|2016 Honda Fit LX w/CVT||2016 Chevy Spark LS w/CVT|
|130-Horsepower, 1.5-Litre I-4||Engine||84-Horsepower, 1.2-Litre I-4|
|2,710 Litres||Passenger Space||2,444 Litres|
|7.0 City / 5.7 Highway||Fuel Economy (L/100 km)||7.7 City / 6.1 Highway|
|5 Passengers||Standard Seating||4 Passengers|
2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Chevy Spark
Subcompact vehicles have become increasingly popular, especially for commuters and those who live in cities. These vehicles often offer high fuel economy ratings while still providing impressive performance, a great deal of interior space, and even the latest technology. Two vehicles leading the market in this segment would have to be the Honda Fit and Chevy Spark, which excel in every one of those areas.
Between these vehicles’ high fuel economy ratings and comfortable, versatile interiors, the Fit and the Spark really do offer the best of both worlds. Since both vehicles succeed in a number of areas how can we determine which is truly the better option? We will look at a comparison of the 2016 Honda Fit and 2016 Chevy Spark to see where these vehicles differ and try to decide ultimately which is the better buy.
Comparing the 2016 Honda Fit and 2016 Chevy Spark
As far as similarities, the 2016 Honda Fit and 2016 Chevy Spark both have an incredibly affordable starting MSRP around the middle of the $10,000 to $20,000 range for the lowest trim levels. Each model in the Fit and Spark lineups also offer many cutting edge features you won’t often find in smaller vehicles. The Honda Fit and Chevy Spark also come in a variety of bold, fun exterior colors to go along with the sleek styling of these hatchbacks.
When it comes to the differences between the 2016 Honda Fit and 2016 Chevy Spark, that is where we can clearly see one vehicle rise above its competitor. The Honda Fit not only offers better performance and fuel economy ratings, but it also offers more interior space and more seating. The engine of the 2016 Fit is a 130-horsepower, 1.5-litre 4-cylinder which is more high-performing than the 84-horsepower, 1.4-litre 4-cylinder engine of the 2016 Spark. Despite this better performance, when both vehicles are equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission the Honda Fit does offer better efficiency than the Chevy Spark, as you can see in the chart above.
The interior of the 2016 Honda Fit also offers more space for both passengers and cargo. The Fit has room for 5 passengers with 2,710 litres of passenger space where the Spark only has room for 4 passengers with 2,444 litres of passenger space. The cargo space of the Honda Fit when the rear seats are folded is 1,492 litres while the cargo space of the Chevy Spark when the rear seats are folded is 883.6 litres.
Overall, the 2016 Honda Fit has more to offer than the 2016 Chevy Spark, so it comes out ahead in this comparison. Those looking to test drive the new Honda Fit to see how it handles can do so right here at Wheaton Honda. Just fill out the form below, give us a call, or simply stop into our Edmonton , Alberta dealership.