Compare 2012 Honda Fit vs 2012 Toyota Matrix

2012 Honda Fit
2012 Toyota Matrix
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport w/Navi 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
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5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $20,086 $21,715
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual L FWD 26 32 $17,808 $18,845
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $18,097 $19,565

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,701
$18,603

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,125
$19,685

Monthly Payment Estimate

$269 / month
$328 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. 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.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.3 43.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.7 53.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.8 94.2

Second Head Room (in)

39.0 39.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

51.3 52.6

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

51.5 52.3

Second Leg Room (in)

34.5 36.2

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 40.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

58.7 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.8

Length, Overall (in)

161.6 171.9

Height, Overall (in)

60.0 61.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

58.1 59.9

Wheelbase (in)

98.4 102.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

66.7 69.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

20.6 19.8

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

57.3 49.4

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 10.1 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.9 x - TBD - NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

10.6 13.2

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

12.7 16.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.4 36.0

Steering Type

Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.48 3.1

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P175/65SR15 P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P175/65SR15 P205/55R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 225

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2577 2888

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

5.1 5.8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

106 @ 4800 128 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.5L/91 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

117 @ 6600 132 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 28

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.55 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.96 2.34

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.68 1.55

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.56 4.24

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 0.70

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.00 2.85

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Fit Toyota Matrix

Body Style

5 Door Hatchback 5 Door Wagon

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.87 0.9

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion beam Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.8

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.0 6.7

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

--

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--

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

--

Rollover Rating

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