For a fuel-efficient commute or a city-friendly subcompact ride, the 2017 Honda Fit simply can’t be beat. Its best-in-class cabin and cargo space set it apart from competitors, with head and leg room for days. Believe it or not, Fit rear-seat passengers enjoy more legroom than you’ll find in the Accord. The Fit also puts an affordable price tag on all the latest tech gear, including a road-trip-friendly navigation system. Comfort, performance, plus excellent fuel economy puts this lively hatchback on the top of everyone’s wish list.
2017 Honda Fit
With so many great things to say about the 2017 Honda Fit, it’s almost tough to know where to start. It certainly bests competitors in terms of passenger and cargo space. With more legroom than the Honda Accord, this subcompact hatchback is a great pick for urban socialites and families who want to save more than they spend on a new car. When you flip down the rear seats, you’ll create as much max cargo space as in some small crossover SUVs: 52.7 cubic feet. Although you wouldn’t normally think to bring your subcompact hatchback on an IKEA run, now you certainly can. The clever 60/40-split Magic rear seat further sets the Fit apart from other cars in this segment. Its flip-up cushion gives you floor-to-roof cargo space when you need to stow tall items, including garage sale furniture finds like end tables and lamps.
More than roominess, the Fit is known for its excellent fuel economy. The continuously variable transmission is specially designed to help you save on gas, and it’s EPA-rated to earn 33 city/40 highway mpg. That means you can spend more money on brunch dates, late-night outings, and more fun in general. This subcompact hatchback might be thrifty with gas, but it still maintains a snappy around-town presence. When you kick things into gear on winding roads, the Fit supplies sporty handling and athleticism that you might not expect from a subcompact. Driving enthusiasts will love the manual transmission, which helps you get up to speed in one quick jaunt.
If you’re also in the market for tech gear, the Fit offers a surprisingly long list at an excellent rate. The HondaLink infotainment system is your central hub for everything from smartphone integration to turn-by-turn navigation, and it does a great job of supplying you with the apps you want in a timely fashion, with a responsive touchscreen and intuitive menus. For iPhone users, voice-activated Siri Eyes Free technology supplies endless convenience, letting you alter music settings or send voice-to-text messages without looking away from traffic.
Besides playful style, best-in-class cabin space, and frugal fuel economy, the 2017 Honda Fit also supplies excellent standards in safety. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2017 Honda Fit its top score of “Good” in every crash test.
Fit EX-L with Navi
The 2017 Honda Fit EX-L comes with just about everything you could possibly want, in a sporty-yet fuel-efficient package. It adds to the Fit EX-L’s suave leather upholstery and cozy heated front seats with an exclusive navigation system. Use the system’s handy voice recognition feature when you want to get directions without taking your hands off the wheel. HD and satellite radio are also exclusive to the Fit EX-L with Navi, supplying you with plenty of audio options on your next cross-country excursion.
When everything is said and done, the 2017 Honda Fit is the absolute best-in-class choice for drivers who crave substantial passenger space in subcompact form. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive, urban-friendly family hauler or a budget-friendly commuter workhorse, the Fit has you covered. Not only that, but this peppy compact has style with a range of fresh, eye-catching colors to brighten your everyday ride.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.