Honda Fit 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Honda Fit
|EX-L Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||CVT||8.5 sec||16.8 sec @ 84 mph||32/38/33 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Honda Fit
|EX Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.7 sec||16.1 sec @ 87 mph||29/37/34 mpg||Car and Driver|
|EX Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||6M||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 86 mph||29/37/30 mpg||Car and Driver|
|EX Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.9 sec||16.0 sec @ 86.4 mph||29/37/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|EX Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||CVT||8.9 sec||16.8 sec @ 85.2 mph||32/38/32.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|EX-L Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.1 sec||16.8 sec @ 85.8 mph||32/38/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Honda Fit
|EV Hatchback||Elec 20-kWh||FWD||1A||8.5 sec||16.7 sec @ 83 mph||132/105/98 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|EV Hatchback (Sport Mode)||Elec 20-kWh||FWD||1A||8.7 sec||16.8 sec @ 83 mph||132/105/109 MPGe||Car and Driver|
2012 Honda Fit
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||8.2 sec||16.3 sec @ 83.3 mph||27/33/31 mpg||Motor Trend|
2011 Honda Fit
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 83 mph||27/33/32 mpg||Car and Driver|
2010 Honda Fit
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||8.3 sec||16.5 sec @ 83 mph||27/33/34 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5A||10.2 sec||17.6 sec @ 76.7 mph||27/33/35.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
2009 Honda Fit
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||8.5 sec||16.6 sec @ 83 mph||27/33/31 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5A||9.9 sec||17.6 sec @ 79 mph||27/33/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 Honda Fit
|HKS Sport Turbo Hatchback||1.5L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||8.6 sec||16.7 sec @ 82 mph||----/----/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||8.7 sec||16.7 sec @ 81 mph||28/34/35 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||9.0 sec||16.8 sec @ 81 mph||28/34/33 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5A||10.4 sec||17.8 sec @ 78 mph||27/34/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5A||11.9 sec||18.4 sec @ 74.4 mph||27/34/32.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sport Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5A||11.0 sec||18.1 sec @ 77 mph||27/34/33 mpg||Motor Week|
About Honda Fit
The Honda Fit is a highly popular subcompact car that is practical, reliable, and fun to drive. The newest model of the Fit still packs a lot of useful features that has made the brand so successful.
Although the Fit’s engine is not really quiet when it is on the highway, it is still projected to become a best-seller in 2015.
- 5 DOHC four cylinder engine
- Front-wheel drive
- 130 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 114 pound-feet of torque @4,600 repm
- With front discs brake and rear drums with ABS
- Standard features: six-speed manual transmission, rear view camera, LED rear brake light, five-inch LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, 15-inch steel wheels, heated side windows, hill start assist, power windows
- Optional features: Seven-inch touch screen, cruise control, sunroof, leather seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, lane watch, steering wheel-mounted audio controls
The newest incarnation of the Fit is slightly smaller than the 2014 model. Although the wheelbase grew by 1.2 inches, the overall length has been decreased to 160 inches from the 161.6 inches in the previous model.
The Japanese auto giant also has brought a new set of colors for the new Fit like Mystic Yellow Pearl, Milano Red, and Aegean Blue Metallic. Other colors are Crystal Black Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and Passion Berry Pearl. The car has halogen headlamps located upfront, although the new model now has LED taillamps in the rear.
Inside the car is a redesigned steering wheel which no longer has the volume control knob. Instead, the volume control is now placed in the touchscreen. If you found the previous Fit as being too compact particularly the rear part, then you would be glad to learn that it now has more spacious rear seat legroom.
One of the criticisms that Honda had to deal with its previous Fit models was the gas mileage of the car. Unlike other subcompact cars that had a 40 miles per gallon mileage the older Fit cars were only in the 20-plus range.
But don’t look now, Honda has come up with better gas mileage for this small car. With its direct injected powertrain, the 2015.Fit can go up to 33 MPG for city driving and 41.MPG for highway driving. This is for cars with continuous variable transmission. For the traditional six speed manual transmission the fuel economy is still a respectable 29 MPG for city driving and 37 for highway driving.
Like the engine of the old Fit, the 1.5 liter, four cylinder engine is pretty much noisy especially when going uphill. This has been the weakness of the Fit and this issue continues to hound the new model. Still, the engine settles nicely into lower revs when the car cruises thanks to the wider ratio spread of the car’s CCTV.
Give credit to Honda though for listening to complaints of its Fit customers, like the car being unpleasant for long driving at highway speeds. The 2015 Fit has a suspension that is more suited to long distance cruising. Braking is also better compared to the older Fit models.
In terms of safety features the Fit has dual stage frontal airbags, side curtain bags and Electronic stability control. Novice drivers would love the Hill start function that prevents the car from rolling backwards when the engine is revving up. Working with the stability controls system is a steering logic program.
The Fit has a dual view rearview mirror and a rearview camera system that provides multiple angles to the driver. Apart from these safety features assisting him or her, the person behind the steering wheel should also enjoy the good outward visibility due to the high seating position.
Apart from the adequate safety features the Honda Fit sells well because of its competitive price. Remember that this is the fourth best selling car of the Japanese car maker in the United States next to the Accord, Civic, and CR-V.
For example the base LX 6-speed manual transmission has a price of around $15,000. The EX is sold in the $17,000 price range while the topnotch EX-L Navi is around $20,000. The car is still cheaper than other competitors like the Fiesta Titanium which is sold at around $21,000.
So, is the new Honda Fit still a highly recommend subcompact car? The Fit gets good scores for its good design, well thought-of interiors, safety features and competitive price. Although drivers may balk at the noisy engine of the car, at least Honda has improved the fuel efficiency and suspension of its flagship subcompact model. No car is perfect, and the Fit is not an exemption to that rule. For all its worth this Honda car provides great value for money.
For more information about Honda Fit, visit the official Honda website.