I'm actually talking about fit, but I would also be good to know which one works better. I'd rather not have to spend money on OEM Toyota Air Filter or a K&N. I view them as a ripoff and have been told spending that much for an Air Filter won't gain you much in the way of performance. What regular type of Air Filter would be people suggest?
I recommend a TRD or K&N. If you want a regular filter, get a Toyota.
You say that you're talking about fit, then you say you don't want to spend the money, and then you talk about performance.
What do you really want? You can't have everything, and you get what you pay for. It appears as if you're one of the people that have been brain washed into believing that factory parts are a ripoff. I use OEM products so I know that they will function properly. The slight extra cost is offset by the benefit of having properly engineered parts.
Here's another point that seems to get some people mad. If an air filter is too expensive for you, have you considered that the car you purchased is actually out of your budget? Maybe a Corolla would fit your needs better and allow you to purchase the proper maintenance items without such a financial burden.