Showdown for Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchback
When purchasing a new hatchback, it’s important to consider how fuel efficient it is to ensure you’ll always be able to get where you need to with fewer stops at the pump. To help make finding out which of the market’s current hatchbacks make the cut, we’ve compared the 2018 Honda Fit LX CVT, the 2017 Nissan Versa Note S Plus, the 2017 Ford Fiesta S Hatchback, and the 2018 Toyota Yaris L 5-door 4AT side by side to see which comes out on top. Check out our findings below!
Where Honda Shines
When it comes to proving that it’s the most fuel-efficient hatchback, the 2018 Honda Fit is graceful, but that’s not the only spot where it outshines the competition. Check out the list below to find out exactly what makes the Honda Fit the top dog among these competitors.
Mileage – When compared to the other vehicles here, the Honda Fit LX CVT is able to provide much higher gas mileage with an EPA-estimated 33 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.* The Nissan, Ford, and Toyota max out at 39 mpg highway, 35 mpg highway, and 35 mpg highway, respectively.
Performance – In addition to providing better mileage, the 2018 Honda Fit also provides better performance than the competition, with an engine capable of delivering up to 128 hp and 113 lb-ft of torque. The competition lags behind, with the Nissan at 109 hp/107 lb-ft of torque, the Ford at 120 hp/112 lb-ft of torque, and the Toyota at 106 hp/103 lb-ft of torque.
Safety and Security – Having a high-tech, ready-for-action safety system is key to providing a vehicle with the whole package, which is why the 2018 Honda Fit earned 5 stars all across the board from the NHTSA.** On the other hand, the Nissan earned as low as 2 stars in some areas while the Ford scored as low as 3 in other areas. The Yaris has not yet been rated.
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