Toyota Corolla Vs. Honda Fit
The 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Honda Fit are two of the most well-loved vehicles across San Diego, El Cajon, and Kearny Mesa. They’re both stylish, well-equipped, and can deliver exceptional fuel economy. So, which is better?
In order to decide which car works best for your needs, you’ll need to consider all the things you want out of your next new car. This includes fuel economy, interior space, technologies, and overall performance. To help you do just that, Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego is here with our detailed 2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Honda Fit comparison.
Toyota Corolla vs Honda Fit: Size
Both vehicles are equally stylish, but they are two different types of cars. The Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback while the Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan. They’re both four-door vehicles, but that “subcompact” classification means that you’re getting a smaller car. You’ll have to sacrifice some space in the backseat and in the truck. With the sedan, however, there’s not only plenty of leg room in the front and back seats, but ample cargo space in the trunk as well.
Overall, the 2017 Toyota Corolla offers 97.5 cubic feet of interior passenger space, with 42.3 inches of legroom in the front seats and 41.4 inches of legroom for the rear seats. The 2017 Honda Fit only has 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, with 41.4 inches of front-seat legroom and 39.3 inches of rear-seat legroom.
Comfort Features & Technologies
Compared to the Honda Fit, the Toyota Corolla is more well equipped. The Corolla comes with a variety of comfort features, including heated front seats and automatic climate control. It also includes the Entune™ Premium Audio infotainment system with integrated navigation and mobile apps. This technology feature has a variety of entertainment and convenience amenities. Plus, it gives you access to tons of mobile apps that you can use safely when you’re behind the wheel.
The Corolla also comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a suite of active safety technologies designed to help you stay focused on the road so you can avoid an accident. Technologies included in Toyota Safety Sense™ P include Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
While it does have some comfort features, the 2017 Honda Fit isn’t as well-equipped as the Corolla. The Honda Fit doesn’t come with a suite of driver-assist technologies for safety, and its infotainment system doesn’t include mobile apps. Needless to say, the Fit won’t be able to ensure peace of mind and entertainment during your travels like the 2017 Toyota Corolla can.
Toyota Corolla vs Honda Fit: Gas Mileage
Gas mileage for each model is quite impressive. The Toyota Corolla and the Honda Fit both get up to an EPA-estimated 40 highway MPG. However, the Corolla is the better option when it comes to power and overall performance.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla gets up to 140 horsepower when properly equipped, while the Honda Fit can only produce 130 horsepower. The Corolla also comes with available Sport and ECO driving modes. Sport mode creates a more responsive and sportier performance, and ECO mode optimizes fuel economy. The Honda Fit doesn’t come with any driver-selectable modes.
Toyota Corolla vs Honda Fit: Verdict
The 2017 Toyota Corolla and the Honda Fit are great vehicles for drivers throughout San Diego, El Cajon, and Kearny Mesa. But when you consider size, space, gas mileage, and power, you’ll find that the 2017 Toyota Corolla is clearly the best choice.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla is now available at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego. To learn more about this impressive sedan, schedule your test drive today!
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