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2017 Honda Fit
Select a Different Model (6 Available): EX (Auto) Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 15225
MPG (EPA) 33 CTY /40 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 130@6600
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2017 Honda Fit MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Plenty of interior storage space and cargo room
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent fuel economy

You Won't Like

  • CVT slow to accelerate
  • Loud engine noise
  • Infotainment system isn't user-friendly

New for 2017

The 2017 Honda Fit is unchanged for the new model year.

Vehicle Summary

The 2017 Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback, slotted below the Civic sedan in Honda's lineup, and is offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT.

Overview

The Honda Fit subcompact hatchback entered its third generation for the 2015 model year, and since then, has received little in the way of updates. The 2017 Fit will still be powered by the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. Honda's hatchback offers great fuel economy, with 2017 ratings of 29/36 mpg city/highway when equipped with the manual transmission and 32-33/37-40 with the CVT.

Available in three trim models—LX, EX, and EX-L—the Honda Fit offers plenty of storage, with 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and 52.7 cubic feet when the seats are folded. The Fit is only 160 inches long, making it shorter than the Civic sedan by 22 inches. The subcompact hatchback also features Magic Seats, which let passengers sitting behind the front passenger to use that seat as a footrest when it isn't occupied. The front passenger's seatback and bottom cushion split and fold to accommodate the rear passenger.

Safety

The 2017 Honda Fit comes loaded with safety features, including Honda's ACE body structure, dual-stage front airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and front side airbags. Active safety features include ABS brakes, brake assist, daytime running lights, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, though the Honda Sensing suite of tech isn't offered. The EX and EX-L models get dynamic guidelines with the standard rearview camera.

What We Think

The biggest complaint about the Honda Fit is how loud it is when accelerating. Because the CVT selects a ratio near the power peak instead of shifting through pretend gears, the engine can be rather loud for some drivers, even if that approach helps improve fuel economy. Although the Fit may have a stiff suspension, it's a comfortable cruiser and doesn't jar the driver when riding over road imperfections.

Despite the noise complaints, the Fit subcompact hatchback offers a fun-to-drive attitude, utilizing all of its 130 hp. Acceleration may not be lightning fast, but the handling and maneuverability help to offset any performance shortcomings. While the manual transmission may work better for first-time manual drivers than those with more experience, those who opt for the CVT can use the paddle shifters for more control, on EX and above.

Cool Fact

The Honda Fit, much like the Honda HR-V, also comes with Magic Seats. The second-row seats recline and can even make use of the front passenger seat as a foot rest.

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2017 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, 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, Lunar Silver 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

Brakes, 2 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

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

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

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

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

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

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

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Car Cover (Dealer)

Opt $237

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $39

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $84

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

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

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer)

Opt $143

Cargo Cover (Dealer)

Opt $259

Console

Std Std

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $140

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

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

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

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

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

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

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera

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

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

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, Display Audio AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player with Color Touch Screen

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
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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
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
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