MARKHAM, ON (September 10, 2012) – The award-winning Honda Fit returns for 2013 with a host of awards and accolades that reinforce its leadership position in the competitive subcompact-car segment. After receiving extensive updates for 2012 – including an upgraded interior and additional new standard and available features – for 2013, the Fit returns with the introduction of the vibrant new Orange Burst Metallic. On sale today and starting at only $14,5801, pricing for the Honda Fit is unchanged for 2013.
A multiple award-winner due to its class-leading safety scores, fuel economy, versatility, residual value and overall excellence, the Honda Fit has built a loyal following over six years and two generations. Now it enters the 2013 model year with more honours, including being named as Car and Driver’s “10BEST” and also winning the “TOP PICK – City and Subcompacts” award from Autos.ca that evaluated gas mileage, practicality, and user features and comfort.
The 1.5-litre, i-VTEC® four-cylinder engine produces 117 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 106 lb-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm, and is tuned to deliver an engaging combination of responsiveness and fuel efficiency. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic transmission is available.
When equipped with the available automatic transmission, the Fit has an estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 7.1 / 5.4 / 6.3 L/100km2. All manual transmission-equipped models have an estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 7.1 / 5.7 / 6.5 L/100km2.
A windswept body design, body-colour exterior mirrors and racy five-spoke wheel covers (Fit) or 16-inch alloy wheels (Fit Sport) give the Fit an upscale appearance. But it is the Fit's compact size and tight turning diameter (10.5 m, curb-to-curb) that help it conveniently navigate space-confined urban areas and fit in small parking spaces.
A sporty, refined and dynamic driving experience is provided by the front MacPherson strut suspension and an H-shaped torsion beam rear suspension. Fifteen- and 16-inch wheels (Fit and Fit Sport, respectively) feature 175/65 R15 84S (Fit) and 185/55 R16 83H (Fit Sport) tires. The standard anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) uses 10.3-inch ventilated discs in the front and 7.9-inch drums in the rear.
Though the Fit has an overall exterior length of just 4105 mm, a surprisingly roomy and versatile interior provides an impressive 2572 L of passenger volume. There's comfortable seating for up to five passengers, and behind the rear seats, there's 585 L of storage space – much more than you'd find in a typical sedan.
For enhanced versatility, the exclusive 60/40 split rear Magic Seat® offers multiple seating and cargo-carrying configurations. With its one-motion dive-down functionality, it can fold flat into the floor to provide a maximum 1622 L of rear cargo volume. Compared to any other vehicle in the subcompact class, the five-passenger Fit provides the lowest, flattest cargo floor and the most cargo volume. The Fit's interior thus can easily be converted to tall-object mode or long-object mode based on the shape of the cargo.
Standard comfort and convenience features include a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with two speakers, an auxiliary audio input jack, MP3/WMA playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS), power windows and power mirrors.
All Fit models are equipped with a wide range of standard safety equipment including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, anti-lock brakes and more. Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), and side-curtain airbags are also standard equipment for 2013.
The top-of-the-line Fit Sport adds a host of useful features and amenities, including fog lights, "machined surface" 16-inch alloy wheels, a body-coloured underbody kit and rear roofline spoiler, and a chromed exhaust finisher for a high-energy look. A rear stabilizer bar widen the performance envelope, while a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers and illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls get the tunes pumping. Other Fit Sport interior enhancements include upgraded seat fabric, dark metallic dashboard components, chrome accents around the instrument displays, console ambient lighting and floor mats.
The Fit LX and up also includes Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® to help make hands-free telephone calls more convenient.
Manufacturing and Warranty
The Fit is manufactured at Honda’s plant in Guangzhou, China. It is covered by a 3-year/60,000-kilometre Limited Vehicle Warranty, a 5-year/100,000-kilometre Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-kilometre Corrosion Limited Warranty.
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1MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, freight, pre-delivery inspection and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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