2016 Honda Fit Overview
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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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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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 Fit EX:
- One-touch power moonroof, Fog lights, Smart entry
Exterior features available on the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L:
- Heated side mirrors, Integrated turn indicators
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 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.
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.
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Interior features available on the 2016 Honda 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 2016 Honda Fit EX:
- Honda LaneWatch, Cargo area tie-down anchors, Push button start
Interior features available on the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L:
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Leather-trimmed seats, Heated front seats
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