Best 2014 Subcompact Hatch: Fit vs. Mazda2 vs. Versa Note vs. Yaris (part…

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We think the subcompact market is one of the most in the business because it has to offer so for so little cost to new car buyers who are more discerning. Gone are the when people thought a Pinto or the inside of a Pontiac was acceptable what with the buzzing and cheap vinyl every inch of the interiors.

But subcompact hatchbacks can be fun as well as stylish as well as fuel We think it’s about that every automaker put best foot forward in segment, much as Honda did it unleashed the world’s first amazing subcompact hatch the world—the 1976 Honda CVCC. And now that the Civic has up, the Fit has filled its old shoes so let’s see how it against its toughest foes.

But About That New Small IIHS Crash Test?

test is the most difficult for any new car to as it recreates a car impacting with like a pole or a tree at a of speed that most times allows said object to pass through crumple zone designs. only the 2014 Chevy passed with a rating of meaning it was named a 2014 Safety Pick.” The Versa has yet to undergo this test but the and Mazda2 only got ratings of and the Fit a “poor” rating in that Other models which got small overlap crash were the Fiat 500, Mirage, Prius C and the Hyundai Mainly, try your best not to your compact hatch any solid objects. Wise at any time.

2014 Toyota Yaris Hatch SE: (Last Place)

The Toyota Yaris hatchback is the antithesis of its predecessor which looked like an overgrown Pokemon cartoon character. however, the still diminutive has an exterior design replete far more macho muscular angrily styled headlamps all on aggressive looking 16-inch wheels with our SE test While in no way off putting, the looks of the new try a bit too hard in places and on more one occasion made us think of a bodybuilder competing in a roller Still, no matter how odd, character counts as a plus.

You can buy a Versa in three door as well as the five door we tested but we think that seriously hinder the vehicle’s although a basic version in body style starts at But we think our top of the line SE variant its sportier looks, front and disc brakes (others get drums), sportier suspension power windows and door cruise control, Bluetooth, wrapped steering wheel audio controls and 6-speaker player with 6-speakers and integration to be the wisest trim choice at $17,280 with the automatic transmission.

Sadly, though this is a much model than the Honda it is let down a lack of any real interior space efficiency and by a narrow 15.6 cubic cargo capacity that to hold a week’s worth of The seats do fold down for more space but then you had make sure you don’t your kids with you to the store. Rear seat leg and also felt cramped to competitor’s most especially the

Lastly, while we were with the tight steering and go-kart cornering abilities of the SE, we found it hard to really a good time driving car thanks to its anemic 1.5 liter 106 lb. feet of torque 4-cylinder in our tester was mated to a 4-speed that struggled to get the most out of engine. The SE is also available a five-speed manual, however, and we are sure that this car be much more enjoyable to and own when equipped with transmission.

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EPA estimates for fuel in our Yaris automatic were 30 highway and we averaged 31.2 in around town driving. the 2014 Toyota Yaris is a fine, economical first car but it is unfortunately beset by the feeling it is not really a “grown up” car. And you can buy our higher scoring models for often times we wonder why would bother with the

This is where you start to that buying any one of the following contestants in this comparison will always make you a shopper. We loved the Nissan Note when we drove it at its near San Diego and its interior is the only car this size comes close to the Fit for all around Also, whereas the cheaper sedan has a coarse feeling vague steering and handling with a noise issue the Versa Note suffers these issues on a far lesser In fact, even with its CVT gearbox (which usually is and noisy) we enjoyed driving the Note around town and found the power from the 109 1.6 liter 4-cylinder to be perfectly

The 2014 Nissan Versa also boasts a 31 city/40 EPA fuel economy average and a speed manual transmission is only on the most basic levels. Prices start at $13,990 but we recommend at least the SV trim which adds air higher quality seat and a front seat armrest, the CVT Bluetooth, steering wheel audio and cruise control, windows and locks as well as the to add other extras. You can’t the $540 convenience package adds a back-up camera, audio system with USB/i-Pod integration, satellite a rear seat center and a false floor in the cargo

For real luxury Nissan offers navigation, alloy heated front seats, a around view camera that helps you park a car, foglamps, a rear and Pandora radio. Still, all of that in only bring the to a little over $18,600 undercuts the current 2014 Fit feature for feature. Cargo ability is very good 18.8 cubic feet the rear seats with number growing to 38.3 the seats are folded. Overall, a effort from Nissan.

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