2015 Honda Fit Review
2015 Honda Fit Review
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- Unmatched small car versatility thanks to unique rear seat design
- quick acceleration
- high fuel economy
- spacious seating and cargo area
- excellent visibility.
- Sedan version isn't offered
- touchscreen interface can be frustrating to use.
After being on hiatus for 2014, the Honda Fit is fully redesigned for 2015. Highlights include improved fuel economy, greater interior space and new technology and safety features.
A roomier cabin and improved fuel economy allow the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit to maintain its place as one of the top choices in the subcompact car segment.
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Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2015 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.56 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
Monthly estimates based on costs in Virginia
$137/mo for Fit LX
Avg. Compact Car
When the Honda Fit debuted eight years ago it quickly became a favorite of economy car shoppers. It's fair to say it wasn't because of the car's rather controversial styling, but with its flexible configurations for interior seating and cargo, a fuel-efficient engine and a relatively fun-to-drive demeanor, the Fit proved that you didn't need to suffer an anonymous econobox just for good mileage. Now entering its third generation, the 2015 Honda Fit looks to keep the good times rolling while also becoming even more appealing.
The Fit's distinctive wedge shape largely carries over, but this time the Fit looks a little more grown up. A new grille and headlight design, LED taillights and available 16-inch wheels align it visually with other Hondas. The new Fit's overall body length shrinks a little, but the wheels are set farther apart this year and the rear suspension has been redesigned to free up more room for those riding in the back. Indeed, the amount of room rear passengers enjoy in the new Fit is truly astonishing, as even a pair of 6-foot-plus adults won't feel squeezed.
If you need a small hatchback that can haul serious amounts of cargo, the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit is the one to get.
The Fit's enhanced seating does come at the expense of some luggage space, but with nearly 53 cubic feet, the 2015 Fit's cargo area still remains substantially bigger than those of its competitors. A main reason for this is the Fit's novel "Magic" seat. Its ability to fold completely flat or flip its seat bottom up grants the Fit an unmatched versatility for carrying passengers, mountain bikes, large pets or most things in between. The Fit also gains higher-quality interior materials, the availability of heated leather seats and new technology features like a larger touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration and keyless ignition.
Just about everything is new under the hood as well. The four-cylinder engine is still 1.5 liters in size, but various revisions, including the addition of direct injection technology, help it produce a little more power and better fuel efficiency than before. A new six-speed manual transmission (the previous Fit only had five forward gears) and a new continuously variable automatic transmission (replacing a traditional five-speed automatic) are also part of the deal. Hit the road and you should see an impressive 32-36 mpg combined, depending on what model you pick.
With its new look, more refined interior and improved fuel economy, the 2015 Honda Fit earns an Edmunds "A" rating and is again among the best in its class. The Fit is also one of the top recommended cars in our 2015 Sedan Buying Guide. Granted, it's no longer the no-brainer it once was, as alternatives like the excellent, Edmunds "A"-rated 2015 Ford Fiesta and value-rich Hyundai Accent also prove that an inexpensive car doesn't have to be an unappealing one. Those and other competitors also offer sedan body styles and generally more standard features for the money, but none offer the kind of interior flexibility that makes the Fit one of the most versatile hatchbacks available.
Performance & mpg
The 2015 Honda Fit features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX and EX models, while a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. EX-L models are only offered with the CVT.
During Edmunds testing, a 2015 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi ran from zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds; that's pretty quick for the subcompact segment.
Equipped with the manual transmission, the Fit returns an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined (29 city/37 highway). CVT-equipped models deliver 35 mpg combined (32 city/38 highway), except for the entry-level LX. At 36 mpg combined (33 city/41 highway), it yields the best fuel economy of the lineup.
Every 2015 Honda Fit comes standard with antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum), stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active head restraints.
Notable is the LaneWatch blind-spot system (EX and EX-L trim), which instantly switches the 7-inch screen's display to a low and wide view of the passenger side blind spot when the right turn signal is engaged.
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Fit earned a top score of "Good" for its safety in moderate-overlap frontal-offset impacts. In the small-overlap frontal-offset test, the Fit originally earned a second-worst score of "Marginal." Honda subsequently redesigned the Fit's front bumper, however, and IIHS retesting resulted in an improved (second-best) "Acceptable" rating. Honda says owners of Fits built before the change will be given the opportunity to have their cars modified with the new bumper free of charge. In all other IIHS tests of side-impact protection, roof strength, seatbelts and head restraints (whiplash protection), the Fit earned a "Good" score.
