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