The 2015 Honda Fit has been a constant apparition in the US market as one of the best selling sub-compact cars. It rivals cars such as the Sonic from Chevrolet or even the Yaris from Toyota. The latest generation, the 2015 Honda Fit is a major improvement over the older model. It has a different platform so the car’s driving characteristic changes a lot. The wheelbase is longer even though the entire length of the car has been reduced by a small margin. This now only gives more interior room in the cabin but also allows the driver to squeeze the car in the narrowest of streets.
So, the new Fit manages to impress us with its characteristics, but what about everything else? Well, the price of the car actually dropped which may seem hard to understand but Honda said that they managed to do it with the help of improvements made in the manufacturing process.
2015 Honda Fit Price
As far as the pricing goes, the 2015 Honda Fit will be available starting with just $15,650, making it one of the most affordable cars on the market. The release date for this new 2015 Fit has been set to be at the start of 2015 when it will be available in a few different trim options.
Just after its launch, the car will only be available with a direct injected 1.5 liter aspirated inline 4 which Honda claims to make 130 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque which is more than respectable for this class. The engine can provide up to 37 MPG on average and can get the small Fit to 60 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds which is quite impressive. This engine will be only available with front wheel drive and a 6 speed manual as standard while a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters on the steering column will be available as an option.
Performance of 2015 Honda Fit
Unfortunately though, this will be the only engine for the US market as it stands but it is highly likely for it to also get the new 1.5 liter hybrid option which makes use of a high capacity electric motor and a set of lithium ion batteries which give the little Fit almost 120 horsepower and a fuel consumption of more than 45 MPG on average, all with a help of a 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox. This is going to be more expensive than the base engine but it is likely going to be available starting with 2016.
The interior of the 2015 Honda Fit will be cheap, but not cheaply made which is a huge difference. The materials are good and chosen with car in order to give the feel of a very well put together car. Standard features include air conditioning, electric windows, a small audio system with 4 speakers as well as an electric seat for the driver. Options will go as far as satellite navigation, automatic climate control, premium cloth fabric, color accents throughout the interior as well as a modular rear seat. All of these will make for one of the better interior in the sub-compact class. However, there are a few drawbacks. For example, the interior is quite noisy which may become tiring in the long run and the room on the front seats isn’t exactly adequate.
2015 Honda Fit exterior on the other hand is nothing to be ashamed of. The Fit looks a lot better than the previous generation and thanks to the fact that it borrows design cues from the Civic, it makes for a really pretty car. The front end has the same grille as the new Civic with a pair of angular shaped headlights while the back actually uses LED for the tail lights which is a first in its class.