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Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Honda Fit

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/15/2014 Jason Udy
2015 Honda Fit© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda Fit

Famous for its innovative flat-folding “magic” rear seat, the Honda Fit has been a practical choice in the compact hatchback segment. Riding on a new chassis, the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit hatchback is shorter than the outgoing model, while riding on a longer wheelbase contributing to more passenger room, though cargo room shrinks slightly. While the Fit’s dimensions have been revamped, styling has been updated too. Here is look at the changes to the 2015 Honda Fit’s styling.

Up front, the large round headlights in triangular housings have been replaced with sleeker elements, while the revamped grille shape is influenced by the Civic and Accord. Flanked by round foglights, the lower air intake is now bolder with a trapezoidal shape and black lower lip.

Along the side, crisper body lines give the 2015 Fit a more wedge-like shape. Starting just aft of the front wheel, the deeper upper body line curves up sharply, bisecting the door handles before running into the taillights. The lower body line is also more pronounced. For 2015, 16-inch alloy wheels replace 15-inch wheels. The greenhouse line below the front quarter window now angles down before angling up at the front of the front door window.

In back, the taillights now extend up the hatch to frame the rear window. A silver trim piece replaces the black panel at the base of the outgoing model’s rear window. The corners of the rear bumper feature a deep trapezoidal insert.

Inside, the basic steering wheel design remains, while the controls are now arranged in a circular shape. The triple gauge cluster remains, but the outside gauges are no longer angled in. The revamped dashboard’s center HVAC vents are offset toward the driver, and the HVAC controls have been moved below the infotainment screen, where before they were located on the upper left side of the center stack.

Is the 2015 Honda Fit ’s styling refreshing or revolting compared to the outgoing model? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Last week, we took a look at the redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan, which received mixed reviews. Capamotortrend liked the new design: Subaru has done no wrong here. Conservative styling overall with refreshing design touches here and there.”Icuwit4iiii agreed: “Refreshing!!!! I've always thought the Legacy looked ugly until now.”

SamJoe31 thought it was ugly: “Another huge disappointment from Subaru. The ugly front looks like a 2015 Hyundai Genesis.”Drfats agreed: “Better looking than what it replaces but still revolting.” While j3ff gave it back a backhanded compliment: “Well it's refreshing in the same way that Gollum is more refreshing than an Orc.”


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