Purchasing a New Ford or Honda Compact Car

When choosing a new vehicle in Clarksville, Hopkinsville, and Fort Campbell there are many factors to take in to account. We, at Women at the Wheel, would like would like to help make this process fun and enjoyable like it should be. We strive to make our customers comfortable in the decision they make when chooosing one of our new vehicles.

Why should I purchase a fuel efficient car or compact car?

With gas prices increasing so frequently it only makes sense to purchase a fuel efficient vehicle. Oil is a non-renewable resource and gas prices are only going to continue to increase. If you purchase a fuel efficient vehicle those extra miles per gallon will help reduce the amount of visits to the gas pump. This is somethingthat everyone would like no matter what the cost of fuel.

What should you consider when buying a fuel efficient car or compact car?

When buying a fuel efficient car or compact car there are many things to consider. The most important items are usually based on personal preference. Since every person has different needs and preferences we have listed a few of these items to consider.

  • How many passengers are regulary in the car?
  • How much storage space is needed?
  • How many miles per gallon would you like the car to get?
  • What is your budget for purchasing a new compact or fuel efficient car?
  • What amenities are absolutely neccessary?
  • Are external attachments (roof rack, trunk rack, bug deflector, spoilers) neccessary?

Every amenity adds weight to the vehicle as well as drains energy from the engine. Open sun roofs and roof racks add drag to the vehicle, air conditioning drains miles per gallon from the engine, power windows, seats, and locks also drain energy from the engine. The larger the car the less efficient the fuel consumption, but if more passenger room is required this is a trade off that can't be avoided.

What should you consider when buying a fuel efficient car or compact car?

The Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta are rated as the two most affordable and fuel efficient vehicles on the market today according to U.S. News Best Affordable Small Cars. They score in the top for performance, interior design and safety as well.

The Honda Fit has a remarkable cargo storage and passenger area. With all seats in use, the Fit provides 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space, more than any sedan in its class. With all the seats down the cargo expands to 57.3 cubic feet of space. This is equivalent to some compact SUVs. With a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 117 horsepower this little car packs a powerful punch. The manual transmission gives the Honda Fit a sporty feel, but the Fit Sport's automatic with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifter System also delivers a fun ride. With an MSRP of $15,100 - $19,240 and an EPA estimate 27/35 MPG rating, this car fits into all families budgets with a great deal of passenger room.

honda fit

The Ford Fiesta is another great fuel efficient car for those looking to reduce their fuel usage. The Ford Fiesta hatch back has quite a bit of storage space for a compact car. The hatchback's seats fold down, but not flat, and it has 26 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front row. The Ford Fiesta has a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine that gives this little car an amazing 120 horsepower. A five-speed manual is standard, but a six-speed dual clutch automated manual is also available. Reviewers have said the manual transmission is a very exciting and fun ride. With an MSRP of $13,320 - $17,520 and an EPA estimate 28/37 MPG rating, this car would make a great first car, commmuter car, or if you are just starting your family.

Ford Fiesta

If you are in the market for a new vehicle please contact our Ford and Honda sales people or give our sales people a call at 931-245-5297.

Women at the Wheel - Jenkins & Wynne
2655 Trenton Road
Clarksville, TN 37040
931.538.7557

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