The entry price is a bit higher for the 2010 Honda Fit compared to most of its peers in the market, but a lot of other factors might make the Fit cheaper in the long run.
Consider its top crash-test ratings and good reputation for reliability and it will likely cost less to own and maintain over many years.
Next to most other hatchback models its size, it feels much more substantial from behind the wheel.
The automatic transmission in the Fit has five speeds, while most others still have four in this price class, which helps bring good performance and fuel economy, along with relaxed highway cruising.
Anti-lock brakes, which are standard on the Fit, are optional or not available on many of its competitors.
Among these competitors, all but the Rio5 have a softer ride than the Fit, but it doesn't necessarily bring more ride comfort; the Rio5 handles quite well but isn't as comfortable at high speeds, and the Versa rides and handles like a larger, heavier car, lacking the Fit's nimble feel.
And none of these models matches the Fit's cargo or backseat space.
Perhaps the most direct rival to the Fit is the xD, but the Scion has neither the high-quality feel nor the jaw-dropping space efficiency of the Fit.
|2010 Honda FitBrowse Used Listings||2010 Chevrolet AveoBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan VersaBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota YarisBrowse Used Listings||2010 Scion xDBrowse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cylinder||Gas 4-cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Small Station Wagon||Compact||Compact||Subcompact||Subcompact car|
|5-Door HB Manual||4-Door Sedan LS||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base||3-Door LB Manual (Natl)||5-Door HB Manual (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|5 Door Hatchback||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||3 Door Hatchback||4 Door Wagon|