2017 Honda Fit vs. Its Competition

2017 Honda Fit
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

A brace of new vehicles over the last couple of years has made the subcompact field especially competitive.

While the price gap between a subcompact and a compact can be narrow, many buyers aim for a smaller, more maneuverable car.

Chevrolet redesigned its already impressive Sonic for 2017 and added a host of safety and convenience features that make it highly competitive.

So too the Toyota Yaris, which will now come standard with a basic automatic emergency braking system that suddenly vaults an also-ran into serious consideration.

The Fit and the Ford Fiesta vie for most fun to drive status in the segment, and the Ford is available as a true hot hatch—the Fiesta ST.

On the value end of things, look to the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa Note, neither of which are as roomy or dynamically capable as the Fit but may make the most financial sense.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2017 Honda Fit gives up some fun-to-drive spunk for unparalleled interior space and flexibility.
6.5
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun.
4.2
The 2017 Fiesta drops pro handling moves in ST trim, and 3-cylinders excel at sipping fuel--but all Fiestas have very tight interiors.
4.5
The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA adds a good sedan to the lineup this year. So good, in fact, we're not sure why the hatchback is around any longer.
MSRP From   
$16,090$15,145$13,660$15,250
Gas Mileage   
29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Small Station WagonSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name   
LX Manual4-Door Sedan Manual LSS Sedan3-Door L Manual (GS)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style   
HatchbackSedanSedanLiftback
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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