Considering Honda’s recent design direction, some of you may think the 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle is coming to the United States. Don’t worry, Honda has no plans to bring the taller, longer, larger 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle here. It’s not that we don’t need a people-mover that’s more economical and affordable than the Honda Odyssey (we do), it’s just that the 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle is a bit of an oddball. It’s also just a five-passenger vehicle, in the same bracket as the Ford C-Max.
Think of the 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle as a station-wagon version of the regular Fit.
The 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle is based on the previous generation’s Honda Fit (or “Jazz” depending on where you live). It comes with a 120 horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder and a hybrid that has a 1.3-liter engine connected to a 10kw (13.41 hp) electric motor. A continuously variable transmission comes standard.
Prices will run from about $17,000 to about $20,000 U.S.
I like the idea of the Honda Fit Shuttle, but I’m not a fan of the design execution. To me, the Honda Civic Tourer is a much better design externally. Still, I miss the days of being able to shove lots of people and/or cargo into a small car. The only thing we have in the USA that covers that territory is the Mazda5.
I’ll stick to the regular Fit – I think… It’s been five years since Honda had a Fit (or Ridgeline and Pilot etc.) in the Rocky Mountains for testing. Bummer, I like the looks of the Fit. I’m happy to live without the bulbous 2014 Fit Shuttle.
… and so are you.
Check out this fun Honda Accord video regarding junk in the trunk!
Here are some of the specs for the 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle
Dimensions, weight, riding capacity
Length (m) 4.385
Width (m) 1.695
Height (m) 1.540
Wheelbase (m) 2.500
Tread (m) before / after 1.480/1.470
Ground clearance (m) 0.150
Weight (kg) 1,190 1,200
Maximum vehicle weight (kg) ※ 1 1,200 1,210
Riding Capacity (Person) Five
Room dimensions length / width / height (m) 1.905/1.415/1.290