Subcompact hatchbacks, advanced consumers, great fuel economy, and loads of space without taking up a lot of capacity in their garages. The Honda Fit vs Ford Fiesta Hatch gives consumers that and more. Which of these subcompact hatchback models is most suitable for buyers? Find out below.
Honda Fit vs Ford Fiesta: Introduction
From the house of Honda, we have the most successful model of a family car, the Honda Fit. Honda has made this generation a very well-proportioned family car, which you perceive very large inside, compact for its driving, and its inertia with good dynamics.
The Ford Fiesta is a supermini sold by Ford since 1976 over seven creations. In 2008, the sixth formation Fiesta (Mark VI) was launched worldwide, presenting it the first Fiesta model to be auctioned in the US since the Fiesta Mark I was discontinued at the end of 1980.
Ford has auctioned over 16 million Fiestas since 1976, addressing it one of the best-selling Ford marques behind the Escort and the F-Series.
Honda Fit vs Ford Fiesta: Exterior
On the exterior, you will notice that the Honda Fit car is longer than most of its counterparts. Actually, the second-generation Honda Fit made between 2007 and 2014 is longer than the first generation. Optional five-doors, fog lights and alloy rims, a predatory crouching style, and lines stretching from the bonnet and seeming to converge at the badge make the Fit incredibly stylish and beautiful.
The Fiesta owns a more conventional hatchback appearance with its distinct hood-to-windshield development. But where the Fiesta divides itself from the Fit and most others in its class is its sporty-looking ST-Line trim and performance-oriented ST model that possesses upgraded wheels, aero kits, and more.
Honda Fit vs Ford Fiesta: Interior
Honda vehicles are known for making stylish cars. For the Honda Fit interior, the most noticeable feature is its big size and comfortable seats, with a lot of legroom and headroom for all passengers. As compared to the Mazda Demio, Toyota Vitz, and even Nissan Tiida. The Fit wins hands down when it comes to sitting space and comfort. It seats five passengers comfortably and also has a decent amount of boot space at 577L (1,600L with the seats folded).
The cluster of instruments is placed in a convenient position and the driver’s seat is adjustable at various levels. There is a lot of cabin storage Honda Fit in the form of door pockets, glove compartment, and center console, giving you plenty of spaces to keep your sunglasses, mobile phone, or spare change. The windows and mirrors of Fit are electronically powered, with optional navigation also available across some grades.
The Ford Fiesta’s cabin, while mobbed with tech in its higher trims, is defined with its sea-of-black dash, massive steering wheel, and recessed touchscreen. It does, nevertheless, possess an added portion of sportiness inside the Honda Fit that cannot resemble in its ST-Line and ST trims. Within, the Honda Fit is more extended than the Fiesta in every measure besides the rear hip room.
Conventional features in the Fiesta incorporate a keyless entrance, a six-speaker audio system, a 4.2-inch display, and a rearview camera. There are also a pair of connectivity functions, namely Bluetooth for phone calls and an auxiliary jack for playing music.
Honda Fit vs Ford Fiesta: Engine & Fuel Efficiency
The average specs of the Honda Fit include a 1.5-liter i-VTEC, a four-cylinder engine. Its fuel system is multipoint fuel injection, with a fuel type of petrol. This engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission system and an FWD system.
The fuel consumption of the Honda Fit is on average very economical and is indeed one of the reasons why this car has become so popular in Kenya and other countries for use as an Uber taxi. The fuel tank size of the Honda Fit model averages around 42 liters. This is similar to the Mazda Demio and Toyota Vitz, but smaller than the Nissan Tiida hatchback car, which has a tank size of 52 liters.
The SE and ST-Line Fiesta models appear with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque by a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic for a 9.1-second run to 60 mph. The Fiesta ST combines a new line to the subcompact section with its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine elevating out 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque. This runs this more performance-oriented subcompact to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds.
Side by Side Comparison
|Features||Honda Fit||Ford Fiesta|
|Engine||1.5L Inline-4 Gas||1.6L Inline-4 Gas|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual|
|Drivetrain||Front-Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive|
|Fuel Economy||City: 29 MPG|
Hwy: 36 MPG
|City: 27 MPG|
Hwy: 35 MPG
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.6 gallons||12.4 gallons|
|Seating Capacity||5 seater||5 seater|
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down||52.7 ft³||25.4 ft³|
|Horsepower||130 hp @ 6600 rpm||120 hp @ 6350 rpm|
|Torque||114 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm||112 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm|
|Curb Weight||2,522 lbs||2,537 lbs|
|Front Seat Leg Room||41.4 in||42.2 in|
|Front Seat Headroom||39.5 in||39.1 in|
|Front Seat Shoulder Room||54.8 in||52.7 in|
|Front Seat Hip Room||51.5 in||50.6 in|
|Rear Seat Leg Room||39.3 in||31.2 in|
|Rear Seat Headroom||37.5 in||37.2 in|
|Rear Seat Shoulder Room||52.6 in||49 in|
|Rear Seat Hip Room||45.1 in||49.2 in|
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