2013 Honda Fit vs. Its Competition

2013 Honda Fit
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Honda Fit has faced some tight competition over the past year or two, but it still stands out in some very important respects--like seating and cargo space, and versatility.

The Ford Fiesta is sportier, and it arguably looks better and offers even more responsive handling, but its interior feels (and is) smaller than the Fit's.

The Chevrolet Sonic is the most refined choice in this class, and it feels like a more expensive car in 1.4T form, but it's also not nearly as roomy--especially for cargo.

The Nissan Versa carried over to 2012 relatively unchanged, and it's been a good pick for its ride comfort, but it's expected to get a redesign for 2013 and follow the Versa Sedan's design, which hasn't been received as well as the previous version.

The Toyota Yaris, on the other hand, feels like one of the lightest and leanest in this category--although it lacks any strong selling points, except a clean, well-styled exterior.

The Hyundai Accent gets a fuel-efficient direct-injection engine and 40-mpg highway rating, along with a few more standard features.

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Quick Specs
7.2
If you're not turned off by the utilitarian look of the 2013 Honda Fit, you'll like what you get, which is awesome practicality and space-efficiency, plus some driving verve.
7.8
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort.
7.6
Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling.
7.2
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is one of the best-equipped small cars, and it gets very good gas mileage, but it's not quite as exciting to drive as it looks.
6.6
The 2013 Nissan Versa is at its best up against used cars: If you can overlook some cheap-feeling details, it's a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car, for used-car money.
7.2
The 2013 Toyota Yaris holds true to its promise as a maneuverable, economical car for city commuting--with a cheerful, well-designed interior--but highway refinement and weak performance are major drawbacks.
MSRP From     
$15,425$14,185$13,200$14,545$11,990$14,370
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonSubcompact CarsSubcompactCompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan Manual LS4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan Manual GLS4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A44N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
ManualManualManualManualManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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