The Honda Fit, even the Sport model, falls short of its trim designation at the first curve. Those road signs with the squiggly arrow don’t excite the Fit driver. It feels tall and narrow, and although transients—those squiggles on the road signs—are handled well, a long Interstate sweeper with broken concrete pavement (you know who you are) can discombobulate the Fit.
For its intended purpose, however, the Honda Fit simply fits. We recorded super gas mileage, an honest 40.7 miles per gallon in mixed driving. Super commuters, suburban super moms, and super environmentally conscious greenies will all find the Honda Fit a good fit.
Our 2007 Honda Fit Sport came complete—without options—at a base price of $14,650. Add destination charge of $550 for a bottom line of $15,200. That price includes the 5-speed automatic transmission mandatory with the Sport; a 5-speed manual gearbox is available on base models only. Other noteworthy standard equipment includes 200-watt AM/FM/CD 6-speaker audio, power windows, mirrors and locks, tilt steering column, and 15-inch alloy wheels. Dual-stage front airbags, driver and front passenger side impact airbags, and side curtain airbags are standard, as is ABS. The price fits.
So however that executive discussion actually went, Honda chose well in naming the Fit what they did. About that “Sport,” however…