2011 Honda Fit vs. Its Competition

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Honda Fit has a new top rival for 2011.

The 2011 Ford Fiesta aims at the same crowd that desires a smaller car that's a little sportier in feel.

The Fiesta arguably looks better than the Fit, and it has responsive six-speed dual-clutch gearbox available, but its interior isn't nearly as roomy or versatile as that of the Fit.

The automatic transmission in the Fit has five speeds, while most others still have four in this price class, which helps bring good performance and fuel economy, along with relaxed highway cruising.

Anti-lock brakes, which are standard on the Fit, are optional or not available on many of its competitors.

The Versa rides and handles like a larger, heavier car, lacking the Fit's nimble feel.

And none of these other models, like the Yaris, xD, or Aveo, can match the Fit's cargo or backseat space.

After the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2, another direct rival is the xD, but the Scion has neither the high-quality feel nor the jaw-dropping space efficiency of the Fit.

2011 Honda Fit Sport2011 Honda Fit
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2011 Nissan Versa 5dr HB I4 Auto 1.8 S Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan Versa
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2011 Toyota Yaris 4-door Sedan Auto (GS) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Toyota Yaris
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2011 Scion xD 5dr HB Man (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Scion xD
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Honda Fit is like a mini-minivan in some respects, with an incredibly space-efficient design; yet it's peppy, frugal, and fun to drive.
If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.
For those focused on getting the most comfort and practicality for the least money, the 2011 Nissan Versa is a market standout.
The 2011 Toyota Yaris is a great city car for cost-conscious commuters, though those who expect a top-notch list of connectivity features will be disappointed.
The 2011 Scion xD offers an impressive list of features and sporty accessories, but it's not as much fun to drive as its image suggests.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonSubcompactCompactSubcompactSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base3-Door Liftback Manual (GS)5-Door HB Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront-wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
5 Door Hatchback4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan3 Door Hatchback4 Door Wagon
Detailed Spec Comparison
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