Model year 2009 brought a redesign that preserved all of the Fit's space and made it a quicker, safer, and more modern. Still, if you want stability control (ESC), which we consider a vital safety item, you'd have to look for a loaded one with the navigation system. ESC became standard with 2011 models, so you should search for that model year or newer if it fits your budget. Interior versatility is the Fit's hallmark, facilitated by rear seats that can be folded flat and low or can be flipped up against the backrest, creating a deep, flat floor that can accommodate bulky items. While not overly powerful, the Fit feels responsive, with a smooth and willing engine and agile handling that makes it fun to drive. The ride is choppy and the car is loud, so consider it as more of an urban runabout than a long distance commuter. Overall fuel economy was 30 mpg.