Son's Automotive Group Compares 2015 Honda Fit VS 2015 Toyota Prius Near Duluth, GA

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2015 Honda Fit

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2015 Honda Fit

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2015 Toyota Prius

Safety Comparison

The Fit’s blind spot mirrors use wide-angle convex mirrors mounted in the corner of each side view mirror to reveal objects that may be in the driver’s blind spots. The Prius doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

Both the Fit and the Prius have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Motor Trend the Honda Fit is faster than the Toyota Prius (automatics tested):

Fit

Prius

Zero to 60 MPH

9.1 sec

10.6 sec

Quarter Mile

16.8 sec

17.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

85.8 MPH

77.7 MPH

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Fit’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Prius:

Fit

Prius

Front Rotors

10.3 inches

10 inches

The Fit stops shorter than the Prius:

Fit

Prius

70 to 0 MPH

178 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Fit’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Prius’ standard 65 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Fit EX handles at .80 G’s, while the Prius pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Chassis Comparison

The Honda Fit may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 550 pounds less than the Toyota Prius.

The Fit is 1 foot, 4.4 inches shorter than the Prius, making the Fit easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Fit has .9 inches more front headroom and 3.3 inches more rear legroom than the Prius.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Fit’s rear seats recline. The Prius’ rear seats don’t recline.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Fit has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Prius only offers an automatic headlight on/off feature as an extra cost option.

Recommendations Comparison

The Fit was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 7 of the last 8 years. The Prius hasn’t been picked since 2004.

The Fit was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 2 of the last 6 years. The Prius has never been an “All Star.”

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