Is the 2017 Honda Fit the Best Subcompact Hatchback?
The subcompact hatchback market offers some great choices for drivers who want a versatile, practical, and fuel-efficient vehicle, but not every subcompact hatchback is created equal. With a long list of features and equipment inside, phenomenal fuel economy, and a low sticker price, the 2017 Honda Fit has solidified its place among the top choices for Mid-Missouri drivers looking for a subcompact. Let’s take a closer look at everything it can offer drivers and compare it to some of the competition on the road.
Honda Fit LX models equipped with a CVT get one of the best fuel economy estimates in its class at an EPA-estimated 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined mpg.* That means Fit drivers can drive for longer distances with less frequent visits to the pump, which is good for the environment and your wallet. To compare, here’s a breakdown of the fuel economy estimated for some of the Fit’s top competitors:
- 2016 Toyota Yaris L 5-Door 4AT – 30 city / 36 highway / 32 combined mpg
- 2016 Nissan Versa Note S Plus – 31 city / 39 highway / 34 combined mpg
- 2016 Kia Rio 5-door LX – 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined mpg
The Honda Fit also comes with a long list of standard features, some of which you’ll be hard-pressed to find on competing models. Some of what you can expect to find exclusively inside the Fit as standard equipment includes:
- Cruise Control
- Rearview Camera
- Multi-function Remote
- Second-Row 60-40 Reclining Folding Bench Seat
- Stereo Anti-Theft
- Under-seat Storage
- Keyless Entry
You won’t find any of these features as standard equipment on the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa Note, or Kia Rio. Some of these features, such as cruise control and keyless entry, can be added as available options or can be found on higher trim levels, which means you’ll have to commit to paying extra for them. But features such as the second-row bench seat in the Fit that can fold and recline, as well as the under-seat storage, aren’t available on the other vehicles at all.
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The 2017 Honda Fit offers drivers more features and a better fuel economy than automotive rivals, and with a low price of just $15,990 MSRP for LX 6MT models,* we think it’s clear that the Fit offers a better value to Mid-Missouri drivers. Find out more about all the features it brings to the table and get firsthand experience with a test drive by visiting any Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer today.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.