Fits like a glove

With the Honda Civic and its class continuing to grow with each generation, the B-segment Honda Fit is, in many ways, the true spiritual successor of the great Civic hatchbacks that elevated the brand in the '90s. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Second generation

The second-generation Honda Fit launched back in 2008 with a more angular aesthetic and more interior space than the preceding model. The hatchback hasn't changed much at all since then. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Fully loaded

Our Blue Raspberry Metallic Honda Fit Sport with Navigation is as loaded as the Fit gets at an MSRP of $20,480. At this level, there are no more options to add aside from dealer add-ons like floor mats and cargo trays. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

1.5-liter aluminum engine

The Fit is powered by a minuscule 1.5-liter engine that outputs 117 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque -- no direct injection, no forced induction. The engine is mostly unremarkable, but really comes alive near its 6,800rpm redline. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

5AT with paddle shifters

The Fit Sport is available with either a five-speed manual gearbox or this five-speed automatic transmission. That's one cog below the current standard of six forward speeds, but the Honda gearbox features a Sport program that is surprisingly responsive and a manual shift mode with paddle shifters that is actually useful for enthusiastic driving. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Sport upgrades

The Fit Sport is upgraded from the standard Fit with 16-inch alloy wheels shod in wider tires for increased grip and a 17-millimeter rear stabilizer bar for more responsive handling. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Fuel economy

Fuel economy is estimated by the EPA at 27 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. I was unable to keep my foot off of the accelerator, so our tester averaged about 26 mpg for the week. The greenest of Fit drivers should take a look at the fully electric 2013 Honda Fit EV. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Visibility

The Honda Fit isn't available with a rear camera of any sort, but it doesn't really need one. Front and rear visibility from the driver's seat are great thanks to generously sized windows and short overhangs. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Interior

The Fit's interior is plain and inexpensive-looking. However, while it screams "economy car," it doesn't feel cheap. The large frontal glass area affords very good visibility, while letting lots of light into the cabin for a less cramped feeling. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Ergonomics

One thing that Honda gets right with the Fit is the placement of the controls. From the steering wheel buttons to the climate controls to the audio controls, everything that the driver needs is within a few inches of the steering wheel and high up on the dashboard. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Electronic power steering

The Honda Fit uses one of the better electronic power steering (EPS) systems in the business -- which is odd for an econobox -- providing good responsiveness and feedback. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Cruise control

Cruise control is standard on the Honda Fit. I like that the steering-wheel-mounted controls are illuminated and integrated into the design of the spoke. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Audio and voice controls

The Fit Sport trim level adds steering-wheel controls for the audio system and voice command buttons for the navigation and phone systems, if the car is so equipped. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Instrument cluster

Instrumentation is simple, but attractive. The three-gauge setup features a central speedometer flanked by a small tachometer and fuel gauge. A simple, monochromatic LCD trip computer sits at the center of it all. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Satellite-Linked Navigation

Honda's Satellite-Linked Navigation System adds $2,630 to the Fit Sport's bottom line. I'm not totally convinced that this is money well spent. This system uses one of the oldest interfaces in the business; there's no traffic data; you don't get spoken street names; and the graphics are pixelated and hard to read. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Destination input

The destination input menu is easy enough to understand, but locks the driver out of most search methods when the vehicle is in motion. Needless to say, there are no connected or Web-based search options here. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Voice command

Honda has done a good job with the Fit's voice command system, giving the driver control over the phone system, the navigation system, and a selection of audio control options. There's even an extensive onscreen Help menu to get you started. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

MP3 playback

At the Sport trim level, the Fit features standard USB/iPod connectivity. Artist, song, and album data are displayed on the screen and you can browse and search reasonably quickly. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

The long reach

The Fit hides its USB pigtail connection in the far corner of the upper glove compartment -- possibly the least accessible spot in or on the dashboard from the driver's seat. Any further away and it'd be outside of the car! Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Audio quality

Our Fit was equipped with the optional six-speaker audio system (up two tweeters from the standard four-speaker rig), but even with 160 watts of amplification, audio quality was merely passable. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Terrestrial radio

AM/FM radio are standard, but we were unable to find a satellite radio option in the Fit's list of available features. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Bluetooth hands-free calling

Bluetooth hands-free calling is built into the navigation system and can't be had as a separate option. The system features an automatic address book and call log syncing. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Audio streaming

The Bluetooth connection also adds A2DP audio streaming to the list of media sources. When reported by the connected device, the Honda audio system can display metadata of the currently playing track. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Check out the full review

Because its tech options are so dated and oddly packaged, I'd recommend that prospective Fit owners seriously consider skipping the expensive navigation option. From there, it's up to you whether you'll just enjoy the Fit's low-tech appeal or DIY your own tech with an aftermarket receiver. Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Antuan Goodwin/CNET / Caption by:
Editors' Rating
2.5 stars

MSRP: $17,060.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Hot Galleries

Tech Tip

Tired of your tricky Wi-Fi password?

Stop trying to memorize a complicated sequence of numbers and letters. Learn how to change the default password.

Hot Products