2010 Honda Fit Details and Photos Released

Japanese manufacturer Honda released specifications and photos for the 2010 model year five-door Fit. The new small car will start in the US at $14,900 for the 5-speed manual version and can go to as much as $19,110 for the Fit Sport with navigation.

The Fit is powered by a single engine, namely the 1.5l, four cylinder i-VTEC unit. The engine is capable of developing 117 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 106 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. When combined with the automatic transmission, the engine achieves a fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city (8.4l/100 km) and 35 mpg highway (6.7l/100 km). The manual transmission version achieves 27 mpg city (8.7l/100 km) and 33 mpg highway (7.12l/100 km).

Safety features for the new Fit include body structure, standard anti-lock brakes and more. Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, dual front-side airbags with passenger-side, Vehicle Stability Assist (Honda's version of the ESC) and, of course, the now common ABS.

As for comfort and infotainment, the Fit gives its driver access to air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors and power door locks. The Fit Sport trim adds an audio system with six speakers (as opposed to four on the regular version) and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with
Voice Recognition, featuring a 6.5-inch screen and some 7 million points of interest.

Also found on the Fit Sport are alloy wheels, an underbody aero kit, rear roofline spoiler, fog lights, security system with keyless remote entry and cruise control.
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