|2018 Toyota Corolla IM||vs||2018 Honda Fit|
|1.8L 4-Cylinder||Engine||2.0L 4-Cylinder|
|137 HP @ 6100 rpm||Horsepower||174 HP @ 5000 rpm|
|27 City/35 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||25 City/36 Highway mpg*|
"A compact sedan is an excellent choice if good fuel economy, a low price and everyday ease of use top your list of vehicular requirements."
The Honda Fit can be considered as a vehicle with perfect timing. When it debuted in the North American market for the 2007 model year, the industry and consumer preferences were steering towards affordability, fuel efficiency, and environmental friendliness. And with its small size and practical four-door hatchback body style, the Fit became a hit and pushed millions of units. In 2014, the Scion IM—a product of Toyota—made its debut to compete with vehicles like the Fit, and when the Scion brand was discontinued, it was rebadged as the Corolla IM: essentially functioning as a hatchback version of a nameplate known as one of the best-selling ones in automotive history. Indeed, that was what the IM was all along anyway: a Corolla. And with the 2018 model year—even as it has no major changes in anticipation of the third production cycle—the Toyota car presents itself as a better choice than what Honda offers.
Sporting sleekly designed sheet metal, the 2018 Toyota Corolla IM and 2018 Honda Fit look like small racing cars. Rear spoilers and LED turn-signal indicators on the outside mirrors are standard. However, while the Fit uses halogen headlight illumination, the Toyota vehicle relies on sharper and longer-lasting LEDs. Also, 15-inch steel wheels are standard on the Honda vehicle while the other hatchback always has larger, 17-inch alloy wheels.
Both the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM and the 2018 Honda Fit use the front-engine front-wheel-drive layout. The iM relies on a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that provides 137 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. The Fit gets a smaller, 1.5-liter I4, which varies in output. It either produces 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque with the 6-speed manual transmission or 128 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque with the continuously variable transmission. Either way, the Honda engine is less powerful.
Since the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM is designed and classified as a compact car, it delivers more cargo space than the 2018 Fit. Although both cars can seat up to five people, the iM supplies 20.8 cubic feet of cargo volume while the other hatchback provides 16.6 cubic feet (4.2 less cubic feet).
Both vehicles are stuffed with safety features, including drive-assistance technologies, which include lane keep assist, advanced cruise control, and lane departure warning. Added on the IM, though, are pre-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and smart stop technology. Also, the Toyota vehicle has dual knee airbags for the drive and front passenger while they are omitted altogether on the Honda.
The 2018 Honda Fit starts off with comfort and convenience features such as a rearview camera, a 5-inch infotainment display screen, four speakers, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone operation, and a USB data port for playing music from your mobile device. On the 2018 Toyota iM, you will get much more. The Entune™ multimedia system includes six Pioneer speakers, an auxiliary audio jack in addition to the USB data port, and a larger, 7-inch touchscreen display. And that’s not to mention the presence of Bluetooth® and rearview camera. Plus, the vehicle has dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Toyota difference.
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