While the subcompact hatchback has been popular in Europe and Asia for years, it’s catching on in the United States now with the 2017 Honda Fit—a car we think is the best subcompact hatchback for Hampton Roads drivers. When it debuted, the Fit gave drivers something different, something practical and affordable yet fun and energetic.
Since that debut, the Fit has solidified its place as a leader in its class, delivering advanced standard features, state-of-the-art upgrade options, and one of the most efficient powertrains. And it easily stands out against its top competitors.
The Strengths of the 2017 Honda Fit
While the Fit has plenty of competitors, we want to focus on three of the most competitive vehicles in the class to show you why we think Honda’s model is the best subcompact hatchback available, priced at just $15,990 (MSRP)* for LX 6MT models.
- Standard Features: The Fit includes Bluetooth phone and audio, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat for a versatile interior. Competitors like the 2016 Nissan Versa Note don’t even include cruise control or remote entry, let alone a rearview camera.
- Fuel Economy: The 2017 Honda Fit LX CVT earns an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg in the city.** Competing models like the 2016 Kia Rio 5-door and the 2017 Chevy Sonic manage just 37 highway/27 city and 35 highway/24 city mpg, respectively.
- Interior Space: Don’t be fooled by the “subcompact” name, the Fit is one of the most spacious cars in its class, with 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The 2017 Chevy Sonic, 2016 Kia Rio, and 2016 Nissan Versa Note all offer less passenger and cargo space.
As if these advantages weren’t enough already, the Fit has three trim levels available to choose from, with the top-of-the-line EX-L including premium technology features and elegant leather upholstery.
Find Your Honda Fit
Visit a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer near you today to see what the 2017 Honda Fit has to offer; we think you’ll quickly see why we believe it to be the best subcompact hatchback.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**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.