2017 Honda Fit

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Key Specs
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Key Specs

of the 2017 Honda Fit. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    32-34 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    130-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Ride quality and acceleration
  • Visibility
  • Impressive maximum cargo room
  • Affordable multimedia technology
  • Generous standard features

The Bad

  • Backseat headroom for tall passengers
  • Touch-sensitive stereo controls in EX, EX-L models
  • Wind noise
  • No stripped-down version for bargain shoppers

Notable Features of the 2017 Honda Fit

  • Five-seat hatchback
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth streaming audio standard
  • Backup camera standard
  • Diverse seat-folding configurations

What Is the 2017 Honda Fit?

The 2017 Honda Fit is a five-seat subcompact hatchback that competes with the Nissan Versa Note, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic. Trims levels include LX, EX and EX-L (leather).

What's New on the 2017 Honda Fit?

The Honda Fit was extensively redesigned in 2015 and many of those changes have carried over into 2017. It's essentially unchanged.

How Does the 2017 Honda Fit Compare to Other Hatchbacks?

The base-level LX is more expensive than some other subcompact hatchbacks, but it offers a complete array of features and, with its rear Magic Seat folded, has double the cargo space of the Ford Fiesta. Fully equipped, the Honda Fit maxes out at around $22,000, and rivals the Nissan Versa Note in terms of value.

What Features in the 2017 Honda Fit Are Most Important?

The Honda Fit is powered by a 130-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. There's also an optional continuously variable automatic transmission. Significant standard features include a body-colored liftgate spoiler, automatic headlights, remote keyless entry and a backup camera. Inside, there's a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control and Bluetooth. The 60/40-split, folding backseat folds down to reveal up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space. As required in all new cars of this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard. 

One of the Honda Fit's most important available features is Honda LaneWatch, which uses a side camera to show cars approaching from the right and rear. Another noteworthy feature is the upgraded stereo with a 7-inch touchscreen, which can be used to access navigation, Pandora and more. Comforts like heated front seats, heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, a power moonroof and push-button start are also available options.

Should I Buy the 2017 Honda Fit?

The Honda Fit touches on many of the traits cars shoppers in this class want, including good ride quality and visibility. Generous features and cargo space give it broad appeal. On the other hand, its engine can be noisy, and its small backseat won't be comfortable for the tallest passengers. Additionally, it doesn't offer a bare-bones trim level for drivers who truly want the basics -- sans any bells and whistles.

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2017 Honda Fit Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Honda redesigned its five-seat Fit subcompact hatchback for the 2015 model year. It comes in LX, EX and EX-L (l... Read More

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What Drivers Are Saying


Honda Fit have major leak problems

by Sferrell11 from Tarpon Springs on September 25, 2018

I like the features on the Honda Fit, the gas mileage, and the fact I have plenty of storage space. But that's where the love ends. These cars definitely have leak issues. I first experienced it about ... Read full review


Exterior/paint easily scratched, no remedy from co

by PurpleGal from Mission, KS on August 14, 2018

I like a small hatchback like this model. However, exterior paint was immediately scratched & no remedy, though I paid for extra coating. After scratching they told me the coating was only for sun ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2017 Honda Fit currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Honda Fit LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Honda
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Fit received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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