Surprisingly versatile and practical cabin; upgraded materials for 2015; more enjoyable to drive
Exterior styling isn't vastly different from previous model
The Fit is completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. In addition to revised styling inside and out, the latest Fit also boasts new features, better fuel economy and a more versatile interior.
We've always liked the Fit, and we happen to really like the all-new 2015 model. Updated exterior styling gives it a more modern look, and we really appreciate revisions to the cabin for the latest model year. More importantly, we like the fact that the Fit stands out as a driver's car in a segment where few vehicles place an emphasis on anything but low cost.
So which one do you choose? For us, the answer is easy. The mid-level Fit EX is only $1,600 more than the base model, but it offers a long list of important upgrades; it's the one we'd take. Find a Honda Fit for sale
The 2015 Honda Fit is offered in two trim levels: LX and EX. Drivers interested in even more equipment can also get an upscale EX-L model with a few extra features.
The base-level Fit LX ($16,100) comes with all the basics. Such items include power accessories, air conditioning, a backup camera, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control, and Bluetooth phone and audio-streaming capability.
Step up to the Fit EX ($18,000) and you get 16-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, a 7-in center-mounted touchscreen, fog lights and Honda's highly useful LaneWatch blind spot camera, which is a unique feature in the class.
Topping the range is the Fit EX-L ($20,400), which offers leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated mirrors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
As for options: In typical Honda fashion, the Fit has virtually none. The sole available upgrade is a navigation system, which is offered as an extra only for the Fit EX-L.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
Chevrolet Sonic -- The Chevrolet Sonic touts excellent gas mileage, modern styling and a long list of equipment. It also offers a sedan body style for shoppers who would prefer a locking trunk to a hatchback.
Ford Fiesta -- The subcompact Ford Fiesta offers a modern interior, excellent gas mileage and competitive pricing. It's also available in a sedan body style or as a sporty 5-door hatchback called the Fiesta ST.
Toyota Prius c -- If you value fuel economy above all else, the Prius c is an excellent choice. Offering an impressive 53 mpg city, the smallest member of the Prius family is one of the most efficient non-plug-ins on the road. Unfortunately, pricing is a bit more than the Fit's, as the Prius c starts around $20,000 with shipping.