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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