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For the 2017 model year, Lunar Silver metallic replaces Alabaster Silver metallic in the exterior color palette. Fit starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,9901 while continuing to offer the functionality, fun and refinement that defines the model together with modern styling, a dynamic driving experience and available technology and luxury features.

Versatility

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Fundamental to its design, the 2017 Fit offers class-leading passenger volume, cargo volume (52.7 cu ft. with rear seats down), and versatility, courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®. The Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The interior features a remarkable 95.7 cubic feet in passenger volume and 39.3 inches of rear seat leg room. To put this in perspective, Honda Fit’s rear legroom is more generous than most midsize cars – in some instances offering nearly four more inches of legroom to rear-seat passengers.

Chassis & Powertrain

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

A highly space-efficient body structure pairs with the chassis for a rigid and lightweight platform with a long wheelbase, providing sporty handling with a steering linearity that gives the driver a sense of oneness with the vehicle. The Fit’s fun-to-drive character includes acceleration performance provided by the Earth Dreams™ Technology engine mated to either of two transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift Control – increasing both performance and fuel efficiency. The 1.5L 4-cylinder engine has a DOHC cylinder head with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control plus direct fuel injection, the first use of such a system in a Honda subcompact. The engine delivers 130 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm (both SAE net).

Fuel Economy

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating2 of 29/36/32 (city/highway/combined) for the manual transmission, 33/40/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/37/34 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The 6MT optimizes close individual ratios to aid performance while offering a wide overall range to improve fuel efficiency. The CVT enhances engine responsiveness, providing quick and smooth acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wide ratio range and low internal friction.

Exterior

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Providing an outward expression of the 2017 Fit’s handling and power is a sporty exterior design. A progressive and purposeful style is achieved by the slim headlights that integrate into a solid grille design, an aggressive lower intake and the linear slope of the hood and windshield. The purposeful style continues with the strong design of the chiseled sides that emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline ending in a color-matched spoiler. To accentuate the exterior styling, the Fit is available in eight colors, including several vibrant options.

Interior

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Inside, the Fit’s interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The Fit’s available Display Audio touchscreen interface and leather seating (EX-L models) further increase its premium feel.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

For 2017, the Fit again aligns with other Honda models by being offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. Standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth® 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 Audio with next-generation HondaLink, and heated leather seats are among the upgrades available in the Fit.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Safety Performance

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features. That list includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (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 also received the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard drive-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines; the Honda LaneWatch™ display is standard on EX and above trims.

Specifications and Features

2017 Honda Fit © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 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 Ratio11.5:111.5:111.5:1
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
Wheels15" w/Full Covers16" Alloy16" Alloy
All-Season Tires185 / 60 R15 84T185 / 55 R16 83H185 / 55 R16 83H
Compact Spare TireT135 / 80 D15 99M135 / 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 MEASUREMENTSLXEXEX-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)29/36/3229/36/32N/A
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined)33/40/3632/37/3432/37/34
Fuel (gal)10.610.610.6
Required FuelRegular UnleadedRegular UnleadedRegular Unleaded
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 
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

Pricing and EPA Data

ModelTransmissionMSRP*EPA**
City/Hwy/Combined MPG
Fit LX6-Speed Manual$15,99029/36/32
 CVT***$16,79033/40/36
Fit EX6-Speed Manual$17,90029/36/32
 CVT$18,70032/37/34
Fit EX-LCVT$20,26532/37/34
Fit EX-L with NaviCVT$22,16532/37/34
 
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $835 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary. 
**Based on 2017 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
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