The Honda Fit doesn’t get nearly anything close to the attention bestowed upon the larger Civic, but this subcompact hatchback shouldn’t be easily dismissed either. Superior build quality, excellent cargo space, and a low price are three important reasons to consider Honda’s smallest car.
What's new for 2017
The 2017 Honda Fit is unchanged for 2017 except for one minor detail: Lunar Silver metallic replaces Alabaster Silver metallic among the eight available exterior paint colors.
Choosing Your Honda Fit
All 2017 Honda Fit models are powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Two transmission choices are available: a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Lightweight and thrifty, the 2017 Fit is rated by the EPA at 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway when equipped with the manual transmission. The more efficient powertrain combination for this front-wheel drive, five-passenger hatchback is the CVT. It is EPA-rated at 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
All models are equipped with a second row “magic seat,” what provides four unique configurations for holding passengers and cargo.
Three standard trim levels are available.
One of the more sensible upgrades is to choose the CVT, adding $800 to your price. The added cost will eventually pay for itself as you’ll enjoy a 4 mpg advantage when you make the upgrade.