Compare 2010 Honda Insight vs 2008 Honda Fit

2010 Honda Insight
2008 Honda Fit
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5-Door CVT LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 40 43 $18,687 $19,800
5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 40 43 $20,098 $21,300
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 40 43 $21,790 $23,100
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,687
$13,467
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,800
$13,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want to be seen in a smart, high-mileage hybrid but prefer to pinch pennies at the dealership, the 2010 Honda Insight is the way to go. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 90.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 50.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 157.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 41.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 21.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 10.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.73 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.3
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P175/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P175/65SR14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2432
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1500 105 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/82 1.5L/91.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 109 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.32
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 - 1.69 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan 5-Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Honda Fit
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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