It’s important to keep an open mind when you’re in the market for a new vehicle. Prospective new car buyers looking for a fuel efficient hatchback have probably considered the Toyota Yaris. Our team here at Serra Toyota is working to show you why that’s the choice you should make by offering detailed comparisons to the competition. This time, we’re going to take a closer look at how the 2016 Toyota Yaris L 3-door Liftback compares to the 2016 Fiat 500 Pop.
These are the base models, so there are other options available on higher ones including a 5-door Yaris model, which is not an option for the Fiat 500. All of the Fiat 500 models are set with a standard 5-speed manual transmission, whereas the Yaris offers the choice of manual or automatic. The Yaris also offers one extra seat and considerably more cargo space.
|2016 Toyota Yaris L 3-door Liftback||VS||2016 Fiat 500 Pop|
|4-speed automatic||Transmission||5-speed manual|
|15.3 cubic feet||Cargo volume||9.5 cubic feet|
When it comes to efficiency, these two compact hatchbacks are quite comparable. The 2016 Yaris L with an automatic transmission gets 30 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. The 2016 Fiat 500 with a manual transmission gets 31 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. Both vehicles are set standard with front-wheel drive. The 2016 Yaris comes set with a slightly larger engine therefore giving it just a little bit more power than the Fiat 500. It’s equipped with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which pumps out 106 horsepower. The Fiat 500 Pop is set with a 1.4-liter I-4 that produces 101 horsepower.
Turning our attention to the safety features available on the Yaris and the 500, these two are almost identical across the board. Both are set standard with a brake assist system, electronic traction control, front knee airbags and a low tire pressure indicator to ensure proper tire inflation all the time. As for technology and convenience features, there are a few reasons the Yaris comes out on top. It comes with an optional navigational system as well as a standard remote fuel filler door release and seatback storage; all of which are not available on the 2016 Fiat 500 Pop.
Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Toyota Yaris has to offer are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this fuel efficient, versatile hatchback can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.