Compare 2012 Toyota Matrix vs 2012 Honda Fit

2012 Toyota Matrix
2012 Honda Fit
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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L 26 32 $17,808 $18,845
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD L 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,086 $21,715
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
5-Door HB Automatic w/Navi Sport 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,808
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,845
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Matrix combines the frugality of the best-selling Corolla with a little more sportiness and versatility--but it still comes up a bit short in features. The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 90.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 161.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.8 20.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 57.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 12.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P175/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 2496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 5.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 106 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 5 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Honda Fit
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.87
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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