2011 Honda Fit – HybridCars.com

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Honda Fit

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28 / 35MPG

TYPE: Sedan

TECHNOLOGY: Car

BASE MSRP: $14,600

The Fit arrived on American shores in just as gas prices began to and quickly became the poster for subcompacts—as well as the smart purchase for those not wanting a An all-new, slightly larger Fit was in 2009.

Inexpensive to buy and run, gas-powered entry-level four-door touts many positives. It has an but playful appearance, a deceivingly and versatile five-passenger interior, and top-notch Honda build and reliability. But of course, the most advantage to this little is fuel efficiency. Thanks to its four-cylinder engine, the Fit boasts EPA of 28 city/35 highway with its automatic transmission.

With a it comes in at 27 city/33 highway. figures sit between its closest the Nissan Versa (28/34) and the efficient Toyota Yaris

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For 2011, the Fit’s is a rerun of the 2010 model, but are several changes in equipment and The 2011 Fit gets a safety by including an electronic stability system as standard equipment on all not just the most expensive It boosts convenience and connectivity by the entry model standard control, a USB iPod interface, and keyless entry.

And the top-line model, the Fit Sport Navigation, is no longer available manual transmission.

A hybrid of the Fit is available in Japan and Europe, but has no plans to bring it to the United

However, an all-electric variant—no info yet—is due in 2012.

The hatchback body style is the design to maximize passenger and room in small cars, and the Fit is one of the uncommonly proportioned examples. The tall subcompact body an edgy and youthful character. Its can almost be described as avant-garde, but may see it as having an awkward presence.

The however, serves a larger than mere aesthetics. Fit has a front end highlighted by big, headlights. Its steeply angled roof pillars frame an windshield.

And its long-roof, wagon-like is sawed off just behind the wheels.

With an abundance of small wheel openings, and an length of just 13 1⁄2 feet the is almost toy-like. But with a roofline and generous-for-its-size wheelbase—the between front and rear carves out room for four to ride in comfort along class-leading cargo space and

If you prefer a bit of an athletic look to ride, Sport models are from the base version by an aero kit, rear fog lights, and larger, 16-inch on alloy wheels. It takes the Fit up a notch with its more look.

Interior

Within, you can to find Honda fit and finish, and its design is a good match to the of the car. The instrument cluster is to help maximize economical with an instant fuel meter above an average mpg Instruments are large and easy to key controls are conveniently placed easy reach of the driver.

respect to materials, the cabin is on par cars in the subcompact class.

people will feel at in the Fit’s front seats, there’s ample head, leg and room for the six-foot-plus set. A and telescoping steering column easy work of finding a driving position.

Honda thoughtfully included a number of storage features. There’s a glove box, cubbies in the an under-seat compartment, a back row cup and a map pocket on the front passenger’s that is easily reached by the Well thought-out places to things create an atmosphere can make the difference between car ownership and a growing resentment the years.

Fit’s defining feature is an Honda calls the “Magic The interior can be configured numerous accommodating everything from plants to bicycles and surfboards. By the gas tank forward to a location the front seats, there’s an deep—and useful—well between the and rear seats.

Honda Fit

The rear Seat folds flat the floor in a slick one-hand with no need to remove the when the front seats are all the way The load floor becomes flat, unlike those in rivals, creating a mammoth 57 feet of storage. The seat’s also enables the rear cushions to flip up, creating a chasm behind the front

The front passenger seatback forward so Fit can carry long such as a ladder or skis.

On The

Available in two trim levels, and Sport, the Fit is powered by a 117 horsepower engine. Granted, 117 ponies sound like much days – and it’s not—but it is to the task of motivating the 2,500-lb Although at nine seconds, the sprint isn’t much of an rush.

Honda’s celebrated i-VTEC lift-and-timing valve technology is here for a broad and powerful Peak torque of 106 foot-pounds is available, enhancing responsiveness in a variety of situations.

The engine can be up with either a five-speed or a five-speed automatic. The manual clean gates and a comfortable, engaged clutch action. The version is more appearance performance, but it adds a manual mode to the automatic, with wheel mounted paddle Want to keep it in manual

No problem; move the floor-mounted lever to the “S” (for Sport) and shift to your heart’s

What the Fit lacks in power, it up in handling. The rack-and-pinion steering is electrically assisted, offering savings over hydraulic Unlike many electric the Fit’s is communicative and responsive. The suspension is subcompact-typical, a torsion-bar which works nearly as as an independent design in negotiating corners.

Rear drum hold costs down imposing much negative on stopping distance or fade-resistance.

driving is a no-muss, no-fuss Power is more than in suburbia, and at modest speeds the tackles bumps and dips in a manner. Parking, either or head-in, is accomplished with and you can cut a U-turn in 34 feet.

The Fit is no Mini Cooper when it to handling, but it is rather agile. On switchback roads, Honda’s trumps the plebeian blueprint. The car quickly to steering inputs and bites into corners, to noseplow only on high-speed that reveal the limited of the small tires.

Unlike on city streets, the Fit’s becomes a little raw when increase, particularly encounters pavement expansion joints.

fuel economy is most a higher priority than handling for the typical buyer. all cars—hybrid, diesel or gasoline Fit’s consumption of fuel is by how it’s driven. Used in the fashion as a grocery-getter, kid-hauler and car, we averaged 34 mpg in the Sport during a weeklong, 327-mile drive.

That’s 3 mpg above the estimated combined number. Our with a manual transmission Fit was the opposite, obviously due to a long of, shall we say, spirited

Economics

The sticker price is most consumers will an eyebrow. Base MSRP for the Fit is That’s $940 more the Versa hatchback and a whopping more than the Yaris In its defense, Fit has a Prix Fixe — both models in the lineup a set suite of features; factory are unavailable. On the other hand, the and Yaris offer comfort and features a la carte style—nearly except air conditioning is extra, a radio.

Standard features on all 2011 include: remote keyless power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise and an audio system.

On a day-to-day the Fit performs its driving duties It scoots about town little effort and when it the highways, has no problem keeping up the flow. Where the Fit really is inside. Seating is comfortable, and controls are easy to reach and and that trick rear expands the already-generous cargo to a space that rivals SUVs.

With its 28 city/35 rating, the Fit is unquestionably one of the more vehicles on the road. It easily has a of more than 300 miles on a tank of regular gas. pretty impressive for a small

Prices are Manufacturer Suggested Price (MSRP) at time of and do not include destination charges, or licensing.

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