The Honda Fit (also known as the Honda Jazz in Asia and other non-U.S. locations) is cherished worldwide for its inexpensive sticker price, impressive fuel economy, unique “Magic seat” folding setup, and spacious interior.
Unfortunately, Honda discontinued the sale of the Honda Fit in America in 2020.
If you love the Honda Fit and are wondering what alternatives there are, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll look at 10 cars that are similar to the Honda Honda Fit in more ways than one.
1. Toyota Yaris (Hatchback)
The Toyota Yaris Hatchback is arguably the Fit’s fiercest rival.
This car features the same wedge-like design that Fit is known for. However, the Yaris earns higher points for its sleek design, high-quality interior, and, most of all, its handling and driving dynamics. Consumers report that the Yaris Hatchback is incredibly fun to drive.
Both cars are five-seaters, and they offer sufficient passenger space in their front rows. However, the Yaris has a significantly lesser rear legroom at 34.4 inches versus the Fit’s 39.3 inches. Also, both cars have equal gas mileages.
Finally, the Toyota Yaris is the cheaper car to own. Its lowest trim has a lower sticker price than Fit’s starting prices. And according to RepairPal, the Yaris Hatchback has an annual maintenance cost of $333, which is lower than the Fit’s $390.
2. Honda Civic (Hatchback)
Though wedge-like, the Civic Hatchback has a sportier and sleeker exterior. It also offers more power and speed than the Fit. Throw in the fact that the Civic provides a quieter and more comfortable ride, and you see why it is the more desirable option.
The Civic LX Hatchback is also a bigger car, providing a larger passenger volume and a cargo space of 25.7 cu-ft. that far exceeds the Fit’s 16.6 cu-ft. trunk space.
Despite the improved performance, the Civic’s fuel economy ratings of 31 MPG/city, and 40 MPG/highway still compete favorably against Fit’s rating of 33/40 MPG, city/highway.
According to RepairPal, the annual maintenance cost on the Civic is $368, which is less than the Fit’s $390. However, buying the Civic Hatchback costs a little more than it does to buy the Fit.
3. Nissan Versa Note
The Inexpensive Nissan Versa Note is designed to be an economy hatchback that’s functional enough to handle basic day-to-day needs. And it delivers well on that front. It’s remarkably fuel-efficient, has a low sticker price, and has big, adult-friendly back seats.
Like the Fit, the Versa Note has a wedge-like exterior design. But that’s about where the similarities end.
The Versa Note’s rear legroom of 38.3 inches is slightly smaller than the Fit’s 39.3 inches. However, its boot volume of 18.8 cu-ft. minimum trumps the Fit’s 16.6 cu-ft.
The Versa Note is slower and has poorer handling compared to the Fit. But consumers are happy to look away from those shortcomings, given the car’s low purchase price.
As expected of a Nissan model, the Versa Note is reliable. According to RepairPal, its average annual maintenance cost is about $445, higher than the Fit’s average maintenance cost of $390.
4. KIA Soul
Unlike the Fit, the KIA Soul has a boxed-shaped exterior. And consumers are split on the aesthetics of the Soul. Still, there’s no denying that it offers lots of passenger and cargo space, thanks to its unique shape.
The KIA Soul has legroom of 41/39 inches for front/rear, which isn’t much different from Fit. However, the Soul provides more cargo space at 24.2 cu-ft. (and 62.1 cu-ft. max.) versus the 16.6 cu-ft. (and 52.7 cu-ft. max.) boot volume in the Soul.
The Soul’s infotainment features in the Soul are more comprehensive, with a 7.0-inch touchscreen equipped with six-speaker audio, compared to Fit’s 5.0-inch touchscreen with just four speakers.
Fuel economy puts the Soul behind with its modest 27 MPG/city and 33 MPG/highway.
According to RepairPal, maintenance cost on a KIA soul averages $437 annually, making it more expensive to maintain compared to the Fit.
5. Honda HR-V
The HR-V combines the sporty physique of the SUVs with the practicality and usability of Hatchbacks to deliver a car that’s low cost, useable, but more aesthetically appealing compared to the Honda Fit. Consequently, it fast gained popularity as a formidable alternative to the Fit, especially among the younger demographic.
The bigger and higher-powered five-seater car is also more accommodating, offering an overall larger passenger and cargo space of 23.2 cu-ft. capacity with all seats in place and 58.8 cu-ft. max capacity.
However, the HR-V falls short in fuel economy with a rating of 27MPG/city, 31MPG/highway, and 29MPG/combined.
Surprisingly, RepairPal reports the HR-V has an annual repair cost of $301 compared to the Fit’s $390.
