2017 Honda Fit

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2017 MODEL
$15,990 - $21,265 See Inventory Prices

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2017 Honda Fit Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Being smart, compact and an economic ride that can easily scoop away from the traffic is what every city dweller wants their car to be. If there is anything that fits this description, it is the 2017 Honda Fit Hatchback. This car comes in the line of some of the top subcompact cars that serve the city dwellers.

The 2017 Honda Fit Hatchback comes with a starting price of $15,990 and comes with two types of transmissions. One is the 6 speed manual transmission and the other is the CVT. It is equipped with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine which delivers a horsepower of 130 hp and a torque of 114lb-ft. This engine accelerated the car to 60 mph in about 8.2 seconds.

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Pros

Good interior storage space and cargo room

Smooth and steady ride

Excellent fuel economy

Cons

Loud and Noisy engine

Infotainment system is not so user-friendly

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


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Styles

 2017 Honda Fit in Aegean Blue Metallic color  2017 Honda Fit in Crystal Black Pearl color  2017 Honda Fit in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2017 Honda Fit in Milano Red color  2017 Honda Fit in Modern Steel Metallic color  2017 Honda Fit in Mystic Yellow Pearl color  2017 Honda Fit in Passion Berry Pearl color  2017 Honda Fit in White Orchid Pearl color
Aegean Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.8

Engine

7.1

Fuel Economy

8.3

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.3

Safety

6.8

Comfort

8.1

Driving

9.1

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Honda Fit LX

LX

power
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$15,990 - $16,790


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $15,990 MSRP (29/32/36) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $16,790 MSRP (33/36/40) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Honda Fit EX

EX

power
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$17,900 - $18,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $17,900 MSRP (29/32/36) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,700 MSRP (32/34/37) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Honda Fit EX-L

EX-L

power
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$20,265 - $21,265


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,265 MSRP (32/34/37) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5
EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,265 MSRP (32/34/37) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 24, 2018

7.6

Overall Rating


The 2017 Honda Fit Hatchback is much similar to its predecessors. Still it gives a tough competition to other subcompact cars such as Ford Fiesta S Hatch, Toyota Yaris 5-Door L and Nissan Versa Note SV.


6.8/10
Features

 

7.1/10
Engine

 

8.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

7.3/10
Exterior

 

6.8/10
Safety

 
 
 

2017 Honda Fit Features

6.8/10

The 2017 Honda Fit Hatchback comes at a starting price of $15,990 and provides you with four trim options that you can choose from depending on your preferences. They are LX, EX, EX-L and EXL w/Navigation. All of them come with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine

The LX and the EX trims are available in two variants i.e., one with a 6 speed manual transmission and the other with CVT. While on the other hand the EX-L is available only with 6 manual speed transmission and the EX-L w/Navigation has a CVT. Though the performance of all the trims are similar, the price difference is only due to the various different features available in each trim.

Trim

LX EX EX-L EX-L w/Navigation
MSRP (Manual) $15,990 $17,900 $20,295 N/A
MSRP (CVT) $16,790 $18,700 N/A $21,265
Key Features Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off  One-touch power moon roof with tilt feature  Heated side mirrors with integrated turn indicators  Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemTM1 with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic 
  Body-colored power side mirrors  Smart Entry system  Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob  HD Radio
  Body-colored rear roofline spoiler  Fog lights  Leather-trimmed seats  SiriusXM Radio
  LED brake lights Multi-angle rearview camera2 with dynamic guidelines  Heated front seats Multi-angle rearview camera2 with dynamic guidelines 
  Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines Honda Lane Watch Multi-angle rearview camera2 with dynamic guidelines  Honda Lane Watch
  Bluetooth Hands Free Link and streaming audio  SMS text message function Honda Lane Watch SMS text message function
  Tilt and telescopic steering column  Push button start  SMS text message function Push button start 
  12-volt power outlets (front/center console)  Floor mats  Push button start  Floor mats 
  60/40 split 2nd-row Magic Seat 180-watt audio system with 6 speakers  Floor mats  180-watt audio system with 6 speakers 
  160-watt audio system with 4 speakers 7-inch Display Audio with electrostatic touchscreen and customizable feature settings  180-watt audio system with 6 speakers  7-inch Display Audio with electrostatic touchscreen and customizable feature settings 
  5-inch color LCD screen  Honda Link  7-inch Display Audio with electrostatic touchscreen and customizable feature settings  Honda Link 
  USB Audio Interface5 (front)  Pandora compatibility Honda Link  Pandora compatibility
  MP3/auxiliary input jack Display Audio Interface  Pandora compatibility Display Audio Interface 
    USB Audio Interface (front and center console) Display Audio Interface  USB Audio Interface (front and center console)
        USB Audio Interface (front and center console)

