2011 Honda Fit Review

Honda's Fit does something not a lot of small cars can do: It acts like a larger car than its subcompact exterior suggests.

The enviable cargo and passenger space makes this hatchback a replacement for bigger sedans. Compared with its subcompact competitors, the Fit has a healthy dose of personality; on top of being able to haul a lot of goods, it's also fun to drive.

The fun factor may not appeal to everyone, as some of the characteristics that make the Fit sporty also mean it's not always pleasant to deal with. Its fuel economy rating, though — as high as 28/35 mpg city/highway — should appeal to anyone.

The Fit is available in two trim levels, base and Sport, which you can compare here. I tested an uplevel Fit Sport with the optional navigation system and electronic stability control. For a look at what's changed on the current generation — the Fit was redesigned for 2009 — see our review of the changes here.

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Information Display
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