Honda Fit: 2015 Finalist for Green Car of the Year


The emphasis on fuel economy has lured buyers to change tastes.  If fuel was more affordable, would you have really considered a hybrid?  Would you want more horsepower?  Honda has a few hybrid models with the CR-Z, Accord Hybrid, and Civic Hybrid, but they’re trying to increase efficiency with the internal combustion engine as well.

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The 2015 Honda Fit is a jack of all trades.  What can’t it do well?  It seats four adults comfortable, has plenty of cargo space, is very fuel efficient, and has sharp lines for a more modern look.  Power isn’t overwhelming, but is plenty adequate for daily driving usage.

In fact, a friend and I went to the local auto show over a month ago.  We were caught checking out the 2015 Honda Fit by the local newspaper.

Not only did we find the exterior design striking for a compact, we were surprised by the relative elegance and simplicity of the interior.

This is what Honda has to say about their new 2015 Fit:

"“With a cargo capacity near that of a mid-size SUV, the subcompact Fit is the perfect vehicle to replace larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Fit also fulfills the Honda brand’s promise to deliver both fun-to-drive enjoyment and outstanding fuel efficiency.”"

The 2015 Honda Fit matches a 1.5 liter engine to a six-speed manual transmission or a new Continuously Variable Transmission.  Power increases to 130 horsepower, with 114 lb.-ft. of torque, both up from the previous model.  More impressively, the Fit receives class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined) for manual transmission models, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trims with the CVT.

These qualities make it a Finalist for Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal.  Since 1992, Green Car Journal has focused on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment. Today, the magazine is considered the premier source of information on high fuel efficiency, low emission, advanced technology, and alternative fuel vehicles.

It’s simply a great car overall that can Fit every basic transportation need, pun intended.

[2014. Honda. 2015 Honda Fit Named a Finalist for Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year® Award. [Press Release] Retrieved from:]