The 2013 Honda Fit earns an above average Total Car Score for the Economy Cars segment.
The Fit returns for 2013 with an all-new electric version Fit EV (reviewed separately) added to the lineup. The gas version continues to earn praise from reviewers for its vast interior space. The Fit comfortably sits two adults in the back, but it’s the cargo space that sets the Fit apart. Honda’s Magic Seat allows the rear seats to fold completely flat with the low cargo floor, providing an incredible amount of storage space for such a small car.
The Fit is also a pleasure to drive. Reviewers note the impressive handling and maneuverability on city streets. It doesn’t do quite as well on the highway, with reviewers saying it feels secure but road noise remains a problem. Fuel economy is solid, but not great when compared to some of today’s competitors.
The Fit’s exterior styling doesn’t earn much praise from reviewers. It’s fairly ordinary at a glance, going for functionality on the inside rather than sporty curves that could cut into the available cargo space.
After receiving a few minor updates to the exterior styling and improving sound insulation last year, the 2013 Fit is unchanged.
The 2013 Honda Fit is a subcompact front-wheel-drive five-passenger hatchback.
The Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 118 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. The transmission choices are a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The Fit is offered in only two trim levels: Base and Sport. Base models come standard with air conditioning, 15-inch wheels, power window and door locks, cruise control and keyless entry.
The Sport trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust, six-speaker audio system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and fog lights. The Sport also offers a navigation system with Bluetooth and voice recognition.
EPA estimates that the Fit in Base trim with an automatic transmission returns the best fuel economy, achieving 28 mpg city, 35 mph highway and 31 mpg combined. The Fit Sport with navigation and automatic transmission drops slightly to 27/33/30 mpg. Either trim with the manual transmission achieves 27/33/29 mpg.
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