Honda Fit 2017: Top Choice for a Subcompact Hatchback

Feb 11, 2017 10:07 PM EST | BC Tabotabo

The Honda Fit 2017 is a subcompact hatchback that has a roomy interior and a huge cargo capacity. It is positively one of the top picks in its class.

Pros and Features. The 2017 Fit has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that comes with six-speed manual transmission and an optional CVT, depending on the trim. It has particularly impressive fuel economy ratings.

The subcompact hatchback also has a surprisingly spacious cabin and a big cargo capacity. Its unique rear seat design allows unmatched cargo versatility.

Cons. The Fit has a frustrating touchscreen interface. It is not very intuitive and leaves most users annoyed.

It also has weak braking performance when compared to other competitors. Additionally, it has a lot of features for Apple iPhone users but not as many integration options for Android users.

What's New? The Fit remains unchanged for 2017. There are no significant updates or features added.

Models. The 2017 Honda Fit comes in four different models: LX, EX, EX-L, and EX-L with Navi. The standard equipment for the base LX includes 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, LED brake lights, and cruise control. It also comes with full power accessories, a rearview camera, and impressive tech features.

The EX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, fog lights, and a keyless entry and ignition. It also has an upgraded touchscreen display and a rearview camera. Also, it has Honda's LaneWatch blind-sport display, Siri Eyes Free functionality, and HondaLink smartphone integration.

The EX-L adds heated body-color side mirrors and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. It also has leather upholstery and heated front seats. The EX-L with Navi adds a navigation system with voice recognition and an HD and satellite radio.

Verdict. The 2017 Honda Fit is tiny but terrific. It has amazing fuel economy, a roomy interior, and massive cargo space. It is a very good choice for a subcompact hatchback.

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