2012 Honda Fit

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$15,325

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2012 Honda Fit
2012 Honda Fit

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Numerous standard safety features
  • Versatile folding backseat
  • Cargo room
  • Fuel economy

The bad:

  • Drum rear brakes
  • Only offered in hatchback form

2 trims

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Our 2012 Honda Fit trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Fit Sport gains more aggressive styling for 2012
  • Additional sound-deadening material for 2012
  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Available paddle shifters with automatic transmission
  • USB input for MP3 players and flash drives

2012 Honda Fit review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The subcompact Honda Fit competes with the Hyundai Accent, Scion xD and Toyota Yaris. It serves as Honda’s entry-level model but has an aggressive design that Honda describes as “super-forward aero-form.” A versatile, configurable interior is one of the Fit’s highlights, and it has room for up to five people.

New for 2012
The 2012 Fit Sport receives new front grille and bumper styling, darkened headlight bezels and a dark finish for the alloy wheels. The base Fit, meanwhile, gains body-colored side mirrors and new wheel covers. Changes to the Fit Sport continue on the inside, as the car gets dark metallic dashboard trim and chrome-accented instruments. All Fits have newly designed console-mounted cupholders, console ambient lighting, additional sound-deadening material and thicker front corner-window glass. In addition, the Fit Sport now comes with steering-wheel audio controls and new seat fabric.

ExteriorTo account for the base of the windshield being several inches farther forward, Honda incorporated a large sail-shaped window into each A-pillar that visually extends the side windows forward of the front doors. It’s a peculiar look, but it improves visibility. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels with covers
  • Optional 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport models have a body kit, rear roof spoiler and fog lights
  • Body-colored side mirrors

Interior
The Fit is large on the inside for such a small car. Interior features include:

  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Rear backrests can be left upright and the bottom cushion can be raised to provide a large, vertical space for tall items
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Optional leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood
The Fit’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine makes 117 horsepower and 106 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Uses regular gas
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Optional five-speed automatic, with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles on Sport trim level

Safety
The Fit employs Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering, a body structure designed to engage the crumple zones of taller vehicles optimally in a collision. Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Active front head restraints
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Curtain airbags that cover the side windows, front and rear
  • Electronic stability system with traction control

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

3.7

A reliable little car

I bought the 2012 Fit brand new. Got rid of it at 33K miles for a larger car for the family. It was very reliable. It was made in Japan. They don't make cars like this anymore. I think many new Hondas are built in multiple regions, like Mexico and Japan. BTW, it wasn't the most comfortable car since it was tiny. And since the tires were thin and low, I definitely had to replace them several times during the years because I would hit potholes and bubbles would develop.

5.0

No the best one but economic

Excellent, just what I was looking for to move from point A to point B, from work to Home and vice versa and though looks small has plenty space inside.

4.7

Fit life

Love my car. Can load 8’ lengths of lumber, water heater, bags of concrete, and big chubby drivers. It’s super agile and the cockpit is like the Millennium Falcon. Thing rules!!!BOOM!!!

See all 79 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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