Redesigned 2015 Honda Fit Remains a Very Clever Package

The 2015 Honda Fit is the third generation of Honda’s versatile 5-door subcompact hatchback. The new Fit rides on a revised platform that is both lighter and stiffer. The car is more than an inch shorter overall, but its unique centrally located fuel tank allows for a low cargo floor and a spacious interior. Cabin materials are of much better quality, and the nominal price increase belies the longer list of standard equipment, from a backup camera and Bluetooth on the base LX to a one-touch sunroof, leather, push-button start, and heated front seats on the EX-L.

Also standard on the Fit EX and up is a new HondaLink touchscreen infotainment system. In recent years, we’ve criticized Honda and Acura interiors for their confusing array of buttons, but the new system swings to the other extreme with a nearly button-free interface that gives the dashboard a sleek, modern look. Still, we’ve frequently gone on record expressing our support of traditional buttons and knobs, and the Honda system’s finicky volume slider and lack of haptic feedback convince us that there is a happy medium between the two approaches.

Although the Honda Fit’s party piece has always been its interior packaging, the new Fit adds a bit more style to the equation. It now looks less like a pocket-sized minivan and more like a premium hatchback, thanks to shorter overhangs and a more streamlined profile. In snazzy new colors like Mystic Yellow Pearl and Aegean Blue Metallic.  On tight streets and in places where precision matters, the Fit lives up to it’s name.

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