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Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
Aug 22, 2008 (8:54 am)
Just an interesting note, the 2009 models MPG ratings are changing on both vehicles. The Honda FIT is getting heavier, and getting a more powerful engine. The engine is a little more advanced but I think the weight is taking the Govt. rated MPG ratings downward on the FIT.
The Accent is just the opposite. The Koreans twiddled the engine or transmission gear ratio to get the Automatic version of the Accent up to 35MPG Hwy(listed on the sticker). That is a 2 MPG improvement over the 2008 Accent on the government testing. The net result is that the Accent will likely now be the MPG leader of the two, although the new FIT looks like a much more expensive vehicle with many more options (but with a price tag to pay for it).
#239 of 257 Re: [kevperro2]
Aug 22, 2008 (10:47 am)
I think the 2009 Fit with AT is also EPA rated 35 highway. Also the Fit has more power now (117 hp) than the Accent. The Fit Sport does get a little pricey, especially with nav (and with ESC, both of which the Accent doesn't offer)--nearly $19.5k with the AT.
#241 of 257 Re: Honda Fit v. Hyundai Accent [selena4]
Apr 02, 2012 (7:52 am)
Except the Accent is not a mid-sized car. It's a subcompact, albeit with a compact-sized interior per EPA volume numbers.
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Apr 20, 2012 (7:23 am)
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#243 of 257 Re: Honda Fit v. Hyundai Accent [backy]
Apr 20, 2012 (11:09 am)
I saw an interesting thing the other day. A VW Bug from the 60s and a Yaris parked together. Guess which one was larger?
Cars have become truly bloated and immense compared to the past. They Accent truly IS a compact car. It's just seen as tiny as there are precious few sub-compacts left for sale in the U.S. Probably the Fiat 500 and the Mini Cooper are about at that's left.
#244 of 257 Re: Honda Fit v. Hyundai Accent [plekto]
Apr 21, 2012 (5:11 am)
I only wish the Accent and Rio were getting 40mpgs. From what I'm reading, owners are not. That makes the Fit look that much better in comparison.
#245 of 257 Re: Honda Fit v. Hyundai Accent [maxx4me]
Apr 22, 2012 (9:58 am)
From what I'm reading, some owners are and some are not. When CR tested the Accent recently, they averaged 45 mpg on the highway with the 6AT--5 mpg above the car's EPA rating--and hit 40 mpg with the manual. They got 24 mpg city with the manual and 20 with the automatic, but 22 mpg with the automatic on the Rio. Of automatic cars they tested, only the Versa and Yaris, at 23 mpg, bested the 22 mpg on the Rio, and the Rio has a lot more power than either of those cars. For overall mpg, the Accent with the manual tied for the top score of the group, at 32 mpg--right about at its EPA combined rating--while the automatic Accent was at 31, only one mpg less than the less-powerful Versa and Yaris.
When I test-drove the Accent hatch with automatic, I had no trouble hitting mid-40s mpg on the highway 65 mph, and got mid-30s overall for my test drive which was city + highway. The Rio5 automatic I tested got a little less than that but still topped 40 mpg on the highway and was in the low 30s overall, but it was a different test course. And when I test-drove a 2012 base Fit with stick shift, I was able to exceed its EPA ratings but not get close to what I or CR got with the Accent and Rio.
#246 of 257 Re: Honda Fit v. Hyundai Accent [backy]
Apr 23, 2012 (5:34 am)
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=31079&id=30623&id=31191&id=- - - 31691
are the reports of actual drivers for these vehicles with their average mpg.
All auto transmissions:
2011 Fit Auto 32mpg
2012 Accent 33mpg
2011 Yaris 31mpg
2012 Kia Rio 33mpg
You'll see they're all about the same. I have a 2007 Fit auto sport and average about 32mpg as well. Right now, a lot of manufacturers are really tuning cars to get maximum mpg on the highway test, rather than in real-world average conditions. And you can't really compare based on a few mile test drive at a dealer either because you need a lot more miles to get an accurate mpg reading than what the trip computer will instantly provide.
#247 of 257 Re: Honda Fit v. Hyundai Accent [bobw3]
Apr 23, 2012 (10:51 am)
agreed Bob. thanks for posting this. These are the types of comparisons that really help.