The 2013 Honda Fit is staying identical to the 2012 model, save one new color option, and some awards the car picked up in 2012.
When the 2013 Fit hits dealer lots, it will introduce an all-new color option called Midnight Plum Pearl, replacing one of the previous options, Orange Burst Metallic. Besides the new color option, the car will stay untouched for 2013, including the $15,325 starting price.
Honda is surely hoping that all of the awards the Fit picked up in 2012 will help it stay relevant in 2013. The IIHS deemed the car a top safety pick, J.D. Power and Associates’ put the Fit on the top of the Initial Quality Study for 2011 in its class and the Fit also received a top residual value award from ALG in its segment.
A 1.5-liter, i-VTEC four-cylinder engine which produces 117 horsepower and 106 lb-ft. powers the car. A five-speed manual gearbox comes standard, while a five-speed automatic transmission is also available. The Fit can also be had in Sport trim, which adds features like 16-inch alloy wheels, a body-colored underbody kit, rear roofline spoiler, a chromed exhaust finisher and paddle shifters on automatic transmission models.
Read AutoGuide’s Five Point Inspection on the 2012 Honda Fit Sport here.