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2014 Honda Fit

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2014 Honda Fit Review

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2014 is set to be a big year for the Honda Fit, but ironically it's not because there is a 2014 Honda Fit. In fact, the regular Fit is sitting out the 2014 model year as it transitions from the current 2nd-generation iteration to the all-new, 3rd-generation 2015 Honda Fit. While that new hatchback is slated to arrive in spring, 2013-model Honda Fits are expected to be available until then. To add one more twist to the Honda Fit's tale, there actually is a 2014 Fit EV, which is an all-electric version of Honda's appealing subcompact. Unlike the regular model, the Honda Fit EV is limited in both production and availability. But as with its gas-powered sibling, the electrified Fit abounds with versatility and value.

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The Honda Fit is a small car with an exceptional array of interior versatility thanks to seats that fold, flip and tumble, and it has a starting price of around $16,000. The Fit EV has much of the same flexibility but runs on electricity with an EPA range of 82 miles.

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The Fit has long boasted value, reliability and high fuel economy, but competition has arrived in the Kia Rio 5-Door, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic and Fiat 500L, which all offer some combination of those same traits and fresher hardware and software.

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Consumer Rating

8.9 out of 10
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2014 Honda Fit Low/wide front photo What's New for 2014

With the 2015 Honda Fit arriving in spring, there is no 2014 Honda Fit except for the limited-production EV. The Fit EV is unchanged and available only for a 3-year lease in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island.

Driving the Fit
2014 Honda Fit Front angle view photo

Driving Impressions Regular gasoline-powered models of the Honda Fit are surprisingly fun to drive despite their tame pony count. With just 117 horsepower sent to the front wheels, one needs to wring...

out a Fit to get the most out of it, but optimists will see that as part of the little Honda's charm. This is especially true for models with the 5-speed manual transmission. The 2014 Honda Fit EV, on the other hand, has surprising acceleration from the moment you press the accelerator pedal. This is instantly apparent in Sport mode, which makes the most of the EV's 123 horsepower and 189 lb-ft of torque. In Eco mode, however, the Fit EV's throttle response is noticeably muted and not recommended for passing situations. Whether powered by petroleum or electrons, the Honda Fit is nimble in corners and has precise steering.
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LOWER-PRICED LEASE DEAL
For those who live in a state where the Fit EV is leased, Honda has made getting one a more attractive proposition. It lowered the monthly lease price from $389 to $259, and moreover that cost includes unlimited mileage, routine maintenance and collision insurance.

INTERIOR VERSATILITY
The Fit's name is also one of its main objectives. And it lives up to that moniker with one of the most flexible interiors available (see below).

2014 Honda Fit Details
2014 Honda Fit Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo Interior

It would be difficult to find a car with an interior more functional than that of the 5-passenger Honda Fit. Even more impressive is how much the Fit can pack in considering its subcompact exterior dimensions. The Fit's recipe for roominess is a combination of a tall cabin shape and seats that fold and flip. The rear seats, for instance, can fold flat or flip up in sections to accommodate cargo long or tall. Even the front-passenger seat can fold, allowing you to haul items up to 7 feet, 9 inches long. The Fit EV loses some capacity due to its under-floor battery pack, but not much.

Exterior
2014 Honda Fit photo

The Honda Fit is a small wedge of a car with a tall roof and doors, and a low floor that make entering and exiting a snap. Large expanses of glass equate to great visibility, while a long wheelbase enables the Fit to have a smooth ride quality and generous passenger legroom. The Fit EV stands out from its gasoline sibling with its charging port on the front driver's side, unique solid grille treatment, lack of a tailpipe and the fact that it's only available in one color: Reflection Blue Pearl.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

If you choose to nab a holdover Honda Fit before the next-gen version goes on sale, you'll still get a standout hatchback with cruise control, Bluetooth wireless communication, power windows, tilt/telescope steering wheel for a better fit, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with USB input. The 2014 Honda Fit EV is only available in one well-equipped trim with navigation system, automatic climate control and earth-friendly seating material. Part of the EV's tempting lease also includes a 240-volt in-home Leviton charging station. For that, you pay the installation cost but get to keep the equipment.

Optional Equipment

For regular, gasoline-powered Honda Fit models still being sold, two higher trims are available: Sport, and Sport with Navigation. The Sport trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded audio system with six speakers instead of the standard four, fog lights, underbody spoilers and a chrome exhaust tip. The Sport with Navigation model adds – you guessed it – a nav system and additional controls for it in the steering wheel. A remote engine-start system is also available, which allows you to turn on the car and warm it up remotely.

Under the Hood
2014 Honda Fit Engine photo

The soon-to-be previous version of the Honda Fit that is acting as a placeholder until the 2015 model arrives has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine equipped with Honda's advanced i-VTEC system that enhances performance yet enables good fuel economy and low emissions. Transmissions come in two 5-speed flavors: manual and automatic. The automatic features a 3-mode system: a Normal drive mode, a Sport mode that holds off shifting gears for maximum performance, and a Manual mode, which allows the driver to shift via paddles. The all-electric Fit EV uses a permanent magnet electric motor that pushes a stout 189 lb-ft of peak torque through a single-speed gearbox. Once power is depleted from the EV's lithium-ion battery pack, a full recharge on a 120-volt power supply takes roughly 15 hours, while a 240-volt source requires only three.

