2018 Honda Fit vs. Its Competition

2018 Honda Fit
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

The Toyota Yaris lingers with an older but well-done look, and now comes standard with a basic automatic emergency braking system that suddenly vaults an also-ran into serious consideration.

The Fit vies with the Ford Fiesta on the fun-to-drive scale; Ford sells a true hot hatch with its Fiesta ST.

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

On the value end of things, look to the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa Note.

The Note isn’t as roomy or dynamically capable as the Fit but may make the most financial sense.

The Rio is new for the 2018 model year; so is its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Accent.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2018 Honda Fit spaces out when it comes to economy-car goodness.
6.0
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster.
4.3
The teensy 2018 Ford Fiesta lives its best life as a scintillating turbo-4 ST.
5.4
New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.
3.8
The Nissan Versa is affordable transportation that has an appealing price—especially for students. It’s not quick but it is spacious, especially in hatchback form.
6.0
The 2018 Toyota Yaris is two cars: a fun-to-drive sedan called the "iA," and a hatchback relic that's hard to recommend. Four doors=four thumbs up.
MSRP From     
$16,190$15,295$14,205$13,900$12,110$15,635
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonCompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
LX Manual4-Door Sedan Manual LSS SedanLX ManualS Manual3-Door L Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedanLiftback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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