2013 Honda Fit EV

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Design 8.0
  • Media & Connectivity 5.0
7.1 Overall

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Review

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.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $36,625
  • Brand Honda
  • Available Engine Electric
  • Body style hatchback
  • Trim levels 4dr
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model 2013 Honda Fit EV

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