As we reported earlier, Honda is considering a hybrid that will undercut the price of its current model lineup, as well as Toyota’s hot-selling Prius.
The planned hybrid would be based on the Fit, and would sticker for under $17,000 at current exchange rates. This would make it the least expensive hybrid that Honda sells, including the current Civic Hybrid, Insight, and upcoming CR-Z. Further, it would undercut the price of a Prius, as well as other Toyota hybrids.
However, when a base, manual transmission Fit stickers for $15,650, is the price premium worth the extra miles per gallon? Though our sources are saying close to 70 mpg, it’s still worth considering. And as we said in our Four Seasons wrap, the Fit’s price point quickly rises with options, bringing it into the territory of cars one class above.
Today’s Snap Judgment:
Is $17,000 too much to pay for a Fit hybrid?
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.