Honda Fit Interior
Most reviewers say that the 2015 Honda Fit’s cabin is constructed with materials that seem upscale for the class, and they think the interior design is sleeker than in the last model. They’re impressed with the amount of legroom in the back seat and say there’s a terrific amount of cargo space. The Fit offers a lot of premium features, they say, though higher trims come standard with a touch-screen display which complicates audio functions.
- "Cabin materials are of much better quality, and the nominal price increase belies the longer list of standard equipment, from a backup camera and Bluetooth on the base LX to a one-touch sunroof, leather, push-button start, and heated front seats on the EX-L." -- Automobile Magazine
- “The screen is nestled in a dash covered with soft-touch materials, which also extend to the door panels. The interior has an upscale aura not usually associated with cars in this class." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Despite its busier visuals, the new Fit's interior is a far more premium space than before. The hatch now offers amenities like leather upholstery, heated front seats and a sunroof - all things you couldn't get on the outgoing model." -- Autoblog
- "Honda claims the more rigid body structure reduces noise, but we found the wind irritatingly audible at freeway speeds." -- AutoWeek
The Fit comes with a manually adjustable driver seat and a tilt and telescoping steering column. Leather-trimmed seats and heated front seats are optional. Reviewers say the front seats are roomy and that shoulder room is up from the previous model. There’s ample legroom in the back seat, they add, even for tall adults, which is unusual praise for a subcompact car.
- "Passenger space and front shoulder room are both up, but the big news is in back. Between the added wheelbase and the clever location of the gas tank (beneath the front seats, rather than the customary location beneath the rears) Honda was able to move the back row rearward by several inches, yielding a huge 4.8-in growth in rear legroom." -- Yahoo Autos
- "By stretching the wheelbase and shortening the rear suspension's trailing arms, backseat legroom has been increased by a whopping 3 inches. This gives rear occupants in the new Fit truly astonishing space: A pair of 6-foot-plus adults won't even feel a squeeze. It's that roomy." -- Edmunds
- “These new dimensions add to the feel of a more substantial vehicle. The front passengers have more elbow room and the rear seat offers the kind of space found in cars a class or two above." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Combine that with a more upright seating position, and you'll find the rear bench is extremely spacious, not a penalty box like other subcompacts." -- Autoblog
The 2015 Fit comes standard with a four-speaker CD audio system with a 5-inch display, a USB port, an auxiliary input, a multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth and steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. Navigation is optional, and there are many newly available features for 2015, including a power moonroof, push-button start, a six-speaker CD audio system with a 7-inch touch-screen display, HD Radio, satellite radio and smartphone app integration for Pandora Internet radio, Aha and an available cloud-based navigation app. Honda LaneWatch is also available, which uses a camera mounted under the passenger side mirror to show the driver what’s in his or her blind spot.
Reviewers say the Fit’s climate controls are intuitive, and some like that the Fit offers features like a standard rearview camera and an available touch-screen audio system that provides access to smartphone apps. However, many also note that the touch-screen audio system is difficult to use and doesn’t have enough redundant buttons and knobs, which can complicate adjustments and distract the driver.
- "In recent years, we've criticized Honda and Acura interiors for their confusing array of buttons, but the new system swings to the other extreme with a nearly button-free interface that gives the dashboard a sleek, modern look. Still, we've frequently gone on record expressing our support of traditional buttons and knobs, and the Honda system's finicky volume slider and lack of haptic feedback convince us that there is a happy medium between the two approaches." -- Automobile Magazine
- "Attractive (and functional) details are everywhere, all composed of impressive materials for its mildly higher price point, and highlighted by a standard back-up camera and available 7-inch multi-touch screen populated with an early offering of apps such as Aha Internet radio, and navigation. Moreover, it can also play movies from your phone (while stopped) and will display your iPhone's screen (sorry, nothing for Android users yet). The demonstration of the system seemed seamless, intuitive, and quick, but when I tried it on my own I have to admit getting puzzled and starting over again and again." -- Motor Trend
- "The new audio system (which also incorporates navigation in the top-line model) contains no knobs and only one button: a staple-sized horizontal Power on/off. Everything else is controlled through the touchscreen. While this probably looks modern and futuristic, it really plays havoc with simplicity. Many of what should be simple adjustments take multiple steps or added time to execute, and that takes the driver's eyes off the road. By contrast, the climate controls remain three easy-to-use rotary knobs, all within easy reach." -- Consumer Guide
- "What's in front of the driver is particularly clustered, with two-tier vents to the left of the redesigned steering wheel and gauges, and in redesigning the HVAC module, Honda has killed the volume control knob for the stereo - it's now annoyingly housed digitally in the touchscreen." -- Autoblog
The Honda Fit has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in use and 52.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, giving it one of the largest cargo holds in the class. While the new Fit has less cargo space than in previous years, reviewers say there’s still ample room for a subcompact car. They especially like the Fit’s Magic Seat in the back, which folds flat and in multiple directions, allowing for various cargo and passenger configurations.
- "The tradeoff is in a significantly smaller cargo area, which drops from the past car's 21 cubic feet (with the rear seats up) to 17, making what was once the segment leader only mid-pack. But that's still vastly more voluminous than any affordable sedan's trunk, and a single lever still drops the Fit's rear seat to create a flat load floor." -- Car and Driver
- "Nevertheless, the new Fit still manages to offer ample cargo-swallowing capability. And, of course, Honda retained the trick, multi-configurable ‘Magic Seat’ backseat, a feature that no other competitor has yet topped. It's really the linchpin in the Fit's packaging brilliance, as it allows the rear seat to fold in several ways for maximum capacity." -- Edmunds
- "The 2015 Honda Fit also retains the previous model's center-mounted fuel tank, which pays huge dividends when it comes to hauling stuff. This allows for a low rear cargo deck and a folding rear seat as flexible as a circus contortionist. Fold the seat forward and the bottom cushion nests into the footwell allowing for a fold-flat cargo area.” -- Kelley Blue Book
- "And considering you can lay the front seats nearly flat to accommodate longer items, it's still possible to, well, fit nearly anything you want inside this Honda." -- Autoblog