More Impressive than the Impreza - The 2019 Honda Fit in Clear Lake

Compact cars have been making quite an impact in the auto industry. They’re easier to handle, typically have better fuel economy than sedans, and some transmissions can really pick up speed in less than ten seconds. With so many manufacturers out there promoting their cars as the best, how do you choose the one that right for you? We’ve made that easy for you and compared our 2019 Honda Fit in Clear Lake to the Subaru Impreza, so you can ultimately decide which is perfect for you!


Fuel Economy and Speed


Through multiple trials and tribulations, the 2019 Honda Fit has proven to be faster with both manual and automatic transmissions, as well as more fuel friendly! Motor Trend conducted a speed test with the Fit’s 130 horsepower engine and came to the following conclusion:



Manual

Fit

Impreza


Automatic

Fit

Impreza

Zero to 60 MPH

7.9 sec

9.7 sec


Zero to 60 MPH

8.9 sec

9.3 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

17.4 sec


Quarter Mile

16.8 sec

17.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

86.4 MPH

81.4 MPH


Speed in 1/4 Mile

85.2 MPH

83 MPH


Having a great fuel economy means that you can make your dollar stretch at the gas pump. With smaller vehicles, it’s expected to have impressive fuel mileage, but the Honda Fit stands out against the Impreza. The following results are from a test conducted by the EPA:



Fit

Impreza


1.5 4 cyl. (130 HP)/6-spd. Manual

29 city/36 hwy*

24 city/31 hwy*

2.0 4 cyl./Manual

1.5 4 cyl. (128 HP)/CVT

33 city/40 hwy*

28 city/36 hwy*

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

1.5 4 cyl. (128 HP)/CVT

31 city/36 hwy*

27 city/35 hwy*

2.0 4 cyl./CVT


Body Construction and Passenger Space

The weight and body construction of a vehicle greatly determines its capabilities. The Fit is about 450 to 500 pounds lighter than the Subaru Impreza which makes it more efficient and better at accelerating and handling. Another feature that contributes to its handling is the length, and the Honda Fit is over one foot shorter, making it easier to park in small spaces amongst other things. But don’t let its size fool you, though it is shorter than the Impreza, the Fit has a total of three inches more headroom and rear legroom combined, and the rear seats recline to increase passenger comfort. This feature is missing on the Impreza which will make long trips a bit taxing on those in the back seat.

Recommendations

It’s a well-known fact that a person is more likely to buy something if it comes highly recommended. With the Honda Fit, you have not only one, but three highly credible sources that suggest the Fit as a top choice for consumers. Consumer Reports® encourages the Fit over the Impreza based on safety, reliability, and performance, while Car and Driver along with Automobile Magazine give it a high ranking as a “Top Ten” pick and “All-Star” recognition.

After all is said and done, is the 2019 Honda Fit in Clear Lake your perfect fit? Visit us today at Honda of Clear Lake for a test drive so you can discover more incredible features this Honda has to offer!

*Based on 2012-2019 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.