2011 Honda Fit Consumer Reviews

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2011 Honda Fit
4.9
Average based on 21 reviews
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Blew me away

by from Chicago, IL on March 30, 2011

I've been driving Odysseys for most of the time I've been raising my kids. Now three of 'em are away at college and it's just me and the little guy. So it was time to downsize. I'm a big girl, and wh...
I've been driving Odysseys for most of the time I've been raising my kids. Now three of 'em are away at college and it's just me and the little guy. So it was time to downsize. I'm a big girl, and while the Civic was a great choice on paper... it just wasn't comfortable. I tried the Fit, even though I thought we were going to have to purchase a car older than 2006 (when the Fit first came out), and it was just right. Fortunately, the financing and negotiations went our way, and now we own a 2011 model. Fun to drive, lots of room, great little options (my only requirement was cruise control since we do long-distance road trips, but the A/C, power locks and windows, USB connection, and security system are all awesome too). The mileage really is almost as good as some of the hybrids out there... we're going to be saving almost a third of our car payment in gas alone! This really is a fun little car. Maybe it's not for everybody... but it definitely deserves your consideration if you are looking for reliability, safety, good looks and great mileage, all for a reasonable price.
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An amazing car!

by from Murphy, NC on April 25, 2011

Let me begin with what I DON'T like about this car. I am 6'5' and although it's very comfortable to drive, I have trouble exiting the vehicle because, in addition to having arthritis, I am not very fl...
Let me begin with what I DON'T like about this car. I am 6'5' and although it's very comfortable to drive, I have trouble exiting the vehicle because, in addition to having arthritis, I am not very flexible. My spouse, who is 5'4" has no problem. I think 117 HP is a little light. It certainly keeps up with traffic on the interstate but I live in the mountains (of NC) and there is constant downshifting and upshifting to maintain speed. I like the very clever use of space and how the rear seats are configured, I like the layout and the controls for the audio system and the climate control system but mainly I just love the way it handles on our narrow, steep and very twisty roads. I have driven sports cars that do not handle as well as the Fit. All it needs is a skosh more power. Maybe about 152 HP.
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Great Little (Big) Car

by from New Jersey on March 27, 2011

After looking at a long list of cars (all hatchbacks), the Fit kept coming up as the best choice. The Fit is fun to drive. It turns on a dime and is very peppy. The rear seats are amazing. Also, the b...
After looking at a long list of cars (all hatchbacks), the Fit kept coming up as the best choice. The Fit is fun to drive. It turns on a dime and is very peppy. The rear seats are amazing. Also, the back doors open at almost 90 degrees, allowing easy access to child seats and getting dogs in and out. The back seats can fold up, so a dog can lay on the floor. Amazingly, I was able to fit an 8-foot piece of wood trim in the car and close the door! The seating position of the driver also seems higher up than most cars. Coming from a Jeep Wrangler, I was happy to not feel like I was sitting low on the ground (or driving a wind sail). The visibility in the car is a huge plus as is the fuel economy. I'm averaging about 32 MPG. While I started out shopping for a hybrid, the Fit proved more versatile, cheaper than most of the others I considered, and a good investment. The other cars I considered were the Mazda 3, Prius, Insight, Golf, Versa. I got the Sport because of the security option, the rims, and the armrest. Also, the Fit has a cool blue/purple dash and a simple console layout. Some of the competition had annoying orange or red buttons all over the place (like 50 emergency buttons). The Fit has a soothing, cool looking dash that can do anything you could want. My only complaint is the steering wheel is uncomfortable for me. The lower silver part of the wheel is where I'm used to holding and the edge is rather sharp. I'm still adjusting to it. I still envy the Prius for the MPG.
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Love it!!!

by from Boise, ID on June 14, 2011

I had previously owned a 2008 Honda Fit. I loved that car, as well; however I wished I had some of the updated features. I traded my '08 in for a 2011. What a difference!!! I love how you don't have t...
I had previously owned a 2008 Honda Fit. I loved that car, as well; however I wished I had some of the updated features. I traded my '08 in for a 2011. What a difference!!! I love how you don't have to take the headrests out to fold down the rear seats. I love the ipod hookup. I love the amazing gas mileage. I love having the polished metal in the Fit! I also went from a base to a sport, which upgraded the overall appearance of the vehicle. I was also very excited to get cruise control. That was long overdue in the Fit. The driveability of the vehicle is almost the same as the older fit. The steering seems "tighter" if that makes sense. I also noticed that the vehicle doesn't get blown around in the wind as much as the older model. I'm not sure if that's due to the sleeker design of the body, or not. The newer Fit has more cupholders, a sleeker dash design, daytime running lights, and vehicle stability assist. If I could change one thing about it, I would want the audio controls on the steering wheel. Overall this is an EXCELLENT vehicle, and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!!
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Very good little car!

