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2008 BMW 330 vs. 2009 Honda Fit

To start off, 2009 Honda Fit is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 330. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 330 would be higher. At 2,979 cc, 2008 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 330 (228 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 2009 Honda Fit. (117 HP @ 6600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 2009 Honda Fit. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 330 weights approximately 44 kg more than 2009 Honda Fit. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 330 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 BMW 330. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Honda Fit, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 BMW 330 (300 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Honda Fit. (144 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Honda Fit. 2008 BMW 330 has automatic transmission and 2009 Honda Fit has manual transmission. 2009 Honda Fit will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 BMW 330 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 330 2009 Honda Fit
Make BMW Honda
Model 330 Fit
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 1495 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 117 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 144 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 16.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1505 kg 1461 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 40 L


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