2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Ford Fiesta
While it might not have the name recognition of a Camry or Corolla, the Yaris has been around for nearly two decades and has garnered quite a following of its own. In the subcompact sedan and hatchback segments, it has become a force to be reckoned with, and we thought we’d give you an example of why that is by pitting it against one of its biggest competitors, as we compared the 2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Ford Fiesta..
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Yaris
As you can tell by looking at the table above, the two vehicles are very similar to one another, with each having its own advantages and being equal in other important areas. But let’s start from the top with city fuel efficiency, where it becomes clear that the Yaris utilizes 0.7 l/100km less fuel through city streets like those in Edmonton. If most of your driving is done through town with minimal highway journeys, then you could save quite a bit of money at the gas pump with the Yaris.
Alternatively, the Ford Fiesta offers a bit more power in the way of 16 horsepower. But 16 horsepower isn’t a massive advantage, and while it might normally be noticeable in a side by side comparison the fact that the Yaris weighs 260 lbs. less than the Fiesta cuts down that advantage even more, making them almost equal to one another. And, as we mentioned, the final category we looked at the two vehicles are actually equal, both offering 85.1 cu. ft. of space for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in.
So the decision might come down to things like style and content, which you can find tons of information about on our blog. If things like Toyota Safety Sense sound intriguing and you like the look of the Yaris, then it might just be the right subcompact for you. Be sure to schedule a test drive here on our website so that you can come check one out for yourself.