Units Affected 1357311 We'll be seeing a whole new 2015 Honda Fit when it arrives on our shores, as the Japanese automaker promised big changes were in store for the small subcompact. The passenger side driveshaft may break while driving due to an improper heat treatment application during manufacturing. Build quality is stellar, definitely up to Honda standards. The cargo floor is especially low for easy loading, amassing an impressive 20. Honda American Honda Motor Co. We Did the Research for You: 60 Reviews Analyzed To give you a complete overview of the 2013 Fit — and make your car-shopping experience easier — we analyzed 60 reviews alongside reliability ratings, safety scores, and more. The feeling gets even better when behind the Sport trim's steering wheel, which features paddle shifters on models equipped with the automatic transmission.
The Fit seats five in two rows of roomy seats, and a high seating position in the first and second rows provides a commanding view of the road. Currently the Honda Fit has a score of 8. You might expect the Honda Fit to be the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid Honda makes. They found the car had premature loose plugs and damaged coils. Dealer unable to duplicate until I pointed issue out. It can travel 82 miles on a full charge, which can be achieved in little as three hours.
Even the base model is loaded with features. But the Fit's overall drivability still competes. While driving at unknown speeds and making a left turn, the accelerator pedal was applied, but failed to engage. In April 2013, Honda recalled 43,782 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles. I recently moved a friend from Oregon to Iowa. The youthful demographic targeted by Honda for the Fit will appreciate the seven different exterior colors available, although there is just one interior trim color available. Designed with Americans in mind, the 2013 Honda Fit's tall roof and doors make it easy to get into and out of, while the generous expanse of glass, including triangular mini windows ahead of the front doors, gives everyone inside a clear view out.
Both trim levels also offer the choice of either manual or automatic transmission, the later of which comes at a small surcharge. Fold those seats to the floor instead and the resulting cargo area maxes out at 57. Charges: diagnostic, Changed switch, transmission fluid 'flush', disposal. Gas cap had to replaced. This led to the watching of many YouTube vids on test driving and overall review of the car. I got a fantastic deal on a new 2013 with 0. All told after 8 months of ownership the only issue I have with my Fit Sport is a buzzy noise in the back that I haven't been able to eliminate, and that it could use more power.
Honda was wise to emphasize a tall ceiling, which can make the vehicle appear almost like a minivan or sport utility vehicle on first appearance. The exterior looks fantastic in white with the window tinting and visors. Dealer claimed they could not fix it. Everyone else, though — save perhaps the Fiesta and Mazda2 — have to catch up on the handling front. We do like the way the car handles like a sports car ; its very comfortable for a small car; nicely appointed interior,good speaker sound quality, etc. Don't be one of them.
The function-over-form approach is obvious in the way that the 2013 Honda Fit interior tends to make much better design sense than its exterior. Many newer rivals feel more substantial at highway speeds. Still, the Fit has more cargo space and a higher reliability score. Dealer could not fix it. Honda's numbers for this recall are B0K and L0J. Those who spring for the Sport trim receive an upgrade from 15-inch wheels to 16-inch ones, although this is the only exterior difference between the two trims. The interior space is improbably copious.
Locate the filling bolt and the drain bolt on the transmission. I previously drove an Audi A3 hatchback and boy was that nice; however, the upkeep was getting to be a bit much. If anything, the Fit's sole downfall comes in features, where some common conveniences aren't even offered. It also extremely versatile in that you can configure the seating in so many ways and the cargo space is unbelievable for a car this size. Other than that I am just having fun and enjoying the car. On tight streets and in places where precision matters, the Fit feels crisp and tossable.
The Honda Fit remains one of the best-selling models in the Honda lineup and it manages to combine a compact size and excellent fuel economy with an appearance that maximizes functionality and will not deter small families. Even their rear seat is superbly designed without being flimsy. In addition, there are two glove compartments upper and lower , plenty of cup holders redesigned in the center console for 2012 , and many useful storage compartments and cubbies in the center console, dash, and doors—as well as under the back seat. But it is an exceedingly practical. Inside, the Fit has an airier feel than in some other small cars, with a relatively low beltline and a vast expanse of dashboard ahead, due to the rakish windshield.