The interior is surprisingly roomier than one would think judging by the outside. The 60/40 split 2nd row magic seat down seat makes it convenient to get the maximum amount of storage space out of a little car. It allows you to fold and configure the rear and front passenger seats in roughly 4-5 different ways for convenient and clever storage techniques.
The heated seats were perfect for colder days considering leather trimmed seats are not very pleasant to sit on in cold weather. The proximity key and push start technology is convenient and easy to use. At the center of it all is a 7 inch display audio system with navigation. Overall, the instrument panel has a modern and futuristic design but is easy to use and familiarize yourself with. Similar to the previous Honda’s we’ve tested you are able to tap, swipe or pinch to navigate the screens. The rear view camera offers three camera angles to choose from to make backing into tight parking spots a breeze. Standard on all models of the Fit is Honda Lane Watch, this is a blind spot monitoring system that works by showing you your blind spot. There is a camera mounted underneath the passenger side-view mirror, every time you signal right your center display clearly shows you your blind spot. The leather wrapped steering wheel ties together the interior making the Fit interior practical with a touch of sophistication.
The 2016 FIT definitely has some flair to it. Chrome inserts, LED brake lights, integrated turn signals in the mirrors are a few subtle touches Honda has added. Sitting on 16 inch alloy wheels, the Honda FIT, looks pretty FIT. Available front fog lights provide more light but also look nice tucked away in the lower front bumper. Overall, the 2016 Honda FIT is an exciting car, with a big heart and just the right amount of flair.
The 2016 Honda FIT comes with a 1.5Litre, 16 valve direct injection 4 cylinder engine producing 130hp. The continuously variable transmission is constantly adjusting to provide the most efficient driving patterns. Although our model did not have the manual option the FIT is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox as well. For those who are even more economic drivers the FIT comes equipped with Eco Assist which allows the car to automatically engage your engine and other systems to perform more efficiently with the simple push of a button.
The Fit proved to have just enough zip to get you around to wherever you may want to go, either it be freeway driving or city driving the Fit surprisingly beyond doubt turned out more than capable. With the combined EPA rating of 6.8L/100km on the CVT model (7.3L/100km HWY 6.1L/100km City) the star of the show here is its fuel economy, the Fit is again proves to be a practical vehicle. The results for manual gearbox model showed a little better fuel economy, this is most likely is due to the fact you have more control over the car.
Honda has always strived to provide one of the highest standard levels of safety in the automotive industry. As such the FIT comes equipped with; Anti-lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Assist, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, automatic seat belt tensioning system, six standard airbags, rear-view camera and advanced body structure designed to disperse the energy from an impact.