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2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Stafford, VA

Which Compact Sedan is More Aptly Named? 

We all like the name of the vehicle to somehow represent the vehicle we’re purchasing – an indication of what to expect. Let’s talk about two vehicles with interesting names: do they adequately represent the vehicles that so boldly bear the title? Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg wanted to find out, so we’ve put together this comparison between the 2016 Honda Fit vs the 2016 Ford Fiesta near Stafford, VA.

Words that are associated with fit: athletic, sporty, and efficient. The Fit embodies all of these – its frugal 1.5-liter I-4 engine efficiently uses fossil fuels, sipping at 33/41/36 MPG city/hwy/combined1, so that you can fit longer stretches of road between pit stops. You might have to keep cutting the party short in the Fiesta, though, because of its thirstier 1.6-liter I-4 engine and 28/36 MPG city/hwy2 fuel economy. You’ll also have to make your party a small one with the Fiesta’s minimal passenger volume that clocks in at 85.1 cubic ft. of room. Whereas with the Fit, you’ll all have ample elbow space with its 95.7 cubic ft. of passenger volume.

So far, it’s looking like this 2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Stafford, VA, has a clear winner, but we’ve got one more round. Let’s talk about standard features – often a good indicator of how thoughtfully packaged the trim levels are. When it comes to covering driving necessities, you’ll find the the Fit manages to provide you with everything, even on the base trim level. LED brake lights and automatic headlights give great visibility on any road, and the 5-inch touchscreen that displays the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera3 makes every movement in reverse a confident one. Bluetooth®4 keeps you connected with your hands safely at 10 and 2, this trim is also topped off with cruise control, a CD player and USB port5.

Compared to that excellent lineup, the Fiesta just doesn’t have much to cheer about. It doesn’t offer a rearview camera or even a touchscreen to begin with. You’ll have to manually crank those windows because only the door locks and mirrors are power adjustable. To get those basic features, you’ll have to opt for a higher trim level and add a package – which is just more money, when it comes down to it.

Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg is proud to have the aptly named 2016 Fit on our lot and ready for you to test drive. We hope this comparison between the 2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Stafford, VA, has been helpful and that we’ll see you soon at 60 South Gateway Drive in Fredericksburg, VA!


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1. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT model. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L CVT models. Based on 2016 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.

2. EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

3. Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

4. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

5. The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details. 

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