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Honda Fit vs. Ford Fiesta

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Honda Fit

$362
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Fiesta

$584
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Honda Fit Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 15th out of 21 for subcompact cars. The average annual repair cost is $362 which means it has excellent ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Fit.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Ford Fiesta Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 18th out of 21 for subcompact cars. The average annual repair cost is $584 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$362
inexpensive
expensive
$584
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.51
not often
very often
0.49
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(6)
4
(7)
3
(2)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Honda Fit ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in body.
“I was very impressed with my Fit until the head on crash test results were aired on TV. I have had no problems except the battery would not hold a charge very long. It is true that I don't drive ...”
“I was very impressed with my Fit until the head on crash test results were aired on TV. I have h...”
5
(0)
4
(1)
3
(0)
2
(0)
1
(0)
The Ford Fiesta ranks highest in brakes and ranks lowest in body.
“I have had an SES w/ manual transmission for 2 months and 2,800 miles. So far it's great. The back seat is really small but we just use it for our 80 lb. lab and he likes it. We have a sun roof ...”
“I have had an SES w/ manual transmission for 2 months and 2,800 miles. So far it's great. The b...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta are both subcompact cars. The Fit comes only as a five-door hatchback, while you can get a Fiesta as both a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan.

The Fit is a wonder of space utilization. In addition to having more passenger space inside — 95.7 cubic feet compared to the Fiesta’s 85 — the Fit gives you 52.7 cubic feet of storage with all the seats down. The Fiesta feels much tighter by comparison. It’s been riding on the same platform since the 2009 model year, and is overdue for a total refresh.

Driving enthusiasts will want to get behind the wheel of the Ford Fiesta ST, a high-performance model with a 197-horsepower turbocharged engine and a sport-tuned chassis that loves to tackle curves. The Honda Fit has a Sport model, but it’s basically a trim package, and does not offer a power upgrade.

The Fit offers Honda’s noted reliability, cutting-edge driver assistance technology, and an amazing amount of room inside. For the daily grind, you’d rather have the Fit. But if you love to get out and drive, check out the Fiesta ST.

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