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2020 Honda Fit vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

There was a time when compact hatchbacks ruled the roads. Many, if not most automakers have abandoned this platform – but not Honda. A comparison of the 2020 Honda Fit vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback will show that while buyers might not have as many hatchback choices as they once did, the options that are available are very good. Meridian Honda customers interested in the latest version of the Fit hatchback wagon, available in four trim grades, LX, Sport, EX and EX-L, will have several advantages over people who choose the Toyota Yaris. The differences between the vehicles become very clear when someone takes a look at each hatchback’s performance scores, maximum cargo volume and fuel economy. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Honda Fit today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Hatchbacks are natural cargo-haulers because of their unique geometry. While both the 2020 Honda Fit and the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback have room for five passengers, with very similar dimensions for legroom, the Honda hatchback is able to easily eclipse its rival for cargo volume. When people are occupying the rear seat of the Honda Fit, there is still 16.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume available. Folding the rear seats down will open the available cargo volume up to 52.7 cubic-feet. Not only is this significantly more room than what the 2020 Yaris Hatchback has to offer (15.86 cubic-feet), but it also rivals many small crossover SUVs. Finally, tech-savvy customers will have access to the latest Honda technology in the Sport trim and above with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. Owners of the 2020 Fit will have access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

 

2020 Fit LX, CVT Vs. 2020 Yaris Hatchback
1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Base Engine 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
128/113 Horsepower/Torque 106/103
33/40* Fuel Economy 32/40
52.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 15.86 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

All four trim grades of the 2020 Honda Fit use same engine, a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. The LX and Sport models can be equipped with a either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission; EX and EX-L trims only use the CVT. Versions of the 2020 Fit with the manual transmission will produce 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Fit wagons with the CVT can make 128 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. Meridian Honda customers who want the most fuel-efficient version of the 2020 Fit will want to pick the LX trim with the CVT. This configuration will be able to achieve 33 miles per gallon in the city* and 40 miles per gallon on the highway*.

The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback employs just one powertrain, a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. Despite making significantly less power than the 2020 Fit, it makes very similar fuel economy scores of 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

29 city/36 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT trims. 33 city/40 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT trim. 31 city/36 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport, EX & EX-L CVT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda Fit.
A photo of the steering wheel and center gauge cluster in the 2020 Honda Fit.

A photo of the rear seats folded down in the 2020 Honda Fit.
A photo of the fear seat in the 2020 Honda Fit folded up.