“Less magical is Honda’s insistence on touch-sensitive controls for its audio and navigation. We understand the desire to appear tech-savvy, but the Fit’s setup, shared with many other Hondas, is more frustrating than forward thinking. In the upper trim levels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen dominates the Fit’s dashboard, flanked by a flat, featureless panel with capacitive-touch buttons. Combine these fussy controls with a confusing menu layout and slow responses, and tasks as simple as tuning the radio or adjusting the volume become onerous and distracting.” – Car And Driver
2016 Honda Fit: Predictable handing, yet still endearing
“The suspension offers up predictable handling that's exactly sharp enough to keep you entertained. The ample glass of the greenhouse makes it easy to see out, and the steering feels spot-on. The three different models – LX, EX and EX-L – offer the same engine and transmission packages. However, the 16-inch wheels and lower-profile tires on EX and EX-L models, coupled with a stiffer structure and improved suspension, mean both models handle just as well as the previous-generation's Sport model. It's the combination of entertaining driving and everyday practicality and affordability that makes the Fit so endearing.” – KBB.com
“The latest Fit is powered by a direct-injected 1.5-liter inline-4 that produces 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. A sweet-shifting 6-speed manual gearbox is the standard transmission, but most Fits will arrive at dealerships with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that maximizes fuel efficiency, up to EPA ratings of 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined—which vaults Honda to the head of a class that includes the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris. In a separate Sport mode, you can slick through seven "gears" with paddle-shifters, if you'd like.” - The Car Connection
“During Edmunds testing, an EX-L with Navi ran from zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, a quicker than average sprint for the subcompact segment.
EPA fuel economy estimates for the manual-transmission 2016 Fit stand at 32 mpg combined (29 city/37 highway). The CVT-equipped models deliver 35 mpg combined (32 city/38 highway) except for the entry-level LX, which is the champ at 36 mpg combined (33 city/41 highway).” - Edmunds.com
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