Quick Summary Since the Honda Fit debuted in the U.S. eight years ago, it has remained a model of small hatchback versatility, dependability and efficiency. In recent years, new rivals have come to market and put a spotlight on its age and few flaws. The redesigned 2015 Honda Fit addresses its previous shortcomings and once again is a top choice in the class.
What Is It? The 2015 Honda Fit is a subcompact four-door hatchback that seats up to five passengers. Prices start at $15,525 for the base LX trim with a six-speed manual transmission. Even at this humble price, the Fit includes features like full power accessories, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and iPod integration. The midrange EX trim adds keyless ignition, a touchscreen interface, a blind-spot camera, an upgraded audio system with Pandora and smartphone integration that provides a decent substitute for conventional built-in navigation systems.
Our test vehicle in range-topping EX-L trim with navigation adds leather upholstery, heated mirrors, heated front seats and satellite and HD radio. This increases the as-tested price to $21,590. Remote engine start for $399 is the only significant option offered.
How Does It Drive? Powering the front-wheel-drive Honda Fit is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual comes standard on the LX and EX models, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is an option on LX and EX models and standard on higher trims.
Power isn't what we'd call plentiful, but it gets the Fit up to highway speeds deceptively quickly for the class. In Edmunds testing it reached 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, which is almost 2 seconds quicker than a comparable Ford Fiesta.
As with most cars equipped with a CVT, the Fit doesn't feel particularly responsive. Unlike traditional automatic transmissions that have distinct gearchanges, a CVT feels more like the engine revs up and hangs there waiting for the next gear. In actuality, it is "shifting" and gaining speed just as ably as a vehicle with a conventional transmission. Under harder acceleration there is a rather loud drone coming from the engine, but once you reach highway speeds and let off the pedal, the revs drop and the engine quiets down to normal levels.
In panic brake tests the Fit came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet, which is a typical distance for small hatchbacks. Our test driver noted that there was a slight side-to-side squirm when stomping on the pedal, but not enough to be of concern. Under normal conditions the pedal is reassuringly firm and smooth stops are second nature.
As a city commuter, the Fit is as well suited to stop-and-go traffic as it is when conditions open up, placing few demands on the driver. At highway cruising speeds, road and wind noise are noticeable, but no more intrusive than other small hatchbacks. Unlike the previous generation, this latest Fit feels more stable and composed at these speeds, tracking straight within its lane rather than nervously wandering as it did before. Almost all bumps and ruts in the road are felt, but only the largest are intrusive.
When the road begins to bend, the Fit's steering is pleasantly responsive without being needlessly busy. Steering effort is on the light side, making tight maneuvers easy, but at higher speeds it does leave the driver feeling a bit disconnected. Handling is respectably lively and when called upon, it can maneuver quickly and controllably.
How Well Do Things Fit Inside? Versatility has been one of the Honda Fit's biggest selling points, and the latest version is no different. The upright front seats can accommodate the average 5-feet-10-inch adult, though the short seat cushions are better suited to smaller occupants. Six-footers obviously fare worse and are further hindered by a lack of fore/aft seat travel, but headroom is still plentiful. Adults of average height can also fit in the rear seats, but their heads would be brushing the headliner. Legroom, however, is surprisingly generous, with a few inches to spare.
Behind the rear seats, up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space is available, which is as big as it gets in this class. Fold the 60/40-split seats flat and that capacity increases to 52.7 cubic feet, a figure approaching that of small crossover SUVs.
What's even more impressive is the flexibility of the overall space, thanks in no small part to the return of the Fit's "Magic" seat. With little effort, the rear-seat cushions can be folded up against the seatback to provide a tall cargo space for unusually bulky items. The metal support under the cushion folds out of the way and also functions as the latch that keeps the seat secured upright. We even managed to fold and secure the seats with only one hand free.
Will I Like the Interior? On the inside, the 2015 Honda Fit's design is tastefully modern. A glossy 7-inch touchscreen display is the centerpiece of the dash and is standard on the EX and above. The graphics are sharp, but the glossy surface has a tendency to obscure the information behind glare and reflections. The lack of physical buttons or knobs also means that switching between functions like navigation and audio will require a few extra inputs. Unfortunately, those inputs aren't consistently recognized either, and the small virtual buttons require drivers to take their eyes off the road to carefully poke the screen.
Interior materials quality is typical for an economical hatchback, even in top-of-the-line EX-L trim. Hard plastic surfaces are plentiful, but they are textured to look better than they feel. We're assured that the seat upholstery is genuine leather, but to us the seats look, feel and breathe more like premium vinyl. We have bigger issues with our elbow touch points, as the flat door armrest lacks padding and there is no available center armrest at all. Storage for your personal effects is acceptable, but the cupholders, bins and door pockets are all on the small side.
On the plus side, outward visibility is excellent. Thin roof pillars provide a nearly unobstructed all-around view that renders the rearview and blind-spot cameras largely unnecessary.
