Honda Fit 1.3 More Economical than Toyota Vitz 1.0

Honda L13A i-DSI engine (Wikipedia)

Honda L13A i-DSI engine

A friend was asking me the economy of the Honda Fit/Jazz. I remembered that I read about Fit being more economical than the March/Micra and Vitz despite having a bigger 1.3 engine. I decided to confirm it from their respective websites.

Toyota’s Japan website said up to 21 km/L for the Vitz 1.0L while Honda said up to 24 for Fit. Note that Toyota quotes better fuel economy for its CVT version over 5-speed manual (like I say in my other post). Nissan March manages 19 km/L officially for the 4-speed (old) automatic and 21 km/L for 5-MT. All these figures are for Japan’s 10-15 mode. In practise I have seen that if you add reduce it by 15% you get a good estimate of how much you’ll use here in Mauritius depending on your driving style.

One model to look out for is the upcoming March in Q4 of this year. It is being rumoured to have a new 1.0 litre turbocharged engine that should provide economy and power when you need it. It’ll definitely come with a CVT, finally.



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5 Comments (+add yours)

  1. Yashvin
    May 05, 2010 @ 22:30:12


  2. reena
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 11:06:25

    hi. we have been thinking of buying a honda civic hybrid, however we are not getting clear info abt the hybrid phenomenon. how it works and whether there are mechanics in mru who are skilled in this type n so on. help!!!

  3. dodo
    Nov 28, 2010 @ 23:13:01

    at this point of time i dont know any mechanics who are skilled in hybrid cars. I think you should consider performing the maintainance at the concessionaires neuf like leal. if someone owns a hybrid, i would like to know about the maintainance too.

    its like the mazda rx8 also uses the non conventional wankel engine, and there are some on the mauritian roads. How do the owners do the maintanance?

  4. bhoot
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 22:41:52

    I know of a friend who has a Subaru Impreza. There are a few enthusiasts but when something needs replacement, you need to keep your car in your garage, for say a month, until the spare part comes from abroad! (Impreza also has a differnet type of engine, similar to Porsche).

  5. yogesh
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 16:12:36

    DSI engines have 2 spark plugs per cylinder,thats 8 of them in all.
    Thus burning the fuel efficiently and achieving more power for the same fuel delivery as other cars.
    And at the same time better fuel economy.

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