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Honda Fit vs. Honda Element MPG

Chart is based on 1217 fuel economy reports for the Honda Fit and 71 fuel economy reports for the Honda Element.

Honda Fit MPG

Honda Fit Honda Fit 2015 38.2 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2013 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 14 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2013 33.7 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2013 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2012 35.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2012 38.3 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2012 38.4 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2011 34.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2011 34.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2011 33.2 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2010 38.0 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2010 38.3 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2010 35.9 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2009 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2009 36.0 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2009 34.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2008 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2008 35.2 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2008 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2007 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2007 33.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Honda Fit Honda Fit 2007 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.5L I4
CVT FWD
flat light none 7 10 21 62 65 38.2  
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 9 77 14 60 31.4  
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 34 0 63 71 33.7  
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 43 28 15 80 25.6  
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 13 16 68 68 35.2  
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 5 10 29 57 62 38.3  
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 3 8 90 65 38.4  
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 26 26 44 66 34.4  
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 22 26 45 68 34.4  
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 10 54 29 59 33.2  
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 4 13 32 51 62 38.0  
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 6 33 57 63 38.3  
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 23 26 26 24 91 35.9  
2009 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 24 14 11 51 64 34.6  
2009 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 4 20 39 37 65 36.0  
2009 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 41 11 45 75 34.4  
2008 4dr Hatch 109-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 19 22 54 68 31.5  
2008 4dr Hatch 109-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 18 30 42 67 35.2  
2008 4dr Hatch 109-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 19 13 62 68 34.2  
2007 4dr Hatch 109-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 40 40 68 30.0  
2007 4dr Hatch 109-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 27 21 48 81 33.5  
2007 4dr Hatch 109-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 16 52 80 32.5  

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Honda Element MPG

Honda Element Honda Element 2011 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 98 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2009 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2009 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2009 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2008 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2008 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2007 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2007 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 3 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2007 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2006 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2006 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2006 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2005 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2005 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2005 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2004 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2004 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2003 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2003 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Honda Element Honda Element 2003 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
mtns light none 0 2 0 98 60 26.4  
2009 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 3 9 32 57 65 23.1  
2009 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 40 0 60 60 22.3  
2009 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 10 30 50 70 22.6  
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 1 9 61 28 63 28.0  
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 25 20 45 65 24.6  
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 13 13 25 50 68 23.2  
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 0 98 3 65 23.5  
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 18 2 32 48 67 21.5  
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 3 6 9 83 68 23.3  
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 80 20 70 19.6  
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med none 6 21 49 25 61 21.2  
2005 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 25 25 25 25 65 20.9  
2005 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
mtns med light 5 5 5 85 70 21.3  
2005 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 14 18 26 42 63 19.8  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 13 18 18 53 65 22.0  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 5 15 5 75 90 21.4  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 2 11 21 66 72 22.9  
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 10 22 25 43 73 21.7  
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 7 23 64 68 22.2  
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 15 18 10 57 67 22.2  

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Honda Fit vs. Honda Element MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Honda Fit and Honda Element's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Fit

Honda Fit Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Hondas have been lagging the leaders in fuel economy. But with new "Earth Dreams" engines and CVT transmissions (pardon the redundancy), they've closed the gap. When fitted with the CVT (continuously variable transmission), the Fit LX rates 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway in the EPA's tests. The city rating is especially impressive, and both figures are much better than the 2013 Fit's 28/35 (with a five-speed conventional automatic) and a little better than the Nissan Versa Note's 31/40 (with a CVT). You won't find a higher EPA city figure in any other non-diesel, non-hybrid car you'd want to drive. The highway figure, on the other hand, is matched or slightly exceeded by a few somewhat larger cars. Small yet tall hatchbacks are aerodynamically challenged. With a bit more poundage and stickier tires, the Fit EX and EX-L don't test quite as well, with scores of 32/38. But I doubt their real-world fuel economy would differ significantly from the LX's. The days when manual transmissions ruled the EPA charts are history. With a six-speed manual, the Honda Fit rates 29/37. While this is better than the 2013 5-speed manual's 27/33, the much zippier Ford Fiesta ST isn't far behind with 26/35. For those who like to row their own, another Fiesta variant, the SE EcoBoost with a three-cylinder turbocharged engine, is the way to go: 31/43. In my real-world suburban driving the trip computers of the Fit, Versa Note, and Fiesta SE EB all regularly reported averages over 40 and as high as the low 50s (with infrequent stops and a feather-light foot). see full Honda Fit review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Fit

Honda Fit Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
driven normally, fuel economy better than EPA results. (But drops fairly quickly when trying to merge or accelerate along with normal flow of traffic) see full Honda Fit review
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned less than a week but drive home after purchase was 60 miles and indications are the true mileage will exceed the EPA numbers as it shows 36mpg for half city and half congested freeway travel see full Honda Fit review
2012 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Capable of 40 mpg on the highway with A/C running, 2 passengers and a load of cargo. see full Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
30 miles per gallon on average in mostly city driving averaging 30 miles per hour or less/stop&go. see full Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
30+ MPG even with a lot on stop and go. I got the 5 speed which actually may lower my MPG but I love the ability to punch it when I need to! Wish it had a 6th gear for 70 mph+ I want to see if I can hit 40-45 MPG going on I-10 doing 60-65 the whole way see full Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Regularly get 32-36 in town, have gotten 40 on the highway. see full Honda Fit review
2011 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
30 MPG in brutal, city driving; 40+ MPG on the highway. The fuel economy is better than I expected. see full Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rated around 30 mpg, but can get up to about 40. see full Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Fuel economy meter gives real-time feedback. see full Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
38MPG average in my driving community see full Honda Fit review
Honda Fit Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Loses out slightly to the Fiesta in fuel economy. see full Honda Fit review
2010 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Although we got 38 mpg over the course of our 32,000 miles, we actually got better mileage with our previous 07 Civic over its lifetime and powertrain performance was much better for the Civic. Overall dissapointed with mileage. see full Honda Fit review
2009 4dr Hatch 117-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I rented the car for a weekend & my gas mileage from Phoenix, to Flagstaff & back to Phoenix was only 28.8 mpg This car had an automatic tranny. Engine rmp always sounded BUSY & noisey see full Honda Fit review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Element

Honda Element Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
For a teenager that does lots of driving for parttime job and to school, needed a vehicel that was large enough to be safe in traffic, yet give good gas mileage. see full Honda Element review
Honda Element Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Sure wish I could get 30 MPG in this thing instead of 20 (though I have gotten 26 on long trips as long as I don't let my wife drive) see full Honda Element review
2005 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
This is my only major gripe with the vehicle... I seem to get a consistent 22mpg, whether it is city driving, long flat highways, or mountains. If I go out of my way to drive conservatively, or use a medium-to-heavy foot with the aid conditioner, the difference is completely negligible... it's pretty much always 22mpg. see full Honda Element review
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Wish it got better fuel economy, but what do you expect for a brick? see full Honda Element review
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
20 mpg city, 24 mpg hiway, low for such a small, lightweight car. see full Honda Element review
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
I always get exactly 20 mpg, which seams low see full Honda Element review
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
It stinks! The EX is a bit heavy which drags the MPG to 21/25. see full Honda Element review