The Good With an electric drivetrain, the 2013 Honda Fit EV gets an mpg equivalent rating of 118. Its Eco mode maximizes range while Sport moves it with alacrity. A reengineered chassis on this retrofit keeps the battery weight low.
The Bad Steering is vague in any of its drive modes, and the ride feels heavy. The cabin electronics look dated, not what you would expect in a cutting-edge car.
The Bottom Line The Honda Fit EV shows range similar to that of other compact electric cars on the market and drives well enough, but ultimately feels like a retrofit project car rather than a fully realized futuristic production vehicle.
Honda Fit EV's cabin tech belies efficient, electric drivetrain
While out testing the 2013 Honda Fit EV, I wanted to run its range down from a full charge to under 10 miles. My problem: the trip computer showed 14 miles left and I was in the middle of San Francisco. It might take me half an hour to get to the CNET garage, but I would only cover about 3 miles getting there. That's city driving for you.
So I cheated by hitting the Sport button, which not only brought up red accent lighting on the instrument panel but also recalculated the remaining range, bringing it down to 9 miles.
As with most electric cars currently on the market, the Fit EV gets less than 100 miles range on a full charge, 82 miles as estimated by the EPA. In my experience, the car's trip computer showed anywhere from 90 to 100 miles' range on a full charge and in Eco mode.
2018 Honda Civic Type R soldiers on with one trim, price bump
It's only a $200 hike, provided you can find one selling for MSRP.
Base Civic Type R reportedly surfaces in NHTSA docs
This is yet more proof that a cheaper Type R is in the works.
Japanese Civic Type R accessories are cool, hella expensive
You can really zhush up the Civic Type R, so long as you live in Japan.
Pick up a safer, sharper 2018 Honda Fit for $16,190
Its base price is only $200 higher than it was for the 2017 model.
Honda Civic Type R looks even more badass in touring car form
Anyone have racecar money sitting around that they want to loan me?
Civic Type R's future could include all-wheel drive, more power
Honda's already hard at work thinking about how to expand the Civic Type R's appeal.
The first 2017 Honda Civic Type R just sold for $200,000
Thankfully, most of that purchase price is tax-deductible.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is on sale now for $33,900
Hey, what do you know, that's exactly the price it was rumored to be. Weird.
Honda teases new Fit Sport model, highlights safety tech
Ahead of its July launch, Honda revealed its 2018 Fit hatchback will offer a new Sport trim along with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
Honda to auction off first Civic Type R for kids with cancer
If that doesn't warm your ice-cold heart, I don't know what will.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R likely costs less than $34,000
It'll go up when destination and taxes are taken into account, but it's still pretty darn inexpensive.
2017 Honda Civic Type Rs spotted on a truck headed... somewhere
They're likely heading to Ohio for an initial, premedia shakedown.