What Safety Features Does It Offer? Standard safety features on all 2015 Honda Fit models include antilock brakes (front discs and rear drums), stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. A passenger-side view camera is standard on EX and EX-L trim levels and displays a blind-spot view when the right turn signal is activated or if a button on the turn signal stalk is pushed. For the most part, this system is an unnecessary redundancy to checking the mirrors and may even be a distraction to some.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Can You Expect? The EPA estimates the 2015 Honda Fit's fuel economy at 35 mpg combined (32 city/38 highway) with the CVT. Compared to other small hatchbacks, the Fit's combined rating edges out the Ford Fiesta by 3 mpg, the Hyundai Accent by 4 mpg and the Chevrolet Sonic by 7 mpg.
During its stay with us, our Fit test vehicle averaged only 29.9 mpg in mostly city confines, but we have been known to drive with a bit more aggression than the average driver. On our highway-heavy evaluation loop, we recorded 36.2 mpg.
What Are Its Closest Competitors? Chevrolet Sonic — The Sonic's youthful appearance is one of its main selling points, but its interior materials don't look and feel as nice. It's also less efficient and has less cargo space.
Ford Fiesta — Even though the comparably priced Fiesta is quite a bit slower than the Fit, it does feel more lively and fun to drive. In terms of maximum cargo capacity, however, the Fit has far more space than the Ford.
Hyundai Accent — The Accent is the least expensive of the bunch, but lacks many of the features available in the Fit. The Hyundai also comes up short in cargo capacity and fuel economy to the Honda.
Why Should You Consider This Car? Nothing in the subcompact segment comes close to providing the kind of space and versatility of the 2015 Honda Fit. It also delivers excellent performance, strong fuel economy numbers and a long list of available features.
Why Should You Think Twice About This Car? If you're looking for maximum mileage in a small commuter car, the Toyota Prius C delivers much higher EPA ratings. Taller drivers may not be satisfied with the available legroom up front.
The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.
2015 Honda Fit Overview
The 2015 Honda Fit is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M), and LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M). Fit models are available with a 1.5 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 130 hp, depending on engine type. The 2015 Fit comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic, 6-speed manual. The 2015 Fit comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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The 2015 Honda Fit LX is priced around $12851 with average odometer reading of 27544 miles.
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Vehicle LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
Review I'm going to try and keep this review short by trying to skip over all the technical specs you've already read and just get straight to the good and the bad, but first I think it is important that I give you som e background. I'm in my early 20's just graduated college and my previous car was an ultra-plush 1997 Pontiac Bonneville. (Think of it as your favorite recliner on wheels.) The Bonneville was great, but it was quickly turning into a money pit and it was time for a new car. I've owned the car for about six months now, and I'm still in love with it, but it does have a few downsides. First of all, the car is rated 38/40 mpg (city, hwy), however I drive mostly highway miles and in order for me to actually get my average mpg per tank below 40, I've got to drive around in sport mode approximately 15% of the time and drive pretty aggressively. On average, I get between 42 and 45 mpg. I've gotten 47 - 50 before on long road trips, or by driving extremely conservatively. Needless to say, the mpg's are great. The car has a pretty stiff suspension, and the base model lacks a lot of the sound-dampening materials of the higher end models, so there is a good bit of road noise. The stiff suspension also gives you a powerful incentive to avoid any and all bumps in the road as they do not absorb much of the impact and I'm always afraid of hurting my precious automobile. I did have to drive down one particularly terrible country road that was absolutely full of potholes, and now there are a few light rattles in the seat belt columns, which is pretty vexing since it is a brand new car. The car is extremely easy to drive. The steering wheel turns with very little effort, acceleration and braking is smooth. Acceleration is kind of sluggish, especially if you are coming from a full size sedan like me, but I don't really mind it as it's still a fun drive. Sports mode basically just makes the engine rev higher and provides a noticeable increase in responsiveness. Economy mode is a more dramatic change, with extremely sluggish acceleration and reduced A/C performance. Personally, I only use it when travelling on the highway. The car will get extremely hot out in the sun, which is to be expected with the all black interior, but the A/C can take care of it in a matter of seconds, so it's not really an issue. The seats are comfortable, but don't really cradle your body, so you have a tendency to slide a little in the turns. Additionally, the center console "armrest" is completely unusable because it is practically on the floor. The radio sounds like every other normal car stereo, except for the Bluetooth. I'm not sure if it is just my phone or what, but the sound quality there is pretty bad. It's like using a payphone. The last, and maybe most important, thing to note, is that my particular car seems to have a few quality control issues. A few of the dashboard panels don't line up quite right. The window trim on one door seems to stick out further than all the others, and the front bumper seems to have too large a gap in the panels on one side. When it gets hot, the rear window squirter leaks and leaves a nearly impossible to remove streak from the soap on the window. These are all things that I'll have to ask the dealer about when I go for an oil change. Final verdict: despite its few flaws, I absolutely love it and feel that I made the right choice.
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