2010 Fit New Car Test Drive
The Honda Fit is a sporty subcompact that's fun to drive, practical and economical. The Fit has an amazingly configurable interior, with a second row of seats that can be folded, flattened, and flipped into position depending on your needs.
The Fit is fuel efficient, earning an EPA-estimated 27/33 mpg City/Highway. The 1.5-liter engine delivers 117-horsepower at 6600 rpm and 106 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm. Its overall size is just right for many drivers.
The Fit was redesigned for 2009. New styling resulted in a more upscale appearance, with better materials and seats inside. Improvements included better performance and slightly more power on the road. A new 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine gave the Fit slightly more horsepower and torque, while upgrades to chassis and suspension components improved the overall ride and handling experience. Larger standard wheels helped as well. There have been no additional changes for 2010. The Fit was first introduced to the U.S. market as a 2007 model.
The 2010 Honda Fit comes in two models with three trim variations: Fit, Fit Sport, and Fit Sport with Navigation. The primary differences are in standard equipment and technology upgrades. The Fit Sport offers one-inch larger wheels, and the Fit Sport with Navi adds not only satellite navigation but also Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA).
The basic Fit comes with a five-speed manual gearbox ($14,900) or a five-speed automatic ($15,700). Standard features include 15-inch steel wheels; telescoping steering wheel; power windows, mirrors (black outside) and locks; auxiliary input jack for your iPod; MP3/WMA playback; and 160-watt stereo with four speakers.
The Fit Sport upgrades with 16-inch alloy wheels, lower body flares, body-colored side mirrors, security system with keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, USB connectivity, two more stereo speakers, map lights, fog lights, and other amenities. The Sport comes with a five-speed manual ($16,410) or five-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters ($17,260).
The Fit Sport with Navi also comes with manual transmission ($18,260) or five-speed automatic with paddle shifters ($19,110); and adds Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as well as satellite navigation.
Safety features on all models include front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, seat belt pretensioners, active front head restraints, and anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).