2015 Honda Fit Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2015 Honda Fit - Road Test Specs

2015 Honda Fit

(1.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2015 Honda Fit EX-L with Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger hatchback
Base MSRP$21,590
As-tested MSRP$21,590
Assembly locationCelaya, Mexico
North American parts content (%)75% (5% U.S./Canada, 70% Mexico)


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,497/91
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)130 @ 6,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)114 @ 4,600
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeContinuously variable
Transmission ratios (x:1)Forward: 2.526 - 0.408
Final-drive ratio (x:1)5.44


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.06
Tire make and modelBridgestone Turanza EL470
Tire typeAsymmetrical all-season, (33 psi cold front; 32 psi cold rear)
Tire size185/55R16 83H M+S
Wheel size16-by-6 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front10.3-inch one-piece ventilated discs
Brakes, rear7.9-inch drums

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
0-75 mph (sec.)12.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 85.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.5
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)13.6
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.9 @ 84.6
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON65.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.79
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.5
@ Full throttle (dB)76.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,200

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsTypical CVT action here, slow-revving on its way up to 6,600 rpm. Power-braking at launch (overlapping throttle and brake to bring the revs up) netted about two-tenths. Doing that plus using Sport/Manual mode in "1st gear," then shifting to Drive just before it hit 6,000 rpm (at which point it would have "shifted" with a loss in revs) and then letting it do its incessant wind-out for the remainder of the quarter-mile proved by far the quickest method.
Braking commentsDecently firm pedal with a normal amount of travel. Not too much nosedive either, although the Fit does wiggle back and forth just a bit during panic braking, but it's barely enough to even write about (so then, why did I?). The first and second runs were virtually identical at 127 feet. The fourth stop was the longest at 133 feet, while the sixth and final stop was 131 feet. Significant brake odor by the third stop, but the pedal remained consistent.
Handling commentsSlalom: This is a well-mannered subcompact. Its 65-mph slalom run is respectable. The Fit is easy to place and fun to drive in quick transitions. It's stable, predictable and goes where it's pointed. Though there's never enough power to influence the chassis, it's still a solid performer. Skid pad: Balance leans heavily toward understeer and even with the ESC off the Fit won't readily rotate off throttle. Still, it's nimble enough and fun to throw around.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/17/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)70.19
Relative humidity (%)52.62
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.72
Wind (mph, direction)2.69/head
Odometer (mi.)1,591
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)35 combined/32 city/38 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)29.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)10.6
Driving range (mi.)434.6
Edmunds estimated monthly fuel cost ($)29.9 overall (36.2 evaluation loop)

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionSix-speaker CD player
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard Sirius
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard with traffic 7-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition/doors/trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionStandard passenger side camera
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,577
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,615
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62.7/37.3
Length (in.)160.0
Width (in.)67.0
Height (in.)60.0
Wheelbase (in.)99.6
Track, front (in.)58.3
Track, rear (in.)58.0
Turning circle (ft.)35.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)39.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.0
Headroom, rear (in.)37.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.6
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)52.7
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)16.6
GVWR (lbs.)3,491


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles

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