For a third straight year, the Honda Fit has been crowned the Best Resale Value Award winner among subcompacts. So what is the secret to success for Honda's smallest vehicle? A big factor is its ingenious cabin that belies this hatchback's exterior dimensions.
Thanks to an interior with more functionality than a Swiss Army knife, the Honda Fit has a knack for fitting copious amounts of stuff within its tidy shell. Truly a car worthy of its name, the Fit has rear seats that fold to carry bulky items in its rear hatch, and flip up to accommodate taller items. Even the front passenger seat is part of the magic with its ability to fold back, creating space for long items like a surfboard or, with the rear seatback up, an impromptu chaise lounge.
Flexibility isn't the Fit's only gift. Like other Hondas, this 5-door hatchback has a reputation for reliability, fuel efficiency and easy manners. On the road, the Fit even has a playful side. As we note in our full review: "The 2017 Honda Fit isn't fun to drive because it has gobs of horsepower or neck-straining handling. Instead, it's just how the whole thing works together. The suspension offers up the kind of predictable handling you'd expect, but with a sharpness that you don't, and it combines with good-feeling steering and the responsive engine to make this little subcompact genuinely entertaining in sharp corners."
With prices that start under $17,000 for a base model to just over $22,000 for a leather-lined top trim version with navigation, the 2017 Honda Fit has another ace up its sleeve: excellent value in both the short and long term.