2011 Honda Fit Overview
Amazing fuel economy, sporty styling, impressive interior space, and a USB/portable media interface are all wrapped up under an extremely affordable umbrella in the 2011 Honda Fit subcompact.
The 2011 Honda Fit follows the mold of the subcompact segment – small, light cars that don’t need a lot of power and return great fuel economy, which makes the daily commute and city driving much easier on the wallet. The Fit features a 117-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a standard five-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. Cruise control is new on the base model for 2011. Go green and hardly visit the gas station with 27-28 mpg in the city and 33-35 mpg on the highway. The 2011 Honda Fit emits a paltry 6.0-6.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year and competes with the Scion xD, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Yaris, and Chevrolet Aveo.
The 2011 Honda Fit is available in three three levels: base, Sport, and Sport with Navigation. The Fit also shows that style can come in smaller packages, not subscribing to the notion that subcompacts are bland. The Fit rests on standard 15-inch wheels, while 16-inch wheels are optional. The Sport features a body kit that allows you to jazz up your Fit, making it your own.
On the inside of the 2011 Honda Fit, you’ll be taken aback my how much cargo space you can squeeze out of this little bugger. You'll see how this little car earned its name, with four different interior configurations depending on what you need it to do. The People Mode seats five occupants, while the Utility Mode incorporates the 60/40-split folding seat, or “Magic Seat” that achieves 57 cubic feet of space for bikes and such. Long Mode uses the folding front passenger seat as well as the Magic Seat for up to 7 feet 9-inches of storage length, and the Tall Mode allows you to flip up the Magic Seat so you can place tall items on the ground behind the front seats. Air conditioning and an iPod/USB input and interface (now standard on base models) are fun and convenient. A navigation system is optional.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Honda Fit features Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering, which is a body structure designed to fortify the crumple zones of taller vehicles optimally during a collision. Antilock brakes, front-seat side-impact airbags, curtain airbags for the front and rear, active front head restraints, and an electronic stability system are all standard.
Zip around town in the stylish, versatile, and affordable 2011 Honda Fit.