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The Fit fits!

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 8/3/2015 ZZZDMD

Just picked up a beautiful white 2016 Fit EX, only have a couple days driving it, but great so far. As far as I'm aware there was little to no change from the 2015, since it was completely redone at that time. I love the styling, the EX level tires and wheels look great. I'm not a big fan of Firestone tires in general, but these seem just fine. I don't need nav, and the leather seating and heated seats were not important to me. The trim upgrades from the LX model add the right amount of niceties - wheels, sunroof, better sound, bluetooth, cameras, keyless, etc - really offers a great value for the money. So far in town driving is getting 33-34 mpg. I'm excited to see how it improves as the engine gets broken in. Rear seat comfort and room seems really good, as well as cargo room. My two teenagers fit fine in the back. Three smaller kids would fit fine too, but if you have a carseat, fitting two more back there would be a squish. I guess I should say its perfect for my needs (I haul medical equipment around Phoenix metro, the cargo capabilities are more than adequate for me). Honda did a great job with this, there are a few nitpicky things, but as a whole this car is fantastic.Cons (in my opinion) -When driving, even with the shiny, well thought-out facade, its obvious that its still a subcompact economy car underneath. It's not an Accord, or even a Civic (but I new that going in, and i'm fine with it). Honda did a good job with muffling sounds, but the doors still close with a slight 'tin-can' feel, road noise is pretty evident, ride is pretty firm and a bit choppy over bumps, and the CVT does drone on initially. My old trusty 2005 Civic has a plusher ride, but to me it's not a deal breaker. I do worry a little about seat comfort on long road trips, i'm 6'1" and could use even one more inch of legroom while driving. The most annoying thing for me is the lack of volume nob. I really thought that would be the least of my worries, it does bother me more than I thought it would. But if this is the worst thing then i'll be just fine!Overall an excellent economy car. If you are shopping, make sure you drive one to get the feel of it. I highly recommend!

Average Rating : 4

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