Lightning for 5 Feet - 2007 Honda Fit Sport Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit Sport: Lightning for 5 Feet

November 29, 2007

That stunning power plant you see before you is the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine of the 2007 Honda Fit Sport. I'll wait a moment whilst you catch your collective breath.

I have driven this car many times, and I really like it. It's very inexpensive, it's nicely styled (actually, in my opinion, far more interesting looking than the 2009 restyle) and despite its diminutive size, surprisingly roomy and capacious inside...

But it's really kinda slow. I know, no shock. 109 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. But I guess I didn't realize it in the past due to a lot of stop-and-go city driving. It's kinda like what my college friend Chris Fisher used to say about the VW Bug (the original). "Nothing beats it from zero to 5 feet." The Fit does great in 1st, not bad in 2nd and then kinda runs out of steam past about 3rd gear. I have a feeling it would drive me crazy on anything like a road trip.

I'm just a power junkie. Give me a 250-350 hp V6 and I'm like a pig in slop.

Doug Lloyd, Senior Copy Editor @ 20,204 miles

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