Compare 2008 Honda Fit vs 2009 Hyundai Accent

2008 Honda Fit
2009 Hyundai Accent
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
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3-Door HB Automatic GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accent 3-Door HB Automatic GS 26 35 $11,777 $12,070
Accent 3-Door HB Automatic SE 26 35 $15,406 $15,870
Accent 3-Door HB Manual GS 27 33 $9,872 $9,970
Accent 3-Door HB Manual GS w/Popular Pkg 27 33 $10,822 $11,070
Accent 3-Door HB Manual SE 27 33 $14,642 $15,070
Accent 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 35 $13,544 $13,920
Accent 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 27 33 $12,589 $12,920
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,235
$11,777
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,750
$12,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$201 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value. The 2009 Hyundai Accent is an affordable, if underpowered, economy vehicle with a tasteful interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.2 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 92.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.4 159.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
96.5 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.2 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.3 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.3 15.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x -TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.8 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.3 33.1
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.41 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR14 P175/70TR14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR14 P175/70TR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2514 2504
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4800 106 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91.4 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 5800 110 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68 1.58
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.55 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5-Door Hatchback 3 Door HB Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit Hyundai Accent
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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