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The 2015 Honda Fit gets an overhaul for its third generation.
The compact hatchback now faces stiff competition in the B segment, but still stands out as a strong choice.
The Fit boasts a lot of interior volume for its compact footprint.
The rear "Magic" seats flip up to reveal an uninterrupted storage area from the floor to the ceiling for tall items.
The 2015 Fit boasts excellent visibility thanks to a generous greenhouse and a standard rear camera.
EX and EX-L models also feature the automaker's LaneWatch side camera.
When the right turn signal is activated, the dashboard displays a view of the car's blindspot. This view is also useful for measuring parallel parking spots.
A large windshield is framed by thin A pillars. Forward visibility is excellent.
The only area of the Fit that looks cramped is the engine bay.
The 1.5-liter engine has a stated output of 130 horsepower.
At the EX-L trim level, the Fit comes standard with a new continuously variable transmission.
Power then flows to the front wheels. The CVT somewhat dulls the responsiveness of the engine, but the Fit still feels like a fun little car.
The new electric power steering loses a bit of communication when compared to the previous model, but the handling is responsive.
The interior is spacious with lots of clever little storage spaces and cupholders.
The Fit's cockpit feels simple; its steering wheel has a nice chunky rim and the controls fall nicely into the hand.
EX and EX-L models feature push-button starters and smart keyless entry.
Pressing the ECON button tweaks the throttle curve to improve fuel economy.
Instrumentation is simple yet effective, with a large central speedometer. To the right is a monochromatic trip computer that can display fuel-economy information.
The Fit is capable of up to 41 highway mpg in its most efficient configuration. I only managed 34.6 (though my driving style was fairly aggressive).
The EX-L with Navigation model features the Fit's most advanced infotainment options.
The bank of buttons on the right spoke of the steering wheel allow the driver to interact with the infotainment system without letting go of the wheel.
The Fit features a full loadout of digital media sources, including USB, Bluetooth and a suite of HondaLink Connect apps.
The Fit also features an HDMI video input, a rarity in vehicles.
Outside, the Fit's design becomes more sporty and angular. However, it's not really what you'd call aggressive.
The rear seats feature a 60/40 split. The backs can be folded flat to fit large items.
"Magic" seats bottoms also flip up and lock in place.
The lights are more angular than before. Meanwhile the shoulders gain a more squared-off edge.
We really enjoyed our time behind the wheel of the 2015 Honda Fit. The car loses a bit of its sporty edge, but gains a more mature feeling ride.