2018 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Fit | Legacy Toyota
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2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Honda Fit
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The 2018 Toyota Corolla is a small sedan often compared to the 2018 Honda Fit which is a subcompact hatchback. Both of these cars are economical, but the Corolla is clearly more powerful and versatile. Most of the active safety features in the Corolla are managed by the Toyota Safety Sense P technology that has a slight edge over the Honda Sensing package.
With a top production of slightly more than 130 horsepower, a 1.8 L engine seems like the ideal powertrain for the 2018 Toyota Corolla. You get just under 130 lb-ft of peak torque from this four-cylinder engine that runs on the Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) mechanism. The valvetrain is also available with the Valvematic function. Standard in the 2018 Honda Fit, a 1.5 L engine whips out a maximum of 130 hp. This I-4 engine with the i-VTEC badge can’t crank out more than 114 lb-ft of torque. Both of these compact cars offer a manual transmission system with six gears and front-wheel drive. You could optimize the drive in the Corolla by turning on the Sport Mode or Normal Mode. Available in select models, the ECO Mode minimizes the burning of fuel under certain conditions. Similarly, the Eco Assist technology helps the Fit achieve good fuel economy. When equipped with the Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S), this Toyota is more versatile than the Fit that rolls on a CVT with the Sport Mode.
For its low price, the 2018 Corolla offers plenty of surprises in the passive and active safety categories. Eight standard air bags ensure excellent protection against rear, side or front impacts. Neck and head injuries are minimized by the Whiplash-Injury-Lessening front seats. Every Corolla boasts the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) technology that’s powered by multiple sensors. Mated to the Pedestrian Detection, the Pre-Collision is more sophisticated than the Honda Fit’s Collision Mitigation Braking. The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control also outmatches Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control. Some other accident-prevention features in the TSS-P include the Lane Departure Alert and Steering Assist. Additional support in dangerous conditions is provided by the Star Safety System. Although it’s effective at avoiding accidents, the Honda Sensing suite lacks some of the safety features that are standard in the Corolla.
After settling down inside the 2018 Toyota Corolla, your fingers will be drawn to the Entune multimedia system that includes a 7.0-inch touch screen. The Scout GPS Link application is installed in the navigation platform. Powered by HD Radio, real-time traffic and weather updates help you plan an efficient and safe trip. A GPS navigation system with Honda HD Digital Traffic is only available in the most expensive Fit model. Both vehicles offer music on Pandora Internet Radio, HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You can also tune into iHeartRadio through the signature Entune portal. The smartphone-friendly design of the Corolla includes Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth. In the Honda Fit, you can connect an iPhone through Apple CarPlay or Bluetooth.
Stop at our dealership to test drive the 2018 Toyota Corolla. You will see how this Toyota sedan compares to the 2018 Honda Fit hatchback.