Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Toyota Prius vs Honda Fit Review


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

Handling
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.

Drivetrain
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.

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

Comfort
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.

Dimensions
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.

Cost
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.

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

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