CARS.COM — With its cavernous, configurable interior and city-friendly footprint, the Honda Fit hatchback is one of the most space-efficient cars you can buy. It’s also been one of the better-driving subcompact cars over the years, especially the previous generation’s Sport trim level.
When Honda redesigned the Fit for 2015, it dropped the Sport in favor of the brand’s more familiar LX, EX and EX-L trims. Some of the Sport’s unique features like a rear stabilizer bar for better handling also didn’t make the cut. We’ve been driving our long-term 2015 Fit EX for about nine months now, and while it doesn’t have the eager personality of its Fit Sport predecessor, it’s more fun to drive than your average subcompact hatchback.
The 2015 Fit “loses a little bit of the prior-generation’s go-kart character, but it’s still plenty of fun, thanks to some much-needed torque,” said Senior Consumer Affairs Editor Kelsey Mays. “It also improves a lot with ride quality, which isn’t nearly as brittle as the prior generation.”
Senior Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek agreed. “The previous-generation Sport model urged you to drive a little faster, which is something missing from the new Fit,” Bruzek said. “I do appreciate the latest-generation’s extra power and how it didn’t gain much weight, so acceleration is less of an issue.”