Honda Automobiles: Honda Fit is Mega Hit with Buyers and Critics Alike as 2016 Model Goes On Sale Tomorrow

Posted on 01. Jul, 2015 by in Honda Canada

Launching final year to crafty reviews and fervent buyers, a third-generation Honda Fit has given set a peppery sales gait while stability to hoard praise. Now a witty and unsentimental 2016 Fit is prepared to take a baton, carrying brazen best-in-class newcomer and load space, 41 mpg highway fuel-economy rating1 and sporty nonetheless polished dynamics when it goes on sale Jul 1 during Honda dealerships nationwide.

With a starting manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)2 of $15,790 for a Fit LX with 6-speed primer transmission, a 2016 Fit includes an contentment of class-above customary facilities including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, Bluetooth® connectivity and a rearview camera. All Fits are powered by a manageable direct-injected1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine from a Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ lineup, producing 130 horsepower3 and 114 bruise feet of torque4, with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)5 for a LX with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

“The new Fit has been a extensive strike with buyers seeking a fun, unsentimental and stylish travel solution,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. “It’s a gratifying automobile for a far-reaching accumulation of needs and lifestyles.”

Outstanding flexibility is elemental to a pattern of a Fit. With class-leading interior space and crafty configurability pleasantness of a center-mounted fuel tank and inventive Magic Seat®, a Fit epitomizes functionality with atmospheric and gentle seating for 5 and a ability to accommodate vast amounts of cargo, including prolonged and high items.

The 2016 Fit offers a worldly nonetheless sporty ride, with manageable and fast doing dynamics. Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure also advantages handling, as good as reserve performance. In fact, a Fit achieves a top crash-safety ratings in a category for both a U.S. supervision and a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

An Earth Dreams Technology™ direct-injection 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine powers a Fit. It’s tuned for a excellent change of power, torque and response, and is delicately matched with dual recently grown transmissions—a slick-shifting 6-speed primer and a CVT with Honda’s disdainful G-Shift Control. The 2016 Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)5 for a primer transmission, 33/41/36 for a LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for a EX and EX-L trim with CVT.

The Fit sports a fresh, energetic extraneous pattern with headlights that confederate into a plain grille pattern and an assertive reduce intake. Chiseled sides stress a wheels and a boldly slim roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several colourful options intensify a design.

Inside, a Fit’s interior room and prominence emanate a clarity of ethereal spaciousness, complemented by soft-touch materials for a peculiarity feel. The accessible Display Audio touchscreen interface and accessible leather seating (EX-L models) serve promulgate a reward feel.

A high turn of customary and accessible facilities are offering in 3 trims—LX, EX, and EX-L. Standard facilities on all Fit models embody automobile on-off headlights, LED stop lights, Bluetooth®6 HandsFreeLink® and a core storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio7 with next-generation HondaLink and exhilarated leather seats are among a accessible upgrades.

The Fit also facilities a prolonged list of customary reserve features, including Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side screen airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The Fit has perceived a top accessible crash-safety ratings from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—a five-star Overall Vehicle Score—and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from a IIHS. Standard driver-assistive facilities on all trims embody a multi-angle rearview camera with discipline and an stretched perspective driver’s mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ complement is customary on EX and above trims.

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1 LX indication with Continuously Variable Transmission
2 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $820 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
3 130 hp @ 6600 rpm (SAE net)
4 114 lb-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm (SAE net)
5 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending pushing conditions, how a car is driven and maintained, and other factors
6 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are owned by a Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such outlines by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is underneath license.
7The Display Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and streaming from some stream [Apple/Android] smartphones. For reserve reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone usually when a car is safely parked. State or internal laws might extent use of texting feature, and Assist functions might be consummated but notice. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.

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