Thursday, July 9, 2015

Honda Fit vs Toyota Yaris Review


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Used Toyota and Honda prices fall

As the recent worldwide recall fiascos of Toyota and Honda erode their credibility, the secondhand prices of the two Japanese carmakers’ autos are falling sharply in Korea, according to the market watchers yesterday.

SK Encar, a major used-car dealer in Korea, said the secondhand prices of Toyotas and Hondas have dropped by 2 million won ($1,735) to 5 million won over the past month.

The secondhand price of the 2009 Lexus ES 350 fell from 53 million won in January to 50 million won as of late last week, the dealer said. The prices for the 2008 and 2007 models of the same car declined from 47 million won to 44 million won and from 43 million won to 38 million won, respectively.

The 2009 Lexus GS 350, a sports sedan, slid from 57.5 million won to 54 million won, while the 2009 Lexus RX 350 SUV retreated from 54 million won to 50.5 million won.

As for Honda, its SUV model CR-V 4WD LX, produced last year, went down from 29.5 million won to 27.5 million won. Honda’s 2009 Accord 3.5 sedan moved down from 34.5 million won to 31.5 million won.

Camry and Prius, the other Toyota cars subject to a worldwide recall, were still new to Korean markets and were not much available at the local used car markets, the dealer said.

By Kim Tae-jin []

Friday, August 28, 2009

Toyota and Honda Lead Japan Carmakers’ Output Cuts Amid Recession

By Kiyori Ueno and Makiko Kitamura

Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s biggest automaker, and Honda Motor Co., the second-largest, led a drop in production among the nation’s carmakers last month as rising unemployment sapped North American sales.

Toyota’s production fell for a 12th straight month, declining 20 percent from a year earlier to 576,074 vehicles, the company said in a statement today. The number excludes Toyota’s affiliates Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd. Honda’s output fell 24 percent to 258,972, while Nissan Motor Co. built 265,623 vehicles, down 16 percent.

The production cut at Toyota was its smallest in nine months as government incentives spurred demand in the U.S., Japan and Europe, according to Bloomberg data. The company’s Corolla and Camry models were among the top five purchased under the U.S. “cash for clunkers” program, which ended Aug. 24 and generated almost 700,000 sales, according to the Transportation Department.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Honda ahead Toyota at least for one year in a of hybrid cars production

Honda to launch hybrid Civic in India this month
Honda Motor Co. said on Wednesday it would start selling a hybrid version of its Civic sedan in India from the end of this month as it chases Toyota Motor Corp. in the green car race.
Honda, Japan’s second-largest automaker after Toyota, said it would be the first gasoline-electric hybrid car sold in the fast-growing India market. They will be imported from Japan and priced at 2.15 million rupees ($50,220), the firm said.
Toyota beat Honda to the hybrid market by two years with its Prius in 1997. The vastly improved second-generation Prius in 2003 became an instant hit, helping Japan’s top automaker win a reputation overnight as the front-runner in green technology.
But Honda is hoping to change that. It aims to sell about 500,000 hybrids a year by 2015 — nine times what it sold last year — rivaling Toyota’s own goal of boosting hybrid sales to a 10th of its total sales after 2010.
Honda said it had sold more than 210,000 units of the Civic hybrid since its launch in 2001

Toyota will add 2 all-new hybrids next year
As $4-per-gallon gasoline drains Americans’ wallets, Toyota Motor Corp. last week promised two new hybrid vehicles.
The two hybrids — one badged a Toyota and the other a Lexus — will debut in January at the Detroit auto show and come in addition to the third-generation Prius, also due in 2009.
Masatami Takimoto, executive vice president in charge of r&d, did not say when the two new vehicles are due in U.S. showrooms. But he said they will both run on nickel-metal hydride batteries, and the Toyota vehicle will be larger than the Prius.
“It’s a totally new car,” Takimoto said here last week at a press event.
For the redesigned Prius, Toyota will stick with the current generation’s nickel-metal hydride batteries.
The company also plans next year to start producing powerful lithium ion batteries, designed to help Toyota keep its lead in hot-selling hybrids.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Top10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2008

The Environmental Protection Agency's new fuel economy sticker can be found on all new vehicles for sale, giving customers a quick way to compare models before making a purchase. The following photos show the most fuel-efficient 2008 model year vehicles, as determined by the EPA.

1. The Toyota Prius Hybrid
2. The Honda Civic Hybrid
3. The Nissan Altima Hybrid
4. The Ford Escape Hybrid
5. The Mazda Tribute Hybrid
6. The Mercury Mariner Hybrid
7. The Toyota Camry Hybrid
8. The Toyota Yaris
9. The Toyota Corolla
10.The Honda Fit


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Toyota Prius vs Honda Fit Review

Both the Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius are likely to feel slightly slow because of their high horsepower-to-weight ratio.

The Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius have approximately similar tires. With their comparable turning radiuses, the Prius and the Fit definitely handle about the same into and out of tight spots.

The Toyota Prius packs quite a wallop compared to the Honda Fit when it comes to torque, which is roughly equivalent to acceleration. The Honda could learn a lesson or two from the Prius as far as torque.

The Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius can accommodate the same number of passengers.

Taller drivers will substantially enjoy the extra head room in the Honda Fit's front cabin compared to the Toyota Prius. The ampler interior dimensions of the Prius make it considerably roomier for your passengers than the Fit.

Both the Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius are likely to feel somewhat slow because of their high horsepower-to-weight ratio. The Honda Fit's tank is roughly the same size as the Toyota Prius's, though the Toyota Prius's is a tad more capacious. The Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius compete for the same parking spaces. The Toyota Prius's longer wheelbase will likely result in a smoother, more stable ride; however, the Honda may give a sprier feel in daily traffic.

The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle from its point of origin to the dealer. It costs about the same to get the Honda Fit to the dealership as the Prius. As far as MSRP, the Fit costs tremendously less than the Toyota. As far as out-the-door cost, the Honda costs tremendously less than the Toyota Prius. The Honda will cost you a bundle in gasoline every year compared to the Toyota Prius.

The Toyota and the Honda Fit have the same basic warranty.

from here

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Toyota Yaris vs Honda Fit vs Nissan Versa

Economy Car Comparison

Fuel costs continue to rise, and you've been digging for coins under the couch
to fill the tank. Time for a reality check: subcompacts are no longer just for
the credit-card challenged.

By Allyson Harwood, Photography by John Kiewicz