The S and the base model get the same MPG. For the Fit I chose the S b/c it will have a better long term value if I ever need to trade it in, and because I wanted the allow wheels
Oh, it has a weird little lip/sideskirt too, so I imagine it has to help with MPG to the skilled.
And because it looks so much better, IMHO. I was concerned that the alloy wheels/tires had a wider patch and larger diameter, which would decrease FE, but the data is still out. But, of the new Hondas, it's the best value and has potential. I've said myself, I'd get a Fit, or a used Civic gasser for the price. If I had a pile of cash in the pantry, I'd go for the HCH -- but it's too expensive. There's nothing wrong with your decision Matt -- new car reliability, better emissions, and standard safety features make it a no-brainer.