Best 2014 Subcompact Hatch (part two): 2014 Honda Fit vs. 2014 Mazda2…

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2014 Fit Sport: (Second Place)

We road tested the 2014 Fit with both the optional automatic as well as the 5-speed transmission and while we can say without that the vehicle is much fun to drive with the stick the Fit is surprisingly peppy and responsive when it comes without a pedal. Thanks for that to Honda’s eager to rev 1.5 liter 117 lb. feet of torque 4-cylinder upholds the long standing that this automaker some of the finest, smoothest and sounding engines on the market. But the 2015 model boasts a power boost so if you can’t for yourself, we suggest waiting.

As we earlier in this contest, we seen any real improvement on the Fit concept from the competition (or itself who has chosen wisely to good enough pretty alone) which includes blowing interior space and as per Honda usual and one of the best calibrations that we have experienced at anything near the price.

Our test 2014 Honda Fit stickered at $17,680 (includes fee) but if you want navigation or you have to shell out almost more for the privilege. The 2014 Fit Sport we tested had a five-speed gearbox, air conditioning, USB/iPod mated to a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, 16-inch wheels, power windows, locks and a whole lot more. is also a base model Fit just over $15,000 is perfectly well equipped all the essentials.

We do wish, however, Honda would make standard on the Fit Sport so buyers get that feature without to purchase the navigation package but you can always just buy a Bluetooth for your commute. We are sure, that we couldn’t ask for more room as we aren’t quite how Honda crammed so much inside the Fit. Perhaps is why they call their seat/cargo area floor the Clearly it’s a magic Toyota and Mazda do not yet possess. new Note comes very, close.

With the rear seats in the 2014 Honda Fit can hold cubic feet of cargo grows to an SUV rivaling 57.3 feet when the second row is flat. And when we say flat, we U-Haul cargo floor as this subcompact hatchback can a Triathlete’s racing bike in the as long as the front wheel of the bike is removed. The 2015 will probably be able fit a horse but for now this is the extent of the usefulness.

Interior materials are much sturdier feeling those used in the Toyota but be you have a dog be sure and put a cover the rear seat upholstery was unfazed by ordinary forms of damage but seemed magnetically to our in-house dog tester Roxy’s So, use a seat cover when the dog is you and then just take it out you have human passengers. is good advice in any new car as is buying dog a safety restraint for car rides in the

We still love the 2014 Fit Sport and would recommend the of one to any friend and if it was our vehicle we know we be quite happy with a transmission equipped Sport But be sure to check out the look of the 2015 model, it’s more powerful, roomier, has a quality interior and will no hold some further of Honda magic.

2014 (First Place)

Yes, the Mazda2 may not offer the insane of cargo space found in the Fit, the vast array of features like the Nissan Note but it does have one that we are quite sure the Toyota Yaris lacks and is a soul. Yes, dear the 2014 Mazda2 offers up a experience so enjoyable and visceral you would swear it had its own heartbeat.

If the did have a heart, people mistakenly assume it was a weak one the standard 1.5 liter 4-cylinder’s 100 lb. feet of torque which by the means it has the least powerful in this test. But numbers always tell the whole as this 1.5 liter 4-cylinder embodies Mazda’s zoom-zoom constantly thriving on trips to the sounding redline giving the plenty of power as a reward for the gloriously light and smooth manual gearbox. Truly, the manual transmission and clutch are so that we think it makes the car for anyone to learn on.

Not only that, even a week of our constant merry with the free revving and gearbox the EPA rated Mazda2 35.7 miles per gallon. The EPA the 2 should get 28 city/34 highway so the that we bettered the highway puts this car in a very class of two cars. The only cars we have tested have bettered their EPA estimates were the Mazda and latest 2014 Mazda3. And we hypermile in Mazda’s because are just too darn fun to drive.

cargo space isn’t the 2 can accommodate up to 27.8 cubic of cargo and during its stay us we even managed to fit $350 of groceries into the cargo with the rear seats in The rear seat is also roomy with decent leg and for two adults. Up front, the Mazda2’s layout is the picture of gorgeously simplicity with no frippery or complication to its design.

The last cherry on top was the price of our top of the Touring model—just $16,210 destination. At this price the Mazda2 comes standard air conditioning, alloy wheels, windows and locks, a 6-speaker player with USB/i-Pod Bluetooth, cruise control, a wrapped steering wheel audio controls, a plethora of sized cupholders (not the in this class) as well as a set of as well. To us, this makes the Mazda2 the bargain priced, fun to subcompact hatch to beat. put, we love it.

One last for dog owners, we also felt the Mazda2 Touring’s sturdy cloth upholstery with red was not only durable feeling but it was very easy to vacuum any dog fur not caught by a rear bench cover. So on that count, the makes for an excellent choice for a driver with a canine friend.

For more information on the Mazda2 or Fit and to find the model and color closest to you check out To part one of this comparison here .

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