2016 Honda Fit 2The 2016 Nissan Versa Note standard features might be enough for some West Michigan drivers, but we want to make sure you know that there are other options. Like the 2016 Honda Fit. Not only does the Fit give drivers more when it comes to standard features, it has a more powerful and more fuel-efficient engine as well.

Let’s take a look at how these two hatchbacks compare.

The Features

We know that for many, the features are the “make or break” part of a small car. The majority of small cars are affordable and fuel efficient, and it’s the level of investment the automaker is willing to put into them on the amenities front that usually wins over drivers. You can find the following on each entry-level Fit LX model:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Bluetooth for phone and audio
  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • Split-folding rear Honda Magic Seat

While Nissan does make some comparable features available, they require upgrades for a regular rearview camera, let alone a multi-angle one like the Fit comes with. The 2016 Nissan Versa Note standard features just aren’t ready to compete with a truly modern hatchback, not without significant (and costly) upgrades.

The Engine

The features aren’t the Fit’s only advantage. Honda installed a new engine on their hatchback when the current generation hit, and it leads the Versa Note in power and efficiency:

  • 2016 Honda Fit LX CVT models earn an EPA-estimated 41 highway mpg* and are rated at 130 hp.
  • The 2016 Nissan Versa Note S 5MT only earns 36 highway mpg and is only capable of 109 hp.

Those are differences you’ll feel at the pump and whenever you are in a rush and put that foot to the pedal.

Test Drive a Fit

We think that, in light of the 2016 Nissan Versa Note standard features, we can say that the 2016 Honda Fit is one of the best hatchback choices for West Michigan drivers. But we also think that the Fit stands just fine on its own, without being compared to its former competitors. Let us show you what Honda’s sporty little car is capable of with a test drive; visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.