If portrayed as the hero of a series of children’s books, the 2016 Honda Fit would be The Little Hatchback That Could.
At just a smidge over 13 feet long, the Fit offers cargo space that miraculously compares to that of small SUVS, fuel efficiency comparable to compact hybrids, and legroom similar to that of sedans. And with modern features that match most any standard vehicle in this day and age, it’s no wonder people are in love with this innovative hatchback.
In fact, the Honda Fit tops the list of cars that owners would buy again according to consumerreports.org – mostly because Honda developed a car that gives the impression of minimalism without limiting its capabilities, especially its interior spaciousness.
Beginning with the 2015 model, the Honda Fit became firmly entrenched as the versatile small hatch that defied the odds, thanks to the introduction of its “Magic Seat”—the foldable second-row seating that essentially gives owners four unbelievable modes of transportation: Utility, Long, Tall, and Refresh.
What is the “Magic Seat?” It’s a split rear seat that can be manipulated to fold forward for nearly 4 feet of additional cargo space, backward to create a futon-like bed, and even up to allow passengers and goods to be transported simultaneously.
In his review of the 2016 Honda Fit, Marty Padgett of The Car Connection recognized this as the innovative feature that most likely compels shoppers in South Florida to become Fit owners: “The Fit is packaged better than any small hatchback we’ve driven. It’s the magic of the Magic Seat, a simple system in which the rear bench seat of the Fit can flip up to open a tall, useful cargo space behind the front seats—while leaving a cargo bin inside the hatchback, too.”
Even the Fit’s listed 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume seems unbelievable until you’ve shared a ride with three or four passengers. The Honda Fit also has comparable front-seat legroom, as well as more front-seat headroom and rear-seat legroom than a midsize Toyota Camry.
“The utility is the Fit’s hidden strength,” adds Padgett, “but it’s also quite comfortable for passengers. You might actually fit better in the Fit than you do in some ‘larger’ small cars.”
It truly does seem much bigger, which is a testament to Honda’s creativity.
Running on a 130 hp, inline 4-cylinder engine, the 2016 Honda Fit is rated at 41 highway and 33 city MPG—some of the best ratings in its class, by far. Only pure EV and hybrid vehicles beat the Fit when it comes to fuel economy.
Earning the top five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, as well as exceptional crashworthiness ratings from the IIHS, the 2016 Honda Fit comes with traction control, high seating position for improved outward visibility, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and six airbags.
Standard and optional features of the Honda Fit include Eco Assist gauges in the driver-side dash, Bluetooth streaming audio via HondaLink, a 7-inch touchscreen, Honda’s acclaimed LaneWatch safety system, push-button start, a rearview camera, and Smart Entry handles.
Honda dealers in South Florida price the new 2016 Honda Fit starting at around $15k, making it one of the most affordable new hatchbacks in the Miami area. And as one of the 2016 Driver’s Choice nominees for Best Car on a Budget, the 2016 Fit can even be decked out with every available add-on and barely top $20,000.
At your South Florida Honda Dealers, we’re proud to stock this incredible vehicle in our inventory. Perfect for young adults who want nothing more than to enjoy the South Florida sand and sun, the 2016 Honda Fit is a dream come true.
If the Fit might fit your lifestyle, start your search for Honda dealerships near Miami, FL, with us. Locate the dealership that’s closest to you, and schedule a test drive right away! In addition to our 2016 Honda Fit inventory, we also sell a variety of new and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles, and have special offers on many new Honda models.