Buyer's Guide

2016 Honda Fit
Select a Different Model (6 Available): EX (Auto) Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 13827
MPG (EPA) 33 CTY /40 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 130@6600
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2016 Honda Fit MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

The 2016 Honda Fit is unchanged.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback that slots under the compact Civic sedan and coupe.

Overview

A 1.5-liter I-4 with 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque is the only engine available and can be paired to a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. Fuel economy is excellent with the manual rated at 29/37 mpg city/highway, 32/38 mpg with automatic in the EX, and EX-L trims, and 33/41 mpg in the LX grade. The manual gearbox is only available in the base LX trim.

Flexibility remains one of the Fit's hallmarks, with three different configurations thanks to the standard rear Magic Seats, which allow the seatbacks and bottom cushions to split and fold. Behind the second row, there's 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space that can be expanded to a whopping 52.7 cubic feet with seatbacks folded.

Safety

Standard safety features include dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Honda's Lane Watch system, which monitors your right blind spot by using a camera to display that side of the car in the touchscreen, is available in the EX and EX-L trims.

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

In the base Fit LX, standard features include a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a five-inch LCD screen, a 160-watt audio system, and a single USB port. Stepping up to the EX trim adds Honda's Lane Watch system, a second USB port, HondaLink infotainment system, a seven-inch touchscreen, a 180-watt audio system, keyless entry/start, a power moonroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, and fog lights. The range-topping EX-L variant adds heated front seats, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, integrated turn signals, and a heated driver's side mirror. Navigation is available only in the EX-L variant.

What We Think

One of the most practical small cars sold today, the 2016 Fit blends sensibility, fuel economy, and a surprising amount of driving fun. In a 2015 Second Drive review, we said that the car was a class above with good fit and finish for its class and plenty of storage cubbies for things like mobile phones and tablets. Additionally, both transmission choices are well tuned and make it easy to pass and climb grades. Despite the improvements, however, we noted in a 2015 First Test review that the Fit still suffers from plenty of engine noise when accelerating hard. On the other hand, the Fit's engaging character remains thanks to its impressive handling, making it fun to toss into corners. In a 2015 First Drive review, we noted that the infotainment system is much improved and comes with apps such as internet radio and is able to play movies when parked. However, it isn't as user-friendly as it looks.

Cool Fact

The Fit has a refresh mode configuration that lets a passenger use the front passenger seat as a foot rest while sitting in the second row.

You'll Like:

  • Cavernous interior
  • Surprisingly fun to drive
  • Fuel efficient

You Won't Like:

  • Engine gets noisy when accelerating hard
  • Infotainment system could be more intuitive
  • Navigation isn't available on lower trim levels

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 HONDA FIT SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
EX (Auto) Hatchback
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
130@6600
Standard MPG
33/40
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Aegean Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Alabaster Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Orchid Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Milano Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Passion Berry Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mystic Yellow Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brakes, Power Disc/Drum with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $49

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

Opt $114

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

Std Std

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $125

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Start System II (Dealer)

Opt $399

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Phone

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.440

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 10.6 Gallon

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Car Cover (Dealer)

Opt $237

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $39

Door Edge Guards

Opt $84

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Door Sill Trim - Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $365

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Nose Mask (Dealer)

Opt $158

Rear Bumper Appliqué (Dealer)

Opt $62

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
Opt $104

Grille-Sport (Dealer)

Opt $299

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer)

Opt $143

Cargo Cover (Dealer)

Opt $253

Console

Std Std

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $140

Floor Covering

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Seat Cover - Rear (Dealer)

Opt $250

Steering Wheel: Tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-color driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Cargo Liner (Dealer)

Opt $187

Cargo Organizer (Dealer)

Opt $78

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $162

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Lanewatch™

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Seat Upholstery, EX Black Fabric Cloth

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Antenna

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Dynamic Steering

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P185/55HR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 16" Machine Finish Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $1556

Wheels, 16" Alloy

Std Std

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Acceptable
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4