Used Car: 2013 Honda Fit Review
The 2013 Honda Fit offers an impressive amount of space for both passengers and cargo, as well as nimble handling and a fun-to-drive character, reviewers said.
Most test drivers said the 2013 Honda Fit’s four-cylinder engine provides a fair amount of power in the city and on the highway, though some wrote that it takes time to get up to passing speeds or climb steep grades. The standard five-speed manual transmission is fun to shift and makes the best use of the engine’s power, auto writers found. A five-speed automatic is available. The 2013 Honda Fit gets up to an EPA-estimated 28/35 mpg city/highway, which is competitive for the class. Responsive steering and a light, tossable body make the 2013 Fit feel agile around turns and engaging to drive, especially in the Sport trim, reviewers said. However, some critics wrote that the Fit’s ride isn’t as comfortable as some rival subcompact cars’.
The five-seat 2013 Honda Fit has an attractive cabin but its budget materials aren’t as nice as the more upscale offerings of class leaders, reviewers said. Interior space is where the Fit shines, they reported, pointing to ample head- and legroom for adults in the front and rear seats, which is rare praise for a subcompact car. With the ability to haul up to 52.7 cubic feet with the seats folded, the 2013 Fit has one of the largest cargo holds in the class. It also features Honda’s Magic Seat, which flips in different ways to accommodate a variety of passenger and cargo combinations. The 2013 Fit comes with a four-speaker CD audio system, an auxiliary input and a USB port. Available features include a navigation system and Bluetooth, though features like a rearview camera, heated front seats and a sunroof are unavailable. Audio, climate and available navigation system controls are conveniently located and easy to use, test drivers noted.
When it was new, the 2013 Honda Fit won our Best Subcompact Car for the Money and Best Hatchback for the Money awards.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is available as either a sedan or a hatchback and both body styles have a good amount of cargo space for the class. Auto critics praised the Sonic’s athletic handling. At the same time, they said it has a very compliant ride, even over rough roads.
An available Skyactiv engine gives the 2013 Mazda3 better fuel economy ratings than the Fit. Test drivers praised its razor-sharp steering and impressive body control around curves and said it maintains a composed ride that’s comfortable enough for the daily commute.