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Vehicle EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
Review My review to the 2016 Honda Fit EX will be in comparison to the 2009 Subaru we own, and other vehicles we've owned. We purchased the Honda Fit EX three weeks ago and overall we can't describe how pleased we are with it. We've been averaging a combined 38MPG, with highway driving right around 42MPG, and city driving around 34MPG. The ride is a little firmer compared to the Subaru, but definitely not objectionable. The seats and interior room is very comfortable (Far more comfortable than the Subaru), and the interior quality is very good. Road noise is surprisingly quieter compared to the Subaru, but the ride is firmer and when you hit a pothole or bump in the road it is very noticeable, however, the wind noise in the Honda is virtually undetectable even at highway speeds of up to 65mph (great job Honda). We've been very pleased with the interior trim and build quality. The electronics/entertainment is very satisfactory. Exterior visibility is comparable to other vehicles, with an advantage to rear visibility when looking back and to the right in order to switch lanes (I never rely on electronics or mirror). The back up camera and lane watch camera are definitely a nice features to have and it takes a bit of adaptation to become accustom to them, but not a requirement because of the nice large side mirrors and rear visibility. Acceleration is more than adequate for rapid acceleration onto highways, and we've not been disappointed at all. Overall, we're so pleased by the performance of the Honda Fit EX, we would highly recommend it. Minor Cons: The intermittent wipers have no variable setting (it is what it is, and you can't adjust it, but it's adequate). Slightly firmer ride, and potholes or large bumps in the road are very noticeable. The long distance illumination is very good with high beams, however, because the fog lights and low beam lights turn off, it causes the immediate road surfaces to become rather dimly lit. I'm planning on easily fixing this issue by adding an additional set of LED driving lights to come on only when the high beam lights are on. (Low beam illumination is excellent) The audio system is very good quality, but it lacks a little on the low end bass. (Not bad, just not quite enough bass). Engine noise does become apparent when accelerating hard, but not much more than other cars do. Furthermore, once up to speed, the engine noise is not at all any worse than other cars. Major Cons: Absolutely nothing so far. Additional notes to be aware of if you're in the market. The "2015" Honda Fit models were made in Mexico and had a series of quality issues due to an inexperienced work force. However, the "2016" Honda Fit models are now made in Japan, and the build quality is noticeably better than any other locations. If you're in the market for a Honda or already own one, look at the first digit of the VIN# to know where it was made. 1 = USA 2 = Canada 3 = Mexico J = Japan Update: 12-11-16 I've replaced the halogen bulbs with LED lights, and it's significantly better now. Previously, as stated above, the halogen low beams would turn off when halogen high beams were turned on, which causes the road to darken. However, with the led bulbs the low beam bulb remains on and greatly improves visibility in combination to the high beams. Lastly, when my wife initially suggested looking at this vehicle, I specifically remember telling her "Are you crazy?!, we'll be sitting on each other's lap whenever we go anywhere.". Now, I recant that statement to tell you this car is surprisingly roomy inside, and you need to try one to realize it; don't judge it by how small it looks from the outside. Update: 6-16-17 Still thoroughly pleased with the Honda Fit. Not much to update you about. I've managed to squeeze 48MPG by driving conscientiously. And I also discovered a feature it has that I hadn't been told about. The rear passenger seats have a two position reclining option. It's easy to know if the rear seat back is collapsed to the floor, you simply lift it up and push it toward the hatch to lock the seat back into position for passengers to sit. However, if you lift the release lever on the top of the seat back and gently push it back, it will recline a couple more inches. It is designed with this feature, but I honestly believe the salesmen/saleswomen don't know about it. I was pleasantly surprised by it, lol.
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The 2016 Honda Fit earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available Honda Fit 2016 Submodel Types: Hatchback
Available Trims: EX, Sport, LX, EX-L, EX-L w/Navigation, Base, Sport w/Honda Sensing, LX w/Honda Sensing, Sport w/Navigation
Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Aegean Blue Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Milano Red, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Orange Fury, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Helios Yellow Pearl, Storm Silver Metallic, Mystic Yellow Pearl, Blue Sensation Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Tidewater Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Vortex Blue Pearl, Orange Revolution Metallic, Vivid Blue Pearl, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Blaze Orange Metallic, Passion Berry Pearl, Blackberry Pearl, Midnight Plum Pearl, Blue Raspberry Metallic, Celestial Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Black leather, Gray cloth, Black
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Alarm, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Stability Control, Bluetooth, Back-up camera, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Keyless Entry/Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Aux Audio Inputs, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Navigation