2016 Honda Fit vs. 2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Ford Fiesta

The 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Ford Fiesta are probably leading your list of subcompacts this year. We know that Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area shoppers want to find out how they compare, so we’ve made it easy for you to see just how these two top hatchbacks line up. Just take a look at our comparison below!

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is no doubt your first priority in this crowded segment. How do these cars compare? The 2016 Ford Fiesta is rated at 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined from the EPA in its base configuration. The 2016 Honda Fit LX with continuously variable transmission is rated by the EPA at a significantly better 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined*. The Honda Fit even makes more power than the Ford Fiesta – it’s makes 130 hp while the Fiesta makes 120 hp.

Safety Scores

The 2016 Honda Fit received the Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) Safety Top Safety Pick award. The 2016 Ford Fiesta does not fare nearly as well in safety because it received the disappointing second worst “Marginal” crash test score in the Small Overlap Front test that the IIHS conducts. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the Fiesta once again disappoints with a four-star overall rating, with an alarming two-star side crash test rating. The Honda Fit earned a five-star overall crash test rating and perfect five-star ratings in front and side crash tests.


The 2016 Honda Fit can fit up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo with seats in place, while the 2016 Ford Fiesta only has room for up to 14.9 cubic feet. When you fold the rear seats down, the Honda Fit can carry 52.7 cubic feet of cargo – the Fiesta rates at less than half of that with a cargo capacity of only 25.4 cubic feet.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Stop by Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake to test drive the latest Honda Fit today. We’re your local Elgin area Honda dealer, and we’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. We hope to see you soon!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.