2011 Toyota
Yaris
vs. 2012 Fiat
500 Pop

2012 Fiat 500 Pop

9.8

Winner

Fiat 500 Pop

starting from

$16,000

Reasons to buy the Fiat 500 Pop

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OK brakes
Disc
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Has auxiliary audio input
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CD player
Standard
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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 passenger seats
5
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Cramped back seats
37.4 ft3
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Child door locks
Standard
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Very cramped front seats
47.2 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 5.9
2012 Fiat 500 Pop Winner: 500 Pop
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  • Almost the same
  • The 500 Pop's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • Almost the same
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2012 Fiat 500 Pop Winner: 500 Pop
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 500 Pop; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Safety Features 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.4
2012 Fiat 500 Pop Winner: 500 Pop
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Almost the same, 30 mpg vs 29 mpg
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • Room for 1 more person, 5 vs 4
  • Almost the same, 47.2 ft3 vs 45.3 ft3
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • The Yaris 's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 21.9 lb/hp vs 23.4 lb/hp
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.8 vs 9.0

Entertainment System

Fiat
500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the 500 Pop; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the 500 Pop, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The 500 Pop 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

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500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
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 500 Pop; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Safety Features

Fiat
500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
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 6 vs 5 The 500 Pop has a good number of airbags, but the Yaris is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The 500 Pop has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Yaris ; optional upgrade on the 500 Pop
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Cost

Fiat
500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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MSRP $16,000 vs $14,215 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 30 mpg vs 29 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The 500 Pop's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Yaris 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The 500 Pop's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Yaris 's is very short

Practicality

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500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Yaris has the usual number of seats, while the 500 Pop has very few
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Highway driving range 399 miles vs 400 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 9.5 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 45.3 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 5 vs 3 The 500 Pop has a good number of cupholders, but the Yaris is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

Fiat
500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Horsepower 101 HP @ 6,500 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 23.4 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 30.6 ft vs 30.8 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Crash Test Ratings

Fiat
500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Fiat
500 Pop
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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0-60 mph 9.7 seconds vs 10.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 131 ft vs 130 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.2 s s @ 78.5 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.85 g vs 0.76 g The 500 Pop has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Yaris
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

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2012 Fiat 500 Pop 2011 Volkswagen Golf 500 Pop vs Golf
2012 Fiat 500 Pop 2011 Mazda 2 Touring 500 Pop vs 2 Touring

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