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2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion xB 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
     
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)
4dr HB Auto S
  • 2dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB Man S PZEV
  • 2dr HB Auto S
  • 2dr HB Auto S PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto S
  • 4dr HB Auto S PZEV

Prices

MSRP $14,750 $15,750 $19,340
Invoice $14,236 $14,962 $18,781
Avg. Paid $9,035 $9,818 $9,589

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.8 8.6 9.0
Performance 8.3 7.8 8.1
Interior 9.1 7.6 8.6
Operating Cost 8.3 7.9 7.9
Safety 9.3 9.0 9.0
Reliability 4.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Plenty of standard tech and safety features
  • Good safety ratings
  • Peppy performance
  • Surprisingly spacious second-row seats
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low-for-the-class gas mileage
  • Noticeable body lean in corners
  • Not as fuel-efficient as top competitors

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 27 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon 4 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.4 102.4 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 161.6 167.3 165.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.3 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 64.7 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2489 3020 3138

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.8 100.8 94.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.7 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.8 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 52.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 41.2 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 38.0 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.7 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 46.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 21.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I5
Displacement 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 34.4 34.8 35.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 28 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.0 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multilink

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard