2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Hyundai Accent Hatchback

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Hyundai Accent Hatchback

2016 Hyundai Accent Hatchback


Both the 2016 Honda Fit and the 2015 Hyundai Accent might be on your short list of subcompact hatchbacks as you begin car shopping here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL this year. You should definitely see how they stack up before you decide, and luckily, we’ve done most of the hard work for you! Read on for a full, in-depth comparison below!

Powertrain and Performance

Fuel economy is probably at the top of your list of priorities. The EPA estimates for the 2016 Hyundai Accent sit at a respectable 27 mpg city/38 mpg highway/31 mpg combined in the standard configuration. The 2016 Honda Fit LX with continuously variable transmission handily beats the Accent, however, with an EPA estimate of 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined*. It’s clear that the Honda Fit offers more miles per gallon.

Seating and Cargo

The 2016 Hyundai Accent provides a remarkably spacious 47.5 cubic feet total with the rear seats folded down. The 2016 Honda Fit comes out ahead once again, however, with an even more impressive 52.7 cubic feet total when you fold down the rear Magic Seats. The Fit also offers more space in the cabin for passengers, with a total of 95.7 cubic feet, while the Accent only has 90.1 cubic feet. That means that the Fit provides more second row legroom and more shoulder and hip room in the front.

Safety and Security

The 2016 Honda Fit earned the best possible five-star overall rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, whereas the 2016 Hyundai Accent only earned a four-star overall rating. Breaking down that score, you find that the Hyundai Accent received only a four-star rating in the front passenger crash test, the frontal crash test, the side crash test, and the side barrier crash test, and an alarming three-star rating in the rear side crash test. The Honda Fit earned a perfect five-star rating in every one of those tests.

Drive the Fit at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Think that the 2016 Honda Fit will make a better choice than the Hyundai Accent? So do we. Come visit your local Chicagoland and Elgin area Honda dealer, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, right here at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, to drive the latest Honda Fit Today!

*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.