Thanks to the versatile cargo space, great fuel economy, and a spacious interior, the 2017 Honda Fit is ranked as the best subcompact car on the market. There’s no reason to get anything other than the best, and we’re breaking down each trim so you can figure out which is the best for your lifestyle and budget.
The LX is the base trim and starts at $16,090, which is a price that’s perfect for any budget. Even though it’s inexpensive, it comes with some great features that make it worth more than what the sticker price would suggest.
First, it’s equipped with a four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 130-horsepower, which is more than the Prius and Yaris. With this engine, you’ll get up to 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, unless you choose to upgrade to the CVT engine. With the CVT engine, you can get up to 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. The CVT will increase the price by $800, however.
On the inside, the LX comes with a “2nd-row Magic Seat” that helps create room for passengers and all kinds of cargo. It has four configurations including tall mode, long mode, utility mode, and refresh mode. The LX also comes with a multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary input jack, USB audio interface in the front, and speed sensitive volume control. Music plays through a 160-watt audio system with four speakers located throughout the cabin.
The EX is the next trim and increases to $18,000. This trim adds some features that can make it a little more enjoyable to drive, especially on sunny days. The main addition is a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature. You can use it to get a better glimpse of the night sky or let in a little fresh air during warm days.
It also comes with a multi-angle rearview camera that uses dynamic guidelines to make backing up much easier. Some additional features that come with the EX include smart entry, fog lights, push button start, and cargo area tie-down anchors. The speakers also receive an upgrade to an 180-watt audio system that has six speakers. Finally, Honda LaneWatch adds a small camera on the passenger-side mirror that will turn on when using your turning signal.
The Honda Fit EX-L has an MSRP of $20,365, but it comes with more features, including CVT engine standard. What makes the EX-L the top tier is that it comes with leather-trimmed seats and heated front seating. Integrated turn signal indicators on the side mirrors improve driving safety. These indicators allow other drivers to see your intention to turn and change lanes.
If owners choose, they can also upgrade to include a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation system with Voice Recognition. This comes with Honda HD Digital Traffic, HD Radio, and SiriusXM Radio. It also comes with free map updates for five years and a point-of-interest database. There's no way you will miss out on all your next road trip destination has to offer.
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