Honda FitAre you looking for the best subcompact hatchback in the Albany area? You’re not alone! This practical, efficient, and sporty design has been popular in Europe and Asia for years, and the 2017 Honda Fit has helped make it one of the favorite classes of young drivers and families just starting out.

We think the 2017 Honda Fit is the best subcompact hatchback available to our Albany drivers, but we don’t expect you to just take us at our word. Read on to see how four of its top competitors stack up.

What Drivers Want in a Hatchback

No two drivers are the same, but when looking for the best subcompact hatchback, many of our drivers have quite a bit of overlap in their needs. We’re going to look at those key areas to give you an idea of the Fit’s strengths and just what sets it apart from the pack.

  • Interior Space: With 95.7 cubic feet of passenger space and an expandable cargo area that can accommodate up to 52.7 cubic feet, the Fit and its Magic Seat make it easy to move people and cargo. Competitors like the 2016 Nissan Versa Note S Plus lag behind with just 94.1 cubic feet of passenger space and 38.3 cubic feet of cargo.
  • Fuel Economy: Efficiency is important for a small car, and 2017 Fit LX CVT models earn an EPA-estimated 40 highway and 33 city mpg.* The competing 2016 Toyota Yaris L 5-Door manages just 36 highway and 30 city mpg, and other competitors like the 2016 Kia Soul and 2016 Ford Fiesta come up short at 30 highway / 24 city mpg and 36 highway / 28 city mpg, respectively.
  • Features: Standards on the Fit include modern connectivity features like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and safety features like a multi-angle rearview camera. Many of the Fit’s competitors—like the 2016 Kia Soul Base—are stripped-down hatchbacks, requiring upgrades for even the most basic of features.

Customizability is also important, and the Fit’s three trim levels offer a wide range of options for drivers looking to go beyond the base LX trim. These days, even a former class favorite like the 2016 Ford Fiesta S has a tough time going up against the Fit.

Test Drive a Honda Fit

You can get behind the wheel of the Fit and decide for yourself if it’s the best subcompact hatchback for Albany drivers. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive.


*Based on 2017 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.