- Body style: Compact hatchback
- Engines: 1.5L, I-4
- Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
- Models: Honda Fit, Honda Fit Sport
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.
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.
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.
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
- Cargo capacity
- Flexible storage options
- Cargo space
You Won't Like
- Sluggish acceleration
- Fuel economy
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Still Fit, others getting fitter