The government has also crash tested the new Fit. Here, the Fit earned a five-star overall rating for safety (out of a possible five), with five stars for total frontal impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection.
At the Edmunds test track, a 2015 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet; about 5 feet longer than average for this class.
The 2015 Honda Fit has a composure at freeway speeds that was lacking in the outgoing car. Directional stability is far better, so it's much easier to keep the car in a lane. It's also notably quieter at those higher speeds, making long trips more enjoyable. The 2015 Fit feels sharper and more confident when going around turns compared to its predecessor, though the steering effort is generally too light for our tastes.
The 2015 Honda Fit provides snappier acceleration around town than its predecessors, and it's quieter on the highway.
While the new engine isn't really more potent on paper, in the real world its direct fuel-injection technology helps give the Fit a snappier feel when driving around town. Shifting the new six-speed manual transmission is a breeze. You'll likely be just as happy with the new CVT. It swiftly "downshifts" when you need quick acceleration, unlike some other CVTs, which seem to produce more noise than action.
The former Fit's cabin design was lacking in terms of its overall materials quality as well as the look and feel of various knobs and switches. It simply fell short of competitors like the Accent or Fiesta. The 2015 Fit, however, makes a large leap inside, drawing a more modern and updated feel from Honda's Civic and Accord. It's also roomier than ever before. The expansive amount of rear seat space -- there's more rear legroom than in the Accord -- means comfortable seating for two tall adults and/or easy installation of child safety seats.
The Honda Fit's rear seats provide an abundance of legroom for such a small car, making it a viable option for families.
On the upper trims, the Fit boasts new smartphone amenities. HondaLink operates through the 7-inch touchscreen to provide voice control, plus a variety of search, audio and social media functions. It also allows the car's touchscreen to display and operate an available navigation app. Streamed through a newer Apple iPhone, it provides an in-dash navigation experience at a much lower cost, but with less functionality than the superior integrated navigation system available on the EX-L trim. Overall, we've found the system's menu design a little cumbersome and dislike its touch-operated volume control and overly busy procedure for setting radio presets, but responses are quick and we appreciate the touchscreen's swipe-and-pinch functionality. Android phones are not currently compatible with HondaLink, although Honda claims that this will change soon.
What continues to set the Fit's interior apart, though, is the cleverly designed 60/40-split "Magic" rear seat. Flipping up the seat bottom creates a narrow, floor-to-roof space that can accommodate taller items that wouldn't otherwise fit within such a small car. The Fit is a great choice for those with large dogs or outdoor gear; two bikes can stand side by side (with front wheels removed) in the rear seat well, for example. Folding both rear seatbacks down yields a flat load floor and 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room, nearly as much as some small crossovers. The Fit's front passenger seat also folds flat to accommodate items nearly 8 feet long.
The 2015 Fit's rear seats can fold either down or up and out of the way to provide floor-to-roof cargo convenience.
2015 Honda Fit models
The 2015 Honda Fit is offered in LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Navi trim levels.
A 7-inch touchscreen interface is included starting at the EX trim level. Leather upholstery is standard in EX-L models.
Standard equipment on LX models includes 15-inch wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch display screen and a four-speaker sound system with CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
EX models add 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot display, and a six-speaker audio system with Pandora functionality, smartphone app integration (HondaLink) and an HDMI input (needed for many HondaLink features, including a streaming navigation app).
Going with the EX-L gets you heated mirrors, leather upholstery and heated front seats, while the EX-L with Navi adds, predictably, a navigation system with voice recognition as well as HD and satellite radio upgrades.
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful consumer reviews
5 out of 5 stars
A great little car on a serious budget
2015 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
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.