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If you want your Honda fit to have a good acceleration, go for manual transmission variant rather than the CVT variant. This is because the CVT though gives you a good fuel economy, gives a sluggish acceleration.

2017 Honda Fit Engine

7.1/10

“The Fit’s engine can be noisy and is a bit sluggish, especially on the highway.”- Cars. US News

Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Honda fit has been fitted with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder inline engine that provides it with 130hp and 114lb-ft torque. The engine is same for all the trims, whereas the transmission varies from trim to trim. It is available in two optional variants i.e., the 6- speed manual speed transmission and a CVT.

Models

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

MSRP

$15,990

$14,505

$16,375

$16,380

Engine

1.5L I4

1.6-Liter Ti-VCT I-4

1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve VVT-i

1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder

Transmission

6-speed manual

5-speed manual

4-speed automatic

CVT-automatic

Horsepower

130 hp

120 hp

106 hp

109 hp

Torque

114 lb-ft

112 lb.-ft.

103 lb.-ft.

107 lb.-ft.

When compared to the ford fiesta S hatchback, Toyota Yaris 5-Door L and Nissan Versa Note SV, the Honda Fit has a very powerful engine.

Acceleration

The 1.5 liter I4 engine of the 2017 Honda fit is powerful enough to accelerate it to the speed of 60 MPH in 8.2 seconds. It easily sprints off to cover a quarter mile in 16 seconds

Models

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

0-60 MPH

8.2 sec

9.7 sec

10.2 sec

9.9 sec

Quarter mile

16..0 sec

17.2 sec

17.0 sec

17.6 sec

Engine

1.5L

1.6L

1.5L

1.6L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

5.8

5.5

5.2

The Honda fit turns out to a power-packed performer providing a tough competition for the other competitors in the line in terms of competition. Although the trims with CVT transmission might provide a little sluggish acceleration.

Ride and Handling

The 2017 Honda Fit provides a good driving experience when it is in its own comfort zone. Once you try to start taking it out of its comfort zone, you also start losing yours. The handling is quite good but the suspension and chassis might give you a bumpy ride on the highway. 

Braking

The 2017 Honda Fit is equipped with a very firm braking system. It makes the car come to a halt when at a speed of 60MPH in 118 feet.

Model

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

Brake Front (in.)

7.9

10.2

10

10

Brake Rear (in.)

7.9

7.9

7.9

8.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2513

2537

2335

2485

60-0 MPH (ft.)

118

129

127

127

Though it is on par with the Ford Fiesta in terms of weight and heavier than the Yaris and Versa Note, it has a better braking system than all the three.

2017 Honda Fit Fuel Economy

8.3/10

The 2017 Honda Fit has an appreciable fuel economy with an average of 32MPG. It gives a mileage of 29MPG in the city and 36MPG on the highway.

Model

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

MPG (city)

29

27

30

31

MPG (highway)

36

35

35

39

MPG (combined)

32

30

32

34

The Honda might get a little thirsty while sprinting on the city roads when compared to the Toyota Yaris and the Nissan Versa Note. However, on the highway it runs a little longer than Toyota Yaris and the Ford Fiesta. 

2017 Honda Fit Interior

7.0/10

“Honda’s Fit is aptly named: You can fit much more stuff inside it than in any other subcompact thanks to its boxy shape and multi-way folding rear seats.”- Car and Driver

Seating and Comfort

The 2017 Honda Fit’s seating is quite spacious, with a shoulder room of 54.8 inches in the front and 52.6 inches in the back. It also has a height of 39.5 inches in the front and 37.5 inches in the back along with a leg room of 41.4 inches in the front and 39.3 inches in the back. It’s also made quite customizable to fit all your situations and its necessities with ease. All its seats except the driver’s seat can be adjusted easily according your comforts.

