2016 Mazda3 5-door vs 2016 Honda Fit

2016 Mazda3 5-door

2016 Mazda3 5-door

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

There are plenty of hatchbacks on the road that offer a competent, fuel-efficient ride, but few can match what the 2016 Mazda3 5-door has to offer Bradenton and Palmetto drivers. To illustrate that fact, we’ve compared it to the 2016 Honda Fit. Check out how the Mazda fares, then stop by Cox Mazda to schedule your test-drive today.


In recent testing, the 2016 Mazda3 5-door easily outperformed the 2016 Honda Fit, offering better safety features, and higher testing scores, indicating better design:

  • 2016 Mazda3 5-door The 2016 Mazda3 5-door offers features like Smart City Brake Support, which uses sensors to alert the driver to hazards ahead, and apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t react. The 2016 Mazda3 5-door can also be equipped with Lane Departure Warning, Cross-path Warning, and E911 for accident notification, which helped the 2016 Mazda3 5-door score a “Good” rating from the IIHS, their highest score possible.
  • 2016 Honda Fit The Honda Fit doesn’t offer Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, or Cross-path Warning, leaving drivers at higher risk of accident when vehicles enter their blind spots. The Fit doesn’t offer an emergency notification system either, meaning that if drivers should be involved in an accident, emergency service response could be delayed.


The 2016 Mazda3 5-door easily outperformed the Fit in lab and road tests, offering more power and better fuel economy:

  • 2016 Mazda3 5-door The standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine generates 155 hp and 150 lb.-ft. of peak torque, and in EPA testing was able to return 30 mpg/city and 40 mpg/highway fuel efficiency. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine creates 184 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering an EPA-estimated 27 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway. Select trims also offer a regenerative braking system to increase efficiency more by recycling energy when braking.
  • 2016 Honda Fit The Honda Fit is equipped with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that is capable of just 130 hp and 114 lb.-ft. of torque, which can deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 29 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway. With a tank that is 2.6 gallons smaller than the Mazda, this efficiency rating means that drivers can count on as much as 135.8 fewer miles from a tank of gas in the Honda.


The 2016 Mazda3 5-door delivers more and better features than the Honda, offering upscale appointments that the Fit cannot match, including:

  • 2016 Mazda3 5-door Standard features like the head-up display, variable intermittent wipers, and adaptive headlights ensure excellent visibility in all driving conditions. Optional features like the rain-sensing wipers automatic high-beams, automatic dimming rearview mirror, and dual-zone climate control with automatic temperature control provide drivers with improved comfort and convenience.
  • 2016 Honda Fit The Honda Fit doesn’t offer a heads-up display, variable intermittent wipers, or rain sensing wipers, leaving drivers to fuss with levers and gauges as they drive. The Honda also lacks adaptive headlights, auto-dimming mirror, and dual-zone climate control, giving drivers one more thing to think about while they’re trying to drive.

See How the 2016 Mazda3 5-door Fits Your Bradenton and Palmetto Commute

To learn more about the power and features the 2016 Mazda3 5-door has to offer Bradenton and Palmetto drivers, contact Cox Mazda at (941) 749-2790 or stop by 3101 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL.