Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 13 advantages that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has over the Honda Fit.
Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Honda's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
Both the i-MiEV and the Fit feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavier vehicles are safer in collisions and less affected by crosswinds than lighter vehicles. The i-MiEV is heavier than the Fit, shown below by trim level and transmission type:
|Curb Weight AT|
|Fit 5-spd AT||2,577 lbs.|
The i-MiEV is equipped with Standard RWD.
Fog lights are Standard on the i-MiEV SE but they are Optional on the Fit (5-spd AT, 5-spd MT). Fog lights are very effective at improving visibility in foggy and other difficult driving situations.Capacities
The i-MiEV has more interior space than the Fit in the following areas:
|Shoulder Room, Front||Shoulder Room, Rear|
|i-MiEV||54.8 in.||54.8 in.|
|Fit||52.7 in.||51.3 in.|
The i-MiEV is shorter than the Fit , 144.7 in. vs. 161.6 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The i-MiEV's wheelbase is longer than the Fit's, 100.4 in. vs. 98.4 in., producing a smoother ride and more stable handling.
The i-MiEV is narrower than the Fit, 62.4 in. vs. 66.7 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefit of alloy wheels, they are lighter than traditional steel wheels, providing better performance. Alloy wheels are Optional on the Fit (5-spd AT, 5-spd MT) but are offered as a Standard feature on the i-MiEV SE.Advantages
A heated front seat is Standard in the i-MiEV, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Fit.
The i-MiEV SE features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the Fit (5-spd AT, 5-spd MT, Sport 5-Spd AT, Sport 5-Spd MT).
The i-MiEV SE features Standard automatic headlights that control their on/off capability. Automatic headlights are Not Available on the Fit.
Heated exterior mirrors are Optional on the i-MiEV, keeping them clear and giving the driver improved visibility. That feature is Not Available on the Fit.
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