2015 Honda Fit gets More Legroom and Burns Less Gas

2015 Honda Fit gets More Legroom and Burns Less Gas

Honda has redesigned the Fit subcompact from the ground up for 2015 and the Japanese automaker has rolled out the new car here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. 

The Fit gets a whole new look that is dominated by hard angles, and out back there are new LED taillights and a rear diffuser. Further adding to the new style, 16-inch tires are outfitted with a new 5-spoke wheel design.

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Dimensions of the 2015 Fit are changed up as well, with the car losing 1.6-inches in overall length but gaining interior space. Passenger volume has grown by 4.9 cubic feet while rear legroom has increased 4.8 inches compared to the previous model. With the rear seats folded flat, the car offers a full 52.7 cubic feet of space.

2015 Fit InteriorInterior technology is in no short supply either, with the new Fit offering bluetooth connectivity, Honda’s lane watch camera and a 7-inch touchscreen. For the first time ever, the Fit can also now be had with leather-trimmed seats.

A new 1.5-liter four cylinder engine provides power to the 2015 Fit, putting out 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be linked to either a six-speed manual or a CVT with available paddle shifters, and Honda predicts that the car will get 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined.

Chassis updates for the 2015 car include new rear dampers and revised suspension along with the use of high-strength steel that has helped the car lose 57 pounds.

GALLERY: 2015 Honda Fit Live Photos


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  • danwat1234

    High strength aluminum would help even more, I suspect by 2025 most cars will have the majority of the body out of aluminum.

    The 2014 Fit EV is nice too, quite fun to drive.

  • Matt M.

    No to aluminum. The future to reduce car weight is to get people to lose weight…..plain and simple. There is an obesity epidemic out there that negates all the best plans to increase MPG’s.

  • US

    I don’t see car companies striving to get people to lose weight.

  • danwat1234

    Yes that is a huge problem but cars are often driven with 1 person inside. Shaving a couple hundred pounds with aluminum should net a good MPG gain

  • Edge

    The 4 cylinder E drive can get 302 HP. Why do you think that is too much in a FWD car.? It gets decent highway milage at around 35mpg. That is pretty good. What do you think should the maximum HP should be in a FWD car?