2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Ford Fiesta

Drivers in the market for a new vehicle know firsthand just how difficult it can be to find the perfect one. However, with persistent research we’re confident you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. That’s why our team here at Garden State Honda works to provide readers with detailed research and comparisons in order to show how Honda vehicles stand up to their competition. This time we’re going to take a closer look into the compact hatchback segment by shining a spotlight on the Honda Fit.

The 2016 Honda Fit is going head-to-head with the 2016 Ford Fiesta to show drivers how these two popular choices compare. It’s important for us to note that we’re only comparing the base models for both vehicles, so the Fit LX and the Fiesta S Hatchback. There are additional models and trims to choose from for both vehicles, which include additional features and performance capabilities. With this in mind, let’s see how the Honda Fit base model compares to the Ford Fiesta base.

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2016 Honda Fit LX 2016 Ford Fiesta S
1.5-liter I-4 Engine 1.6-liter I-4
33 city/41 hwy* MPG 28 city/36 hwy
Standard Automatic Transmission Optional
Standard Rearview Camera Not available

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When it comes to performance, the 2016 Honda Fit LX and the 2016 Ford Fiesta S seem to have a lot in common at first glance. They’re equipped with similar-sized engines and are both set with front-wheel drive. However, the Fit LX is standard with a continuously variable transmission whereas the Fiesta is set with a manual transmission. The Fit is noticeably more fuel efficient, and it also pumps out more horsepower.

On another note, drivers will notice that the Fit offers more space overall for both passengers and cargo. Both vehicles have seating for up to five passengers. The Fit LX offers 95.7 cubic feet of space for passengers, whereas the Fiesta S has 85.1 cubic feet. As for cargo space, the Fit features 16.6 cubic feet behind the second row seat. When it’s folded down, there is 52.7 cubic feet. The Fiesta is not quite as spacious with 14.9 cubic feet behind the second row seat and 25.4 cubic feet maximum.

There are tons of standard safety and convenience features these two compact hatchbacks have to offer that are sure to impress. Both the Fit and the Fiesta come with steering wheel mounted controls, a CD player and keyless entry. However, there are quite a few features that are standard on the Fit and not available on the Fiesta base model. These include: automatic headlights, a second row split bench seat, exterior temperature gauge, cruise control and power windows.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Fit are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online.

*29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT model. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L CVT models. Based on 2016 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.

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