The 2015 Honda Fit is the latest and greatest in the line of fun and funky five-doors from the Japanese automaker. The latest Fit looks to increase power and fuel economy for a more engaging and dynamic drive, while maintaining the practicality and versatility the Fit is known for.

The powertrain of this new Honda is comprised of all-new engines and transmissions, and the entire body has been redesigned and revised to improve stiffness and reduce NVH. The new 2015 car is shorter overall than its predecessor but features an increased wheelbase to improve interior dimensions.

This new car has just been unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show and we have all the details here for you. Read on to see if it has what it takes to beat its older self.

Updated 04/09/2014: Honda announced today that the new Fit will be put on sale on April 14 with a starting price of $15,525 for the LX trim with 6-speed manual transmission.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Honda Fit.

  • 2015 Honda Fit
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    Six-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    130 @ 6500
  • MPG(Cty):
    33
  • MPG(Hwy):
    41
  • Torque @ RPM:
    114 @ 4600
  • Displacement:
    1.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    15525
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  • body style:

Exterior

2015 Honda Fit Exterior AutoShow
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2015 Honda Fit Exterior AutoShow
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2015 Honda Fit High Resolution Exterior
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The overall look of the new 2015 Honda Fit is sleeker and more modern than the current car. The new front grille is large and sporty, giving the Fit a more aggressive presence. We like that Honda has moved the standard wheel size up to 16-inches as this gives the 2015 Fit better proportions and will hopefully improve ride comfort.

The overall length of the 2015 Fit has been shrunk by 1.6-inches over the last-generation car, but it features a 0.3-inch increase in width a 1.2-inch stretch in wheelbase. The result is a car that is more compact, provides better maneuverability and features more interior space.

Exterior Dimensions

Length 160 Inches
Width 67 Inches
Wheelbase 99.6 Inches

Interior

2015 Honda Fit Interior
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2015 Honda Fit Interior
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2015 Honda Fit High Resolution Interior
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Thanks to that wheelbase stretch, the 2015 Honda Fit gains almost 5 cubic feet of passenger space, and rear seat passengers seat a legroom increase of 4.8-inches. When you need more space for cargo, you can fold the seats to create a class-best 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Fit has also been increased to make it an even better value for buyers. When it hits showrooms, the Fit will be the only car in the class that comes with Bluetooth connectivity as standard.

Available features for the new Fit will include smart entry with a push-button starter, Honda’s LaneWatch system and a seven-inch touchscreen controlled audio system. For the first time in its history, the Fit will even be available with leather seating, adding a touch of luxury and class to the cabin.

Drivetrain

2015 Honda Fit High Resolution Drivetrain
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The drivetrain of the 2015 Honda Fit is comprised of all-new components. The heart of the Fit is a brand new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. This DOHC unit features direct injection and Honda’s i-VTEC technology to produce 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque — a 13-horsepower and 8 pound-feet increase over the 2013 model. Apart from being more powerful than the outgoing engine, the new unit weighs less and features increased efficiency.

Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or a CVT. When equipped with the CVT, fuel economy is anticipated to be 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined. If those numbers prove true, the Fit will be the most economical car in the class.

Drivetrain Specifications
Engine 1.5-Liter i-VTEC Four-Cylinder
Output (HP @ RPM) 130 @ 6500
Torque (LB-FT @ RPM) 114 @ 4600
Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined) 33 / 41 / 36

Prices

TRIM MSRP EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined)
Fit LX 6MT $15,525 29/37/32
Fit LX CVT $16,325 33/41/36
Fit EX 6MT $17,435 29/37/32
Fit EX CVT $18,235 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT $19,800 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT with Navi $20,800 32/38/35

Competitors

Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta High Resolution Exterior
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Ford’s compact hatch has been making huge waves since the refreshed model debuted. Available in both sedan and hatch body styles, the Fiesta is not as practical as the Fit, but it offers buyers more choices. For the speed inclined among you, Ford also offers the high-powered Fiesta ST, a car that Honda has no competitor for.

Mazda2

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The Mazda2 focuses more on fun driving than overall practicality than the Fit. It features a less powerful engine, and much smaller overall size. The Mazda2 does have a lower eight which makes for a more engaging drive, and it also rings in with a much lower price tag. Only time will tell if buyers find Honda’s increased interior equipment is worth the price premium.

Conclusion

Honda finally gave the fit exactly what it needed: a body and engine to match wits with the best in its class. This may give the Fit the means to overtake the Fiesta and the MAzda2. Unfortunately, Honda did not release a higher-performance model to take on the Fiesta ST, but we can still hope.

  • Leave it
    • Still a little boring in our eyes
    • C’mon, Honda give the lil guy the SI treatment

Press Release

Honda today revealed the 2018 Fit with fresh new styling, the addition of a Sport trim and the availability of Honda Sensing® on its popular hatchback. Updated styling at the front and rear, and a splash of additional color add vibrancy and infuse the versatile Fit with an enhanced youthful, sporty and emotional character. The availability of Honda Sensing® brings the suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies to the subcompact Fit.

"With sporty new styling and additional feature content, the 2018 Honda Fit ups the ante with new styling and sophistication not typically found in the subcompact segment," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. "Fit has always represented a great value for subcompact customers and the addition of available Honda Sensing® to its fun-to-drive performance and unmatched versatility will keep the Honda Fit as the industry’s benchmark subcompact."

The 2018 Honda Fit features new, sportier styling, starting with a horizontally layered, two-piece chrome and piano black grille with a larger, more prominent "H" mark. The more integrated and sophisticated headlights blend into the side edges of the upper fascia’s wing creating a unified yet more aggressive design. The front bumper sports top chrome accents and features a full-width splitter, along with more angular fog lights pods.

At the rear, the Fit’s low and wide sporty styling continues with a redesigned bumper featuring a full-width character line in piano black and a splitter-shaped lower section. A newly styled taillight combo completes the Fit’s sharper looking rear.

Positioned between the LX and EX trims, the new Fit Sport trim features an even more aggressive and sporty look with aero form features at the front, sides and rear, and a low and sharp front splitter highlighted in bright orange. An exclusive black finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels further adds to the sporty look. At the rear, a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher and Sport badge complete the Fit Sport’s aggressive exterior styling.

Two new vibrant colors – Helios Yellow Pearl (replacing Mystic Yellow) and Orange Fury – join an expanded color palette that includes White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic.

Available on LX and Sport trims and standard on EX and above, Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Road Departure Warning (RDW). This makes Fit the most affordable car in America with such a robust suite of available advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.

This is the third-generation Fit’s first update since the launch of the 2015 model in 2014. More in-depth information about the upgrades to the 2018 Fit, including expanded feature content will be provided in the near future.

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