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2016 LX 4dr Hatchback w/6-Spd Manual
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Price:   -  From $15,890
2016 LX 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $15,890
2016 EX 4dr Hatchback w/6-spd Manual Price:   -  From $17,800
2016 EX 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $17,800
2016 EX-L 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $20,165

Overview

Known for its clever ways of handling cargo, the Fit offers as much interior room as you could hope for in a subcompact hatchback. And yet it remains a top choice for efficiency and sheer affordability, two virtues not usually associated with spaciousness.

What's new for 2016

Redesigned just last year, the Fit continues with minimal changes.

Honda Fit

Choosing Your Honda Fit

Believe it or not, the Fit offers more rear legroom than Honda's midsize Accord. That makes it practically the only subcompact on the market capable of family duty. The seat folds down for a class-leading 53 cubic feet of cargo space, and can also flip backward, leaving a deep storage well in its place for things that need to remain upright. The passenger seat also folds down, allowing you to carry long items (up to 8 feet!) that would normally require a roof rack.

Every Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine good for 130 horsepower. With the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Fit achieves 32 mpg in combined driving. Opt for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and you're looking at an exceptional 35 mpg combined.

As before, the Fit is offered in four trim levels:

Honda Fit

LX

Comes with all the expected standard equipment for this class, plus automatic headlamps, a rearview camera, and a display audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. The LX's smallish 15-inch wheels boost efficiency to 36 mpg combined when outfitted with the optional CVT.

Honda Fit

EX

Adds a sunroof, keyless ignition, blind spot monitoring, and an upgraded sound system with Internet radio and integrated smartphone apps. The EX rolls on 16-inch alloy wheels.

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EX-L

Gets the CVT as standard, plus heated mirrors and leather interior with heated front seats.

Honda Fit

EX-L with Navi

Tops off the Fit with a navigation system as well as HD and satellite radio.

There are no individual options for the Fit beyond the usual dealer-installed accessories.

CarsDirect Tip

Upgrading to the well-behaved CVT (around $800) is a no-brainer in light of the extra 3-4 mpg it provides. Everything else is simply a matter

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A gas-sipper with rear legroom that rivals many midsize sedans and usable cargo space that seems to defy the laws of science, Honda's Fit sets the benchmarks in the subcompact segment.

Pricing and Equipment

All 2016 Honda Fit hatchback's are fitted with a 130-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard while those seeking better fuel economy and automated convenience can opt for a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The 2016 Fit is available in three trim levels:

  • The base $15,790 LX is nicely equipped for the segment and includes a rearview camera, bluetooth connectivity with hands free audio, and cruise control. The $16,580 CVT-equipped LX includes a fuel saving Eco Assist feature complete with Eco button.
  • The $17,700 EX trim adds a power moonroof, fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. A 7-inch touchscreen and pushbutton start enhance the interior. CVT EX models start at $18,500.
  • If a "luxury" Fit is possible, the $20,065 EX-L is it. The standard CVT will take care of gear changes while you sit back in leather-trimmed seats that are heated up front. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob give the interior an extra touch of class. An additional $21,065 EX-L NAVI model is also available, which includes -- you guessed it -- navigation.

Performance Pros

Honda Fit

We find the Fit nimble and fun to drive, especially when equipped with the standard six-speed manual, the 2016 Honda Fit offers decent acceleration for the segment and excellent fuel economy. The efficient 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine won't win too many drag races, but that is hardly the point.

Gas mileage is excellent across the board, but CVT-equipped models have a decided advantage. An LX with the six-speed manual earns 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined. With the CVT, however, it gets an almost unbelievable 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 36 mpg combined.

Performance Cons

  • Braking is adequate, but we consider this the weakest point in what is otherwise a near perfect gas-sipping budget performer.
  • Engine drone at full throttle acceleration is a by-product of the CVT. Turning up the radio will help, but it will still be noticeable enough to annoy some drivers.

Interior Pros

Honda Fit
  • The roomy interior of 2016 Honda Fit continues to amaze us. How Honda can squeeze that much interior space into a vehicle as tiny as the Fit defies explanation.
  • The fit, finish, and quality of the interior is equally thrilling, especially considering the price point.

Any discussion of the Fit that forgets to mention the spacious rear "Magic" seats would be incomplete. Legroom is on par with Honda's midsize Accord, and the Fit may be the only subcompact that could be used as primary transportation for families with teenagers. In addition to rear seatbacks that fold flat, the bottom cushion flips up to accommodate items that may be too tall for the cargo area.

Interior Cons

The rear legroom comes at a cost to rear cargo space when all the seats are in use. That said, the Fit still offers rear cargo space comparable to other vehicles in the segment and unlike teenagers it is a rare occasion when you hear groceries complaining about being "too cramped."

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The engineering team that devised the Fit's seating configuration deserves an award for ingenuity and design. The ability for the front seats to lay out flat and join with the rear seating surfaces to create additional cargo space or a nice place to stretch out and take a nap is nothing short of spectacular.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Honda's virtual slider solution for changing the audio volume is cumbersome and aggravating. While the driver can use the illuminated steering wheel mounted volume controls, passengers are forced to deal with the weird touchscreen slider.

The Bottom Line

Honda Fit

Anyone in the market for a subcompact -- or compact vehicle for that matter -- needs to schedule a visit to the Honda dealer to check out the 2016 Honda Fit. Offering an absolutely brilliant performance-to-fun-to-utility-to-efficiency ratio, Honda's little hatchback just might be the perfect Fit.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-4 / 130 HP / 114 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
29 / 37 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-4 / 130 HP / 114 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
29 / 37 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
10.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$40
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
52.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
160.0 "
Exterior Width
67.0 "
Exterior Height
60.0 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.5 "
Front Legroom
41.4 "
Rear Legroom
39.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,513 Lbs. / 2,544 Lbs.
Wheel Base
100 "
Turning Radius
17.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black / With Metal-look Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

Used 2016 Honda Fit for Sale

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LX
Color: Silver
Price

$9,500

Mileage

154,503 mi

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Mileage

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