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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|29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Station Wagons||Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars|
|LX Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual LS||S Sedan||3-Door L Manual (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2017 Honda Fit vs. 2017 Chevrolet Sonic||2017 Honda Fit vs. 2017 Ford Fiesta||2017 Honda Fit vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris|