Looking for a hatchback with a roomy interior, massive-for-its-size cargo capacity and strong fuel economy? The 2017 Honda Fit might be worth checking out. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi. And here's an Expert Rundown with the 2017 Honda Fit. There is a lot to like about the Honda Fit. it gets great fuel economy, handles surprisingly well, and is pretty fun to drive for an economy hatchback. Some drawbacks, however, is its lack of power, weak braking performance, and noticeable road noise. It may seem small on the outside, but it's surprisingly spacious inside. In terms of cargo capacity, it's huge for the class, rivaling that of crossover SUVs. Adding to that the unique flip-up magic rear seat provides a floor-to-ceiling cargo space. And the full [? flat ?] front seat allows for items up to eight feet long. Honda's frustrating touchscreen interface is one of the few drawbacks. But it's probably not a deal-breaker. Its closest competitors are the Kia Soul, Ford Fiesta, and the Ford or Toyota Yaris. But the bottom line is, you can't beat the Fit for versatility on a budget.
The 2017 Honda Fit is the smallest car Honda sells in North America and the most efficient one that isn't a hybrid. This isn't a car that's built upon advanced technology or exotic materials, but a cleverly engineered small machine that doesn't feel compromised by its small size.
Going into 2017, the front-wheel-drive Fit is in its 10th year in America. But its heritage actually stretches back to 2001 when it was introduced in Japan. The current Fit is actually in its third generation here in the States, and the current iteration was introduced for the 2015 model year. An all-electric version was offered during 2014, but so far one has not returned to the line.
There are three basic things at which the Fit excels. It gets great fuel mileage, it has plenty of room for passengers, and there's also room for their stuff. The cleverness comes most obviously in the form of the "Magic Seat" feature. That's the rear seat that uses a flip-up bottom cushion to provide a flat cargo space from hatch to front seats that's bigger than that in some of the small crossovers. If the Fit can't haul it, maybe it should just be left where it is.
All Fit models — LX, EX and leather upholstered EX-L — are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 130 horsepower. The base LX is available with a slick six-speed manual, but most customers will opt for the continuously variable automatic transmission that's standard in all the other models. Even in a car as small and feathery as the Fit, 130 hp isn't a lot. So no one will be intimidated by its acceleration.
But almost everyone can appreciate the Fit's fuel economy. The stingiest is equipped with the CVT transmission and is EPA-rated at 33 mpg in the city and a full 40 mpg on the highway with the combined rating coming at 36 mpg. The manual transmission version drops to 29 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg combined. Those are pretty impressive numbers for a vehicle that can seat five.
As straightforward as the Fit is, the process of buying a new car can still be a daunting adventure. So use the tools here on Edmunds.com to make the purchasing decisions that are right for you, have a happy buying experience and get a great deal.
2017 Honda Fit Overview
The 2017 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 CVT), and EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT). Fit models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Fit comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 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.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Honda Fit?
2017 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2017 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22140. The average price paid for a new 2017 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1968 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1968 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20172.
The average savings for the 2017 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is 8.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 11 EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) 2017 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2017 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21140. The average price paid for a new 2017 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21139.
The average savings for the 2017 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is 0% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) 2017 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
The 2017 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18775. The average price paid for a new 2017 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18774.
The average savings for the 2017 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is 0% below the MSRP.
We are showing 7 EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) 2017 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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What do people think of the 2017 Honda Fit? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Honda Fit and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Fit a 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Fit.
Vehicle EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
Review Small, but well-designed. Comfortable seats. Great mileage, and good performance. The car is generally quiet, but some engine noise when accelerating; quiets down afterwards. Fan can be noisy. Bluetooth/phone integration works, speakerphone is great, but some glitches using voice dialing. Interface for USB could be better. My driving is mostly highway, Massachusetts Rt 2 west of 495, 495 north of Rt. 2 to Rt 3. Anyone who drives there knows road speed is high. Car handles well, and accelerates well enough to merge easily. And that is in regular, not sport mode. (Sluggish in economy mode, but that is expected). It is a Fit - which means you can fit a lot in it. But the cargo cover is needed, but not good this year. The 2012 cover was a lot better. This one falls off its pins because it is too narrow. For commuting, though, this car is great. And I get over 37 MPG. Note the 5 miles from my usual gas station to home, on secondary roads, MPG exceeds 40.
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