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2017 Fiat 500 vs. 2017 Honda Fit

2017 Fiat 500 vs. 2017 Honda Fit

The search for a subcompact car that is both fuel-efficient and sporty sometimes seems never ending. At North York Chrysler, we know that our customers want all the facts before they purchase a new car. That's why we thought it would be helpful to compare one of our favorite subcompact cars, the 2017 Fiat 500, with the 2017 Honda Fit.

2017 Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is a nimble subcompact car that is available in six trim levels and 15 bold exterior colours like Celeste Blu, Billet Argento, and Giallo Moderna Perla. Despite its smaller size, a unique 1.4-liter MultiAir 16-valve I-4 engine that features an electronically controlled hydraulic system that optimizes every valve stroke powers the 2017 Fiat 500. If you go with the Fiat 500 Abarth trim level you can get up to 157 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. in torque. Drivers who choose the five-speed manual transmission can expect to get up to 7.7 L/100km city and 6.1 L/100km highway in fuel efficiency. If you go with the Fiat 500 Abarth trim level you can get up to 157 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. in torque. The ride is great thanks to the aerodynamic styling, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and available KONI Frequency Selective Damping front shock absorbers, and Electronic Stability Control. Other standard and available performance, comfort, and tech features you can expect from the 2017 Fiat 500 include:

  • Bifunctional halogen projector headlamps
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Centre (EVIC)
  • Hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Uconnect 5.0 multimedia centre with 5-inch touchscreen
  • 16-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels with 195/45R16XL Pirelli tires
  • Rear body-colour performance spoiler
  • Performance-tuned suspension
  •  Leather-wrapped instrument panel cluster and shift knob
  •  High-back performance cloth bucket seats with racing harness pass-through
  • Alpine premium audio system
  • Air conditioning with micron filter
  • Rearview mirror with microphone

2017 Honda Fit

The 2017 Honda Fit is available in five trim levels, eight exterior colours, and five doors. Every trim level is equipped with a 1.5-liter, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC four-cylinder engine that offers a maximum of 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. When equipped with the manual transmission you can expect to get up to 8.1 L/100km city and 6.6 L/100km highway in fuel efficiency. The ride is improved by electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, MacPherson strut front suspension, and power-assisted, ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes. As far as technology and comfort, the Honda Fit offers a number of standard features including:

  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • Five-inch colour LCD screen
  • 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/ playback capability and four speakers
  • Driver's seat with manual height adjustment
  • 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat
  • One-touch turn signals
  • Remote entry system with security system



While we certainly love all the vehicles available from Fiat, the 2017 Fiat 500 is certainly a special sub-compact car. The Fiat 500 outdoes the 2017 Honda Fit in a number of categories including available horsepower and torque, trim levels, exterior colours, and fuel efficiency. Of course, the only way to know which of these two popular cars is right for you is by driving them. To test-drive a 2017 Fiat 500, or any of our other Fiat vehicles, all you have to do is contact North York Chrysler today.


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