CHANGES FOR 2013:
– HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface added to LX, Sport.
– Vehicle Stability Assist, wheels updated across all trims.
– Paint changes: Cool Turquoise Metallic added; Orange Revolution Metallic discontinued.
Perhaps Honda’s smartest vehicle, the Fit is cheaper than the Honda hybrids yet gets similar real-world mileage, delivers more driving fun, and boasts the cleverest interior packaging in all of autodom. The multi-configurable rear Magic Seat has more tricks up its sleeve than Criss Angel, enabling astounding cargo-carrying capacity for such a small car. The load floor is very low thanks to the centrally mounted fuel tank and specially shaped torsion beam rear suspension. The downsides are nasty interior plastics, a brittle ride, twitchy steering, but at least the seat comfort is much improved over previous generations.
Features on the DX include 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual transmission, 15-inch steel wheels, front disc/rear drum brakes, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), LATCH, tire repair kit (AT only), power mirrors, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering, fuel consumption display, under cargo floor storage (AT only), 2-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with auxiliary jack, and 60/40 split MagicSeat rear seats with undersest storage compartment.
LX trim adds body colour side mirrors, heated mirrors, body colour door handles, body colour rear roofline spoiler, air conditioning with filtration, power locks, remote entry, HandsFreeLink Bluetooth phone connectivity, steering wheel mounted cruise control, driver side armrest, and 4-speaker audio.
Sport trim adds rear stabilizer bar, 16-inch wheels, security system, chrome exhaust tip, fog lights, body colour underbody spoiler kit, leather wrapped steering wheel, and 6-speaker audio with USB jack.