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Old 05-21-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Hi all. So I've narrowed my car search down to two vehicles: The Honda Fit Sport and Hyundai Elantra GLS. I'd be buying the car brand new. My main criteria are gas mileage and reliability. So lets hear it... which should I choose and why?
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Honda. NO question. Its not even an issue..
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany
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The Fit is a 5 door hatchback, the Elantra is a 4 door sedan. Both are good vehicles. The Elantra is probably less expensive and will provide a little better mpg. Hyundai quality is also good, close to Honda.

Before making a decision, test drive both. One of them might have a more comfortable driving position for you than the other, either head room or "fit" (ha, ha) while in the driver's seat. Sometimes the shape of seat or even the headrest angle is a deal breaker. I would never buy a car that does not feel comfortable, regardless of price. You can have the car with the greatest statistics on paper, but if it is not comfortable for you, the statistics don't help much.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Honda. NO question. Its not even an issue..
How can you say this so easily?

I own three Honda vehicles and I would choose the Elantra. It is more powerful, roomier, has a more stylish interior, AND gets better gas mileage.

The Elantra's reliability is likely to be very close to the Fit.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Is the fact that the Elantra is in the first year of a redesign a major drawback as far as reliability goes?
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Sit in each one. Get comfortable and while looking ahead, try reaching for all the controls you feel you'll frequently use such as climate controls, radio, headlights, turn signal, and wipers. Don't forget the gear shift and emergency brake. Ergonomics plays a big part in driver safety.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Not in the same class. I'd take the Elantra,better MPG, bigger inside, more features and it looks pretty good. The Fit looks like a robot rodent, its cheap inside but will be more fun to drive.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I know a few people who have the fit and they love them and consistantly get 40mpg. It is highly rated and very reliable. Don't know much about the Elantra. You may wish to check edmounds to see what people think about it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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How can you say this so easily?

I own three Honda vehicles and I would choose the Elantra. It is more powerful, roomier, has a more stylish interior, AND gets better gas mileage.

The Elantra's reliability is likely to be very close to the Fit.
A Japanese vs. a Korean car? Get a clue.. And see what happens to the value of each 5 years down the road.. That will tell you something about a car..
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Hi all. So I've narrowed my car search down to two vehicles: The Honda Fit Sport and Hyundai Elantra GLS. I'd be buying the car brand new. My main criteria are gas mileage and reliability. So lets hear it... which should I choose and why?
Hyundai Elantra would be my pick - I am actually considering one myself. #1, I think it would be a safer car, #2, it has a much better warranty (10 year/100K mile powertrain) and #3, which is personal opinion, I like the looks much better on the Elantra. The '11 Elantra is a very nice car IMO.

The Elantra has also performed extremely well in an off-set crash test. Notice how well the passenger cage held up, there was no collapse of the occupant compartment.


YouTube - ‪2011 Hyundai Elantra/Avante NCAP Frontal Offset Impact (KNCAP)‬‏

Here is the full-frontal crash...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX3wUVoxVAw&NR=1
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