5 out of 5 stars
Overall, I love it
John Signorino, 08/16/2015
2015 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
I'm basing this review for what I paid for the car. For that, after having the car for over a year, I'm still thrilled driving it. It handles very nicely and I'm amazed how fast I can take some turns and the car just sticks and feels so in control. Great road feedback. The manual is so smooth and easy to shift. Acceleration is good enough for me; not crazy fast at all but certainly easy … enough to "gun it". What I love is the fun factor of driving it, the fantastic gas mileage, the room for things, the ease of parking and handling, the looks, the feel, the back up camera, the side camera, no bad blind spots, easy shifting, sun roof, pretty good sound system, keyless entry, low maintenance, rear wiper, hatch, lot of cup holders, and it's a Honda. The front seats are too hard for long rides. I learned to put sit on a car cushion for that. But for average driving, the seats feel fine for me. Update: The Fit is 2 years old now. Had it into the dealership 3 times for recalls. Yeah, it's irritating but it wasn't so bad. Other than that, the car has been running like a champ. I don't know how I could switch to another car now since I got used to how I can arrange the seats in the Fit. I really can't! Great mileage and a very fun manual 6 speed to drive. And the backup camera!! How fricken nice! Love the side view camera, too. Again, I could never get a car without them since I am used to them. Makes things MUCH safer. My wife liked the Fit so much that she wanted the larger HR-V and she got it and loves it. Update: Still is running like a champ. I added a car rack to it for carrying two kayaks. It's almost always carrying kayaking and fishing gear. The magic seats are SO handy! The car "fits" my needs so much, it's hard to imagine me going with another. Update: I don't think there was ever a car I liked so much. I have no desire to get anything else. It sounds strange, but it's true. Update: Since I use it so much for so many different things, the back seats are often going up or down or flat. It still runs great. I have a few scratches (actually more than a few) but no dents. Just a fantastic, fun, practical, reliable car. It's kind of like a good marriage; it's not perfect but at this point I'm not wanting to switch to another when I know I already have a good thing going. Sept 2020 and it's still running great. I keep up with the minor required maintenance needed and no issues. It has been a very reliable car.
5 out of 5 stars
Update-2015 Honda Fit at 60,000+ miles
2015 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
I purchased my 2015 Fit LX in mid August 2014. Going from a Toyota Corolla to a Fit was a pleasure. Nothing wrong with the Toyota, but it is more an appliance than a car. Great transportation and comfort-but very boring to drive. The Fit is just the opposite. While the car has a CVT transmission, it is still quick, responsive and fund to drive. The Fit holds the road better than … you would think for an economy car, but with a composed and compliant ride for it's size. Everyone who has seen the Fit is impressed with how large it is inside compared to it's exterior dimensions. Other that a dear hitting the car along the passenger side of the car at 60 MPH, the car has had no issues. I have also done my oil changes, which is fairly easy, even though you need to remove the engine splash pan to get to the drain and filter. I travel 110 mile each day to work and back home. My average MPG has ranged from 42 to 45.5 in all kinds of weather, with the A/C both on and off. My friends with hybrids can't believe the mileage I get, and the cost of the car was nowhere near what they paid. As for front seat comfort, I have no complaints. I spend almost three hours each day in the Fit, and at no time find myself uncomfortable. Overall, I am extremely happy with my decision to go with a Fit, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good blend of economy, performance and utility in a small package. UPDATE: In August 2017, Sold the Honda Fit to my son. He is a college student so we took a small down payment and let him assume the monthly payments. His 1996 Jeep Cherokee was on it's last leg. He is a big guy, about 6"2" and 250+ lbs. He loves the car, the gas mileage, interior room and reliability. The only times it has been in the shop is for three recalls, which I expected better from Honda. Otherwise, regular maintenance, oil changes and transmission fluid change ($110.00). I have shown him how to change the oil and filter-so we do it together every 10K. Oil changes take less than 1/2 hour, and doing it ourselves insures it is done correctly. Overall, this car has been a great investment and very reliable.
5 out of 5 stars
a bit of fun each day
jamie bailey, 01/01/2016
2015 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
