The 2016 Prius c vs. the 2016 Honda Fit

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2016 Prius c
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2016 Honda Fit

A compact version of the Toyota Prius and scaled to perfection for city driving, the 2016 Toyota Prius c is ideal for drivers in the Marina Del Rey, Culver City, or Beverly Hills area. It retains the incredible attention to efficiency that has made the Prius name so renowned, and it includes premium entertainment and comfort features. There are other compact vehicles that offer the size and maneuverability of the Prius c, but none that offer these additional features. See how the 2016 Prius c compares to its peer, the 2016 Honda Fit, to help you make your decision!

How do They Perform?

Toyota Santa MonicaWith a 1.5L, DOHC, 16-valve VVT-i engine, the 2016 Toyota Prius c puts forth a robust 99 hp, which makes it perfectly suited to city and suburban driving. And with its narrow 100.4-inch wheelbase, it is ready and raring to take corners, turns, and curves with ease and grace. The Prius c manages this compelling performance with its low center of gravity, curvy and aerodynamic design, and its MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension. The combination makes for an intuitive, versatile, and precise ride. What’s more, the hybrid engine of the Prius c earns it a stunning 53 mpg city* and 46 mpg highway* fuel rating from the EPA.

The 2016 Honda Fit gives the Prius c stiff competition when it comes to handling, and its 99.6-inch wheelbase ensures tight turning. And its identical suspension means a lithe and versatile ride. The Fit, however, cannot compete with the Prius c when it comes to fuel economy, as the EPA estimated 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway rating of the Fit is easily outclassed by the Prius. The Fit does command a respectable 130 hp, but that makes it poorly suited to city driving, as you’ll be sacrificing efficiency for modest power that you’ll rarely, if ever, get to use.

What Features do They Offer?

Now that we have a sense of how each car performs, let us take a look at what available features they offer.

Here’s some the fare to expect in the 2016 Toyota Prius c:

  • 1-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Entune premium audio
  • Integrated navigation
  • Entune app suite
  • Integrated backup camera
  • ToyotaCare

Meanwhile, with the 2016 Honda Fit you will find the following features:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen
  • 180-watt audio
  • Honda Satellite-linked navigation
  • Windows Media playback capability
  • Rearview camera

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2016 Honda Fit offers a precise and robust ride, but it is ill suited to the urban environment here in the Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and Beverly Hills area. It also lacks the impressive fuel economy of the 2016 Toyota Prius c, and its available technological features aren’t quite on par with what you’ll find in the Prius. The Fit offers a competitive experience, but the winner is clear!

Learn More About the 2016 Toyota Prius c at Toyota Santa Monica Today

If you’re a driver in the Marina Del Rey, Culver City, or Beverly Hills area, then the 2016 Toyota Prius c is perfect for you. If you’d like to learn more about the Prius c, or how it compares to the 2016 Honda fit, contact us online at Toyota Santa Monica or by phone at (424) 238-1869 today. Or stop in at 801 Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica, CA and see us for a test drive any time!

*2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.