Comparison Test: 2007 Honda Fit Sport vs. 2008 Scion xD
Kids today, eh? The 2007 Honda Fit Sport and 2008 Scion xD are meant to grab the attention of a generation that knows how to play it loud. These cars are supposed to be all about watts, speaker count and iPod inputs.
Yet they are both so sensible that you'd swear the coveted Gen-Y market was filled with aging no-bones consumers more interested in price and practicality than loud music. And in fact, older drivers are proving to be just as enthusiastic about sensible, stripped-down cars as younger drivers.
2007 BMW M6 Convertible vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
It's not easy to compare the 2007 BMW M6 Convertible and the 2007
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. The whole idea teeters on the brink of the
How relevant is a comparison of a $108,795 BMW M6 to a $189,375 Mercedes
SL? With about a thousand M6 convertibles and less than half as many SL65
AMGs expected to arrive this year, the pool of potential buyers won't get
the soles of your feet wet.
Can Honda Fit Beat Prius? 2008 Honda Fit vs. 2008 Toyota Prius
CHECK OUT THE HYBRID VS. NON-HYBRID COMPARISON:
Consider this: The 2008 Toyota Prius base model costs 50 percent more than
the 2008 Honda Fit base model. Then again, the Prius is 50 percent more
fuel-efficient than the Fit when you look at the EPA's figure for combined
mpg. So how does this add up?
You could save $8,425 right now by buying a $15,420 Honda Fit instead of
the $23,845 Toyota Prius. Of course, if the price of gasoline goes higher,
then the Prius with its EPA combined estimate of 46 mpg will pay you back
for your investment sooner than you'd expect. Then again, the Fit with its
EPA combined estimate of 30 mpg doesn't carry the same penalty of higher
financing charges, insurance costs and taxes as the more expensive Prius,
plus the Toyota will be needing a new $2,585 battery pack when the odometer
shows 100,000-150,000 miles.
Which car is best? It sounds like the kind of question for one of those
money magazines. Yes, we've painted ourselves into a bit of a
projected-cost corner with this comparison of the base models of the 2008
Honda Fit and 2008 Toyota Prius, but we think we can get out without
stepping on too much wet paint
Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Honda Fit Sport Comparo
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They're not fast, they don't corner hard and they're certainly not the most
pulse-quickening cars we've ever tested at Inside Line. But if
fuel-efficiency and utility are priority items in your next car purchase,
then the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2009 Honda Fit Sport are unbelievable
Combining economic operation and utility like few other cars sold today,
either of these Hondas is a responsible choice for the buyer looking to
save fuel, minimize emissions and haul the family. Each has its own unique
qualities — important distinctions that can't be overlooked.
The question, then, is which is the better car? To figure it out, for two
weeks we used the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2009 Honda Fit as they're
designed to be used. We drove them to work, loaded our families in them,
packed our groceries in them and took them to the track to measure their
performance. We argued the merits of the Civic's superb fuel economy vs.
the Fit's exceptional utility.
In doing so, we designed this test to suit the priorities of a buyer
looking for reasonably priced utilitarian transportation. Accordingly, fuel
economy and price make up the majority of each car's total score at 25
percent each. Performance, feature content and our 29-point evaluation
score make up 15 percent each, while editors' personal and recommended
picks combine for the remaining 5 percent.
Toyota Yaris / Honda Fit / Hyundai Accent / Nissan Versa / Chevrolet Aveo5: Sub-Compact Shootout
In search of the ideal sub-compact we gathered together five of the least
expensive and most fuel efficient cars on the market to compare them
head-to-head and determine which car has it all.
Fun, fuel-efficient and inexpensive are just a few of the adjectives that
describe the ideal sub-compact car. But often these little runabouts also
get tagged with some less than glamorous terms like: cramped, cheap and
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Scion xD Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Scion xD. You may not know it but this is a golden era for entry-level car
buyers. Think about it -- at one time a small budget meant buying a small
car with limited equipment and even more limited style. Things are
different now. Not only do inexpensive cars come decently equipped but some
are even considered cool.
Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Scion xD.
The Scion brand has done a masterful job of building their vehicles as
blank palettes, designed to satisfy the custom-car dreams of
twenty-something year-old hipsters. Look beyond the marketing hype however,
and the Scion xD emerges as a logical choice for anyone who needs a
sensible car at a fair price. For more new car reviews, interviews and
automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.
Honda Fit Sport Review
The Smoking Tire heads out to Adams Motorsports Park with the gold standard
of small cars: The Honda Fit. We analyze the name literally: How much will
it fit? and How Sporty is it?
2008 Scion xD/ Quick Drive
Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes you through the 2008 Scion xD.
Shot, produced and edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard
2009 Honda Fit / First Impressions
Cars.com Senior Editor Joe Wiesenfelder walks us through the re-designed
2009 Honda Fit. The Fit competes with the Toyota Matrix, The Nissan Versa,
and the Suzuki SX4.
2012 Scion xD Test Drive and Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/scion/xd/2012/ The 2012 Scion xD is a car that has
been marketed to the younger generation since its inception. But the xD is
more than just a sub-compact teenager car. Instead the Scion xD is
affordably priced, it gets solid fuel economy, it looks good, and comes
packed with a ton of standard features and options; making it an appealing
vehicle for a broad spectrum of car buyers. And the best part if the 2012
Scion xD only costs $15,345.
The best thing about the Scion line-up is that all the vehicles they make
are pretty hip and sporty. They all drive well and get excellent fuel
economy. The second best thing about the Scion brand is that they are a no
non-sense company. Meaning they offer one trim level per vehicle. So the
Honda Accord or Ford F-150 for instance can have up to 30 different trim
levels. Not so with the 2012 Scion xD. There is one model available with
either a manual or automatic transmission. From there you can add on tons
of options for the engine, suspension, interior, and exterior. Toyota
Racing Development (TRD) makes tons of parts for the Scion xD which can be
ordered directly through the dealership. Want a cool performance Exhaust or sport air filter? TRD makes those.
Want to lower your ride and add stiffer suspension components? No problem
as those can be bought and installed from any Scion dealership. The options
for exterior, interior, and performance modifications are numerous. In the
end you can have a very unique automobile right from the factory.
The 2012 Scion xB is powered by a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces
128 horsepower and
125 lb-ft. of torque. Not a whole lot but this is a sub-compact car and it
does not take much to get it going. Also remember the xD is quite
inexpensive so you cannot expect to have a high powered motor. The small
engine makes for great fuel economy with the 2012 Scion xD netting 27 MPG
in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. The Scion xD comes standard with
many great features like air conditioning, power everything, cruise
control, keyless entry, a Pioneer audio system, Bluetooth, and HD radio.
The 2012 Scion xD is also very safe getting top ratings in 12 of the 13
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First Drive: 2009 Honda Fit
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The 2009 Honda Fit doesn't look much different from the 2008 Honda Fit, but
actually, its been totally redesigned. The compact car retains the overall
shape and dimensions, but put them side by side, and there is not single
piece of sheet metal that carries over. Fuel economy for the base Honda Fit
is 28 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the highway, and for the Fit
Sport, 27 and 33 respectively.
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Review: 2007 Honda Fit
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With gas prices exceeding three dollars per gallon, the timing and
introduction of the new 2007 Honda Fit couldn't be any better. Not only is
the new Honda Fit easy on your wallet at the pumps, but it's also easy on
your bank account with a starting price of just $14,400 including
destination. Honda surely has a hit on its hands considering the Fit oozes
quality, but also because it's sporty, offers lots of cargo space and is
cheap to own and operate.