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2010 Honda Fit Overview

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2010 Honda Fit Review

5 Star Rating  (5 Stars) Still Fit, others getting fitter

Reviewed by Internet Auto Guide

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Overview
By the time the Honda Fit made its US debut in 2006, it was already a solid hit around the world; in 2007, global sales of the 5-door hatchback hit two million.

Spry handling and clever packaging and are two of the main reasons the compact has been so successful. Fit is consistently one of the most fun to drive small cars in its class, especially the Sport version with its 5-speed manual or paddle-shiftable 5-speed automatic. The second row "Magic Seat" offers several different storage options, while relocation of the gas tank under the front seat allows for flat load floor in the rear and surprising cargo volume.

In 2009, Honda's five-door hatchback received a comprehensive makeover, enough to move it from the subcompact to compact car classification, based on interior volume.

While the Fit is strong and remains essentially unchanged for 2011, Honda is going to have to upgrade the formula soon. Players like Ford's Fiesta now beat the Fit in terms of performance and fuel economy.

The Range

  • Body style: Compact hatchback
  • Engines: 1.5L, I-4
  • Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
  • Models: Honda Fit, Honda Fit Sport

What's New

The second generation Fit made its debut in 2009, so the base model returns unchanged for 2011. In addition to 16-inch allow wheels, a rear roof spoiler, upgraded trim and exterior chrome bit, Fit Sport models now receive VSA stability control and floor mats as standard. Five speed transmissions, in either manual or automatic, are available for both base and Sport models.

Exterior

The Fit is a cutely styled, practically designed compact that maximize's its small footprint with an expansive greenhouse and short nose. Sport models have ground effects, larger wheels and chrome bits to liven things up.

Interior

Honda's patented "Magic Seat" second row seat design folds three different ways for enhanced cargo carrying capacity. Air conditioning, power windows, mirrors and doors come standard while the Sport model adds navigation and USB port accessibility.

Performance & Handling

The Fit's grip and quick reflexes make it feel faster than it actually is, and quite enjoyable on twisty roads, especially with the slick 5-speed manual in hand. The 117 horsepower four-cylinder is peppy enough for passing, but fuel consumption compares unfavorably to that of newer entries to the segment. Ride suffers on the freeway. Brake performance is only fair.

Safety

Dual front and side curtain airbags, and active head restraints are standard for all models. The Fit also meets European pedestrian collision safety standards. For 2011, all Fit Sport models come equipped with stability/traction control.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • Honda Fit 5-speed manual : 27/33 mpg city/highway
  • Honda Fit 5-speed manual Sport : 27/33 mpg city/highway
  • Honda Fit 5-speed automatic : 28/35 mpg city/highway
  • Honda Fit 5-speed automatic Sport : 27/33 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Handling
  • Cargo capacity
  • Flexible storage options
  • Cargo space

You Won't Like

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Expensive
  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

5 Star Rating Still Fit, others getting fitter
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