2009 Honda Fit Sport: Bashed by the IIHS
June 11, 2009
I gave serious thought to backing our long-term 2009 Honda Fit into a parking-garage pole today. Thank heavens the IIHS is around to scare me straight.
Of course, if you watch the video on the IIHS website, you see that the barrier they use for this test was too high for the Fit such that it crashed into the car's hatch instead of the bumper. So, really, this is another example of the industry-wide bumper-height incompatibility problem, more than it is a referendum on the Honda Fit's bumper design. So if more crossovers and SUVs were designed for bumper compatibility with the tiniest cars, well, there'd be no grave financial danger in driving a subcompact.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor