The third-generation Honda Fit is a roomy, suddenly enjoyable subcompact hatchback ripe with worth. I expect Honda let the Fit flight a couple of even more years as is yet no complying with mid-cycle upgrade the Fit is even fittier. Like most mid-cycle updates the Fit wears modified front and rear fascias as well as a new grille. There’s a side-by-side if you’re interested. Though the huge news is the enhancement of a Fit Sport cut to the schedule. If you’ve constantly desired a Honda Fit with glossy black wheels a pleasant body package and a gentle spray of orange accents in and out the Fit Sport is your dream made show.
Flashy accoutrement aside, the Fit stays an oddly roomy runabout. For example, its interior is bigger in almost every measurement after that the likewise sized Toyota Yaris. That roominess is made possible via clever product packaging including a gas container hidden under the front seats. Honda’s brains is also revealed in the fit so-called magic seat. The magic seat folds level which doesn’t appear all that enchanting yet the seat bases additionally turn up to lug tall items, and if you have particularly lengthy items the pole position can turn down.
Looks like it could be time for another trip to Irene’s Hat Rack over in the hatrack district. All informed you’ve obtained a substantial 16.6-cubic feet behind the second row seats and also cubic feet of room behind the pole positions. Include wide-opening doors and a reduced tons height and also the result is an exceptionally functional cargo hauler. The very same applies when hauling people. Front seat clearance is outstanding. Back seat clearance is simply a little bit much less exceptional, and also the back seat backs provide a two-position recline function.
What’s more impressive is legroom. A typical discomfort factor in subcompacts, the Fit’s legroom utterly trounces competitors like the Chevy Sonic as well as Kia Rio. Y’ know the legroom is impressive when I unearth words like trounce to describe it. Toughening up that dimensional love is the driving placement. With the seat adjusted so my legs are comfortable, the guiding wheel is as well far away. So, I can either drive with confined legs or replica GI Joe arms. Aw, I can’t verbalize. I likewise desire sliding sun visors weren’t booked for greater trims as well as the armrests were usable without throwing away my back, however or else problems are few. The audio system is once again honored with a volume knob. The climate controls are dead simple to get to and operate. There’s a wealth of cup holders and storage space places. Soft materials show up just sufficient to course up the joint, and also the front pail seats are comfortable with primo side support.
An advantage considering that the Fit guides with precision and corners uncommonly well for entry-level vehicle. But I’m presuming you do not care regarding supreme road-holding. I’m presuming you respect park-ability, and lens flare. You’re welcome on the second. On that particular score the Fit is a victor many thanks to subcompact measurements, a basic multi angle backup camera, and also phenomenal presence offered by substantial windows. When you’re not auto parking, a Honda Fit delights with wonderful break fee, l a compliant ride, as well as a halfway decent hushed interior, you know, considering the cost. Relocating the Honda Fit is a 1.5-liter straight shot four-cylinder engine coupled with a standard six-speed guidebook or an $800 continuously variable transmission that bests the guidebook when it pertains to sustain economy yet not driving enjoyable. Especially given that CVT versions lose two horse power and one extra pound foot of torque versus hand-operated equipped autos. In this stratum every steed matters. 130-ish-horsepower may not sound like a lot, however it’s actually respectable for the classification, and also it’s sufficient power for zooming around town or combining with freeway website traffic without shame.
I will bring my very own shame thanks quite. Slotting simply above $17,000 consisting of location, a base Fit LX trim comes with automatic headlights, cruise ship control, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, a turning telescoping wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth, six air bags and a 160 watt audio system with USB as well as complementary inputs. For more Fit benefits higher trims uses 16-inch alloys, a moonroof, switch begin, as well as keyless access that instantly locks the cars and truck when you leave, an upgraded six-speaker stereo as well as added USB ports, Honda’s lanewatch blind spot electronic camera, as well as a high-res seven-inch touchscreen replacing the base five-inch system, and also using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In a benefit for sidetracked vehicle drivers that Fit can currently be geared up with Honda’s incredible Honda Sensing driver help package. This thousand dollar package, which comes criterion on EX-SPOUSE and also EXL trims bundles possibly life-saving innovations including lane departure warning, lane maintaining aid, dynamic cruise ship control, as well as onward collision alert. I’ve said it previously, if you stay clear of side swiping just one lowered BMW loaded with MMA fans Honda Sensing has actually basically paid for itself. Live huge and also the price tag for an EXL trim with heated leather seats and ingrained navigation peaks at around $22,500. Hatchback rivals like the Nissan Versa Note, Chevy Sonic, Kia Rio, as well as Toyota Yaris each damaged the Fit’s base rate, some by greater than $1,000.
That cost benefit is tempered by the Fit’s extremely strong resale values as well as long common function list. Somehow the real competitors may be Honda’s very own Civic. Given the price overlap it may make more feeling to avoid an elegant Fit as well as select a larger faster and extra reliable, albeit much less dazzlingly geared up, Civic instead. However in its course the Honda Fit is roomy, refined as well as cleverly made, and also it additionally delivers exceptional value both in regards to acquisition cost and resale values. Add a little mid-cycle love, as well as the Fit is still the subcompact to defeat. Sorry, Metro.