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2012 Honda Fit
2012 Honda Fit
Available Price Range $7,388-$13,644 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 30 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Honda Fit

Our Take

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 roo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Drum rear brakes
  • Only offered in hatchback form

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


Consumer Reviews


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Pretty Darn Good

by OutFitted from Northern Colorado on December 31, 2011

My new Fit is proving to be practical and economical while still being a little fun. The 117hp engine is adequate, almost peppy in 2nd & 3rd gear. It seems really quiet and smooth to me, but I was acc... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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