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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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Keeps on going.....

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

I last posted a review in 2010. I still own this car and still love it. Knock on wood, I still have never taken it in for a repair (just routine maint), and it has 150k on it. I just calculated my mileage the other day, and, after driving some highway, some windy mtn roads, I was averaging 40.5 mpg!!!! That is amazing for a car of this age. Yes, the interior (like the floor "carpet") can be a little shoddy, but the seats have held up fine. When I wash it, it still looks like a new car. I have the 5-speed (wouldn't have an automatic with a 1.5L engine), and I have plenty of power for highway passing and climbing hills. When merging on the interstate, I can fly and blow past folks.




Don't have to spend a

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

Bought my Sport model with 5-speed in Aug 2006. Have no complaints about its performance. I bought it for the gas mileage and it hasn't disappointed. In mixed driving, I still get about 35-36 mpg, and it has 80,000 miles on it now. Taken trips from ATL to: Memphis; Pennsylvania; WV (in winter); FL. Average about 41 mpg on these trips. Also haul around 3 kids. It may not be extra spacious for them, but you don't have to drive a gas-guzzling SUV when you have more than 1 child. I can't stand seeing big suburbans getting 10 mpg while my Fit hauls 3 kids just fine. So far, all is well with my Fit. I highly recommend it!



4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Love it all except

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

The driver's front seat can be a bit harsh on long trips. I am over 6 Ft tall and it takes some getting used to the lack of comfort. Buy a K&N Drop In Filter, I drive 90% highway and got a TRUE 42 MPG on my last tank doing 70 MPH. Buy an armrest on ebay ($50 bucks), best investment in the world for this car. Everything else is great as far as driving, was skeptical based on reviews here but I have seen none of the problems others have posted. MINOR DISLIKES: Taching 3500+ RPM at 70 MPH, Drivers seat needs to go back farther, not enough interior lighting, seats attract every piece of fuzz. See, I said they were minor.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Internal door rust - door

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

I have garaged my FIT nightly and weekends in Massachusetts. My driver's side rear door after locking would not open with key, door pull, outside handle, or inside handle. With 35,000 miles and 37 months of ownership cost me $465 to have door forced open and entire lock / motor mechanism replaced due to severe rusting on mechanism. Makes me wonder if recalls for SRS Air bag failure due to water and the more recent drivers door electrical switches for water shorting indicate if there are leaks in the doors. Now concerned other 3 doors will need lock replacements. Has anyone else had the lock failures on their Fit? If yes check or ask about server rusting as a cause.




Honda fit 2007

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

This is but the best car from Hondas. Love the paddle, it is just fun driving this car. Mileage I got is a lot better than epa's rating. Great Little Car. Will keep mind for a long time. Thnx Honda, keep the good work.




90k miles and counting

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

I've put 90K mile on my fit since 4/06. Average 38.5mpg in summer, 33.5 in winter 90% highway. Cargo room is unbelievably useful and well designed - I put a water heater, car engine, tv boxes etc you do not need a truck. Sporty and fun to drive - nice dash instrumentation broke 2 windshields b/c of stress cracks, rattle in the dash started, wore factory tires out in 30K, tires rubbed and wore through the loose plastic fenderwell, rims have curbrash, drivers seat is tolerable but not the best, need a center armrest. Power steering acts up when cold out and American Honda wont replace it for free ($800 fix) even though there is a bulletin. I love my car for what it is.



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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.

Read our Honda Fit Sport Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

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jdlm1
jdlm1
09-03-2014
OK, so I am new to these forums, and this is going to be a stupid question, but I need to see if I have a problem or not. I just got 4 new tires Guardsman Plus P175/65R14 81S put on my 2007 Fit. They ...


lascottca
lascottca
05-28-2009
Hi: Looking for a dog ramp to help my older dog get out of the suv. Would appreciate any ideas on a ramp thats a good fit for a 2007 CRV. Thanks Lawrence...


carattorney
carattorney
02-17-2014
Since the Honda FIT came to the United States from Japan in 2007, all Units made and sold by Honda have been manufactured in Japan through the current model year....



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