Model

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.5/54.8/41.4

39.1/52.7/42.2

39.3/52.5/40.6

40.8/51.7/41.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.5/52.6/39.3

37.2/49/31.2

37.6/51.8/33.3

38/51.9/38.3

Infotainment System

The Infotainment system of the 2017 Honda Fit is not very basic and not so upgraded. This might be one of the disadvantages of keeping it close to its predecessors. It has a 7 inch touchpad which you can pinch and swipe to give your commands. It is also equipped with Honda Satellite Navigation System that helps you glide through the traffic easily.

  • Bluetooth Hands-free link
  • Honda LINK CONNECT
  • USB Audio Interface

Interior Features

  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Lane watch
  • Push Button Start
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Steering Wheel-mounted Controls
  • Center Console

Cargo volume

The 2017 Honda Fit has a quite impressive cargo space of 16.6 cubic feet. On the top of it, the fit is equipped with various seat adjustability modes i.e., Tall, Utility, Long and Refresh modes to fit in all your necessities as per your needs.

Model

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3)

16.6

14.9

15.6

18.8

Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3)

52.7

25.4

N/A

38.3

The Honda fit has more cargo space when compared to ford fiesta and Toyota Yaris. Though it is less than Nissan Versa Note, its Folded Rear capacity is way more than all the three.

2017 Honda Fit Exterior

7.3/10

“More conventional, but still a little weird, the Honda Fit won't have you doing double takes.” - The Car Connection

Size and Dimensions

The size of 2017 Honda Fit is quite extensive but still easily fits into your garage. It is 160 inches in length, 67 inches in width and 60 inches in height.

Model

Honda Fit LX

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

Nissan Versa Note SV

Curb weight (lbs.)

2513

2537

2335

2485

Length(in)

160.0

159.7

155.5

163.7

Width(in)

67.0

67.8

66.7

66.7

Height(in)

60.0

58.1

59.4

60.5

Ground clearance (in)

6.3

6.1

5.5

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

99.6

98.0

98.8

102.4

Track width (in) F/R

58.0/58.3

57.7/57.7

58.5/57.9

58.3/58.5

The 2017 Honda fit is quite compatible to its other Sub-compact competitors such as Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris and Nisan Versa Note.

Exterior Features

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off
  • Body-colored power side mirrors
  • Body-colored rear roofline spoiler
  • LED brake lights

2017 Honda Fit Safety

6.8/10

The 2017 Honda Fit is equipped with a fair safety system for a Subcompact car. It has the following features:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System Forward Collision
  • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Departure Warning
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Honda LaneWatch Right Side Camera
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

2017 Honda Fit Competition

Ford Fiesta S Hatch

The 2017 Ford Fiesta S hatch is cheap when compared to the 2017 Honda Fit. However this cheap price is because of its in competitive performance and features when compared to the Honda Fit. This makes the Fit a bit better option though the price a bit high.

Toyota Yaris 5-Door L

The 2017 Toyota Yaris 5-Door L is a tad expensive when compared to the Honda Fit. Its performance and space is comparatively poor compared to the fit. However its fuel economy is on par with the fit. The comparative prices and performance themselves say that the Fit is comparatively a better fit into your pockets.

Nissan Versa Note SV

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note SV is also a tad expensive. However it’s is not so satisfying when it comes to performance, it has a better fuel economy and a similar spacing in comparison to the Fit. These might become a few points of consideration.

2017 Honda Fit Final Verdict

The 2017 Honda Fit hatchback is quite a fit for a sub-compact car for the city dwellers. Its power, acceleration, braking and spaciousness makes it fit for the price paid. However its performance on the highway becomes sluggish and uncomfortable. Its infotainment system is also very basic. Briefly speaking this sub-compact car is perfectly fit for a short ride around the city but not so perfect for a long drive on the highway.