What's New for 2012:
- Bluetooth system provides for streaming audio
- Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
- Increased acoustic insulation
- Paddle shifters are available with automatic transmission
- Revised exterior styling
The Honda Fit is a compact 4-door hatchback built to provide the driver with maximum visibility, according to the manufacturer. Honda calls its design "super-forward aero-form." The Fit can carry up to 5 passengers.
The 2012 Honda Fit is offered in two trim levels. The base trim features air conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, split-folding rear seats, 4-speaker audio system, 15-inch steel wheels, and cloth upholstery. The Fit Sport steps up to a leather-wrapped steering wheel and adds fog lamps, rear spoiler, 6-speaker sound system, sport body kit, 16-inch alloy wheels, and gearshift paddles with the automatic transmission. Maximum cargo volume is 57.3 cubic feet.
A touch-screen navigation system with voice controls and a digital audio card reader is available on the Sport trim.
Under the Hood
All trims of the 2012 Honda Fit employ a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 117 horsepower. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on both base and Sport trims, with a 5-speed automatic optional. Fit Sport models with an automatic transmission feature steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. All Fits employ front-wheel drive.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Fit are:
- Fit with manual transmission: 27/33/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Fit with automatic transmission: 28/35/31 mpg
Standard safety features on the Honda Fit include anti-lock brakes (front disc and rear drum), traction control, front-seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, and active front head restraints.
In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Fit received a "Good" rating--the Institute's highest--in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, and "Acceptable" in roof strength tests.
|FWD (M5)||5 speed manual||$15,325||117-hp / 1.5L 4-cyl||27/33|
|Sport (M5)||5 speed manual||$17,060||117-hp / 1.5L 4-cyl||27/33|
$14,115–$17,200 Base MSRP
30/35 MPG City/Hwy
$15,360–$15,360 Base MSRP
29/35 MPG City/Hwy
$15,325–$19,690 Base MSRP
27/33 MPG City/Hwy
$14,530–$16,860 Base MSRP
28/34 MPG City/Hwy