Incredibly priced to fit just about any budget, the Honda Fit lineup for 2017 is as follows:
Fuel economy is a standout of the Honda Fit advantages. The Fit LX equipped with a continuously variable transmission achieves an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway,** while Fit EX CVT and EX-L models get an EPA-estimated 32 city mpg and 37 mpg highway.** Fit models with 6-speed manual transmission deliver an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.**
Engine power is another common feature shared among the Fit trims. Beneath the hood of each Fit model is a 1.5L In-Line 4-cylinder engine that features direct injection, i-VTEC technology, Eco Assist, and a drive-by-wire throttle system. This efficient engine produces 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque and comes paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an available continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode.
When it comes to spaciousness, don’t let the word “subcompact” fool you—the Honda Fit is impressively roomy, serving up seating for five passengers and between 93.8 and 95.7 cubic feet of passenger space for those occupants to spread out and get comfortable in.
Cargo space is impressive, too, with each Fit model providing 16.6 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seat up and 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat lowered.
Drivers can also take advantage of four incredible configurations to utilize this cargo space in amazing ways, made possible by a standard 60/40-split 2nd-Row Magic Seat:
Utility Mode: To activate Utility Mode, simply fold the 2nd-Row Magic Seat flat into the floor. This opens up the full 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space available behind the Fit’s front seats—which is enough room to fit in a small sofa!
Long Mode: Drivers can create Long Mode by folding down the Fit’s passenger-side front and rear seats to create one long, connected space for fitting in long cargo—enough space to carry a ladder or a surfboard!
Tall Mode: To activate Tall Mode inside the Fit, simply remove the rear seat headrests and lift up the back seats. This creates up to 4 feet of space from the floor to the ceiling for packing in taller items like potted plants and tall boxes.
Refresh Mode: Last but not least, Refresh Mode is a truly innovative configuration that gives drivers and passengers a long, comfortable space for stretching out and taking naps when pulled over for a driving break. Passengers can also utilize Refresh Mode while the Fit is in motion if they want a longer area in which to get comfortable on trips. To create Refresh Mode, just lay back the Fit’s front seats and recline the rear seats!
Now, we’ll examine the individual Honda Fit trim levels in detail.
All of the assets we’ve talked about so far can be found onboard every Fit model—now let’s look at what the individual trim levels have to offer:
The base model of the Fit lineup, the LX, offers a variety of standard features to enhance the driving experience, including Bluetooth connectivity, auto-on/off multi-reflector halogen headlights, a rear roofline spoiler, a security system with remote entry, Hill Start Assist, 12-volt power outlets, a 60/40-split 2nd-Row Magic Seat, a 5-inch color LCD screen, a USB audio interface, and lots more. Various safety and driver-assist features come standard, as well, such as a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, SmartVent front side airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, Brake Assist, and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control.
The Fit EX offers the standard features found onboard the base trim and further provides amenities like Smart Entry, push-button start, a one-touch power moonroof with a tilt feature, HondaLink, a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, an SMS text message feature, fog lights, Pandora compatibility, an additional USB audio interface, and much more. Safety features that come standard onboard this trim include the Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display system and dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera.
The top trim level in the Fit lineup, the EX-L, brings all of the standard features of the preceding trims and further adds amenities like an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Honda HD Digital Traffic, voice recognition, HD Radio, and SiriusXM Radio; leather seating; heated front seats; heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators; a leather-wrapped steering wheel; a leather-wrapped shift knob; and more.