2016 Mazda3 5-door vs. 2016 Honda Fit 5-door

Mazda3 5-door

2016 Mazda3 5-door

2016 Honda Fit 5-door

2016 Honda Fit 5-door

If you’re on the hunt for a fuel-efficient compact that offers plenty features and horsepower for the money, then you’ve probably already considered the 2016 Mazda3 5-Door, now available in Sarasota and Tampa. To dispel any doubt you might have about the worth of this popular compact, the experts at Cox Mazda have prepared a comparison of the 2016 Mazda3 5-Door and a chief competitor, the 2016 Honda Fit 5-Door. We think the results speak for themselves.


The 2016 Mazda3 5-Door offers a number of features that aren’t available on the Honda Fit:

  • 2016 Mazda3 5-Door – Select trims offer Smart City Brake Support, which can apply the brakes if the system senses a potential collision and the driver fails to react. Drivers can also equip the 2016 Mazda3 5-Door with Lane Departure Warning, Cross-Path Warning, and an Emergency 911 system to call for help if the 2016 Mazda3 5-Door is in a collision and the driver is incapacitated.
  • 2016 Honda Fit 5-Door – The Fit 5-Door cannot be equipped with collision mitigating braking, and Honda does not offer Lane Departure Warning or Cross-Path Warning, making it more difficult to avoid obstacles in the driver’s blind spot. And, because the Fit doesn’t offer a GPS system, it cannot summon emergency services in the event of an accident, meaning that help may take much more time to arrive.


The 2016 Mazda3 5-Door has a more powerful engine and delivers better fuel efficiency than the Honda Fit:

  • 2016 Mazda3 5-Door – The 2016 Mazda3 5-Door base is equipped with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is capable of 155 hp and delivered fuel economy of up to 29 mpg/city and 41 mpg/highway in EPA testing with the manual transmission. Select models can also be equipped with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can produce 184 hp.
  • 2016 Honda Fit 5-Door – The Honda Fit offers a single anemic engine, the 1.5L inline 4-cylinder motor that delivers just 130 hp and was only able to manage 29 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway in EPA testing of the manual transmission combination.


The 2016 Mazda3 5-Door offers a long list of standard and available features that aren’t offered by Honda for the petite Fit, including:

  • 2016 Mazda3 5-Door – Drivers can take advantage of a standard heads-up display to allow them to see speed information without taking their eyes off the road. The 2016 Mazda3 5-Door can also be equipped with automatic dimming high beams and rearview mirror, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, and adaptive cruise control.
  • 2016 Honda Fit 5-Door – The Honda Fit does not come equipped with a heads-up display and, while the Fit’s high beams can be dimmed, it must be done manually. Honda also does not offer an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone air conditioning, or adaptive cruise control features on any trim level.

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