2016 Ford Fiesta vs. 2016 Honda Fit

It's our job to make sure you find the right vehicle for you. Below we've created a chart so you can gather helpful information on these two vehicles at a quick glance, with some more detailed explanations below.

2016 Ford Fiesta vs. 2016 Honda Fit

Important note: For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the base trims for each model.

 2016 Ford Fiesta2016 Honda Fit
Engine1.6L 4-cylinder1.5L 4-cylinder
Horsepower120130
Torque112 lb-ft174 lb-ft
TransmissionFive-speed automaticSix-speed manual
MPG28 city/36 hwy/31 combined29 city/37hwy/32 combined
Interior FeaturesVoice-activated SYNC 3, additional speakers for 2016 modelAll-touchscreen system
 

Appearance

The 2016 Ford Fiesta and 2016 Honda Fit both offer multiple trim levels. The Fiesta is available in S, SE, and Titanium trim formats and also in sedan or hatchback. Top performance can be found in the hatchback Fiesta ST.

 

New to the 2016 Fiesta are four additional vibrant color options: Kona Blue, Electric Spice, White Platinum Metallic, and Shadow Black. Of course, these are in addition to the already sporty selection of paint options.

 

The 2016 Honda Fit trim levels, hatchback by default, are LX, EX, and EX-L.

 

In contrast to the Fiesta, the Fit color selections are much more straightforward. Options include red, yellow, blue, and a number of gray, black, and white options.

 

Engine and Efficiency

Those interested in the Fiesta will have a choice between the 1.6-liter four cylinder engine and the turbocharged 1.0-liter three cylinder engine. Each of those include a five-speed manual transmission but a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is also available.

 

The 2016 Fit only offers a 1.5-liter four cylinder engine and that is available in either the standard six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission.

 

Comparing fuel economy between the automatic transmissions, the Fiesta and Fit are quite similar. The Fiesta sports an EPA-estimated 31 city and 43 highway mpg and those looking toward the Fit will find 33 city and 41 highway mpg.

 

While both vehicles contain responsive controlling, those handling the Fiesta will find a unique, sporty handling system. Fiesta drivers will find an engaging experience that's on par with the handling one would expect from a finely tuned sports car.

 

Interior

Drivers will find an interior made from premium materials which provide for an upscale experience for up to five riders in both the Fiesta and the Fit. Two additional speakers are built into the Fiesta for the 2016 model and, of course, drivers will also find Ford's voice-activated SYNC system. The SYNC 3 infotainment system in the Fiesta goes perfectly with the 6.5-inch touchscreen.

 

High-end Fit models feature Honda's new interface, integrating infotainment options and audio in an all-touchscreen system. However, test drivers have been reporting that this system is not as easy to use as a system that incorporates both physical buttons and dials with a touchscreen.

 

2016 Ford Fiesta vs. 2016 Honda Fit

If drivers are seeking a subcompact vehicle with a stylish interior, the choice between these two is clear. The 2016 Ford Fiesta features a sporty ride, it's responsive both inside and out, and those are features you simply won't find in the Honda Fit.


Now that you've started your research we strongly suggest test driving both vehicles to help you make the decision that is right for you. Richmond Ford has two stores. Richmond Ford West in Glen Allen, VA (most convenient to those in Short Pump, Ashland, and Wyndham) and Richmond Ford Lincoln of Richmond, VA (convenient to Chesterfield, Henrico, and Mechanicsville). Click on either store for our Escape inventory and schedule a test drive for the vehicle (or vehicles!) of your choosing. Our product specialists and sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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