It may look small, but the all-new Fit proves that sometimes being in shape makes all the difference. So what makes Honda’s new five-door Fit such a hit?
…Well, just where do we begin?
With 109-horpsepower and a 16-valve VTEC ® four-cylinder engine, the Fit comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission while a five-speed automatic is also an option. Whichever you choose, fuel efficiency and a happy Mother Nature are guaranteed. The five-speed automatic Fit gets 31/38 mpg and the 5-speed automatic Fit Sport gets 31/37 mpg.
Whoever thinks compact space means compact features has obviously not climbed inside the Fit. Air conditioning with air filtration, power windows and door locks, a 200-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers, MP3/Windows Media™ Audio (WMA ) playback capability and an MP3/auxiliary input jack all fit perfectly into Honda’s smallest five-door.
As for handling, the Fit boasts quite the ride with its Drive-by-Wire Throttle System™ (providing remarkable fuel economy, we must add), an anti-lock braking system (ABS), an adjustable steering column, cruise control and fog lights. And it also makes safety a top priority with Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS), front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), side curtain air bags and a security system with remote entry.
And for a fresh look on the outside, the Fit sports 15-inch alloy wheels and a body-colored roofline spoiler. If big wheels are your thing, you can even opt for the available 17-inch alloys and add front and rear splash guards. Still not sporty enough? Add a front sport grille, sport muffler and chrome exhaust finisher.
Other extras include all-season floor mats, carpet floor mats, cargo organizer, cargo cover, cargo net, cargo tray, leather shift knob, leather-covered steering wheel and aluminum shift knob.
Don’t let the competition beat you to it. The 2007 Honda Fit starts at $15,170.