Completely redesigned for 2015, Honda's smallest model returns with an intelligently-designed interior that gives the Fit passenger and cargo space beyond what's expected in a subcompact.
This is absolutely an economy car: a 1.5L engine makes 130 hp and 115 lb-ft of torque that offers no pretense of performance no matter whether you choose the standard six-speed manual transmission or option continuously variable automatic; that CVT is the more efficient choice, giving the Fit fuel consumption ratings of 7.0/5.7 L/100 km (city/highway).
Fit trims are DX, LC, EX, and EX-L Navi; among the Fit's notable standard features are a backup camera, Bluetooth, hill start assist, heated side mirrors, tilt-and-telescopic steering, height-adjustable driver's seat, power windows and locks with keyless entry, and LED taillights.
Niceties like heated seats and air conditioning are standard in the LX model; EX and EX-L trims get Honda's nifty LaneWatch right-side blind spot monitor, and fog lights, a cargo cover, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
As its name suggests, the EX-L navi gets navigation, but also included are leather seating, and intelligent keyless entry.
Pricing starts at $14,730 for the DX, and rises to $17,530 for the nicely-equipped LX. EX flirts with twenty grand, at $19,430, and the EX-L is a $21,530 proposition. The CVT adds $1,300 to LX, EX and EX-L models, but the DX can only be had with the stickshift.