The market for subcompact hatchbacks is more competitive than ever before, and drivers in West Michigan want to know which models offer the most exciting combination of features, fuel economy, and cargo space. The 2016 Kia Soul Base Model, the 2016 Ford Fiesta S Hatchback, and the 2016 MAZDA3 5-door i Sport have all been popular at one point or another, but when their offerings are measured against those of the 2017 Honda Fit, it’s clear that the latter car is superior. No matter what you’re looking for in your next subcompact, we guarantee that the Fit is able to outperform the competition.
Segment-Leading Fuel Economy
Many drivers opt for subcompacts because of their exceptional fuel economy, and the 2017 Honda Fit offers excellent savings at the pump. Thanks in part to its available CVT and standard EcoAssist system, the Fit LX CVT is able to get an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.* None of its competitors are able to match this level of efficiency. Although the 2016 Mazda 5-door can manage about 40 mpg on the highway, it falls short in city environments with just 30 mpg. The 2016 Kia Soul and the 2016 Ford Fiesta possess lower starting prices than the Fit, but they will end up costing much more over time in terms of fuel economy! The Soul gets 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, while the Fiesta provides 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
Cargo Capacity and Standard Storage Compartments
Some drivers won’t be swayed by great gas mileage alone, and for them, the Fit offers expansive cargo storage space and an incredible array of standard features. Among our competitors, the Fit is the only subcompact hatchback that comes standard with 60/40-split folding bench seats! Although the 2016 Kia Soul does possess a slight advantage in terms of overall cargo space, it lacks the Fit’s convenient seatback and under-seat Storage compartments. The Fit’s 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space allow it to win out easily over the Fort Fiesta S Hatchback and the MAZDA3 5-Door i Sport.
Take the 2017 Honda Fit for a Test Drive!
There’s no better time than now to make a decision on your next new subcompact hatchback! Contact one of our West Michigan Honda Dealers locations today to take the 2017 Honda Fit for a test drive.
*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.