|Engine Size:||1.5 L|
|Transmission:||Automatic or manual|
The Honda Fit is a fun, quick, practical, affordable and efficient small car. Since its introduction in 2007 the Fit has garnered awards for its usability and value; it remains very popular, particularly among the younger set, first time buyers and those with a long commute and a steely eye on gas prices.
You cannot beat Honda’s strong reputation for reliability and the great fuel economy ratings. And if you like surprises, you will be bowled over with the amount of interior space the Fit provides: looks can be deceiving. The compact Honda Fit literally provides the passenger and cargo space of a mid-size car.
With what Honda aptly calls Magic Seats, you can arrange the split folding rear seats into a few different configurations. You can either flip up the bottom of the seat(s) to create a high, open, narrow space or fold the seat(s) flat to the floor. Folding them flat opens up 53 cubic feet of unobstructed cargo space where furniture, sporting equipment even bikes can ‘Fit’!
The other really nice part of this Fit design is that these seats are lightweight, making this flipping and folding almost effortless. Of course you still want to use your seats as seats and you’ll find that they are extremely well made and well formed with the appropriate amount of comfortable padding. It’s really an ingenious interior design with amazingly efficient use of space.
One of the other unique design features of the Fit is Honda’s innovative chassis layout, placing the fuel tank under the front seats rather than towards the rear. This too contributes to the increase in interior space and comfort by creating a bump-free flat floor. The rear seat accommodates even the tallest passengers; the large windows provide increased exterior visibility and an overall sense of open, airiness. You’re definitely not climbing into a cramped econo-crate!
Tech-savvy Honda presents touchscreen controls for the dash with a7.0-inch screen standard on the EX, the EX-L, and the EX-L with Navigation. Certain features such as Pandora integration, Honda’s LaneWatch side-camera system, and text-message integration are offered only on this larger touchscreen.
The baseline LX model comes with a smaller touchscreen and more conventional knobs and buttons; it comes standard with a backup camera, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a USB port.
Whichever trim level you choose, the Fit has one of the strongest engines in the subcompact class: a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. At 8.5 seconds from zero to 60 mph, this CVT-equipped Fit beats all its automatic subcompact competitors!