Honda Fit & Finish

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The 2016 Honda Fit holds a few best-in-class titles, including passenger space and cargo capacity.  It’s the definition of big things in small packages.  We took the 2015 Honda Fit for a spin back in January and found the cargo room to be one of it’s greatest strengths.

Plus it’s kinda cute – although under the hood, a solid performer.

The 2016 Honda Fit features a 1.5-liter i-VTEC (Variable Timing & Electronic Lift Control) engine with direct injection.  The engine is part of the Earth Dreams Technology initiative, developed by Honda to enhance fuel efficiency, power, and the overall driving experience.

Earth Dreams Technology is a focal point for Honda as they not only optimize performance but maintain a commitment to the environment.

The 1.5-liter creates 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of torque and is paired with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for maximized fuel efficiency.  However, a 6 speed manual is also offered.

The 2016 Honda Fit benefits from ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering), an approach by the automaker in designing the structure of their vehicles.  Benefits of ACE include better, more stable handling, sporty ride, and safety.  Right now, the Fit achieves the highest crash ratings in its class for both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Other standard safety features include, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, roll sensor, side curtain airbags, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist.

There are three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L. Standard features on all models include, automatic headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth, and reverse camera.  Heated leather can be optioned for the Fit, along with Smart Entry Push Button Start and a moon-roof.

The 2016 Honda Fit is eye catching with unique exterior styling and 8 color choices.

The headlights flow nicely with the grille and lower intake, while well defined body lines highlight the wheels; the roof line brings out the spoiler.

The interior receives an update as well, lined with softer touch materials.

The Fit is postive for Honda and it appears the 2016 version will continue as so.

“The new Fit has been a tremendous hit with buyers seeking a fun, practical and stylish transportation solution.  It’s a satisfying car for a wide variety of needs and lifestyles.” ~ Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda

The 2016 Honda Fit goes on sale tomorrow, July 1st.

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TRIMMSRPEPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
Fit LX 6MT$15,79029/37/32
Fit LX CVT$16,59033/41/36
Fit EX 6MT$17,70029/37/32
Fit EX CVT$18,50032/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT$20,06532/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT with Navigation$21,06532/38/35

About The Author

Carl represents automakers in their marketing and product development arms as a Vehicle Coach, Product Specialist, and Facilitator. He has worked with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, and Volvo. Carl is President of Detroit Working Writers and on the Board of Directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation. He enjoys a multitude of health and fitness activities and is a loyal Detroit Lions fan.

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