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Honda Fit hybrid more fuel efficient than the Prius

By Hybrid Cars on 09/28/2010 – 10:21 am PDTOne Comment

Cheaper and more fuel efficient than the Prius.

Bring this hybrid to the US

According to MotorTrend, if the Honda Fit hybrid - known as the Jazz in Europe - came to the US, it would achieve a combined 53.5 mpg. That’s better than the Toyota Prius.

So, why hasn’t Honda committed to bringing the Fit hybrid to this side of the pond?While these fuel economy numbers seem a little surprising considering the Fit hybrid will utilize the same IMA hybrid powertrain as Honda’s other hybrid cars, we’ll give MotorTrend the benefit of the doubt.

So, why not bring it to the US?

At one time indicated that the Honda Fit hybrid would be priced only $1900 more than a conventional Fit. If true, that would be $1900 more for a gain of 22 mpg.

Might that not be good enough to make the Fit hybrid Honda’s best selling hybrid in the US?

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One Comment »

  • usbseawolf2000 says:

    There is nothing magical about this Honda Fit hybrid from Europe.

    It was tested under EU cycle. Prius is rated 72.4 MPG as well. The testing protocol is different from more aggressive EPA cycle revised in 2008. Prior to 2008, Prius (Gen2) was rated 55 MPG.

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