Honda is going all out with the all-new 2015 Honda Fit. It’s better than the predecessor in every way, and production facility is now based in Mexico to insure the supply meets the high demand that the company is expecting. Honda is expecting to sell close to 70,000 units in the first year of production. The new car is lighter, a little shorter on the outside, but a lot bigger on the inside. You get 4.8 extra inches of rear legroom and class leading 52.7 cu-ft of cargo volume with rear seat folded.
There is an updated Earth Dreams 1.5L four cylinder engine under the hood. It produces 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque, which is a significant increase over the outgoing model. More power does not mean more thirst. The Fit is now EPA rated at 33 MPG city, 41 MPG highway, and 36 MPG combined for the LX model with the CVT. There is more big news. The 2015 Honda Fit also comes with a 6-speed manual transmission in two trim levels. The started LX trim with a manual comes in at $15,525. The manual also comes with additional features of the EX model, which includes the sunroof.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.