2012 Honda Fit Manchester NH
The 2012 Honda Fit offers an excellent balance of fun, interior convenience and comfort. It delivers engineering excellence and value. From a healthy list of standard safety equipment to multiple seat configurations and ample storage room, the Fit makes life for those on the go easier. The Fit gets some notable changes for 2012. The Sport exterior has been updated with a new front grille and bumper, black headlight trim and machine finish alloy wheels. The base level Fit now has body-colored mirrors and a standard security system. Both trim levels receive redesigned console mounted beverage holders and console ambient lighting.
Powering the '12 Fit
The 2012 Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine which makes 117 horsepower and 106 pounds-feet of torque. A performance-oriented suspension offers sporty handling. The steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on the available automatic transmission Fit Sport model provides drivers with an engaging on-road experience. The Honda Fit comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic. The Sport comes with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and paddle shifters. Fit Sport with Navi comes only with the 5-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The '12 Fit is nimble around town, making driving fun and relaxed. Even up at 80 mph, the handling is quick, more precise
2012 Honda Fit Design
A versatile, configurable interior is one of the Fit's highlights, and it has room for up to five people. To account for the base of the windshield being several inches farther forward, Honda incorporated a large sail-shaped window into each A-pillar that visually extends the side windows forward of the front doors. The Fit Sport has fast looks and slick style. From the rear roofline spoiler to its aero-zealous face and fog lights, this swift metro acrobat is a certified extrovert. The 2012 Fit Sport also rocks a new grille and front bumper, plus machine-finished, 16-inch alloy wheels and new headlights, all of which cement its status in the world of high style. The 2nd-row Magic Seat lies flat, revealing more space, and a secret box for hidden storage. The Fit can hold 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down.
Honda Fit Lineup for 2012
The 2012 Honda Fit comes in two models with three trim variations: Fit, Fit Sport, and Fit Sport with Navigation. The primary differences are in standard equipment and technology upgrades. The Fit Sport offers one-inch larger wheels, and the Fit Sport with Navi adds not only satellite navigation but also Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). Standard features include 15-inch steel wheels; telescoping steering wheel; power windows, mirrors and locks; auxiliary input jack for your iPod; MP3/WMA playback; 160-watt stereo with four speakers; stability control, cruise control, remote entry, and USB interface.
Fit Sport upgrades with 16-inch alloy wheels, lower body flares, security system with keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, two more stereo speakers, map lights, fog lights, and other amenities.
The 2012 Honda Fit offers impressive practicality thanks to four-door hatchback versatility and ingenious interior packaging. The Honda Fit competes in the subcompact market along with the Hyundai Accent, Scion xD and Toyota Yaris. It serves as Honda's entry-level model but has an aggressive design that Honda describes as super-forward aero-form. For more on this model, visit the official Honda Fit website!
Some information for this review was obtained from NewCarTestDrive.com