2016 Honda Fit – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Honda Fit Release Date, Msrp, MPG, Review – The new Honda Fit for 2016 comes virtually unchanged, however it comes with several nitty-gritty novelties such as roomy seating, unique rear seats design, unmatched versatility, and excellent visibility. Its release date is expected sometime at the beginning of next year.

2016 Honda Fit 
2016 Honda Fit

Its name proves something more of literalism as opposed to alphanumeric jumbles or random words to make up a car name. One of the most acknowledged highlight of Honda vehicles is the incredible amount of things you can fit in a pint-size body. Indeed, the new 2016 Honda Fit continues to offer more spacious interior than ever. Also, the vehicle avails a long list of standard features even for its base model.

2016 Honda Fit exterior, orange color, alloy wheels

Furthermore, the Fit comes with respectable fuel economy ratings that will guarantee their customer base value for their money. What we have come to like about the Fit model is their much hyped “Magic Seat,” for starters it is a well-crafted aft seat that facilitates hauling through the inclusion of a flip-up seat bottom behind the front seatbacks.

2016 Honda Fit back view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

For conventional Fit users, an upgrade will certainly offer you new features like the keyless ignition and a lather upholstered cabin. Very few cars in the market can match up to the Fit, however, those that do certain things well include the Kia Soul and Ford Fiesta for 2016.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 Honda Fit

The new hatchback comes in several trims: base LX, mid-trims EX and EX-L, and top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi.

Some of the standard equipment available on the 2016 Honda Fit LX include LED brake lights, a rearview camera, CD player, 5” touchscreen display, 15” wheels, a tilt steering wheel, auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic headlights, telescopic steering wheel, an aft camera, premium audio system, a height-adjustable driver seats, full power accessories, and a USB port.

2016 Honda Fit  front
2016 Honda Fit  front

The 2016 Honda Fit EX model in addition to the above comes fitted with a 7” touchscreen display, blind-spot display, optional navigation app, 16” alloy wheels, keyless ignition, rearview camera, Siri Eyes, HDMI input, USB port, rearview camera, smartphone app integration, keyless entry, additional USB port, HondaLink, and Honda’s LaneWatch.

2016 Honda Fit  back
2016 Honda Fit  back

Opting for the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L offers you steering wheel, front heated seats, leather upholstery, body-color heated side mirrors, and leather wrapped steering wheel.

2016 Honda Fit  interior
2016 Honda Fit  interior

The 2016 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi adds satellite radio, HD, and a navigation system.

2016 Honda Fit interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Engine Specs & Performance – Honda Fit For 2016

The vehicle embarks with a 1.5L 4-cyl powerplant good for 130 hp and 114 pounds of torque. Provided as a standard feature is a 6-speed manual transmission system on both the 2016 Honda Fit LX and EX variants. A CVT is provided as an optional transmission system for the LX and EX trims but standard for the top-of-the-range EX-L and EX-L with Navi.

2016 Honda Fit engine

Our test drive with the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi resulted in a dash from 0-60 mph which clocked 8.8 seconds, which is rather impressive in its segment. As for the EPA fuel economy ratings, the 2016 Honda Fit with a manual transmission system returns 29/37/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while those fitted with the Continuous Variable Transmission system deliver 32/38/35 mpg save for the base LX model whose ratings stand at an impressive 33/41/36 mpg.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 3.6 in. (99.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 4 in. (160 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 7 in. (67 in.)
Passenger volume: 112.3 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 52.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2513 lbs.
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 8,8 sec
MPG: 32/38 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aegean Blue Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red, Modern Steel Metallic, Mystic Yellow Pearl, Passion Berry Pearl, White Orchid Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Safety Features – 2016 Honda Fit

The vehicle comes with a host of standard features which include stability control, active head restraints, antilock brakes, traction control, side curtain airbags, front side curtains, and Blind-spot monitor.

In government conducted crash tests, the vehicle as able to bag a five star overall rating, with five stars for total side-impact protection and a similar star rating for the frontal impact protection. As for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted crash tests, the vehicle also earned an impressive rating of “Good” in the majority of the tests.

Date of Release & Price of The New 2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit exterior, alloy wheels

As already mentioned at the beginning of this 2016 Honda Fit review, the vehicle is set to make a debut at the beginning of 2016. As far as the pricing details go, the base 2016 Honda Fit LX, according to the official catalogue will set you back by an MSRP of $15,790, while the fully equipped EX-L with Navigation will set you back by $21,065. Keep checking the site for the 2016 Honda Fit Hybrid review.

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