2017 Honda Fit gets price bump, more standard features [News]

Honda Fit

Buyers looking for a new Honda Fit can get the base model for slightly more than the current year’s model.

The new 2017 Fit LX six speed manual transmission base model will cost $15,990 or about $100 more than 2016’s base. The Fit will also come in two other trim levels – the EX which starts at $17,900 and the EX-L which starts at $20,265.

The vehicle is part of the subcompact car segment and competes with cars like the Nissan Versa, Kia Soul and Ford Fiesta.

The 2017 Fit marks the 10th year for the vehicle, which has won numerous awards such as Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Best Back to School Cars of 2016, and the Best Hatchback for the Money and Best Subcompact Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.

New for 2017, Honda is changing the silver color offered as one of the exterior paint colors. Instead of offering Alabaster Silver metallic, Honda is offering Lunar Silver metallic.

Honda Fit

Inside, the cargo volume with the rear seats down is about 52.7 cubic feet. The passenger volume is about 95.7 cubic feet, and the rear seat leg room is about 39.3 inches. Honda indicated that its rear legroom has more space than most midsize cars with about four more inches of legroom than in some of those cars.

The Fit can come equipped with either a six-speed manual of a continuously variable transmission. Under the hood, the Fit features a 1.5 liter, four cylinder engine that has a DOHC cylinder head with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control plus direct fuel injection.

The engine makes 130 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 114 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. For fuel economy, the Fit gets 29 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined for the manual transmission; 33 mpg city, 40 highway and 36 combined for the LX trim with CVT; and 32 city, 37 highway and 34 combined for the EX and EX-L with CVT.

The Fit also comes equipped with standard safety features such as vehicle stability assist, side curtain airbags, electronic brake distribution and brake assist.

Check out this related TFLcar video of the 2015 Honda Fit: