Completely redesigned for 2009, the 5-door, 5-passenger Honda Fit is now a bit longer and wider and has added interior space, due to clever fold-flat seats. The Fit also boasts better handling, a more powerful engine and greater safety. Standard Honda Fit features on the front-wheel-drive include a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 117 hp and 106 lb-ft of torque. Also standard is a five-speed manual transmission, with a five-speed automatic optional. If you go for the Fit Sport trim, the automatic comes with a manual shift control using steering-wheel-mounted paddles. For the base model with manual transmission, EPA fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg city/33 mpg hwy and 29 mpg, and the numbers are almost identical for the Fit Sport equipped with the automatic. Base models fitted with the automatic raise the numbers to 28/35/31 mpg. Standard safety equipment for the 2009 Honda Fit includes antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags and active front head restraints.Read more Read less
Honda's subcompact hatchback model, the Fit, has been completely redesigned for 2009. Although not radically different in shape from the previous Fit, the new model gets new styling inside and out, along with an enhanced body structure, expanded safety features, improved interior accommodations, new features and more power.
Very space efficient design; excellent seats; nimble handling; safety and convenience features not usually found in an inexpensive small car
The Fit appeals to frugal shoppers who want the most space and versatility in a very small, easy-to-park size. Thanks to its tall, upright body style and newly improved Magic Seat setup, the Fit is arguably the most space-efficient vehicle in its class and is one of the few vehicles its size with a back seat that's roomy enough for most adults. Performance is a step above many rivals, with nimble handling, a perky engine and an available five-speed automatic while most rivals offer a four-speed. Safety is also a strong point for the Fit, with standard anti-lock brakes across the model line and available electronic stability control on the Sport trim.