2017 Hyundai Accent vs Honda Fit

No-nonsense subcompacts like the 2017 Hyundai Accent and Honda Fit are perfect for thrifty commuters and tech-savvy drivers on a budget. Inside, you'll find generous comfort - even tasteful flourishes like a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Before you choose between the Accent and the Fit, make sure you know how they stack up. Read our comparison guide to learn more.

2017 Hyundai Accent vs Honda Fit

Interior Comfort

Whether you prefer a sedan or hatchback, the Accent delivers a healthy dose of everyday comfort. Congested traffic is no match for the supportive front seats, which will outlast rush-hour jams with their long-term support. There's even plenty of head and leg room for rear-seat passengers, so you can tote friends around town with space to spare.

The Honda Fit's Magic Seat is unlike anything else in the segment. You can rearrange it to expand the cargo hold or to create a La-Z-Boy-type lounger in the backseat. Unlike with the Accent, however, you can't choose between a sedan and a hatchback - the Fit only comes in hatchback form. Up front, taller drivers may wish they had more legroom.

Tech Features

We like the Accent's infotainment interface. It's got a responsive touchscreen, but it also includes redundant buttons and knobs, which are helpful when all you want to do is turn up the volume without messing with a bunch of touchscreen menus. We also like this subcompact's USB port. Keeping your iPad and smartphone fully charged is a no-brainer.

The Honda Fit has some cool features for iPhone users - notably the Siri Eyes Free functionality. Just press a button and you can interact with the sophisticated Siri voice controls, making Google searches on the go or having the system read your text messages to you. However, even tech-savvy drivers might struggle with the Fit's touchscreen, which isn't always intuitive. You may find yourself paging through menus in frustration - and that's the last thing you want to be doing in traffic.

Fuel Economy

No one likes to overspend on gas - especially when there are pizzas to order and nights on the town to be had. The Honda Fit will maximize your disposable income, earning up to 33 city/40 highway mpg. With the Fit, you also get peppy acceleration for sprints down the highway.

The 2017 Hyundai Accent also puts a premium on performance, earning up to 27/37 mpg. If you're a commuter, you can expect a thrifty ride to work and back. The Accent's precise steering and responsive powertrain are the perfect answer to downtown city streets.

Safety Features

The 2017 Hyundai Accent has your back in a tight spot. If your neighborhood has a lot of ups and downs, hill-start assist technology keeps you from rolling backward when you're stopped on a steep incline. When you hit the brakes, you'll find that the Accent's pedal is responsive, pulling you up to a quick stop.

The Fit also has some savvy safety features. The LaneWatch blind-spot system jumps into action when you hit the turn signal, displaying your passenger-side blind spot on the Fit's central touchscreen. With this feature, switching lanes on the highway just got a lot easier. Compared to competitors' braking performance, however, the Honda Fit takes a bit longer to come to a stop.

Learn More about the Hyundai Accent

These subcompact models are both great on gas. However, we think the 2017 Hyundai Accent is the total package. Inside, it's comfy - you even get plenty of rear-seat legroom for your favorite adult-size passengers. Besides keeping you connected, the Accent's tech features will even charge your devices for you. Safety features underscore this subcompact's solid performance. Wherever you'll travel, you can do so in confidence.