2016 Toyota Prius vs. 2016 Honda Fit


The 2016 Toyota Prius and 2016 Honda Fit are comparable vehicles, but which one has the most to offer you and your family as you drive through South Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township and New Brunswick?

Dayton Toyota has created a comparison guide that details each vehicle to help you decide which one is right for you and your lifestyle.

Toyota Prius vs Honda Fit: Price and Trim Levels

The quintessential hybrid vehicle, the 2016 Toyota Prius starts at just over $25,000 MSRP. The vehicle comes in six trim levels, grouped into pairs of: Two, Three and Four. The fully-loaded Prius Four includes LED headlights and other luxury features.

The Honda Fit comes with three trim levels: LX, EX and the EX-L, which can be fitted with a navigation system. The Honda Fit starts just below $16,00 for the base models, while the EX-L is nearly $18,000. Though the Fit is less expensive, the trade off is in fewer features overall

Toyota Prius vs Honda Fit: Engine and Gas Mileage

The 2016 Toyota Prius, available now at Dayton Toyota, has improved handling and driver feel overall for this year. The all-new powertrain is a 1.90 liter inline-4 that is paired with Toyota's two-motor hybrid system. The combined output of the 95-horsepower engine and the electric motors in the hybrid system is 121 horsepower. It's rated at 54 mpg city, 50 highway, 52 combined. The Prius Two Eco version gets a rating of 58/53/56.

The Fit achieves 29 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway. Though the Honda Fit has a 130 horsepower 1.5 liter engine, this isn't significantly more powerful than the Toyota Prius when the gas costs are considered.

Toyota Prius vs Honda Fit: Interior and Exterior      

Most notably for 2016 is the redesigned Toyota Prius. It's longer, wider and appears more upright. It also has a lower and sleeker nose. The interior of the Toyota Prius contains SofTex better-than-leather premium seating. The interior is expansive, offering 5-passenger seating. Standard features include automatic climate control, dust and pollen filtration, a smart key system and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

An incredible solar roof ensures that Toyota Prius drivers gather extra electricity at every turn. The exterior of the Toyota Prius includes LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, 15-inch wheels and a rear spoiler.

The Honda Fit also comes with 15-inch wheels and a rear spoiler. The exterior includes fog lights and the sport version has 16-inch wheels. The interior of the Honda Fit comes with automatic climate control, bio fabric seats and a 3-mode drive system. Altogether, the offerings of the Honda Fit are very similar to those of the Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius vs Honda Fit: Safety and Conclusion

Safety features in the Toyota Prius include dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system, Lane Keep Assist and vehicle proximity notification. All together, these features ensure safety. The Toyota Prius received "Good" ratings from the IIHS and was also awarded Top Safety Pick+.

The Honda Fit also has some safety features, such as active head restraints, vehicle stability assist and anti-lock braking system. The Honda Fit achieved "Good" ratings when tested by the IIHS, but received "Acceptable" in the small overlap test, rendering it far less safe when compared to the Toyota Prius.

If you're interested in the 2016 Toyota Prius, you can view it and test-drive it at Dayton Toyota in South Brunswick, NJ today. The 2016 Toyota Prius is one of the best hybrid vehicles available, with many luxury features.

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