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Hi Everyone!

I will take possession of my 2018 Kia Fit Nero EX tomorrow! I am super excited. I got the base EX in Deep Cerulean. I am coming from a 6ish year old Honda Fit, so this is the first car I have ever owned with lots of fancy bells and whistles. I was geeking out last night about having push button start!

This forum gave me a lot of great info to help me decide on my purchase, so thanks!
 

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I have been considering a Honda Fit for the past five six years. I could never get comfortable in one. I am so glad they came out with the Kia Niro it's so much nicer than the fit and with super gas mileage
 

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My car of choice would have been the Honda Fit Hybrid. 7 speed DCT, highest mpg of any car in Japan when released a couple years ago. Other than right hand drive Asian countries, not exported. Huge error by Honda.
 

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Honda never had a lot of luck with hybrids in the US, they were never really competitive. I'm not sure the new Insight and Clarity will do well either, they're not quite measuing up to Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia when compared to similar classes.

I'd love if Kia stole Honda's magic seats, but otherwise I prefer the Niro to the Fit. :)
 

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Honda doesn't even have there Hybrid ad campaigns focused correctly. For the Clarity TV ad it is vague about being a PHEV and after it points out the Hybrid option it only claims 340 miles range. I think they're trying to say it can do that on battery only but it's not clear at all and that's crap range for a Hybrid like our Niros...I'm getting 500+ miles per tank. They're a company that has lost its way, much like Ford these days.
 

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The Honda Fit would have easily won over its only competition, the Prius C penalty box. In addition, it would have been a great marketing move, having the highest EPA rated car in the country.

You've got to wonder sometimes.
 

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Honda doesn't even have there Hybrid ad campaigns focused correctly. For the Clarity TV ad it is vague about being a PHEV and after it points out the Hybrid option it only claims 340 miles range. I think they're trying to say it can do that on battery only but it's not clear at all and that's crap range for a Hybrid like our Niros...I'm getting 500+ miles per tank. They're a company that has lost its way, much like Ford these days.
Just saw the Honda Clarity TV ad and paused it to see this claim: "47-mile maximum EV mode driving range. 340 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA for comparison purposes only"....etc, etc.

Again this is really mediocre range. I don't get this at all. Does it only have an 8 gallon tank? Obviously KIA doesn't have to worry about Honda as a competitor with this on offer.
 

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Again this is really mediocre range. I don't get this at all. Does it only have an 8 gallon tank?
7.0 according to Honda’s website.

The only advantage I see in a quick spec look is the Clarity engine looks much stronger. And some people like sedans. I think they’re trying to soothe range anxiety, but that’s really an EV issue not a PHEV one.
 

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7.0 according to Honda’s website.

The only advantage I see in a quick spec look is the Clarity engine looks much stronger. And some people like sedans. I think they’re trying to soothe range anxiety, but that’s really an EV issue not a PHEV one.
Seems more to me like they're competing with the midsize sedan hybrids...size-wise it's closer to the Camry and Optima. Which still makes me scratch my head, because don't they also have an Accord hybrid? And yeah, it's still short range for a midsize hybrid.
 

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Seems more to me like they're competing with the midsize sedan hybrids...size-wise it's closer to the Camry and Optima. Which still makes me scratch my head, because don't they also have an Accord hybrid? And yeah, it's still short range for a midsize hybrid.
Yes but not a plug in. Honda is using clarity as their platform for “advanced tech” - PHEV, EV, and Fuel Cell.

Why not just do an Accord PHEV? Who knows.
 
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