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in 2011 Affordable Small Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $11,191 - $13,876
Original MSRP: $15,100 - $19,240
MPG: 27 City / 33 Hwy
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2011 Honda Fit Interior

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Test drivers are very impressed with the 2011 Honda Fit’s interior. It offers an innovative cargo hold and an impressive list of standard and optional features. Tall drivers may desire more leg room in the front seat and some reviewers complain about the undersized sunvisors, but overall, the Fit's interior is a winner.

  • "One glaring oversight: The sunvisors are worthless when rotated to the sides, as they're both far too short and mounted too high to be of much use." -- Consumer Guide
  • "If you've never been in a Fit, you'd be surprised by the fit. Like many small cars these days, its interior size belies its exterior dimensions. At 6 feet tall, I had substantial headroom surplus, and legroom was good enough that I had to inch the driver's seat forward a bit to get full extension on the clutch pedal." -- Cars.com
  • "In-cabin noise is fairly quiet for a sub-compact and, overall, we found the Fit to be comfortable, with adequately bolstered seating and easy-to-reach climate and audio controls." -- Kelley Blue Book

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Seating

Reviewers have mixed feelings about the Fit's front seats. They agree that they’re comfortable and accommodating for most drivers, but some think better cushioning and more legroom would be helpful. One thing that should aid driver comfort is the standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel.

Reviewers agree that the back seats are exceptional, which is rare among compacts. They will even fit tall passengers comfortably.

  • "All seats on all trim levels are new, but the Sport model cloth seats are huge improvements over those of the previous generation, providing gobs more lateral and seat support." -- Motor Trend
  • "There's no height adjustment for the seats, but they're mounted high enough to provide most drivers a fairly commanding seating position. The seats themselves are comfortable and there's plenty of headroom, but taller drivers might wish for more legroom." -- Consumer Guide
  • "For what it's worth, Honda continues to claim that the front seats recline all the way to create something of a bed, as they do in the Honda Element. I continue to claim that even Michael Phelps isn't double-jointed enough to rest comfortably on this thing." -- Cars.com
  • ”The Fit's front seats are excellent. They hit me in all the right places and had firm foam." -- The Kansas City Star
  • "Overall interior space is impressive for this class, with ample headroom and legroom both front and rear." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

The Fit’s interior does have hard plastics and doesn’t feature the best cloth seats, but that’s not surprising given it’s an affordable small car. The Fit compensates for cost cuts by offering an impressive list of interior features.

The base Fit comes with an auxiliary input jack, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows and doors and an MP3/Windows Media audio system. Upgrade to the Fit Sport, and you’ll get an audio system with six speakers, a USB audio interface and a security system with remoteless entry. An optional navigation system is also available with the Sport trim.

  • "While you're not going to mistake this interior for that of an Audi, all the materials are robust, the controls intuitive and the quality high." -- Jalopnik

Cargo and "Magic Seat"

If you need a lot of cargo space, the Fit is well, the perfect fit. It has 10 cup holders, an under-seat tray and a large glove box, which has plenty of space for anything you want to store inside the cabin. What really seals the deal is the Fit’s cargo area. With all seats in use, the Fit provides 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Put all the seats down and the cargo expands to 57.3 cubic feet of space, which is enough to rival some compact SUVs. The Fit's second-row Magic Seat is its most distinctive feature. With three storage modes depending on how you fold the seat -- tall, long and utility -- you can easily fit everything from a flat-screen TV to a bicycle.

  • "Honda's "Magic Seat" may take some liberties in its name, but we must admit it's a pretty neat trick for the rear seat to fold flush without having to remove the headrest. With the rear seat folded down, the Fit offers up a respectable 57.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, more than either the Nissan Versa or Kia Rio5, for example. The front passenger seat also folds flat, which gives enough space for items up to seven feet, nine inches long." -- Kelley Blue Book
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