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2015 Honda Fit Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/2/2015 Kelly Pleskot
2015 Honda Fit Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

The 2015 Honda Fit earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it one of the only subcompact cars to achieve top safety marks in government tests.

The Fit achieved five stars in front and side crashes while managing four stars in rollover tests. Its strong performance was aided by Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which helps distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the car.

Safety features on the 2015 Honda Fit include a host of airbags, including curtain airbags for the front and rear, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, and front side airbags. For 2015, Honda has made rearview cameras standard across its lineup, which is good since NHTSA lists that feature in its recommended technologies section. Hill start assist and LaneWatch blind-spot display are available for additional protection.

2015 Honda Fit© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda Fit

In the subcompact category, the Fit shares its five-star score with the Chevrolet Sonic. Other 2015 models including the Ford Fiesta, Mitsubishi Mirage, Fiat 500, Hyundai Accent, and Kia Rio earned an overall four-star rating from NHTSA.

All 2015 Fit models have received Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), but only after Honda issued a late product update to improve performance in the small overlap test on early-production versions. With the update, all 2015 Fit models now achieve an "Acceptable" score in the small overlap test, and "Good" marks in all other categories.

Source: Honda, NHTSA

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