Honda Fit Sport
Base price: $15,940
Fuel cost: $7800
Cost of ownership: $23,897
The Honda Fit is a well-rounded fuel-sipper, earning 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. That efficiency will save you $1000 in fuel over five years compared to the Chevrolet, Hyundai, and Suzuki. In terms of overall ownership cost, our Fit cracks the top half of our six-car test.
Driving the Fit is satisfactory, but by no means thrilling. The engine does its part well, but the shifter lacks feel and the suspension is tuned on the soft side. What the Fit lacks in driving pizzazz, it makes up for in functionality. Honda has done an excellent job with packaging inside the Fit. Despite a diminutive size, the Fit offers incredible interior space and its rear seats perform a number of acrobatic moves to make cargo hauling even easier.