2012 Honda Fit

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2012 Honda Fit
2012 Honda Fit
It's rare when you find a car that combines driving pleasure, great fuel economy, and utility at a price that makes it seem like an incredible bargain. Granted, the Fit is quite small, but its high roof gives it the look and feel of a small minivan. The rear Magic Seat folds eight ways to Sunday and, combined with that high roof, creates a versatile cargo area that measures 57.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats -- more than in the Crosstour. The Fit's 117-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine isn't overly powerful, but it is willing to rev and is efficient, returning up to 35 mpg on the highway. It can be paired with either a manual or an automatic transmission, both with five forward speeds. The Sport model has steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters that help you get the most out of the automatic. The suspension provides confidence and fun on twisty back roads, albeit at the expense of some highway ride comfort. The Fit is one of a wave of subcompacts that show that just because a car is practical and inexpensive doesn't mean it can't be fun to drive.
2012 Honda Fit Front Three Quarter
If you feel that the Honda CR-V has outgrown your needs, Honda may have a new car for you. A report states the Japanese automaker is working on a crossover based on the subcompact Fit hatchback.
2013 Honda Fit EV With First Customer 2
Two long-time Honda owners in California are getting a special present for Christmas in July: a brand new 2013 Honda Fit EV in their driveway.
2012 Honda Fit Sport Front Left Side View
A lot has changed since we last named the Fit an All-Star in 2009. Back then, the Fit wowed us with its sophistication, efficiency, and dynamic competence. Honda brought smart engineering to a segment that had once been notable only for its low price tags.

2012 Honda Fit Sport

2013 Honda Fit EV Right Front Angle
The battery-electric vehicle market is about to grow by one model with the introduction of the Honda Fit EV to California and Oregon starting on July 20. Honda promises Fit EV availability will be expanded to six East Coast markets starting in early 2013. This staged rollout to strategic early-adopter markets has been employed by other automakers in rolling out alternative-propulsion models, such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.
2012 Honda Fit Sport Front Three Quarter 1
Honda will try to reduce the number of cars it imports from Japan to the U.S. for one simple reason: the automaker loses money on nearly all vehicles imported here.Automotive News reports that Honda will attempt to build more American-market cars in the U.S. to help stem losses from importing vehicles.

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Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4
28 MPG City | 35 MPG Hwy
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Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4
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2012 Honda Fit
2012 Honda Fit
Base FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4
117hp
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2012 Honda Fit Specifications

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Engine
1.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
27 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
Horsepower:
117 hp @ 6600rpm
Torque:
106 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles manufactured from May 23, 2011, through March 22, 2013, and model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit base vehicles manufactured from June 27, 2011, through April 19, 2013. In April 2013, Honda recalled 43,782 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles. In July 2013, Honda informed the agency that it was adding model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit vehicles in base trim to the recall campaign, representing an additional 48,138 vehicles. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 91,920. The electronic stability control system of the affected vehicles may allow excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Vehicle Motor Safety Standard No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
Consequences
Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (ESC) system, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners and dealers will update the ESC software free of charge. The safety recall began on August 1, 2013. Owners may contact Honda automobile customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall campaign number is S99.
Potential Units Affected
91,920
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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