1.5-liter inline-4
117 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm
106 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/33 mpg (manual, Sport automatic), 28/35 mpg (automatic)

AC synchronous electric motor
20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
92 kW/123 horsepower @ 3,695-10,320 rpm (Sport mode)
189 lb-ft of torque @ 0-3,056 rpm
EPA-estimated range: 82 miles
EPA city/highway fuel economy equivalent: 132/105 mpge

Pricing Notes

The 2014 Honda Fit EV is available as a 3-year lease in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Rhode Island. The lease price has been reduced to $259 a month to better compete with the roughly $200/month rates of the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500e and Chevrolet Spark EV. Those electric rivals, however, can also be purchased. Still, the Fit EV's lease is tempting, especially considering it includes unlimited miles, routine maintenance, collision coverage and a 220-volt home charger. But the Fit EV is limited in geographic availability and quantity, with just 1,100 slated to be made over two years. Still available until the 2015 Honda Fit arrives is the carryover gasoline model, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $16,215. Before buying, check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers in your area are paying for the Fit. As for resale value, the Honda Fit has a history of excellent retention.

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2014 Honda Fit Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 245 Ratings for the 2009 - 2014 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Wonderful city car

By on Saturday, April 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good on gas, nimble, lots of cargo room"

Cons: "Dont take any long road trips"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have a 2010 Fit Sport Stick and I love it. I have taken to calling it the Tartis, because it is much bigger on the inside than it looks. There is plenty of cargo room in the back, you can fold the rear seats down or up to fit your needs (see what I did there). Even with is small car rating the front seats are quite roomy. 4 Adults can easily fit in the car. Its great on gas, I get upper 30's and I'm not exactly driving with economy in mind. I have no mechanical problems with the car. It is quick and nimble. It is not the fastest car out there, but it is not under powered. In the stick version it performs its best in the lower gears. I have taken this car on a 10 hour road trip and my only gripe is that the seats are not the best for a long haul trip like that. If you are looking for car to get around town in, this is the car for you. Easy to park, great gas mileage, plenty of cargo room. If you are looking at a small SUV but do not need 4x4, this car is a perfect fit."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Wonderful city car

By on Friday, April 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good on gas, nimble, lots of cargo room"

Cons: "Dont take any long road trips"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have a 2010 Fit Sport Stick and I love it. I have taken to calling it the Tartis, because it is much bigger on the inside than it looks. There is plenty of cargo room in the back, you can fold the rear seats down or up to fit your needs (see what I did there). Even with is small car rating the front seats are quite roomy. 4 Adults can easily fit in the car. Its great on gas, I get upper 30's and I'm not exactly driving with economy in mind. I have no mechanical problems with the car. It is quick and nimble. It is not the fastest car out there, but it is not under powered. In the stick version it performs its best in the lower gears. I have taken this car on a 10 hour road trip and my only gripe is that the seats are not the best for a long haul trip like that. If you are looking for car to get around town in, this is the car for you. Easy to park, great gas mileage, plenty of cargo room. If you are looking at a small SUV but do not need 4x4, this car is a perfect fit."

Reliable and simple transportation

By on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Head room, reliability, controls, visibility"

Cons: "Small gas tank, cheaper looking plastics"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Cons: A bigger gas tank would be nice. Some plastic fit has small gaps. Exterior for my base model is a bit bland. A little noisy cabin but better than some older Hondas. Gas mileage suffers considerably due to aerodynamics at higher speeds. In my experience using the average gas mileage computer and calm wind conditions: 55mph = ~45mpg 65mph = ~40mpg 70mph = ~37mpg 75mph = ~33mpg 80mph = ~28mpg Pros: Excellent head room front and back. After 19,000 miles no repairs need. Easy to use controls. Good visibility. Good amount of space for cargo with seats down. Ride is pretty comfortable. Regular maintenance interval is between 7000 - 9000 miles, which saves time by not having to visit dealer/shops often."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car around town or for short trips.

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Although noisy and a tad harsh, it is a great handling little car with excellent space and versatility. Sticker price not cheap, but reasonable when compared to competition and overall quality of the vehicle. To drive in town or just for short trips, I prefer it to my CRV. Also, for short, thick people such as myself, it is easy to get into and out of (the car). I am looking forward to driving the 2015 model soon to hit dealer showrooms."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

i really regret it

By on Saturday, March 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "small,good view from inside"

Cons: "very pricey,loud,no blutooth,not a gas saver,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"When i bought my fit i thought that i would enjoy a lot this car.first disappointment was with the gas,this car burns a lot of gas for a little car. through winter i am not getting anything over 29 miles per gallon. engine too noise if you not playing the radio it will bother you. i could say more but my advise is,get a civic for just a little more and you will be all right."

10 people out of 19 found this review helpful

It Fits!

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Nothing. It does exactly what it should perfectly!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This vehicle goes about it's daily tasks with little fanfare and you really dont ever find yourself saying "I need a different car to do ......." The Fit really does just about everything and gets us an average of 37 MPG's around town. Only 34 MPG's on the highway though. ZERO issues with it since we bought it too. Love our fit!"

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