The Honda Fit remains the choice vehicle in this class, thanks to its flexible seating arrangement and its smooth four-cylinder engine.
In terms of refinement and safety, it truly is a class ahead.
The Chevrolet Aveo offers two different body styles and a frugal four-cylinder, but it's still not remotely competitive with the class leaders like the Fit or Yaris.
The Yaris has smart style and an enviable reputation behind it, as well as a choice of two- or four-door models.
The Kia Rio is essentially the same car as the Hyundai Accent, but it's also offered in a Rio5 wagon format where the Accent offers a three-door coupe.
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|2009 Hyundai AccentBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet AveoBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda FitBrowse Used Listings||2008 Kia RioBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota YarisBrowse Used Listings|
|26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cylinder||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Compact||Subcompact||Small Station Wagon||Compact||Subcompact|
|3-Door HB Manual GS||5-Door HB LS||5-Door HB Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual||3-Door HB Manual (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front wheel drive|
|3 Door HB Coupe||5 Door Hatchback||5-Door Hatchback||4dr Sdn||3 Door Hatchback|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual|
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|2009 Hyundai Accent vs. 2009 Chevrolet Aveo||2009 Hyundai Accent vs. 2008 Honda Fit||2009 Hyundai Accent vs. 2008 Kia Rio||2009 Hyundai Accent vs. 2008 Toyota Yaris|