2017 Mazda3 vs. Honda Fit

It can be hard to choose between two comparable cares in the same category. The 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Honda Fit are both efficient, fun hatchbacks that offer many safety and technological features to suit your needs. But, which one is right for you?

If you’re shopping for a vehicle in Doral, Miami, Hialeah or Kendall, both the Mazda3 and the Honda Fit are tempting to explore, so we’ve placed these two cars side by side so you can compare all their offerings and decide which one’s best for you. Learn more about the differences between the 2017 Mazda3 and the Honda Fit to learn which one you should call yours.

Performance

Both cars offer a fun and exciting ride, but the 2017 Honda Fit isn’t as entertaining or limber as it used to be. Its direct-injected 1.5-liter inline-4 produces 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed or continuously variable transmission option that maximizes fuel efficiency. Honda has done well with reducing the exterior noise in the cabin, but it can still sound raspy at times.

With its 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-4 or 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter upgrade, regardless of transmission, the Mazda3 is quick and athletic. It’s responsive, light on its feet and handles hairpins with more agility than other compacts.

Exterior

The Fit is more polished than previous generations, though its mix of expensive and cheap materials lacks the cohesion and sleek look you’d expect. The deep crease down the side could create a shapely profile, but it does little to help the short, boxy front end.

The Mazda3, on the other hand, offers a stellar profile and elegant design. A smooth shoulder line runs the length of the side, and its fastback roofline terminates in a smooth rear end. Crisp edges and curves combine with an aggressive front grille for a look that is sleek and reminiscent of high-end sports cars.

Interior

Inside, the Honda Fit has a nice cockpit, but some of the materials are low-end, and the mix of trims and surfaces comes across as mismatched and gaudy. That said, the Fit does offer the Magic Seat system for more cargo space behind the front seats, as well as a spacious interior overall.

However, though the Mazda3 experiences an exterior redesign, it doesn’t compromise the interior space. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the cabin feels roomy instead of claustrophobic. In addition, the materials, trim and accents within are comprised of high-quality materials that enhance its entire appearance. The higher trim levels also offer leather upholstery, adaptive front lighting and a power moonroof.

Experience the difference at Ocean Mazda in Doral

While both may be great cars with similar offerings, the 2017 Honda Fit just can’t hold a candle to the athleticism, style and svelte proportions of the 2017 Mazda3. The best way to learn for yourself, though, is to get behind the wheel.

For drivers in the Doral, Miami, Hialeah or Kendall areas, stop by Ocean Mazda today to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Mazda3. You’ll be glad you did!