2012 Honda Fit Sport

The Good The 2012 Honda Fit Sport is an eager and responsive hatchback that delivers driving grins. The flexible second-row Magic Seat folds flat to accomodate long items and flips up for tall ones.

The Bad The Fit's cabin tech offerings, while checking the right boxes, are terribly outdated compared with those of competing models.

The Bottom Line The 2012 Honda Fit Sport shows the model has aged gracefully, providing handling and performance among the best in its class. The same can't be said for its outdated cabin tech options.

Editors' Rating
  • Cabin tech 5.0
  • Performance tech 5.0
  • Design 8.0
5.8 Overall

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Review

2012 Honda Fit Sport

Not much has changed in the Honda Fit since its North American debut in 2006. Sure, it got a styling upgrade and a slight bump in interior volume in 2008, but all along it's been the same little compact powered by the same 1.5-liter engine. But is that a bad thing? In a time where the 2012 Civic is larger than a '90s vintage Accord and the current Accord is bigger than a Cadillac, could it be that the aging Honda Fit Sport is, in the words of my Twitter follower, the last "true Honda"? Does it harken back to a time where Hondas were compact and efficient, simple and easy to live with, and most importantly, fun to drive?

I grabbed the keys to a fully loaded Blue Raspberry Metallic 2012 Honda Fit Sport with Navigation and hit the road to find out.

What's good? Classic Honda performance
Under the Fit's abbreviated hood spins the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that's motivated the small Honda since its debut in 2008. Output is rated at a modest 117 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque, with most of that power residing in the upper reaches of the tachometer. The Fit's engine is surprisingly small in the engine bay where it sits exposed, without the plastic shrouding and engine covers that automakers have taken to using to reduce engine noise and make things look tidy when you pop the hood.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $17,910
  • Brand Honda
  • Trim levels Sport
  • Available Engine Gas
  • Body style Hatchback
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