2017 Honda Fit Priced From $16,825

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One of the most popular subcompact hatchbacks available in the U.S. gets minor updates for the new model year. Priced from just $16,825 (destination included), the Fit is as quirky as ever.
Model year 2017 add-ons are very, very few. To be honest with you, the most important change, if you can call it that way, is the addition of an exterior paint color christened Lunar Silver Metallic. Something had to give, though. Therefore, Alabaster Silver Metallic had to go.

The entry-level Fit LX with the six-speed manual transmission is EPA-rated 32 mpg (7.3 l/100 km) combined. Compared to the previous MY, the 2017 Honda Fit LX 6MT boasts “a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim.” What sort of equipment comes as standard, though?

Let’s see. As it happens, all trim levels benefit from LED brake lights, auto on-off headlights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, as well as a center storage console with armrest. Available equipment for the MY 2017 Honda Fit includes a one-touch operated moonroof, smart entry push-button start, a 7-inch infotainment system, and heated leather seats.

When it comes down to safety features, the standard list consists of side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability assist, and more. As per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2017 Honda Fit is a 5-star vehicle regarding crashworthiness. As for drive-assistive features, all models come with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines for easier parking jobs.

The 1.5-liter four-pot engine is standard across the range. With 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft (155 Nm) of torque at 4,600 rpm, this mill needs to be revved a lot if the driver wants to get the best out of what’s available on tap. A continuously variable transmission is also available, starting from the LX CVT trim level (priced from $17,625 including $835 destination).

Incidentally, the LX CVT is the most fuel-efficient Honda Fit of the lot thanks to an EPA-rated 36 mpg (6.5 l/100 km) combined. By comparison, the top-of-the-range EX-L Navi CVT only manages 34 mpg (6.9 l/100 km) combined.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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