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Honda Fit vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2017 Toyota Corolla Reliability by Generation2014 - 2017 Toyota Corolla
12.8571428571% Best 60% Worst
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2015 - 2017 Honda Fit Reliability by Generation2015 - 2017 Honda Fit
28.8571428571% Best 88% Worst
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2009 - 2014 Honda Fit Reliability by Generation2009 - 2014 Honda Fit
9.42857142857% Best 54% Worst
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2009 - 2013 Toyota Corolla Reliability by Generation2009 - 2013 Toyota Corolla
7.71428571429% Best 51% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Toyota Corolla Reliability by Generation2003 - 2008 Toyota Corolla
14% Best 62% Worst
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2007 - 2008 Honda Fit Reliability by Generation2007 - 2008 Honda Fit
22.5714285714% Best 77% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Fit

Honda Fit Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2015 I'm going to go out on a limb (if only a few feet) and predict that the new Honda Fit will remain among the most reliable cars you can buy. Why the lack of certainty? Redesigns can create problems where there were none before. Also, the third-generation Fit is hencho en Mexico. Except for the transmission--that's shipped across the Pacific from Indonesia. I don't ascribe much importance to where a car is manufactured in itself. Engineering and quality control processes--for components at least as much as final assembly--matter much more than the location of the assembly plant. But the Mexican plant is new with a green labor force, so initial cars might have been glitchy. On the tested car, the doors weren't as precisely aligned as in the typical Honda. Now that they have a year under their belts they've likely gotten their act together. Through the end of 2014 the new Fit scored pretty well in our car reliability survey. As has the also made-in-Mexico Versa Note, but I have less confidence in the Nissan's score owing to much smaller sample sizes and a less laudable previous generation. In both cases it's far too early to predict long-term reliability, but the Honda has the better track record. full 2015 Honda Fit review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Fit

Honda Fit Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It's up to the reputation of Honda. Perfect. full 2013 Honda Fit review
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
This is my second Honda Fit. Neither of them have required repairs. full 2012 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Jazz (Fit) is rated #6 in Europe in terms of reliability by a warranty company. Few problems reported on Truedelta. Consumer Reports rates reliability high. No long term test I have read has had any issues. full 2011 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Honda like Toyota make super cars maybe not bulletproof but quality for sure! I have to admit I did think about looking at the Elantra and soul. GM lost me forever in the mid 80s with their diesel conversions absolute dogs....never again full 2011 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Honda brand is known for reliability. This particular car has been in Europe as the Jazz for some time and it has excellent reliability statistics. Also- the sheer number of old Hondas I see on the road. full 2011 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
When my 14 year old Subaru became a maintenance headache, I asked my mechanic what brand of car she would recommend for a replacement. She strongly recommended Honda or Toyota. full 2011 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Terrific ratings here on TrueDelta. full 2010 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The car, although brand new, is solidly built. The Honda reputation is that the car will practically outlive me. I expect it to be reliable for a very long time. full 2010 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not a single problem in the 32,000 miles we owned it, just oil, filter and tire changes. full 2010 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've put 105,000 miles on my 2010 Honda Fit. It runs like new. I put on around 120 miles a day on my Fit and it has never left me stranded. full 2010 Honda Fit review
Honda Fit Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The other reason was sheer reliability. Lots of little things went wrong with the car, and a spotty dealer network meant each one took 3-5 hours out of my day. The shifter knob came off in my hand while driving. The steering shaft developed a "clunk" and needed fixing. Various bits of plastic trim came off. The seat got a little wobbly. All of this in the first nine months! full 2013 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Replacement tire choices very limited and the stock (Dunlop) tires do not get very many miles before needing replacement, 23,000 miles in our case. full 2010 Honda Fit review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Fit

Honda Fit Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2015 I'm going to go out on a limb (if only a few feet) and predict that the new Honda Fit will remain among the most reliable cars you can buy. Why the lack of certainty? Redesigns can create problems where there were none before. Also, the third-generation Fit is hencho en Mexico. Except for the transmission--that's shipped across the Pacific from Indonesia. I don't ascribe much importance to where a car is manufactured in itself. Engineering and quality control processes--for components at least as much as final assembly--matter much more than the location of the assembly plant. But the Mexican plant is new with a green labor force, so initial cars might have been glitchy. On the tested car, the doors weren't as precisely aligned as in the typical Honda. Now that they have a year under their belts they've likely gotten their act together. Through the end of 2014 the new Fit scored pretty well in our car reliability survey. As has the also made-in-Mexico Versa Note, but I have less confidence in the Nissan's score owing to much smaller sample sizes and a less laudable previous generation. In both cases it's far too early to predict long-term reliability, but the Honda has the better track record. full 2015 Honda Fit review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Fit

Honda Fit Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It's up to the reputation of Honda. Perfect. full 2013 Honda Fit review
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
This is my second Honda Fit. Neither of them have required repairs. full 2012 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Jazz (Fit) is rated #6 in Europe in terms of reliability by a warranty company. Few problems reported on Truedelta. Consumer Reports rates reliability high. No long term test I have read has had any issues. full 2011 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Honda like Toyota make super cars maybe not bulletproof but quality for sure! I have to admit I did think about looking at the Elantra and soul. GM lost me forever in the mid 80s with their diesel conversions absolute dogs....never again full 2011 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Honda brand is known for reliability. This particular car has been in Europe as the Jazz for some time and it has excellent reliability statistics. Also- the sheer number of old Hondas I see on the road. full 2011 Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
When my 14 year old Subaru became a maintenance headache, I asked my mechanic what brand of car she would recommend for a replacement. She strongly recommended Honda or Toyota. full 2011 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Terrific ratings here on TrueDelta. full 2010 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The car, although brand new, is solidly built. The Honda reputation is that the car will practically outlive me. I expect it to be reliable for a very long time. full 2010 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not a single problem in the 32,000 miles we owned it, just oil, filter and tire changes. full 2010 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've put 105,000 miles on my 2010 Honda Fit. It runs like new. I put on around 120 miles a day on my Fit and it has never left me stranded. full 2010 Honda Fit review
Honda Fit Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The other reason was sheer reliability. Lots of little things went wrong with the car, and a spotty dealer network meant each one took 3-5 hours out of my day. The shifter knob came off in my hand while driving. The steering shaft developed a "clunk" and needed fixing. Various bits of plastic trim came off. The seat got a little wobbly. All of this in the first nine months! full 2013 Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Replacement tire choices very limited and the stock (Dunlop) tires do not get very many miles before needing replacement, 23,000 miles in our case. full 2010 Honda Fit review