The Honda Fit has a new top rival for 2011.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta aims at the same crowd that desires a smaller car that's a little sportier in feel.
The Fiesta arguably looks better than the Fit, and it has responsive six-speed dual-clutch gearbox available, but its interior isn't nearly as roomy or versatile as that of the Fit.
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.
The Versa rides and handles like a larger, heavier car, lacking the Fit's nimble feel.
And none of these other models, like the Yaris, xD, or Aveo, can match the Fit's cargo or backseat space.
After the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2, another direct rival is the xD, but the Scion has neither the high-quality feel nor the jaw-dropping space efficiency of the Fit.
|2011 Honda FitBrowse Used Listings||2011 Ford FiestaBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan VersaBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota YarisBrowse Used Listings||2011 Scion xDBrowse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Small Station Wagon||Subcompact||Compact||Subcompact||Subcompact Cars|
|5-Door HB Manual||4-Door Sedan S||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base||3-Door Liftback 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|