Will the 2016 Toyota Yaris MPG Ratings Keep Your Fuel Costs Down?
Drivers understand that a small difference in mpg ratings can significantly alter the cost of ownership between two vehicles, so mileage is becoming increasingly important. The industry has responded with a renewed focus on efficient engines, more sophisticated transmission systems, and lightweight construction materials, so there are plenty of avenues to explore.
Two of the most popular choices are the 2016 Toyota Yaris and the 2016 Honda Fit. As subcompacts, these are both natural options for anyone who wants to enjoy an agile ride while burning a minimal amount of fuel, but which one will take you further?
Honda Vehicles Demonstrate Outstanding Efficiency
The 2016 Honda Fit comes with a 1.5L 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine as standard across all trim levels. Its 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque output means that you’ll make zero to 60 mph in as little as 8.8 seconds, but that doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency thanks to two cutting-edge transmission systems:
- 6-Speed Manual: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway.*
- Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission in LX Trim: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway* and Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission in EX or EX-L Trims: Makes up to 32 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway.*
The 2016 Toyota Yaris immediately fails to keep pace when it comes to power and performance; a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine comes as standard to deliver up to 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque, enough to make zero to 60 mph in an uninspiring 9.5 seconds.
The Yaris also adopts less-advanced powertrain options:
- 5-Speed Manual: Makes up to 30 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway.
- 4-Speed Automatic: Makes up to 30 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway.
No matter which option you select, it won’t match the Fit’s mpg ratings.
Take Your New Honda Fit Out for a Spin
The Honda Fit doesn’t just keep your fuel costs down—it also holds a residual value of 56% after 36 months and 42% at 60 months, so more of what you spend now will come back to you in the long run.
To experience the Fit for yourself on a test drive, simply pay a visit to your closest Tri-State Honda Dealer today.
*Based on 2016 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.