 seconds vs 10.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 130 ft The Yaris 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Fit is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.9 s s @ 75.7 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.76 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

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 Toyota Corolla Fit vs Corolla
2011 Honda Fit 2011 Kia Soul Fit vs Soul
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Corolla Yaris vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Mazda 2 Touring Yaris vs 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Matrix Yaris vs Matrix
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Prius Two Yaris vs Prius Two
2011 Toyota Yaris 2012 Fiat 500 Pop Yaris vs 500 Pop

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