The 2016 Honda Fit vs. the 2016 Kia Forte5

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Kia Forte5

2016 Kia Forte5

The 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Kia Forte5 are both small cars that offer versatility and efficiency for drivers throughout the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. You’ll find that these two hatchbacks are both good choices for anyone who needs an affordable small car. Of course, you probably want to make the best choice, so you’re doing your research. See how they match up below!


The 2016 Honda Fit is priced from an affordable $15,890 MSRP with the six-speed manual transmission in the LX trim*. The 2016 Kia Forte5 is considerably more costly in the base model at $18,090 MSRP in the LX trim with an automatic six-speed. That’s a $2,200 difference – a sizable premium to pay for the Forte5.

Plus, ALG estimates that the Honda Fit will better keep its value, meaning a higher resale cost later on. ALG estimates that the Fit will retain 56 percent of its original value at three years and 42 percent at five years, while the Kia will only be worth 49 percent of its purchase price at three years and 33 percent after five years.

Fuel Economy

While the 2016 Kia Forte5 does earn a relatively good EPA estimate of 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined, those numbers simply aren’t competitive in the subcompact hatchback class.  The 2016 Honda Fit LX, on the other hand, puts up impressive efficiency figures. With continuously variable transmission the Fit LX earns an EPA estimated 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined**.


The 2016 Kia Forte5 received only the ‘Marginal’ crash test score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in their small front overlap test. The 2016 Honda Fit, meanwhile, received an ‘Acceptable’ ranking in that test. While the Kia Forte5 has yet to complete all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests, it has earned a 4-star rating in the front side crash test, where the Fit earned a 5-star rating***.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Come drive the latest 2016 Honda Fit today at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. Our showroom is located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Rd. in Crystal Lake, IL, and we’re happy to help you get behind the wheel of a new Honda Fit or any other current Honda model when you stop by today!

*Missing Destination and Handling.
**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.
***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).