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2016 Honda Fit Overview

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The 2016 Honda Fit is now in dealerships, carrying with it a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $15,790, not including an $820 destination charge. The newest model of the third-generation Fit is largely unchanged, but the Fit has been one of Honda’s better sellers, so perhaps they think it’s unwise to try and mess with success.

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2016 Honda Fit model overview

What’s new for the 2016 Honda Fit?

You see that sticker price? Yeah, that’s what’s new. The 2016 Fit costs $140 more than the outgoing model, but you’re paying for inflation rather than any shiny new features. This is a carryover model, but it retains the Fit’s best-in-class passenger and cargo space and 41 mpg highway fuel economy rating.

The 2016 Honda Fit is available in LX, EX, and EX-L trim levels.

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New for 2016 Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2016 Honda Fit exterior

2016 Honda Fit Exterior      

The 2016 Fit sports a good-looking exterior design, with headlights that are integrated into the grille, an aggressive lower intake, and a color-matched spoiler in the rear. Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure helped the Fit achieve best-in-class safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the US government.

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Exterior features available on the 2016 Honda Fit LX:

  • Roof-mounted antenna, One-touch turn indicators, LED brake lights, 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers, Expanded view driver’s side mirror, Roofline spoiler

Exterior features available on the 2016 Honda EX:

  • One-touch power moonroof, Fog lights, Smart entry

Exterior features available on the 2016 EX-L:

  • Heated side mirrors, Integrated turn indicators

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2016 Honda Fit model overview

The Fit’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine

2016 Honda Fit Performance

All 2016 Honda Fit models are powered by an Earth Dreams Technology direct-injection 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder engine. The motor yields 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, and can be mated to either a six-speed manual of a more fuel efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Honda’s exclusive G-Shift Control.

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2016 Honda Fit model overview

2016 Honda Fit Efficiency

A 2016 Fit with a manual transmission has a fuel economy slash line of 29/37/32 mpg in city, highway, and combined traffic. When the engine is paired with a CVT, though, those numbers improve to 33/41/36. For the EX and EX-L trims, those numbers dip slightly to 32/38/35.

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2016 Honda Fit model overview

2016 Honda Fit Interior

Inside, the 2016 Honda Fit boasts the best passenger and cargo space in its class. The Fit’s “Magic Seat”—which folds up like a movie theater seat—is a nifty way to make sure everything, well, fits.

2016 Honda Fit Interior Photos:

Interior features available on the Fit LX:

  • Cruise control, Rear window defroster, Cargo area light, Air conditioning with air-filtration system, Driver’s and front passenger’s vanity mirrors, 60/40 split second row Magic Seat®

Interior features available on the Fit EX:

  • Honda LaneWatch, Cargo area tie-down anchors, Push button start

Interior features available on the Fit EX-L:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Leather-trimmed seats, Heated front seats

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2016 Honda Fit model overview

2016 Honda Fit Safety

The 2016 Honda Fit received a 5 star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, and a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS. In addition to its crashworthiness, the Fit has a long list of standard safety features.

Standard Safety Features:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System


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