Take a look at two of the most popular fuel efficient vehicles on the market in the 2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Honda Fit. For this comparison, we will be taking a look a the Toyota Prius base vehicle, also sometimes referred to as the Prius Liftback. The Prius has remained the gold standard in the hybrid world of cars. Their engines are the most economical engines in the U.S. The Hybrid Synergy Drive engine system combines gas and electric power to produce the most efficient drive modes around.Efficiency is the name of the game for the Prius and the Fit. The best selling hybrid out there can lend some of its efficiency to its aerodynamic shape. When you see a Prius on the road, it's unmistakable. Another unmistakable element of the Prius is its fuel economy figures and low emission output.
The Prius can make an EPA-estimated 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway with an astonishing 50 mpg combined. In California, and other states that will be soon adopting emissions guidelines, the Prius is certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle. The Prius blows away the Fit in terms of fuel efficiency thanks its gas/electric engine combo.The 2015 Honda Fit features a 1.5-liter four cylinder engine that puts out 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of torque. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission for those drivers who still like the feel of a stick shift. The Toyota Prius is available with a 2-speed continuously variable transmission which suits a higher number of drivers. While its starting MSRP is considerably higher than the stripped down Honda Fit, the Toyota Prius comes with many more standard features and cargo room.The 2015 Toyota Prius is also comes with Toyota's fantastic ToyotaCare package which comes with added benefits like 60-months of roadside assistance. The Prius' technology is second to none. Start even before you step into the vehicle with the Smart Key System. With the keyfob in your pock or purse, driver's can unlock the driver doors and start the vehicle with the push of a button. The Prius offers three audio systems car buyers can choose from.