2012 Honda Fit Wins Cars.com's $16,000 Subcompact Shootout

Honda and Cars.com have announced that the 2012 Fit took the top spot in the Cars.com $16,000 Subcompact Shootout. It was a competition among seven popular subcompact cars that seat at least four, have four doors, get at least 35 mpg on the highway, and can be purchased for less than $16,000. Experts from Cars.com, USA Today and “MotorWeek” tested the subcompacts to measure all of the needs of the average car-buyer including gas mileage, practicality, user features and comfort.

“We are thrilled to have the exceptional package that is the Honda Fit recognized by such a well-respected group of automotive media,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president of marketing operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “To have topped such a wide group of competition in such a thorough, real-world evaluation demonstrates that Honda versatility, value and fun are standard even in our most affordable model.”

“As gas prices and used-car prices continue to rise, a shootout like this acts as a guide for consumers looking to purchase a new subcompact as an alternative to a used vehicle,” said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of Cars.com. “In addition to confident handling, a solid transmission, great visibility and unmatched practicality, the Honda Fit is just fun to drive and emerged as our clear winner.”

Check out our review of the 2012 Fit: REVIEW: 2012 Honda Fit is “Fit” for the City