2016 Honda FIT
As a subcompact hatchback, the 2016 Honda FIT serves up far more than a practical size and amazing efficiency. It also delivers a surprisingly large and flexible interior, plus an impressive amount of standard features. Simply put, owning a vehicle that's affordable on so many levels doesn't mean you need to suffer.
Drivers get the supreme pleasure of sporty performance, without the penalties of horrible gas mileage. The secret to this almost magical setup for the 2016 Honda FIT is a spunky 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Peak output is impressive at 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. The base offering includes an easy-to-operate 6-speed manual transmission, while a highly efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) is also available. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup.
Carving up city streets and powering through twisty country roads is a cinch with the 2016 Honda FIT. A MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion-beam rear suspension provides excellent agility, while still cushioning riders from rough road surfaces. A stabilizer bar that's 25.4 millimeters-thick helps the car stay firmly planted, while ventilated front disc brakes provide solid stopping power.
Honda takes a comprehensive approach to safety with the 2016 FIT. Several systems are designed to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Antilock brakes, brake assist and electronic brake distribution help the driver stay in control during emergency stopping maneuvers. Vehicle stability assist, traction control and even the tire pressure monitoring system allow the vehicle to handle any on-road situation with greater ease. Also included on all trims is a multi-angle rearview camera, so drivers can spot any obstacles behind the vehicle when reversing.
Just in case a crash can't be avoided, the 2016 Honda FIT is equipped with features that absorb the impact forces and guard against injury to anyone inside. Chief among these designs is the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The airbag system includes side curtains that extend down both rows of seating. SmartVent front side airbags detect when a person is sitting in the pathway of the bag, actually venting out the gases so it doesn't inflate all the way and cause injury.
Plenty of modern comforts are included as standard equipment on all 2016 Honda FIT models, with even more conveniences included on the higher trims. No matter what version you choose, power locks/windows, air conditioning, cruise control, cupholders, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 12-volt power outlets, rear window defroster and more are bundled together. Going with the EX or EX-L adds a push button ignition, tie downs in the cargo area and a blind spot detection system.