2015 Honda Fit Wins Best New Car Under $21,000

The 2015 Honda Fit has received the title of AJAC Best Car Under $21,000 and a place on Automobile Magazines 2015 All-Star list.

“We’d argue there isn’t a better car on the road today starting under $20,000 than the Honda Fit,” said AUTOMOBILE editor-in-chief Mike Floyd. “It’s fun to hustle around, especially when its updated engine is mated to its new six-speed manual. It’s pulled off adding more rear seat and cargo area—all while decreasing its overall footprint. And it’s available with more options and safety features than ever before.”

Both groups applaud the Fit for its practicality, fun to drive nature, packaging and versatility.

The base level Fit LX is priced at $15,650 US with a 6 speed manual transmission and $16,450 US with a CVT.

The top of the line EX-L with Navi and CVT is priced at $20.925 US.

In Canada the base Fit DX is priced at $15,990 and the EX-L with Navi at $22,790.

The manual is rated at 29 mpg (8.1 L/100 km) city and 37 mpg (6.4 L/100 km) highway.

The CVT should deliver 33 mpg (7.1 L/100 km) city and 41 mpg (5.7 L/100km) highway.

The only engine is a 1.5L i-VTEC 4 cylinder with direct injection, that makes 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque.

That does not seem like much power, but keep in mind the Fit is very light.

Really you could not ask for a better city car.

The diminutive size makes parking a breeze, the small engine is easy on fuel and the comfort and space are top in the class.

Standard equipment includes; heated side mirrors, LED brake lights, Hill start assist and brake assist, rear camera with multi angle view, and bi-lingual Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface.

Once inside the base Fit, occupants will find reclining seats in front and back, a 5″ colour LCD display screen, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/Windows Media Audio playback capability and 4 speakers.

The small Fit is surprisingly good at swallowing cargo. with the rear seats up there is 470L of volume. When the seats are down the space is a surprising 1492L.

There are two interior fabrics, either cloth or leather available in one colour, black.

The exterior is available in one of six colours.

The 2015 Honda Fit has proven that good things can come in small packages.

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