The 2017 Honda Fit vs. The 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Mazda3

2017 Mazda3 Hatchback

The 2017 Honda Fit and the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback both provide impressive efficiency, lots of versatile space, and a fun-to-drive dynamic that makes them good choices for anybody that’s looking for a small car. But which one is a better fit for your individual needs? Take a look at how these two models compare side by side below.

Price and Value

The Honda Fit is quite simply less expensive than the Mazda3. The 2017 Honda Fit starts at only $15,990 MSRP*, and the Mazda3 starts at $19,095 MSRP. That’s a huge difference — $3105 – and enough to upgrade the Fit to a higher trim level, or add on some desirable options you won’t see in the base Mazda3.

Powertrain and Performance

While you might find a bit more power in the Mazda3 compared to the Honda Fit, you won’t get as many miles per gallon from base models.

  • According to the EPA, the Mazda3 will achieve up to 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission*.
  • When equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission, the Fit achieves up to 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway based on EPA estimates*.

Seating and Cargo

One of the key advantages of choosing a hatchback is that it offers more cargo space than a sedan. Once again, the Mazda3 can’t keep up with the Honda Fit:

  • The Mazda3 can carry up to 20.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and up to 47.1 cubic feet of luggage total.
  • While the Honda Fit offers 16.6 cubic feet with the seats up, it gives you much more total space than the Mazda3 at 52.7 cubic feet of space with the rear Magic Seat folded down.

Drive the Fit at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Find the latest Honda Fit here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake,IL, and we’re the premier Elgin and Crystal Lake area Honda dealer. We can put you behind the wheel of the versatile and efficient Honda Fit today, so contact us if you have any questions.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.