• 2016 Honda Fit

Economical Cars for Detroit Drivers

Most of our Detroit area drivers know they want economical cars in their garages, but they don’t know where to start. And just what does it mean to say a car is “economical” anyway? We have a few ideas of how to define an economical car, and Honda has plenty of options that fit the bill.

  • A car is economical in the short term if it has a price you can afford or the finance team you’re working with is able to fit a monthly payment to your budget.
  • In the long term, economical cars are ones that are fuel efficient and have significant warranty protection to help save you from unexpected costs.

With these factors in mind, we wanted to profile some of the most economical cars available in the Detroit Metro area.

2016 Honda Fit

The 2016 Honda Fit is the latest in a long line of affordable and fuel-efficient hatchbacks, and most recently it earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for the Money listing.* It’s such a good car for the money that it showed up twice on their list—once as a hatchback winner and once as a subcompact winner.

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Efficient and practical, the 2016 Honda Fit’s powertrain surely helped U.S. News & World Report editors decide this car was worthy of attention.


2016 Honda Fit

Under the hood of each Fit is a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Honda Fit

Each 2016 Honda Fit LX CVT pairs that power and pep with a particularly remarkable fuel economy, getting an EPA-estimated 41 highway mpg.**


The engine specs point to long-term affordability for Fit drivers, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Honda gives drivers a wide range of options across three trim levels, with the standard LX trim offering advanced tech and connectivity features that will still feel modern as your Fit ages.

See how the 2016 Chevy Spark horsepower and fuel economy compare to the Fit and discover how competing hatchbacks fare.

2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic starts the 10th generation of the vehicle, taking the features that have made it famous over the past few decades and amplifying them for the current auto market. That means more affordable pricing and improved fuel economies, making the Civic one of the most economical cars available.

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2016 Honda Civic

2016 Civic LX Sedan models equipped with a CVT have 2.0L 4-cylinder engines under the hood, rated at 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. This standard Civic earns an EPA-estimated 41 highway mpg.**

2016 Honda Civic

Stepping up to the new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine brings 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, with 2016 Civic EX-T models rated at an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg.*


The Civic stands tall as an economical car, and it has for years. The latest model even has five different trim levels to make it easier to find a Civic that fits your needs and budget—of course, even the well-appointed 2016 Civic LX has a leg up on many of its competitors.

Honda Accord Hybrid

When the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid made its first appearance in Detroit, it showed drivers that the idea of the economical car was changing.

Learn More About the Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda recently announced the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid was on its way, but in the meantime, you can get access to the specs that raised the bar for the hybrid sedan world:

  • Each 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid is rated at an EPA-estimated 50 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.***

When hybrid sedans first appeared on the market, these kinds of game-changing fuel economy numbers are what drivers dreamed of, and now they are here. When searching for the most economical cars in the Detroit Metro area, the Honda lineup—especially the Accord Hybrid—should be on your mind.

The numbers weren’t just impressive to our team at Detroit Area Honda Dealers, either; Kelley Blue Book named the 2015 Accord Hybrid to their 10 Best Green Cars of 2014 list.****

The Honda Warranty

We’ve spent some time looking at the fuel economies of these efficient cars, but we also mentioned how important it is to have a good warranty to protect you from potential expensive and unexpected repairs down the road. Here’s what you can expect on each new Honda:

  • 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty that covers practically every element of your Honda, from tip to tail.
  • 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, covering the most expensive parts of your engine and drivetrain.

Find Your Economical Car

Drivers seeking a new car in the Detroit Metro area have quite a few choices available to them by just visiting a Detroit Area Honda Dealer. Stop by one of our locations today and see what each of these economical cars has to offer.

*View U.S. News Best Cars at www.usnews.com/cars.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
***Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
****For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

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