Honda Fit Review

A versatile little urban runner, says our Honda Fit review.
December 2006/January 2007
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2007 HONDA FIT; Price $15,245; MPG City/Hwy. 31/38; Annual Fuel Cost $1,103; Air Pollution Score 6; Greenhouse Gas Score 8; Drive Score 5.


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When Honda moved the Civic up last year to become a mid-sized sedan, there was a gap at the entry-level end of their lineup. Enter the 2007 Fit, Honda’s all-new five-door (four plus a hatch) subcompact economy car powered by a 109-horsepower, 1.5-liter VTEC engine. Our Honda Fit review concludes this versatile little runner is a sensible and fun solution at a time of unstable gas prices.

Though small on the outside, the Fit offers a surprising amount of room on the inside. The 60/40 split “magic seat” in the rear has impressive legroom and flips into a flat floor that can carry more than 41 cubic feet of cargo. As you might expect, handling is nimble, and the Fit feels most at home in an urban environment. Fuel capacity is just 10.8 gallons, so $20 will often top off the tank. But with fuel economy estimates of 33 mpg (31 mpg with the five-speed automatic) in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, you won’t make many trips to the gas station.