Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Kia, Suzuki, | posted March 01, 2014 11:40
The tale of the tape between the hatchbacks
With the upcoming launch of the all-new Toyota Yaris, we thought it prudent to measure it up against its primary competitors to give you an idea how it fits in the class.
The 2014 Toyota Yaris has a length of 4,115 mm, a width of 1,700 mm, a height of 1,475 mm and a wheelbase of 2,550 mm. Customers will be able to choose between the 1.3L VVT-i as well as a 1.5L VVT-i engine.
To have a better perception of the other models, below is the size table of the different hatchbacks such as the Honda Fit/Jazz, the Hyundai Accent, the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Chevrolet Sonic, the Kia Rio, the Suzuki Swift, the Ford Fiesta, and the Mazda 2.
The 2014 Toyota Yaris, as it stands, will occupy much more real estate on the road than the outgoing model. In terms of length, the Yaris will match the current big boy in the class in the Hyundai Accent Hatchback, and will be larger than both the current Jazz and the upcoming Jazz.
2013 Toyota Yaris
Length: 3,800 mm / Width: 1,695 mm / Height: 1,520 mm / Wheelbase: 2,460 mm
2013 Honda Jazz
Length: 4,105 mm / Width: 1,695 mm / Height: 1,525 mm / Wheelbase: 2,500 mm
2014 Honda Fit/Jazz*
Length: 4,064mm / Width: 1,702mm / Height: 1,524mm / Wheelbase: 2,530mm
(Note: Jazz is an upcoming model. Preliminary dimensions based on U.S. model)
2014 Hyundai Accent Hatchback
Length: 4,115 mm / Width: 1,705 mm / Height: 1,455 mm / Wheelbase: 2,570 mm
Length: 3,710 mm / Width: 1,655 mm / Height: 1,500 mm / Wheelbase: 2,450 mm
(*Note: Mirage included for reference only, as it is considered to be a class under the B-Segment)
Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback
Length: 4,039 mm / Width: 1,735 mm / Height: 1,516 mm / Wheelbase: 2,525 mm
Kia Rio Hatchback
Length: 4,046 mm / Width: 1,720 mm / Height: 1,455 mm / Wheelbase: 2,570 mm
Length: 3,850 mm / Width: 1,695 mm / Height: 1,510 mm / Wheelbase: 2,430 mm
Ford Fiesta Hatchback
Length: 4,067 mm / Width: 1,722 mm / Height: 1,481 mm / Wheelbase: 2,489 mm
Length: 3,922 mm / Width: 1,695 mm / Height: 1,485 mm / Wheelbase: 2,490 mm
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