2013 Honda Fit VS. The 2013 Ford Fiesta
Now in its second generation, the 2013 Honda Fit continues to be the gold standard in the subcompact market. Offering drivers more room for people and their things, significantly greater versatility, unique safety features, superior reliability, and greater overall value. Lets compare the 2013 Honda Fit VS. the 2013 Ford Fiesta, you will see why the Fit is an obvious choice.
More Passenger Room With Greater Comfort
Fit has 5.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than Fiesta SE hatchback, reflected in greater front and rear-seat headroom and hiproom and rear-seat legroom and shoulder room for greater passenger comfort.
Greater Cargo Room with Versatility
Fit offers 5.2 cubic feet more standard cargo volume and an amazing 31.3 cubic feet more maximum cargo volume than Fiesta SE Hatchback to better meet drivers cargo-carrying needs.
Fit’s Magic Seat transforms into three different cargo modes: Tall, Long, and Utility, making Fit far more versatile than Fiesta Hatchback with its typical 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
Standard underseat storage plus a cargo-area light and tie-downs add to Fit’s versatility and convenience. Similar features are not available on Fiesta Hatchback.
Unique Safety Features
The Honda Fits offers a long list of safety features including 2 exclusive safety features not found on the Ford Fiesta
Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) – In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the side airbag inflates to help protect the driver’s or front passenger’s upper body. Plus the Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger’s seatback to detect the height and seating position of the occupant. If a child or small-statured adult is leaning into the deployment path of the side airbag, sensors deactivate it.
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure – This system not only helps better disperse frontal crash forces, but also helps prevent misalignment in frontal impacts with vehicles that differ in size with the Fit. This can help better protect Fit occupants in frontal impacts with larger vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs. Honda is one of the only manufacturers that offers this type of frontal protection, a significant advantage over most of the Fit’s competitors.
Daytime Running Lights – enhances visibility to other drivers
Reputation For Reliability
Reliability ratings are not out yet on the 2013 Fits, the 2012 Fit has a Predicted Reliability Rating of 4.0 our of a possible 5.0, according to J.D. Power and Associates. The 2012 Ford Fiesta has a predicted reliability rating of just 3.0.
Greater Overall Value
When comparably equipped, the 2013 Fit is priced (MSRP) $880 less than the 2013 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback. Features like electronic brake distribution, brake assist, front active head restraints, power locking/unlocking tailgate, and folding power side mirrors are standard on Fit, not available on Fiesta SE Hatchback.
Historically, Fit has maintained higher ALG residual values than Fiesta. The 2012 Fit with Manual Transmission maintains a 53% residual value after 36 months and 33% after 60 months. The 2012 Fiesta SE Hatchback has values of 48% and 32% respectively.
2012 Best Subcompact Car for Families: 2012 Honda Fit – USNews.com
2012 Best Hatchback for Families: 2012 Honda Fit – USNews.com
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