2015 Honda Fit review fixates on handling

 

By Posted 7 May 2014, 14:53

It was a few years ago when I last drove a Honda Fit while on vacation, but I can still remember how fun it was to drive, as well as being very practical for a small vehicle with the intention of using it for two people looking to see the sights.

Let’s get one thing straight, the Honda Fit was never going to win any awards for its speed and comfort, but it was fun and did what it needed to do. It is for this very reason why I am filled with sadness that a recent 2015 Honda Fit review found it to lack the fun factor because its handling is not the same any more.

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For those of you who have never driven one of these cars before, then you will find it hard to know why a review for the 2015 Honda Fit would fixate so much on one aspect of the car, but for those like myself who have driven it, you will understand fully.

2015 Honda Fit review

In the review, they can fully understand why Honda had to make some fundamental changes because the Fit was not selling well, but to sacrifice what made the small car so great is a huge shame.

The 2015 Honda Fit still has some of the charm as the outgoing model, such as a surprisingly spacious interior, thrifty engine and bulletproof engineering.

So why has the 2015 Honda Fit handling suffered? This is a pretty easy question to answer, as Honda had to take away some of the sportiness as to help give it a smoother ride, and we all know that means a car will never handle as well when compromises are made.

Okay, so we know that the engine has lost some of its grunt, but the steering is not as responsive as it once was, and now feels a little vague. Lacking in this area will mean that you no longer have the confidence to throw the Fit around like you once did, but Honda believes this is the way to help secure the future of the Fit.

The 2015 Honda Fit price starts at $16,315, which is $100 more than the previous model. As for its release date, you can get the new model from dealers now. If they do try to tell you that the Fit has been improved in every area, then you know the salesperson is trying it on, so just remember that.

2015 Honda Fit review fixates on handling

  • Indie

    Funny, because nearly every other review I’ve read says nearly the opposite. The handling has improved, making it even more fun to drive.

    As an owner of a 2010 Honda Fit, I’ve taken the new one out on a few test drives and I’d have to agree with them. I even have an aftermarket suspension on my 2010 that tightens up the handling a lot and the 2015 can even give that a run for it’s money.