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in 2010 Affordable Small Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $9,869 - $12,622
Original MSRP: $14,900 - $19,110
MPG: 28 City / 35 Hwy
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Used Car: 2010 Honda Fit Review

Review Last Updated: 7/30/12

With good fuel economy, innovative storage options, great safety ratings and a high reliability score, the 2010 Honda Fit is a top choice for anyone shopping for a used 2010 hatchback.

If you’re looking for a hatchback with plenty of room for cargo and comfortable seating for five, you can’t do much better than the 2010 Honda Fit. Test drivers found the Fit’s rear seats to be especially spacious for the class, and said that only tall drivers will want more legroom up front. One of the Fit’s most talked about features is its class-exclusive Magic Seat, which flips different ways to let you store large cargo items, like a bike.

The base Fit’s cabin is equipped with air conditioning and a four-speaker stereo that has an auxiliary port. Navigation and a USB port were available on higher trims. The Fit’s standard safety features, such as anti-lock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution, are common for the class, but electronic stability control and traction control came on the Fit with Navigation model. Still, the Fit has excellent safety scores. Some test drivers weren’t impressed with the Honda Fit’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, saying that the Fit wasn’t fast, but other car reviewers were pleased that the Fit was both fuel-efficient and fun to drive. The Fit averages up to 28/35 mpg city/highway.

The Honda Fit also stands out with one of the highest reliability ratings in the class. A good reliability score means that the Fit might not cost as much in maintenance and repairs as its classmates. With so many plusses, it’s easy to see why the Fit earned the 2010 U.S. News Best Hatchback for the Money award.

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Other Cars to Consider

If you prefer a traditional sedan over the Fit’s hatchback style, consider the 2010 Hyundai Elantra, which was named the 2010 U.S. News Best Compact Car for the Money. It has good safety scores, a reliability rating that’s identical to the Fit’s and good fuel economy ratings, which make the Elantra a practical, well-rounded choice. Inside, the Elantra has comfortable seats and one of the largest trunks in the class. However, the base Elantra doesn’t have as many standard features as the Fit.

The 2010 Toyota Corolla may not be as versatile, but it’s still a practical car. For starters, the Toyota Corolla has one of the highest reliability ratings in the class and good safety scores. The Corolla isn’t fast, but it does have enough engine power for city driving and good fuel economy ratings to match. While the Corolla doesn’t have as much cargo space as the Fit, it does have standard stability control.

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