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Honda Fit Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 109 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2007 Honda Fit

  • The 2007 Honda Fit is a triumph of creativity, and proof that desirable cars don't have to be expensive.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb flexibility, key features included standard, nimble handling.

  • Cons

    Buzzy at high speeds, small fuel tank.

  • What's New for 2007

    Welcome to Honda's affordable answer to higher fuel prices. The four-door Fit hatchback is a new subcompact car that's been on sale previously in other markets but makes its U.S. debut for the 2007 model year. Highlights include a frugal engine, flexible interior configurations, many standard features and responsive handling.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best car ever!!!!

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I've owned infinity' s and Lexus most of my 'driving' life. Great cars. Then when my son was ready to go off to college we bought him a FIT. It was so much fun I stole it from him and gave him my old G20.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Bad driver seat ergonomics

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I love the fit, but I can't keep it. The gas pedal is 5" off the floor and this keeps my foot almost perpendicular no matter what position I put the seat in, at the end of 30 mins I have leg cramps and heel pain. My husband is 6' and there is not enough leg room for him as the center console is too close to the gas pedal to be comfortable. The amount of time a dealer offers to test drive, it would be almost impossible to discover the bad gas pedal placement, this has developed over months of commuting. I spoke to Honda and this has not been changed in any current models, so I have to trade for something other then a Fit and maybe something other then a Honda. Too bad.




A tank in snow

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

We live in northern NY and for the last couple of winters have put some very aggressive snow tires on. It's a tank. Easily beats big SUVs off the line at snowy/icy stop lights. (Yeah, cheap thrill, I know.) Interior room is amazing. Only complaint is the seats are painful to sit in for much more than a couple hours at a time.




Snow handling

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased a certified 2007 honda fit with 19,000 miles.I was very pleased with this car till it snowed. The dealer had put on 4 new tires--whatever they were they are horrible....maybe the car is just too light.I thought my vw jetta was bad in the snow but the fit is ridiculous. I cant get out of my driveway even after I've shoveled it out.I got stuck on a level alleyway pulling out to a level street! After the road was plowed the remaining snow was throwing me all around even though the larger car in front of me was ripping right along.Now I'm scared to venture out with even the lightest snowfall.I 'll have to do more research next car purchase time.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Spend your money elsewhere

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Purchased Honda Fit 8/2006. LOCK: After 2 years, the driver's lock stopped working. Honda did not stand by the lock. Passenger lock also failing. BRAKES: Passenger brake caliper stuck causing the pad to wear down on that side only. Honda fixed it and promised it wouldn't happen again. This time, slider sticking, brake pad on passenger worn again! VISIBILITY: The side curtain airbags cause two very large blind spots for people my size (under 5'3"). HANDLING: The car has a high center of gravity. Wind causes the car to dance a bit on the highway. BODY INTEGRITY: Any kind of minor collision causes this car to crumple and the bumper to come off! The car is very boring.




Best in class

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

With gas prices blah blah blah, yes we all seem to be in the market for small cars and I'm no different. I literally tried every small car available and did not have to think twice about settling on the Honda Fit. It exudes confidence in itself on every level and matched all of my expectations. This car is a perfect fit for many.



Full 2007 Honda Fit Review

What's New for 2007

Welcome to Honda's affordable answer to higher fuel prices. The four-door Fit hatchback is a new subcompact car that's been on sale previously in other markets but makes its U.S. debut for the 2007 model year. Highlights include a frugal engine, flexible interior configurations, many standard features and responsive handling.

Introduction

Unlike motorists from most first-world countries, Americans are rather fickle when it comes to subcompacts. When fuel prices are high, we welcome them with open arms. But when the prices drop, we seem to lose interest in them quicker than we do with the also-rans from American Idol.

Consistently high fuel prices and the arrival of a gaggle of new subcompacts would seem to indicate that subcompacts are coming back in vogue. One of the better ones is the new 2007 Honda Fit. Being rather new and improved compared to its ancestors, this four-door hatchback features ultra-adaptable seating configurations, a sporty driving demeanor and high levels of standard feature content and safety equipment.

In terms of size, the Fit hatchback is about 20 inches shorter than a Civic sedan. Yet if measured by interior volume, the Fit nearly matches the passenger space of the Accord. Honda has made this possible by using an innovative seating arrangement and compact suspension design, and relocating the fuel tank underneath the passenger seat.

The Fit is already an established and popular vehicle in Japan and Europe (where it's sold as the Honda Jazz). We suspect that success will follow it here, too. This isn't to say it's going to outsell the Civic any time soon. But for its specific niche, the one for small-car-seeking consumers living in congested urban areas, the 2007 Honda Fit's combination of snappy handling, versatility and a relatively affordable price make it a smart choice.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Honda Fit is a subcompact four-door hatchback currently available in two trim levels. Base versions come standard with 14-inch wheels; electric-assist power steering; two-speed front wipers and a rear wiper; air conditioning; power windows and locks; and a CD player. The Fit Sport would be our choice as it has the base model's features but adds 15-inch alloy wheels with wider tires, additional body styling pieces, keyless entry, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an upgraded MP3-compatible audio system with an auxiliary jack. There are no factory options for the car, but Honda dealers do offer a selection of additional accessories.

Powertrains and Performance

Underneath the hood is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. It's capable of 109 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. Sport models with the automatic transmission feature steering wheel-mounted paddles for sequential shift control. EPA fuel economy estimates for a manual-equipped Fit are 33 mpg city/38 mpg highway.

Safety

All 2007 Honda Fits come standard with ventilated front disc brakes and rear drums. ABS is also standard, as are front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

Interior Design and Special Features

As is typically the case for a Honda vehicle, the Fit's interior is intelligently designed in terms of control operation and material quality. Also impressive considering its subcompact status is the car's surprisingly roomy and versatile nature. Much of the credit goes to the car's second-row, 60/40-split "Magic Seat" design. With it, the car has four main seating configurations that can be used to match different cargo or passenger needs. For regular use, the three-person rear seat offers seating dimensions similar to those of the Civic. Folding the rear seat flat provides 41.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Driving Impressions

Because of its approximately 2,500-pound curb weight, the Fit feels light and nimble when cornering. Its light weight also helps acceleration; expect a 0-60-mph sprint to take fewer than 10 seconds for cars with either transmission. While the Fit seems well insulated and less tinny than other cars in this class, at highway speeds the engine certainly makes its presence known. Overall, the 2007 Honda Fit provides about as much fun as you can have in a thrifty little car.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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