Compared to the 2009 Scion xD, the Aveo5 has a more spacious, comfortable interior, but it lags in nearly all other areas, with a shorter features list, sluggish performance, and questionable safety.
The Kia Rio5 is a better alternative, with a sportier driving feel and spacious interior, but it doesn't match the xD either in terms of features for the money, nor does it have Toyota’s reputation for reliability.
The Nissan Versa feels like a bigger car, with the poise and a settled ride that's a step above, but it doesn't feel especially sporty from behind the wheel.
Finally, the Honda Fit is probably the most practical choice of this group, while still feeling quite sporty to drive.
Its plentiful headroom and a backseat large enough for adults, along with the Magic Seat design that expands to an impressive amount of cargo space, are unbeatable.
|2009 Scion xDBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda FitBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan VersaBrowse Used Listings|
|26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas 4-cyl|
|Subcompact||Small Station Wagon||Compact|
|5-Door HB Manual (Natl)||5-Door HB Manual||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Wagon||5-Door Hatchback||4 Door Sedan|