2016 Honda Fit Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Honda Fit hatchback earned the top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Honda's 2016 Fit received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The 2016 Fit is expected to arrive at Honda dealerships later this summer.

Standard safety equipment on the Fit includes electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes and six airbags.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Fit. But it named the 2015 Fit a 2015 Top Safety Pick.

The Fit scored "good" ratings in four Institute crash tests and "acceptable" in the small overlap frontal crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.

Key Fit competitors include the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic also earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent have not been rated.