6. Chevrolet Spark (Hatchback)
The Chevy Spark currently holds the “cheapest car in America” title. And it remains a top pick nonetheless. But its affordability comes at a cost.
This car has the typical wedge-like hatchback look that the Fit has. However, it’s a significantly smaller car, one of the smallest cars in this class. This means its interior space is small and cramped, and it’s a cargo space of 11.1 cu-ft. min. is far less usable.
Although Spark’s cabin is more youthful than the Fit’s cabin, it’s made of lower quality materials such as hard plastic. Also, the Spark uses fewer sound-deadening materials. As such, it’s a noisy car to drive.
The Chevy Spark has proven to be a reliable car, with a RepairPal reliability rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. They also report an annual repair cost of $434 for the Spark versus an average of $390 for the Fit.
7. Toyota Prius
The Prius is a hybrid hatchback. And not only is it Toyota’s most fuel-efficient model, but it’s also one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in America. This makes it a compelling alternative to the Fit.
Like the Fit, the Prius has a wedge-like exterior. However, the Prius is more aerodynamic and eye-catching than the Fit. Its fuel economy is rated 54 MPG/city and 50 MPG/highway.
Although the Prius passes as a roomy car, it comes up short in passenger space compared to the Fit. It has rear legroom of 33.4 inches vs. the 39.3 inches space in the Fit. The cargo hold tells a different story, though. The Prius’s 27.4 cu-ft. bests the Fit’s 16.6 cu-ft. trunk space.
The average repair cost for the Prius is $408, according to RepairPal, compared to the Fit’s $390 maintenance cost.
8. Chevrolet Sonic (Hatchback)
The Chevrolet Sonic is a youthful, sporty, nice-looking hatchback. Still, it has many of the practical benefits of the Fit. Consequently, it appeals to younger families who need a subcompact car that’s attractive yet practical and cheap to run.
The Chevy Sonic packs more power and offers quicker acceleration than the Fit. It also provides more infotainment features than the Fit across its trims.
The rear seats in the Fit are more spacious and accommodating, offering rear legroom about 5 inches more than the Sonic’s rear legroom. For cargo, the Sonic provides 19 cu-ft. behind the second row, which surpasses the Fit by 3.4 cu-ft. However, the Fit wins overall with a maximum cargo volume of 52.7 cu-ft.
The Sonic also comes short with its 26/35 MPG city/highway fuel economy rating versus the Fit’s 33/40 MPG city/highway.
According to RepairPal, the average repair cost for the Chevy Sonic is $536, which is much higher than the Fit’s maintenance cost of $390.
9. KIA Rio (Hatchback)
The Kia Rio was the first subcompact in its class to enter the US market. And the fact that it’s still here despite intense competition says a lot about the car.
This Rio Hatchback is inexpensive. Yet it’s enjoyable, fun to drive, and surprisingly sophisticated. Both the Fit and the Rio Hatchback are closely matched from the power standpoint. Their EPA-fuel economy estimates are also about the same.
The Honda Fit gets a leg up with its interior space. The Rio has spacious, competitive front legroom of 42.1 in., but its rear legroom of 33.5 inches is much smaller than the Fit’s rear legroom of 39.3 inches.
Similarly, the Rio has a cargo area of 17.4 cu-ft., which is more than what the Fit offers. However, its maximum boot volume of 32.8 cu-ft., with rear seats folded, is far smaller than the Fit’s maximum boot volume of 52.7 cu-ft.
RepairPal reports that it costs $434 to maintain the Rio annually.
10. Mitsubishi Mirage (Hatchback)
The Mitsubishi Mirage is famous for its class-leading fuel economy and overall affordability. This wedge-like hatchback is cheaper than the Fit. And its fuel-efficiency rating of 36/43 MPG city/highway surpasses the Fit’s fuel economy ratings.
The Mirage is also popular among urban dwellers for its small size and competitive turning radius. This makes it easy for owners to fit their cars in tight parking spaces and turn without hassle.
Although the car can seat 5 people total, its rear seat has legroom of 34.2 inches which might be uncomfortable for taller people. Its overall boot volume of 47 cu-ft. is also remarkably smaller than the 52.7 cu-ft offered in the Fit.
Some owners have complained that the car’s interior is too cheap and the cabin too noisy. Those comments are unsurprising, considering the sticker price.
However, rest assured the Mirage is one super reliable car. One couple reportedly put 414,000+ miles on their 2014 Mirage before trading it for a 2020 version.
Although they worked the car like a horse, it only required regular maintenance. No serious repairs. According to RepairPal, it costs $457 to maintain the Mirage annually.