2017 Honda Fit vs 2017 Chevrolet Spark
Subcompacts are an appealing choice for budget-minded consumers, and one model that has consistently stood out in the segment since its debut a decade ago has been the Honda Fit, with its high-level versatility, fun-to-drive nature, advanced technology and high fuel economy.* For the 2017 model-year, the Fit continues to raise the bar with its modern styling, dynamic driving experience and available technology and premium features. Check out this 2017 Honda Fit vs 2017 Chevrolet Spark comparison to see how the new Fit favorably stacks up against the competition.
A major strength of the Fit is its impressive versatility. It offers class-leading passenger volume, cargo volume (52.7 cu-ft with rear seats down) and versatility, courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat, which offers multiple configurations. In refresh mode, you can relax and recline with the headrests removed and the front seats folded down. In tall mode, fold up the 2nd row to create nearly four feet of vertical space. And in utility mode, just fold down the 2nd row seat, and you've got enough space for a bike or even a small sofa. Also, the Fit's interior is very spacious for the segment, with comfortable seating for five. The cabin features a remarkable 95.7 cu-ft in passenger volume and 39.3 inches of rear seat legroom. This amount of legroom is not only impressive for a subcompact, but it also rivals many midsize sedans.
|2017 Honda Fit LX CVT||VS||2017 Chevrolet Spark LS CVT|
|Yes||2nd Row "Magic Seat"||No|
|1.5-liter Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder||Engine||1.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder|
|33 city/40 hwy mpg*||Fuel Economy||31 city/41 hwy mpg|
Advantages of the 2017 Honda Fit
On the performance front, the Fit easily outmuscles the Spark. It comes with 1.5-liter Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder, which produces 130 horsepower. In comparison, the Spark only manages 98 horsepower. The Fit's engine is mated to either a slick-shifting 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift Control. The Fit's chassis features a rigid and lightweight platform with a long wheelbase, providing sporty handling. Both subcompacts get high fuel economy, with a fuel-efficiency of 33 city/40 hwy mpg* for the Fit, and 31 city/41 hwy mpg for the Spark.
Another advantage of the 2017 Fit is its advanced safety technology. Standard safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist and Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. Standard driver-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while the Honda LaneWatch display is standard on EX and above trims. If you live in the Chicago-area and would like to learn more about the 2017 Fit or wish to take this versatile and fun-to-drive subcompact for a test drive, then feel free to get in touch with us at Schaumburg Honda!