I traded a 2014 CR-V for a 2015 Fit, sort of an impulse buy. The Fit had $1500 off the price, and the dealer gave me max blue book for my CR-V. I wanted a manual shift car again, so I bought the Fit. Have had it for 1 month, and driven 3000 miles. First off, there's just two of us in my house, my wife and I. Kids are moved out, so I don't need the monster cars/trucks I used to … drive. The Fit has plenty of room for me to commute to work, and doesn't feel cramped. I am only 5'8", so I have plenty of room. A friend of mine who is much taller complained a bit about leg room in the front passenger seat, and he did look a bit cramped. I drive 32 miles each way to work, 45-55mph with some stop and go. Been averaging 38mpg. My wife and I just got home from a 1200 mile round trip from Michigan to Iowa, and found the car comfortable for the trip (9 hours each way, only stopping for fuel). My wife slept most of the trip home through the night, so I call the comfort OK. We carried a lot of gifts, the dog's crate, a small wooden baby cradle, luggage, etc, with no problem. Lots of room!! My wife also says the car is easy to get in and out of. She complained about the seats in my CR-V, she says the Fit has much better seats, at least for her. Wind noise is at least as quiet as my CR-V was, and although I can hear the engine at 70-75mph (3500rpm) it is a pleasing sound to me, not a drone or annoying sound. (I honestly think its what lulled my wife to sleep during the trip) We also had a pretty nasty snow/ice storm while in Cedar Rapids, and we drove the Fit through some pretty ugly conditions. It handled better than I thought it would in the snow. I've had all wheel drive for years and was a bit worried, but the Fit did OK. A couple of things I don't like. As almost everyone else says, the radio needs a knob for volume. Nothing like getting in the car at 5 in the morning and the radio comes on at ear bleed volume where I left it when I got home the night before. Try turning it down quickly before waking the neighbors....good luck. Also, sometimes my iPhone and the Pandora / iPod function don't act nice when restarting the car after a stop. Most times Pandora (or Tunein, or anything else that was playing when I stopped the car) restarts playing with no problems, but occasionally I have to unplug the phone and plug it back in before it'll play again. The car also seems to fog up easier than the CR-V did and I need to use defrost setting more than I am used to. Bluetooth phone functions flawlessly. Finally, the car is really fun to drive. The six speed shifter is short throw and precise, and the engine revs freely and pulls nicely. Its not a racer by any means, but it isn't slow. Highway on ramps are fun again. I really enjoy driving it. I enjoyed my CR-V as well, the Fit is just a bit more fun. Update 4/12/16 - 4.5 months in and 10,000 miles now, no issues, still loving the car. Have also had great service experiences at Page Honda in Bloomfield Hills, MI where I bought the car. (Oil changes and 10000 mile service) Update 10/15/16 - almost a year in, about 24,000 miles now, no issues, still loving the car. Still runs like the day I bought it. I have driven it from Michigan to North Carolina twice in the last couple of months, I find it comfortable, extremely practical and most importantly, fun.
2015 Honda Fit videos
ALISTAIR WEAVER: The Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta, two cars adored by the young thrusters go head to head in a five category comparison. [MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm your host Alistair Weaver and I'm joined by two men who were once both young and thrusting. Representing the Ford Fiesta is Mike Monticello. Championing the Honda Fit is Jay Kavanagh. The first category up is fun to drive. Mike, the Fiesta's always been a hoot, right? MIKE MONTICELLO: Yeah, it sure has. I mean the Fiesta is the driver's car of this segment. With quick steering, well-tuned suspension, unlike the Fit, the Fiesta is actually fun to take through a corner. Now, the four cylinder isn't totally inspiring, but the one liter three cylinder makes these fun growling sounds and the turbo just adds to the excitement. The twin clutch transmission in the Fiesta can be shifted manually, not in the way we're used to, it has this weird rocker switch. But it does put the throttle on downshifts. JAY KAVANAGH: Well, the Honda Fit's all new this year. And it's come a long way from the previous kind of darty Fit. The steering has been vastly improved, and it feels much more stable and planted. But it's still really tossable and nimble. Now, is it as much fun as the Fiesta to put through a corner like Mike says? Probably not. But the Fiesta with the DCT is really not a lot of fun. It's slow shifting and the CVT in the Fit is actually a whole lot better. ALISTAIR WEAVER: So for me, this is all about your choice of transmission. If you really want a fun to drive subcompact choose the Fiesta but choose it with a manual gearbox. One point to the Ford. Moving on to comfort. Jay, is the Honda fit for chilling? JAY KAVANAGH: For chilling? Well, in a way for sure because of the Fit's got this ingenious packaging. And really all of its comfort stems from just how vast and huge it is inside. In the front there is about the same amount of room in the Fit as there is in the Fiesta but in the back seat it's just no comparison. There's eight inches more leg room in the Fit than the Fiesta. So for backseat passengers, you're living in the lap of luxury. And the Fit has this really low belt line and slim pillars and a huge greenhouse. So visibility is just outstanding. MIKE MONTICELLO: It's true the Fiesta can't match the Fit in terms of sheer interior volume. And its seats are a little short on padding. But according to our sound measurements, the Fiesta is considerably quieter than the Fit whether you get the three cylinder or the four cylinder at both 70 MPH cruising and full throttle acceleration. Floor the throttle in the Fit and its CVT gets all wound up. ALISTAIR WEAVER: So the Fiesta is quieter at speed but you'll only really get comfortable in the back of the Honda which gets my point. So Mike, what about the rest of the Fiesta's interior? MIKE MONTICELLO: Well, I don't think either