Honda entered into the subcompact car market in 2001 with its sporty Fit model. The Honda Fit proved to not only be a great contender in its segment, but also a highly popular alternative to a less efficient sedan. From its first introduction in 2001, to the middle of 2013, Honda Fit sales reached almost five million worldwide. The Honda Fit is currently manufactured at ten plants in eight different countries, proving its cross-cultural appeal and popularity with the masses.
The 2015 Honda Fit is an all-new version of the five-door hatchback, featuring an all new redesigned exterior, interior, and drivetrain. As it has in years past, the 2015 Honda Fit is both affordable, as well as highly efficient.
Perfect for the everyday commuter, the student driving cross-country, and for the family on the go - Honda’s subcompact can Fit into just about any lifestyle. For drivers who are looking to add a few more amenities and luxury features, without spending a fortune, will be happy with the Fit’s EX-L model, completely revamped for 2015.
The Honda Fit is a highly awarded hatchback, receiving various awards and accolades for its newest model year.
The 2015 Honda Fit may be completely redesigned, but the same low sticker price and high mpg ratings that drivers have come to expect, are still holding strong. The Honda Fit features an all-new 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC motor with direct injection for 2015. A 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission are offered, along with optional paddle shifters.
With the updated drivetrain, drivers can expect improved fuel economy with LX, EX, and EX-L models that are equipped with an automatic transmission. The improvement is not a miniscule one, either. The 2015 Honda Fit LX is rated at 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 36 mpg combined. Those numbers are up from the rating on the outgoing model of 28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined.
This impressive improvement adds to the overall amount of money that drivers will save with the 2015 Fit, compared to outgoing model years. The 2015 Honda Fit has a starting MSRP of only $15,650 for its base model. Drivers can spend up to a starting price of $20,925 with the Fit’s highest trim level - which is still a highly competitive price point.
When the Honda design team set out to revamp the subcompact Fit model, their mission was simple: stay ahead of the competition. With best in class passenger and cargo space, improved fuel economy, increased power, refined driving dynamics, and above-class standard features, it seems that those designers accomplished what they set out to do. The 2015 Honda Fit is completely redesigned for this model year, complete with new engine options, increased efficiency, and a longer list of standard and available features.
Honda designers and engineers placed a major focus on the Fit’s overall versatility, which has been a fundamental element to the subcompact hatchback since it first came to market. Thanks to class leading interior space, a center-mounted fuel tank, and Honda’s Magic Seat technology, the Fit is versatile, smart, and a comfortable ride for five passengers and their cargo.
Part of the all-new 2015 Honda Fit’s design, is a longer chassis with a more rigid, lighter subcompact platform. This longer wheelbase gives the Fit an improved front and rear suspension and steering system, for a smoother, sportier ride. Along with these design elements, the Honda Fit also received Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering front body structure for increased overall safety performance.
The interior of the all new 2015 Honda Fit features soft-touch materials that give the cabin a higher quality feel, with black and silver accents, and blue backlit instrument dials. The Fit also offers the option for leather seating, the first time that the subcompact has made leather available to consumers. Drivers will also appreciate the new display audio touchscreen, that comes standard on LX models and above.
Starting at just $15,650, the Honda Fit if a highly affordable option for drivers on a budget. While this base LX model features great standard amenities, those looking to stretch their dollar the most will be happiest with the top-of-the-line EX-L model.
Starting at just $19,925, the Fit EX-L offers a longer list of standard features, and is sure to satisfy every person who sits behind the wheel of one. The 2015 Fit EX-L gets the same impressive fuel economy as other models, with its standard continuously variable transmission drivers can expect 32 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, for a combined total of 35 miles per gallon.
Check out the various features that are included on the EX-L, that the LX leaves out completely.
Exterior Features - All of the Honda Fit models received a redesign for 2015, but not all trim levels enjoy the same level of refinement. Check out the exterior elements that the EX-L features, that other Fit models do not.
Interior Features - Just as the Fit received an exterior redesign, so did the interior of the popular subcompact. Check out what drivers can expect when they choose the 2015 Fit EX-L.
The 2015 Honda Fit has received a lot of great attention for its new redesign. U.S. News and World Report put the 2015 Fit in the top spot for it's For the Money awards. It was also recognized as a Best Value Brand, Best Overall Brand, and Best Resale Value Brand for 2015 from Kelley Blue Book.
On top of its accolades, the 2015 Fit received high safety rankings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which awarded the hatchback with its coveted 2015 Top Safety Pick rating.