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Offering one of the most space efficient and versatile packages in the U.S. market, the 2016 Honda Fit tops it off with fun, fuel efficiency and style

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Launching last year to strong reviews and eager buyers, the third-generation Honda Fit has since set a blistering sales pace while continuing to garner praise. Now the playful and practical 2016 Fit is ready to take the baton, carrying forward best-in-class passenger and cargo space, 41 mpg highway fuel-economy rating and sporty yet refined dynamics when it goes on sale July 1 at Honda dealerships nationwide.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

With a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,790 for the Fit LX with 6-speed manual transmission, the 2016 Fit includes an abundance of class-above standard features including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, Bluetooth® connectivity and a rearview camera. All Fits are powered by a responsive direct-injected1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine from the Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ lineup, producing 130 horsepower3 and 114 pound feet of torque, with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined) for the LX with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

“The new Fit has been a tremendous hit with buyers seeking a fun, practical and stylish transportation solution,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. “It’s a satisfying car for a wide variety of needs and lifestyles.”

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Outstanding versatility is fundamental to the design of the Fit. With class-leading interior space and clever configurability courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to accommodate large amounts of cargo, including long and tall items.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The 2016 Fit offers a sophisticated yet sporty ride, with responsive and stable handling dynamics. Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure also benefits handling, as well as safety performance. In fact, the Fit achieves the highest crash-safety ratings in its class for both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

An Earth Dreams Technology™ direct-injection 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine powers the Fit. It’s tuned for a fine balance of power, torque and response, and is carefully matched with two recently developed transmissions—a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and a CVT with Honda’s exclusive G-Shift Control. The 2016 Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)5 for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The Fit sports a fresh, dynamic exterior design with headlights that integrate into a solid grille design and an aggressive lower intake. Chiseled sides emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several vibrant options accentuate the design.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Inside, the Fit’s interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, complemented by soft-touch materials for a quality feel. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and available leather seating (EX-L models) further communicate a premium feel.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

A high level of standard and available features are offered in three trims—LX, EX, and EX-L. Standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth®6 HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio7 with next-generation HondaLink and heated leather seats are among the available upgrades.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features, including Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The Fit has received the highest available crash-safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—a five-star Overall Vehicle Score—and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS. Standard driver-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and an expanded view driver’s mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ system is standard on EX and above trims.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Specifications and Features

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

ENGINEERINGLXEXEX-L
Engine TypeIn-Line 4-CylinderIn-Line 4-CylinderIn-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder HeadAluminum-AlloyAluminum-AlloyAluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc)149814981498
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)130 @ 6600130 @ 6600130 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net)114 @ 4600114 @ 4600114 @ 4600
Redline (rpm)680068006800
Bore and Stroke (mm)73 x 89.573 x 89.573 x 89.5
Compression Ratio  11.5:111.5:111.5:1
Valve Train16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Fuel InjectionDirectDirectDirect
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Eco Assist™ SystemCVTCVT
CARB Emissions Rating1LEV3-ULEV125LEV3-ULEV125LEV3-ULEV125
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups2
TRANSMISSIONSLXEXEX-L
6-Speed Manual Transmission 
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport ModeAvailablewith Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available)with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44
BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSISLXEXEX-L
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) 25.425.425.4
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock2.512.512.51
Steering Ratio13.0613.0613.06
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft)35.135.135.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear)10.3 / 7.910.3 / 7.910.3 / 7.9
Wheels  15" w/Full Covers16" Alloy16" Alloy
All-Season Tires185 / 60 R15 84T185 / 55 R16 83H185 / 55 R16 83H
Compact Spare TireT135 / 80 D15 99MT135 / 80 D15 99MT135 / 80 D15 99M
EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTSLXEXEX-L
Wheelbase (in)99.699.699.6
Length (in)160.0160.0160.0
Height (in)60.060.060.0
Width (in)67.067.067.0
Track (in, front/rear) 58.3 / 58.058.1 / 57.758.1 / 57.7
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) 2513 / 25442573 / 2630NA / 2642
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT)61 / 3960 / 40 
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT)62 / 3861 / 3961 / 39
INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS  LXEXEX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear) 39.5 / 37.538.0 / 37.638.0 / 37.6
Legroom (in, front/rear)41.4 / 39.341.4 / 39.341.4 / 39.3
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)54.8 / 52.654.8 / 52.654.8 / 52.6
Hiproom (in, front/rear)51.5 / 45.151.5 / 45.151.5 / 45.1
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down)16.6 / 52.716.6 / 52.716.6 / 52.7
Passenger Volume (cu ft)95.793.893.8
Seating Capacity555
EPA MILEAGE RATINGS3/FUELLXEXEX-L
6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined)29/37/3229/37/32N/A
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined)33/41/3632/38/3532/38/35
Fuel (gal)10.610.610.6
Required FuelRegular UnleadedRegular UnleadedRegular Unleaded
2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

ACTIVE SAFETYLXEXEX-L
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control4
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)5
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
PASSIVE SAFETYLXEXEX-L
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) 
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags 
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
EXTERIOR FEATURESLXEXEX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature 
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Security System with Remote Entry
Smart Entry System 
One-Touch Turn Indicators
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
Fog Lights 
LED Brake Lights
Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror 
Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators  
COMFORT & CONVENIENCELXEXEX-L
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Multi-Angle Rearview Camerawith Guidelineswith Dynamic Guidelineswith Dynamic Guidelines
Honda LaneWatch™6 
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®7
SMS Text Message Function8 
Push Button Start 
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window
Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors
Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob  
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted ControlsCruise / Audio / PhoneCruise / Audio / PhoneCruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
Beverage Holders
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors
Map Lights
12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)
HDMI Port 
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors 
Rear Window Defroster
Cargo Area Light
Floor Mats 
Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)
SEATINGLXEXEX-L
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats  
Heated Front Seats  
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
AUDIO SYSTEMSLXEXEX-L
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers  
180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers 
5" Color LCD Screen  
7" Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings 
7" Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition9, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings  Available
HondaLink™ Next Generation10 
HD Radio™11   with Navigation 
SiriusXM® Radio12   with Navigation 
Pandora®13 Compatibility 
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface14 
USB Audio Interface15FrontFront & Center ConsoleFront & Center Console
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack  
MP3/Windows Media®16 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
INFORMATION DISPLAYLXEXEX-L
Average Fuel Economy Indicators
Clock
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Engine Oil Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator
INSTRUMENTATIONLXEXEX-L
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator
ECON Mode IndicatorCVTCVT
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator 
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position IndicatorCVTCVT
Smart Entry System Indicator 
Starter System Indicator 
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
[1] LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2] Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[3] Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
[4] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[5] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6] Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. 
[7] The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[8] Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[9] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[10] HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.
[11] HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
[12] SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
[13] Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
[14] The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[15] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[16] Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Pricing and EPA Data

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA**
City/Hwy/Combined MPG
Fit LX6-Speed Manual$15,89029/37/32
 CVT***$16,69033/41/36
Fit EX6-Speed Manual$17,80029/37/32
 CVT$18,60032/38/35
Fit EX-LCVT$20,16532/38/35
Fit EX-L with NaviCVT$21,16532/38/35
 
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $835 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary. 
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
***Continuously Variable Transmission
4.1 Out of 5
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