2013 Honda Fit Reviews

The Honda Fit is offered in two models; both are a 5-door hatchback, the Fit and Fit Sport.  Both of these models have the powertrains and even the same seating configurations. The sport, however, comes with a few more standard features and that improve the appearance and handling.

Kelley Blue Book says "If finding a small car that can comfortably fit four adults for around $16,000 seems like a pipe dream, its time to wake up."  The Honda Fit provides a great blend of affordability and practicality.

On this page you can see what makes the Honda Fit standout from the competition and hear from unbiased Automotive experts about their Honda Fit reviews and experiences.
KELLEY BLUE BOOK REVIEW

 


This is a subcompact in name and exterior size only; it's really a small wagon that challenges some compact SUVs for room while getting significantly better fuel economy. Fit deserves a top spot on your shopping list.
Consumer Guide

A subcompact four-door hatchback, the Honda Fit has earned praise for its world-class engineering and design, and it has definitely found its niche with consumers, particularly with the arrival of the second-generation model. With either generation, you'll find crisp handling, an adaptable interior, high-quality fit and finish and a relatively low price. For small-car shoppers, the Honda Fit represents an almost ideal package. Edmunds.com

INTERIOR CONFIGURATION
The Honda Fit is ready for any adventure you choose.  With four very versatile interior configurations you can help your friends move or bring your bike and camping gear along for a long weekend. Whatever your adventure, the Honda Fit is ready to transport.
    



1: Go into people mode. With the standard Configuration you can maximize passenger capacity to very comfortably seat 5.

2: Transform into utility mode. No need to take the pickup truck on camping trips and long weekends.  Save gas and take the Fit! When you lay down the rear seats you can fit your larger cargo and with no problem.  A low floor and huge tailgate make it easier than ever to load your cargo.

3: Go Long Mode. If you need to carry long cargo like lumber, surfboards, or anything else you can think of the Fit has an interior configuration for the also! When you fold down the front passenger seat and lie down the rear seat you can fit anything up to 7'9".

4: Go Tall Mode. Flipping up the magic seat will allow you to have over four feet of space from the Fits floor to the ceiling.


POWERTRAIN AND FUEL EFFICIENCY
Honda has led the pack in the push to create to environmental standards for the last 30-years. Honda was actually the first car manufacturer to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV)-rated emissions technology.

The 2013 Honda Fit comes with a 117-hp, 1.5L, 16-valve, SOHC i-Vtec Engine. This engine actually creates a pretty generous amount of horse power in relation to its size and impressive fuel economy(1).  with 106 lb feet of torque at a low 4800 RPM drivers experience a rather quick acceleration while maintaining a comfortable driving experience.


1] 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Fit and Fit Sport with manual transmission. 28 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Fit with automatic transmission. 27 city/33 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Fit Sport with automatic transmission. Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Safety
The Honda Fit is a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick. The IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impact tests. To earn Top Safety Pick for 2013, a vehicle must have good ratings in four institute tests and the Honda FIT passes the test!
RELIABILITY
Honda's commitment to constant safety and performance innovations make Honda a top choice for consumers when shopping for a new vehicle. Take a look at just one of Honda's reliability stories below!

MEET THE LITTLE CAR THAT COULD

This little car has amazed a lot of people including myself...I have had up to 1,000 lbs. in the back and it drives like it was empty. I have had to use a forklift on her twice to remove half pallets, one was 718 lbs. and the other was 530 lbs. The most tires that I have put in were nine, but of the nine, four of them were big truck tires (like 315's). This car has been a great car...she is my work car and I use her for delivery, so you could image all the things that I have hauled. All the miles are true miles, I got her off the shipping truck with 5 mile on it. The ONLY thing that I have had to replace are brakes in the front, the back brakes have been changed once, one set of coil packs, heater blower motor, and one front bearing. I would HIGHLY recommend this little car to anyone looking for a good mileage car (I get on the average 30-35 mpg) that can haul lots of stuff. THANKS Honda! Edward D

SUMMARY
Where competitors focus on form over function, the Honda Fit's clean, contemporary style simply "feels like home", where everything is where you would expect it. It's the perfect balance between everyday and compact sedan and offers the best layout for people looking for value, space, performance and reliability. It's a great vehicle and it awaits you at Honda of Keene, a NH Honda dealership serving NH, VT, and Mass Honda buyers.


Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Fit a "2013 Top Safety Pick." IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. To earn Top Safety Pick for 2013, a vehicle must have good ratings in four Institute tests.

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ALG has presented the Honda Fit with the 2013 Residual Value Award for the Sub Compact Car segment. Residual value, or the value a car retains over time, should be top of mind for any car shopper. With its incredible versatility and Honda durability, the Fit has proven to be a hot commodity whether new or used.


The Fit has been named one of the "Greener Choices of 2013" by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The "Greener Choices of 2013" is a selection of gasoline vehicles that scored well according to ACEEE's Green Book® Online at greenercars.org.


"There's more intelligence packed into the Fit than in many cars nearly twice its size." This extraordinary compliment comes from the editors of Car and Driver magazine, explaining why the Fit has once again made the 10Best Cars list. In fact, the Fit has earned this honor seven consecutive times-every year that it has been available in the United States.