2016 Red Honda FitAlbany drivers on the lookout for a new small car have a handful of popular options available to them, but we don’t want you to think that the 2016 Nissan Versa Note‘s mpg ratings are the best the subcompact class has to offer. While Nissan certainly plays up the Versa Note’s fuel efficiency, the fact is that it has a tough time holding a candle to many of the vehicles in its class. Like the Honda Fit.

The 2016 Honda Fit is the second model year of the current generation, and it sports a more powerful and more fuel-efficient engine than the previous models, making it an ever-smarter buy for the conservative Albany driver. Let’s see how their fuel economies stack up.

How Does the Versa Note Compare?

One thing we think we should mention before diving into the comparisons: An engine can actually be more powerful and more fuel-efficient than a competitor. While many drivers think it’s only possible to have one or the other, a superior engine can be both more efficient and more powerful. And the Fit has a superior engine to the Versa Note; see for yourself:

  • The Versa Note has a 109-hp 4-cylinder with 107 lb-ft of torque, and 2016 Nissan Versa Note mpg ratings come in at 36 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city on models equipped with the standard manual transmission.
  • The 2016 Honda Fit LX with CVT, however, has a 130-hp 4-cylinder engine with 114 lb-ft of torque, and it earns an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 33 city mpg.*

The fact that you can get a more fuel-efficient ride and also a more spirited engine on the 2016 Honda Fit sounds like a great reason to choose it over the Versa Note, but it’s far from the only point on Honda’s side. The Fit also has one of the best standard features packages with a multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth for phone and audio, a touchscreen display, and the Honda Magic Seat for an easily customizable cargo/rear seating area.

Test Drive a Honda Fit

There’s so much more to a vehicle than its fuel efficiency numbers. Let us put you in the driver’s seat of the 2016 Honda Fit to see everything it has to offer beyond besting the 2016 Nissan Versa Note’s mpg ratings. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you for your test drive.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.