Honda Fit Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

Honda Fit Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

The Honda Fit is no longer recommended by Consumer Reports after it scored poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest crash tests.

The Honda Fit was one of the two worst vehicles tested in IIHS’s small overlap crash test, with the crash test dummy’s head glancing off the airbag and smacking the instrument panel. But there is a new 2015 Honda Fit coming later this year, and the Japanese automaker expects it to earn top safety scores from IIHS.

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IIHS’s small overlap crash test is designed to measure what happens when a car has a glancing blow with another vehicle of the same size or into a narrow, solid object like a tree or telephone pole.

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[Source: Consumer Reports]

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  • Eric To

    Way to be bias and only put “HONDA FIT” in the title when in reality is a huge list of cars ( Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa, Toyota Prius C, Hyundai Accent, Fiat 500) that also failed the test.

  • Rickers

    Because it’s the most noteworthy?