Stuck making the hard choice between the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2014 Ford Fiesta? Worry not! Benson Honda is here to help highlight the differences between the two cars and ultimately make the most informed purchasing decision. Here are the ways in which each subcompact excels in comparison to the other:
How the 2015 Honda Fit Excels
- Daytime running lights, active head restraints, and a next generation advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure take safety and protection in the new Fit to a whole new level.
- The Fit has one of the most powerful 4-cylinder engines in the subcompact class. It produces up to 130 horsepower and 114 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Fiesta’s 4-cylinder engine only produces 120 horsepower and 112 lbs.-ft. of torque.
- The 2015 Fit outperformed the 2014 Fiesta in Car and Driver speed tests.
- The new Fit gets up to 41 mpg on the highway, while its Ford rival only gets up to 38 mpg. (Based on EPA estimates. Mileage will vary. Use for comparison purposes).
- Six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2015 Honda Fit. Only five-speed manual is available for Fiesta, which compromises its performance on the road.
- The Fit also offers available continuously variable transmission, which is not an option with the Fiesta.
- With a wheelbase that’s 1.6 inches longer, the Fit handles better than the Fiesta.
- With 52.7 cubic feet of total cargo space, the Fit is a storage champ in comparison to the Fiesta, which only offers 25.4 cubic feet of available cargo space.
How the 2014 Ford Fiesta Excels
- Free roadside assistance for 5 years or 60,000 miles is a nice perk offered by the 2014 Fiesta that the 2015 Fit doesn’t offer.
- The Fiesta’s 500-amp battery is more powerful than the Fit’s 340-amp battery.
- The new Ford subcompact car’s fuel tank can hold 12.4 gallons of gas, while the new Honda’s fuel tank can only hold 10.6 gallons.
- The Fiesta’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the Fit’s.