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The Honda Fit subcompact hatchback has always been an appealing urban runabout. Thanks to its clever multi configurable seating, the Fit delivers versatility similar to a that of small SUV. The Fit gets great fuel economy at 33 mpg overall. But that comes with excessive noise when the continuously variable transmission keeps the engine at high revs. Handling is responsive, but the Fit has a stiff ride. On top of that, the cabin is loud, making the Fit unfit for long drives. Opting for the EX brings a sunroof and paddle shifters; the EX-L includes heated leather seats. The button-free touch-screen radio on EX and higher trims is a constant frustration, and the seats and driving position aren't very comfortable. Reliability has been average.

Road Test

The Honda Fit has always been an appealing urban runabout, with its tidy size, voluminous interior, amazing versatility, and good fuel economy. Fortunately, the redesigned third-generation Fit carries on these qualities, while adding a lot more creat...

Highs

  • Lots of space in a small footprint, including a relatively spacious rear seat
  • Very versatile interior with unique seat folding configurations

Lows

  • Slow
  • Noisy

Best Version to Get

We'd stick with the basic LX model. It includes everything you need, including Bluetooth, cruise control, and USB connectivity. An automatic Fit LX costs just over $17,000. Most buyers will opt for the CVT, but the manual transmission might improve acceleration and reduce engine noise.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 3 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 (130 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience