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The Honda Fit subcompact hatchback has always been an appealing urban runabout. Thanks to its clever multiconfigurable seating, the Fit delivers versatility similar to that of a 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. The Fit's recent freshening added the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features.
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2015-2019
2015 Redesign Year
The third generation of the Fit made it quicker, safer and even more fuel-efficient. It also brought modern era connectivity and amenities such as optional heated leather seats.
By and large, it carries over the Fit's trademarks of incredible space efficiency and interior versatility. The rear seat performs the same tricks of folding flat and low, or flipping up the bottom cushions to create a deep well. Handling is nimble, which makes the car fun for carving corners. The engine is responsive and fuel economy is respectable at 33 mpg overall. However, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) has its quirks and amplifies engine noise too much. The ride is less nervous in than previous models, but plenty stiff. The cabin is also loud, particularly on the highway. Ultimately, the Fit is more about being a practical local runabout than a road trip companion, even if it can pack all your belongings.
$14,725 - $18,525
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$13,025 - $17,050
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$12,200 - $15,200
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$10,600 - $12,975
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$9,175 - $11,125
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2009-2013
2009 Redesign Year
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.
$7,450 - $9,000
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$6,625 - $7,675
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$5,800 - $6,800
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$5,100 - $6,050
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$4,575 - $5,375
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2007-2008
2007 Redesign Year
The Fit is a cleverly designed tiny hatchback with a cult following. It offers easy access and has an amazing amount of interior room for such a small car.
The rear seats can be folded low and flat, or the cushion can be flipped up against backrest, creating a deep, flat floor that can accommodate bulky items or a tall plant. While quite slow to accelerate, 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 an urban runabout rather than a long distance commuter. Expect a 32 mpg overall fuel economy. The Fit came well equipped with standard power accessories, antilock brakes, and curtain airbags, but we would steer you toward a newer Fit for its added safety, or a larger, more substantial car.
$4,125 - $4,775
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$3,675 - $4,250
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