Comparison: 2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Ford Fiesta

A subcompact hatchback can be the perfect solution for drivers who prefer a smaller ride but still need utility and cargo space. That is, if you choose the right model.

When comparing the 2018 Honda Fit to the 2018 Ford Fiesta, you'll see some big differences between these two small cars. In our comparison, we'll go through what you can expect from each model in terms of features and space.

See below to determine which subcompact is right for you, then visit our Staunton location for a test drive of the new Fit.

Features and Tech

Honda Fit

Virginia is a beautiful place for a road trip, so ensure you're ready with the latest in entertainment and technology. The Fit comes in four trims, including the LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L, so you can find a model that's within your budget and meets your needs. Standard features include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio, a 5-inch LCD screen, Radio Data System, and a multi-angle rearview camera.

The 2018 Fit is available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HondaLink, Pandora compatibility, SMS text function, Sirius XM Radio, 7-inch touchscreen display, and Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System with voice recognition and HD Digital Traffic. Additionally, all models are available with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance technology, including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and a Lane Keeping Assist System.

Ford Fiesta

The 2018 Fiesta's base model isn't likely to exceed expectations, with AM/FM radio, MP3 capability, Ford SYNC infotainment, and auxiliary input. It also has manual windows, whereas the Fit has standard power windows.

A fully equipped Fiesta Hatchback features Sirius XM Radio, Sony audio with HD Radio technology, SYNC 3 infotainment, SYNC Applink, dual USB ports, rearview camera, and Ford MyKey. The Fiesta is not available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite-linked navigation, or driver assistance technology.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

Honda Fit

Despite its subcompact classification, the Fit can easily accommodate taller drivers. It has nearly 96 cubic feet of total passenger volume, as well as 39.5 inches of head room and 41.4 inches of leg room in the front row. In the rear, you'll have 37.5 inches of head room and 39.3 inches of leg room.

Honda engineers ensured every inch of the Fit could be utilized by installing a second-row Magic Seat. This handy feature lets you fold the seatback down to extend the hatch space, as well as flip the seat bench up to give you vertical space for taller objects or pets. Plus, the passenger seat reclines flat, so you can even fit long items like skis or lumber. Behind the second row, the Fit has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space, and when you fold the Magic Seat, you'll get 52.7 cubes of space.

Ford Fiesta

The 2018 Fiesta Hatchback has considerably less passenger volume than the Fit, with just 85.1 cubes. It has 39.1 inches of head room and up to 43.6 inches of leg room up front, but don't count on fitting adults in the rear comfortably with the front seats positioned back. In the backseat, the Fiesta has 37.2 inches of head room and a very cramped 31.2 inches of leg room.

The Fiesta features folding rear seats but does not have an equivalent to the Honda Magic Seat. The regular hatchback model has 14.9 cubes of cargo space behind the second row, while the Hatchback ST has just 10.1 cubes. When you fold the rear seats, it has a maximum 25.4 cubic feet of cargo volume - less than half that of the Fit.


Honda Fit

Starting at $16,190 MSRP

Ford Fiesta

Starting at $14,415 MSRP