|Reviewed By||Chad Tyson|
|Price as Tested||$21,885: : 1.5-liter, 130-hp, DOHC, i-VTEC I4; CVT|
Great size for city commuting and downtown parking and still enough room for weekly groceries. Decent and predictable handling. Good visibility is worth mentioning in these days of thick pillars and side air curtains. Steering-wheel radio controls are intuitive. EX-L is well equipped for the price. Can drive at 8/10ths and still keep within confines of traffic.
Having to drive at 8/10ths to keep up with traffic. Braking is worse than expected for such a little thing. The sharper front end from first generation Fit has given way to this flat-nosed, bulbous, tiered thing that I’m glad I don’t have to look at while driving. Many exterior design elements echo Honda’s other offerings, but result in a rather disjointed package. The radio is, again like many other Honda products, obnoxious to initially set up. Plenty of rattles and squeaks: I’ve had a lot of new Hondas to drive recently and this is the only model that made a peep it shouldn’t have.
The Fit is something to consider when looking at subcompacts to buy, as there’s some give and take here with the upper echelon of segment competitors. Hyundai’s Accent and Ford’s Fiesta offer superior fuel economy and better pricing, but the Fit offers more power and interior volume. The Fit holds its own going toe to toe in this hyper-competitive segment, but there’s no reason not to hunt down the exact subcompact package you’re looking for.
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