2010 Honda Fit vs. Its Competition

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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.

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Quick Specs
8.0
Look beyond the appearance of the 2010 Honda Fit, which admittedly won’t quicken pulses. Honda nails the rest with the peppy, spacious, and frugal Fit.
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The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth considering if the bulk of your driving is done around the city—but there are plenty of better small-car options that don't cost much more.
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The 2010 Nissan Versa is one of the best-value cars available on the market. Just remember that at its cheapest, you won’t be getting too much in the way of features.
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Improved safety features make the 2010 Toyota Yaris an even more alluring package for those watching every penny in a new-car purchase.
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The 2010 Scion xD is a substantial, feature-laden choice in the econobox class, and buyers can customize to their heart's content.
MSRP From    
$14,900$11,965$9,990$12,605$14,900
Gas Mileage    
27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas 4-cylGas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonCompactCompactSubcompactSubcompact car
Style Name    
5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base3-Door LB Manual (SE)5-Door HB Manual (Natl)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
5 Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan3 Door Hatchback4 Door Wagon
Transmission    
ManualManual w/ODManualManualManual