2015 Honda Fit
In the subcompact segment, the 2015 Honda Fit stands out like a Picasso at a junk sale. There's no pretense of luxury, and no lame-duck 'Sport' kit. This little car is willfully simple, and the 2015 Honda Fit Sport is actually sporty. In a world full of bad reality shows, and touchscreen complexity, the 2015 Honda Fit is a breath of fresh air.
2015 Honda Fit - What's New?
Just last year, the Fit received a thorough going over. So the only change to the 2015 Honda Fit is the substitution of Midnight Plum Pearl for Orange Burst Metallic on the color chart. With the bodykit and wheels on the 2015 Honda Fit Sport, this new dark purple color actually looks pretty sweet.
Since we're on the subject of Sport, Honda's most entertaining Fit model foregoes engine mods, in favor of a sharper suspension setup. The standard fit engine is Honda's excellent 1.5 liter 4-pot, which makes a very adequate 117-hp. With the addition of the sport pack's rear stabilizer bar, and sticky H-rated rubber (wrapped around 16-inch machined-finish alloys), the 2015 Honda Fit Sport handles like an angry fruit fly. In 5-speed manual form, this tarted-up little city car is an absolute riot to drive. However, you can opt for a paddle-shifted 5-speed autobox too.
Besides the skateboard suspension (it is surprisingly comfortable), the 2015 Honda Fit Sport also comes with fog lights integrated into the unique front fascia, a body/aero kit, rear spoiler, special interior trim, and a louder sound system, complete with illuminated steering wheel controls. Honda says those steering wheel controls allow you to "Get the tunes pumping". Although, we're pretty sure that middle-age marketing person meant to say "Crank up the Jayumz!".
Trim aside, the 2015 Honda Fit is built on a platform of practicality. With a footprint no bigger than a can of energy drink, the Fit allows you to cram a surprising amount of stuff inside. There's ample room for 4 adults, and one skinny person/kid squeezed in the middle. There's 20 cu-ft of room behind the rear seats (that's bigger than the trunk in a 2002 Cadillac DeVille), and 57 cu-ft with the (reclining) rear seats folded flat. And just to be clear, 57 cu-ft is more space than you'll get in some crossovers.
The rear seat bottoms also flip up to create a separate cargo hold behind the front seats. The floor is completely flat under the seat bottoms, so you can easily load tall items. Plus, there's even hidden storage compartments in those seat bottoms. Honda calls this 60/40 fold flat/up bench the "Magic Seat". And for once, we agree with one of their silly feature names.
With its multi-function interior, and hilarious handling, the 2015 Honda Fit is one of the best city cars on the market today. And thanks to Honda's innovative ACE body structure, it's also one of the safest, with a 5-star crash test rating from NHTSA, and a safety rating of 'Good' by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Maybe they should classify the 2015 Honda Fit as a Sporty Utility Vehicle?