The 2016 Honda Fit vs. the 2016 Chevrolet Spark

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Chevrolet Spark

2016 Chevrolet Spark

Both the 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Chevrolet Spark are subcompact hatchbacks. That is certainly true. They both can provide you with easy-to-park and efficient transportation in and around Chicagoland, from the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area and beyond. Of course, there are some differences between the two vehicles, so you should take a close look before making any decisions!

Powertrain and Performance

You’re not buying a sports car – you want efficiency first, and maybe some horsepower on the side, if that’s not too much to ask. Consider how these two cars match up.

The 2016 Chevy Spark makes a meager 98 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque with its 1.4L four-cylinder engine. That’s a pretty small output, even in this pint sized class. The Spark does offer a relatively good EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission.

The 2016 Honda Fit comes with a 1.5L four-cylinder that makes considerably more muscle at 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque, so it shouldn’t feel underpowered, even in highway driving. The Fit LX with continuously variable transmission handily beats the Spark with an EPA estimate of 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined*.

It’s obvious that the Fit offers both more power and more performance when compared to the Chevy Spark.

Seating and Cargo

In a little car like this space is at a premium – you want the most cargo volume and passenger space in the cabin possible in this segment’s relatively small footprint. To that end, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark offers a compact 83.0 cubic feet of passenger volume and a maximum cargo volume of only 27.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down or up to 11.1 cubic feet with the seats in place.

You’ll see that the 2016 Honda Fit offers far more cabin space with 95.7 cubic feet – that means more head room and shoulder room in both rows. The Fit also has up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space, or up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo with the seats up.

It’s not much of a contest if you’re looking for a versatile interior – the Fit offers more space for passengers and cargo.

Drive the Fit at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Drive the Fit today at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is your leading Honda dealer serving the Chicagoland and Elgin area, so come visit us 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.