2017 Honda Fit
The compact and subcompact car segment has exploded in size and popularity in the past fifteen years. As gas prices went up and concern for the environment increased, buyers began moving away from the ever-popular SUV segment and toward more fuel-efficient options. This trend did not go unnoticed by the automotive industry, which eagerly responded to this growing demand with brand new subcompact models. Fast forward to 2017, and nearly every major car brand has at least one subcompact car in its lineup. Honda is no exception. The first Honda Fit arrived on dealer showroom floors in eight different countries for the 2001 model year. It instantly stood out from others in the same segment thanks to its one-box interior design concept that allows it to compete with midsize sedans.
The 2017 Honda Fit is one of the final model years for the car’s third generation – which means that it remains relatively unchanged from the outgoing version. Despite this fact, the Honda Fit has plenty to offer in terms of design, practicality, and safety. Arguably the best subcompact on the market, the Fit proves once and for all that size truly does not matter.
MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $875.00 destination charge and options.
52.7 cubic ft.
It is easy to see why drivers tend to feel less safe while navigating the streets from behind the wheel of a tiny subcompact, versus from behind the wheel of a full-size SUV. Small cars in the past have had their fair share of safety concerns, but thanks to today’s high level of active and passive safety technologies, that notion is all but gone. Honda has always been serious about in-vehicle safety, and the 2017 Fit is no exception to that fact. Built on Honda’s ACE body structure platform, the Fit is able to more evenly distribute frontal crash energy and protect passengers during a collision. This is the first step to protecting you and your loved ones while on the road, but certainly not the last.
Honda has made safety standard on the new Fit, with more advanced safety technology included than in the past. The Vehicle Stability Assist system helps to adjust brake pressure and engine power when under or over steering takes place, and comes standard on all 2017 Fit models. A tire pressure monitoring system, brake assist technology, daytime running lights, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines are also all standard fare on the latest Honda Fit. Aside from those advanced active safety technologies, the 2017 Fit comes with a long list of passive safety features like SmartVent front side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensors and a front passenger seat belt reminder.
Performance and Value
The subcompact car segment isn’t exactly known for delivering exceptional on-road performance, but the 2017 Fit is a stand out exception to that rule. While it will never be a sports car or as powerful as even a full-size sedan, the five door hatchback is certainly one of the most powerful in its class.
Under its hood sits a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 130 horsepower rating and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. A standard manual transmission is mated to this engine, with the option to add the CVT instead. The zippy little car also impresses with a top speed of 119 miles per hour. Drivers will enjoy the sport-like feel of the manual transmission, as well as the agility that all trim levels of this subcompact have to offer. The 2017 Fit manages to perform exceptionally well in terms of fuel economy, boasting ratings as high as 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
With a starting MSRP of just $16,090 on the entry level LX model, even the highest end Fit EX-L is affordably priced at just $20,365. Car shoppers who need a capable family or commuter car on a budget will appreciate all that the 2017 Fit brings to the table in terms of value and long-term savings. The low starting price of the Fit along with its exceptional fuel economy ratings, make it the perfect vehicle for anyone who is looking to save money now and well into the future.
When it comes to the design of the 2017 Fit, Honda just does things better than any other brand competing in this segment. The exterior of the five-door hatchback is exquisitely sculpted with defined lines, sweeping headlights, and a sporty rear spoiler that makes it stand out from the crowd. Drivers who crave even more distinction can add the optional Sport Grille and moonroof visor.
From the exterior, the Fit appears to be the subcompact car that it is – but the interior of this little car tells a different story. Clean interior design lines give passengers a luxurious feel, and a surprisingly open, airy ride. Featuring a surprising amount of interior passenger room and storage capacity, the latest Fit can fit whatever you need to bring along for the ride. The five-door hatchback style of this subcompact, coupled with its unique one-box cabin design, allows the 2017 Fit to boast up to 52.7 cubic-feet of maximum cargo space. That’s with the rear seats folded down, but even with those engaged, the subcompact can store up to 16.6 cubic-feet of groceries, gym bags, backpacks, and anything else you need on the go. The overall length of the Honda Fit is just 160 inches, giving the larger Civic sedan a bump up in size to the tune of 22-inches.
Another unique feature offered on the Honda Fit and no other vehicle in its class is Honda’s Magic Seats. This specially designed front passenger seat transforms into a comfortable foot rest for rear passengers who are eager to stretch out after a long day at the office. With seating for up to five adult passengers, the 2017 Fit is able to accommodate as many or as few travelers as you need it to. EX-L models come standard with two-level front heated seating, as well as luxurious leather upholstery.
All 2017 Honda Fit hatchbacks come equipped with the highly intuitive Efficiency Coach display, which uses the green Eco Assist technology to communicate how efficient drivers are while behind the wheel. A standard multi information display features real-time mpg, odometer readings, and other important alerts. For drivers who are more inspired while behind the wheel, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters are available on EX and standard on EX-L models.
Honda left nothing up to chance when they designed the newest Fit subcompact, keeping the comfort and convenience of passengers at the forefront of their intuitive design.
Test Drive the 2017 Fit at Rolling Hills Honda
Rolling Hills Honda is your number one destination for the 2017 Fit subcompact hatchback. Located just north of Kansas City, Rolling Hills Honda offers high-end customer service, satisfaction, and a great inventory of new and used Honda models.
If you are in the market for an affordably priced, practical car – stop by and take the 2017 Fit for a test drive today. Experience in person just how versatile and spacious the interior cabin of the Fit actually is, and be immersed in the luxury high-end appointments that come standard on the EX-L model. Explore how incredible the second row Magic Seats actually are, and feel the sport-like agility that this little car has to offer. Whatever you do – don’t dismiss this subcompact car before taking it for a spin around the block. As good as it looks on paper, it looks even better in person.
 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
MPG ratings Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.