one of us is super thrilled about the control layouts in either car. The Fiesta's are-- it's high on form but kind of low on function. It's a little hard to decipher some of the controls. But this car is really easy to get in and out of, especially considering how small it is. The rear entryway is a little tight. It takes some contorting or contortionism. I don't know if either one of those is a word. But also, the Fiesta is a really easy car to see out of. It doesn't come with a backup camera. And you know what? It doesn't need it. JAY KAVANAGH: OK, nothing in this segment can touch the Fit's interior volume. There's more cargo space behind the back seat. And when the back seats folded, there's more than twice the cargo room in the Fit than in the Fiesta. Now, we've not been super impressed by Honda's latest touch screen, but all of the cabin appointments have been nicely upgraded in this new Fit. And come on, the Fit's magic back seat. It's so versatile. It can be configured so many different ways that the Fiesta can't that it's really no comparison. ALISTAIR WEAVER: For me, calling it magic is probably stretching the point a bit far. But there's no denying that the Honda's rear seats are incredibly clever and the trunk's huge so it gets another point. Now Jay, these kind of cars are generally bought by people on a bit of a tight budget. So how much value does the Fit offer me? JAY KAVANAGH: Well, you do pay a little bit more for the Fit than you do for the Fiesta. But when you look at the total value equation that the Fit offers from its cargo space, to the fuel economy, to the clever touches, the Fit is really the car to beat in this class. Now, some of the touch points in the Fit are harder than they are in the Fiesta. But the features list in the Honda is really impressive. You get a standard backup camera whether you need it or not. And it has an optional land watch system which basically puts a camera on the side view mirror. It's really clever. And also, lets not forget about fuel economy. The Fit's 36 MPG combined beats all other Fiestas irrespective of transmission. And it ties the EcoBoost Fiesta which is only available with a manual. MIKE MONTICELLO: I don't even know what irrespective means. But you know, Jay did makes some good points for me. Like the Fiesta starts at about $14,000, which is $2000 less than the Fit. And that's a big savings in this class. And the one liter three cylinder has a EPA highway rating of 45 MPG, which is several miles per gallon better than the Fit. And the Fiesta also comes with complimentary roadside assistance for five years, 6,000 miles. ALISTAIR WEAVER: For me, there's a clear winner in this category and it is the Ford. So it's all down to our final category of performance. Mike, make your final plea for the Fiesta. MIKE MONTICELLO: Well, I'll admit that the Fit has gotten pretty quick and it's about a half second quicker to 60 MPH than the regular Fiesta four cylinder. But the new one liter three cylinder turbo did 60 MPH in just 8.9 seconds which is only a tenth slower than the Fit. Now unfortunately, it's only available with a manual transmission. Fine for me, I don't know about the rest of the world. Now Jay is going to tell you that the twin clutch in the Fiesta four cylinder is a bit jerky and low speed-- at low speed and that's true. It's a bit of a bummer that Ford hasn't fixed that yet, but once you get rolling I actually prefer it. It has very quick shifts and none of the high RPM droning that the Fit CVT does. JAY KAVANAGH: Look Mike, we've got to compare the volume sellers in this class of car and that's going to be the automatic transmissions. Whether it's the DCT in the Fiesta or the CVT in the Fit. And when you do that, you'll see, like you said, that the Fit is significantly quicker 0 to 60. And it's a difference you can feel just driving around the town. You pointed out also that the DCT is a little bit indecisive and I totally agree. It's easily confused whereas the CVT in the Fit, it always seems to be doing the right thing at the right time. And it has paddle shifters on the steering wheel which you don't get in the Fiesta. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Now, in days gone by the Ford would have monstered this category. The Honda's come fighting back and it nicks the final point. So Jay wins with three points. Mike is the bitter loser with two. So that's how I've scored it. But tell us, what do you think? Would you choose the Fit or the Fiesta? And for more information, explore edmunds.com
2015 Honda Fit vs 2015 Ford Fiesta | Two Sub-Compacts Face Off
Two sub-compact cars and two Edmunds.com editors Face Off: the redesigned Honda Fit vs the Ford Fiesta. Editors Jay Kavanagh and Mike Monticello debate the merits of each hatchback, including their performance, comfort, interior, value and how much (or little) they're fun to drive.… Which car would you buy: the Fit or Fiesta?
2015 Fit Highlights
|Combined MPG||32 MPG|
|Cost to Drive||$137/month|
|Cargo Capacity |
All Seats In Place
|Drivetrain||front wheel drive|
|Warranty||3 years / 36,000 miles|
NHTSA Overall Rating5 out of 5 stars
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover14.7%
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
- Small Overlap Front Driver-Side TestAcceptable
- Small Overlap Front Passenger-Side TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front Test – OriginalGood
- Moderate Overlap Front Test – UpdatedNot Tested
- Side Impact Test – OriginalGood
- Side Impact Test – UpdatedNot Tested
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood