Honda earns AutoPacific’s 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards for 2015 CR-V SUV and Fit Subcompact Hatchback

Honda’s all-new 2015 Fit and refreshed 2015 CR-V take home two awards as most satisfying vehicles in their segments

07.09.2015 – Two of Honda’s most popular and hottest-selling models, the 2015 Honda Fit and Honda CR-V, have been recognized as the most satisfying vehicles in their respective market segments, winning AutoPacific’s customer-driven 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Award. The Honda Fit has posted high double-digit gains every month since October 2014 and is up 63 percent for the year, while CR-V continues as the best-selling SUV in America with all-time record sales of 163,018 vehicles in the first half of 2015.

“These two models represent Honda’s core and growth segments, and we’re gratified to know that our customers are satisfied with their purchases,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda automobile division at American Honda. “Honda’s products are created by passionate engineers who take joy in producing the highest quality automobiles, and AutoPacific’s awards validate that enthusiasm, as well as tell us how well regarded the CR-V and Fit are in the industry.”

AutoPacific’s 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) are based on over 66,000 surveys completed in first quarter of 2015 by owners of new cars and light trucks in the United States between October and December of 2014. The VSAs are based solely on owner input, and are an accurate measurement of how satisfied new car and light truck buyers are with their recently purchased vehicles.

2016 Honda Fit Specifications and Features

Listed below are the Specifications and Features for the 2016 Honda Fit:

ENGINEERING LX EX EX-L
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1498 1498 1498
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600
Redline (rpm) 6800 6800 6800
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 11.5:1 11.5:1
Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Fuel Injection Direct Direct Direct
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Eco Assist™ System CVT CVT
CARB Emissions Rating1 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups2

 

TRANSMISSIONS LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode Available with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available) with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44

 

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS LX EX EX-L
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) 25.4 25.4 25.4
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.51 2.51 2.51
Steering Ratio 13.06 13.06 13.06
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 35.1 35.1 35.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9
Wheels 15″ w/Full Covers 16″ Alloy 16″ Alloy
All-Season Tires 185 / 60 R15 84T 185 / 55 R16 83H 185 / 55 R16 83H
Compact Spare Tire T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M

 

EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS LX EX EX-L
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 99.6 99.6
Length (in) 160.0 160.0 160.0
Height (in) 60.0 60.0 60.0
Width (in) 67.0 67.0 67.0
Track (in, front/rear) 58.3 / 58.0 58.1 / 57.7 58.1 / 57.7
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) 2513 / 2544 2573 / 2630 NA / 2642
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT) 61 / 39 60 / 40
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT) 62 / 38 61 / 39 61 / 39

 

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS   LX EX EX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear) 39.5 / 37.5 38.0 / 37.6 38.0 / 37.6
Legroom (in, front/rear) 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 95.7 93.8 93.8
Seating Capacity 5 5 5

 

EPA MILEAGE RATINGS3/FUEL LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 29/37/32 29/37/32 N/A
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined) 33/41/36 32/38/35 32/38/35
Fuel (gal) 10.6 10.6 10.6
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded

 

ACTIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control4
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)5
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

PASSIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

 

EXTERIOR FEATURES LX EX EX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Security System with Remote Entry
Smart Entry System
One-Touch Turn Indicators
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
Fog Lights
LED Brake Lights
Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators

 

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE LX EX EX-L
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines
Honda LaneWatch™6
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®7
SMS Text Message Function8
Push Button Start
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window
Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors
Illuminated Driver’s Window and Door Lock Controls
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
Beverage Holders
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Vanity Mirrors
Map Lights
12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)
HDMI Port
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors
Rear Window Defroster
Cargo Area Light
Floor Mats
Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)

 

SEATING LX EX EX-L
Driver’s Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®

 

AUDIO SYSTEMS LX EX EX-L
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers
180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers
5″ Color LCD Screen
7″ Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
7″ Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition9, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings Available
HondaLink™ Next Generation10
HD Radio™11  with Navigation
SiriusXM® Radio12  with Navigation
Pandora®13 Compatibility
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface14
USB Audio Interface15 Front Front & Center Console Front & Center Console
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
MP3/Windows Media®16 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

 

INFORMATION DISPLAY LX EX EX-L
Average Fuel Economy Indicators
Clock
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Engine Oil Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator

 

INSTRUMENTATION LX EX EX-L
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator
ECON Mode Indicator CVT CVT
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator CVT CVT
Smart Entry System Indicator
Starter System Indicator
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
[1] LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2] Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[3] Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
[4] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[5] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6] Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.
[7] The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[8] Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[9] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[10] HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.
[11] HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
[12] SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
[13] Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.
[14] The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[15] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[16] Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Honda Fit is Mega Hit with Buyers and Critics Alike as 2016 Model Goes On Sale Tomorrow

Offering one of the most space efficient and versatile packages in the U.S. market, the 2016 Honda Fit tops it off with fun, fuel efficiency and style

06.30.2015 – Launching last year to strong reviews and eager buyers, the third-generation Honda Fit has since set a blistering sales pace while continuing to garner praise. Now the playful and practical 2016 Fit is ready to take the baton, carrying forward best-in-class passenger and cargo space, 41 mpg highway fuel-economy rating and sporty yet refined dynamics when it goes on sale July 1 at Honda dealerships nationwide.

With a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,790 for the Fit LX with 6-speed manual transmission, the 2016 Fit includes an abundance of class-above standard features including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, Bluetooth®connectivity and a rearview camera. All Fits are powered by a responsive direct-injected 1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine from the Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ lineup, producing 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of torque, with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)5 for the LX with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

“The new Fit has been a tremendous hit with buyers seeking a fun, practical and stylish transportation solution,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. “It’s a satisfying car for a wide variety of needs and lifestyles.”

Outstanding versatility is fundamental to the design of the Fit. With class-leading interior space and clever configurability courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to accommodate large amounts of cargo, including long and tall items.

The 2016 Fit offers a sophisticated yet sporty ride, with responsive and stable handling dynamics. Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure also benefits handling, as well as safety performance. In fact, the Fit achieves the highest crash-safety ratings in its class for both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

An Earth Dreams Technology™ direct-injection 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine powers the Fit. It’s tuned for a fine balance of power, torque and response, and is carefully matched with two recently developed transmissions—a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and a CVT with Honda’s exclusive G-Shift Control. The 2016 Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined) for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT.

The Fit sports a fresh, dynamic exterior design with headlights that integrate into a solid grille design and an aggressive lower intake. Chiseled sides emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several vibrant options accentuate the design.

Inside, the Fit’s interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, complemented by soft-touch materials for a quality feel. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and available leather seating (EX-L models) further communicate a premium feel.

A high level of standard and available features are offered in three trims—LX, EX, and EX-L. Standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio with next-generation HondaLink and heated leather seats are among the available upgrades.

The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features, including Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The Fit has received the highest available crash-safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—a five-star Overall Vehicle Score—and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS. Standard driver-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and an expanded view driver’s mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ system is standard on EX and above trims.

TRIM MSRP2 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
Fit LX 6MT $15,790 29/37/32
Fit LX CVT $16,590 33/41/36
Fit EX 6MT $17,700 29/37/32
Fit EX CVT $18,500 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT $20,065 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT with Navi $21,065 32/38/35