by from Connecticut on June 16, 2011

I've owned four Hondas, and liked them all. I'm average size and build, and the Fit Sport is one of the best Hondas I've owned so far. It has lots of interior room, and very good outward visibility. T...
I've owned four Hondas, and liked them all. I'm average size and build, and the Fit Sport is one of the best Hondas I've owned so far. It has lots of interior room, and very good outward visibility. The controls are well made, have a good feel and are simply executed. I'm getting around 35 mpg overall at moderate speeds. This car has good power/acceleration and is comfortable and useful for it's size. The only downside I've noticed is that the brakes are good, but not great. I've also researched replacement tires for this car and the available options are pretty limited at this time. Overall, it's a very good car.
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The. tall and short of it

by from Thach Alabama on June 25, 2011

I bought this car after shopping for a whole year. With the price of diesel increasing daily I thought it was time to get rid of my pickup and get a small fuel efficient car for my daily commute. I'm ...
I bought this car after shopping for a whole year. With the price of diesel increasing daily I thought it was time to get rid of my pickup and get a small fuel efficient car for my daily commute. I'm 6'2" tall and my wife is 4'10" tall so finding a vehicle that fits the 2 of us is not easy. Well the fit fit!! Easy to move the telescoping steering wheel to fit me as well as the wife. In the Fit you are not sitting so close to the ground that it is hard for a tall person to enter or so high that a short person has trouble. I love the features of this car..I got the sport model with Voice Command, Cruise Control, Paddle shifters And GPS. The steering wheel controls are great. After 26,000 miles my 2010 fit is getting over 37 miles per gallon and still handles like a slot car in curves and tight turns. Who needs a Sports Car when you have a Fit??!!!
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Honda creates another winner

by from Portland, ME on October 19, 2011

Had a 2009 Fit Base 5-speed manual, updated to a 2011 Fit Sport 5-speed auto w/paddle shifters. First, what I didn’t like about the 09 base 5-speed manual: RPM’s @ 60mph in top gear about 3,000! Too h...
Had a 2009 Fit Base 5-speed manual, updated to a 2011 Fit Sport 5-speed auto w/paddle shifters. First, what I didn’t like about the 09 base 5-speed manual: RPM’s @ 60mph in top gear about 3,000! Too high, even higher the faster you drove so effectively lower MPG’s @ interstate speed. Not to mention an engine that sounded like it might explode after long interstate drives. Love the Fit despite my picky comments on the engine and mechanical nature of the manual trans. Upgraded to the 11 Sport, much better feel on the road, looks better too, better interstate driver, less RPM’s problem solved, slight decrease in MPG’s despite average ratings between the two model showing similar if not better with an automatic v. manual . Paddle shifters are a nice option if you like to drive a stick and other drivers of your car can only drive auto trans. Tons of room! I routinely place my rear seats all the way down and load my mountain bike in with moving the passenger front seat forward. Got the door visors for the practicality of air venting and found the car to look even better with them. All around good value, great car, 2012 brings a few new shapes and body lines for those looking new.
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Nice economical car

by from Chesapeake, VA on September 20, 2012

We have had our FIT for over a year now with 20,000+ miles. We do really like it, get a no kidding 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. Only problem was the interior blower fan went out and was replaced un...
We have had our FIT for over a year now with 20,000+ miles. We do really like it, get a no kidding 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. Only problem was the interior blower fan went out and was replaced under warranty. It can be a fun car to drive, you just have to get used to revving the engine up a little higher than was comfortable at first. When you fold the rear seats flat, you have a surprising amount of room for cargo in the back, almost van like. Some little nit picky things and the reason why I didnt give it a full 5 star rating are: The rear interior cloth material on the back of the seats when you fold the seats down is really thin and cheap, if you use the full cargo area this material tears like wraping paper. The bottom of the front bumper is very low, even a curb at a place like the grocery store is too high for it, we have scraped it numerous times. The suspension is stiff, I like that when driving around town. But my wife and I took it on a trip that was 8 hours each way and we were just physically wore out from all the road jarring and bumping around that the car submits you too.
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Great Car

by from New Albany, IN on March 23, 2012

I've have owned my 2009 Honda Fit Sport nearly 3 years now (18,000 miles). The reliability is second to none. Good pickup, easy to tool around in, and great gas mileage. My MPG average, according to t...
I've have owned my 2009 Honda Fit Sport nearly 3 years now (18,000 miles). The reliability is second to none. Good pickup, easy to tool around in, and great gas mileage. My MPG average, according to the gas mileage reading my Honda provides, is 36.2 mpg around town. I drive mostly back and forth to work and around town. The seats are comfortable and this little car can haul fairly large loads when you put the back seats down and the right side passenger seat down. I didn't like the no car mats, the open trunk area (you can see whats in trunk because there is no cover), and cheap center arm rest. The dealer will try to charge you big bucks to get these items ($ 2,500 dollars or more). Buying a Honda Fit is not easy and the Honda dealers I used where, just let me say it wasn't an enjoyable car buying experience. I brought the car mats, trunk cover, and a new (better) arm rest at a reasonable price at a Honda Auth. supplier. I plan on keeping my Honda Fit until the wheels fall off and it appears that will be a long time.
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Excellent buy !

by from on July 3, 2013

Great buy ! Got 34 mpg on 1st tankful. For a small car, plenty of room and zip ! The color wasn't my 1st choice (candyred) but everything else about this Honda fit makes me smile. And the special mp3 ...
Great buy ! Got 34 mpg on 1st tankful. For a small car, plenty of room and zip ! The color wasn't my 1st choice (candyred) but everything else about this Honda fit makes me smile. And the special mp3 memory stick attachment in the upper love compartment is an unexpected plus .
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