Honda Fit Gets Good Marks For Its SafetyFeb 23rd, 2015
The 2015 Honda Fit has received numerous accolades from the press since its arrival on the market this year. Replacing the older-generation Honda Fit who was with us since 2007, the new Honda Fit offers more space, more power and better fuel economy. In addition, the car is particularly safe since it earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This rating recently given to Fit reflects the effort of Honda engineers who wanted to make the Fit more than just urban, small and affordable car. To obtain such ratings from the NHTSA, the organization that is responsible for assessing the safety of new vehicles in the United States, a model must demonstrate excellence when the time comes to protect the occupants in a front and side collision, and also during a rollover. This is exactly what the Fit did.
This rating is added to the other one obtained from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that named the Fit on its 2015 list of Top Safety Picks.
“The Fit shows that opting for a smaller car does not mean compromising on space, comfort or safety,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President, Operations at Honda Canada Inc. “Honda’s commitment to the safety of our customers and other road users prevails over everything and the Fit demonstrates that eloquently. »
The 2015 Honda Fit is now based on the platform that will also serve the next Honda HR-V planned for later next year. It also proposes a new four-cylinder 1.5-liter engine with 130 horsepower and torque that has also increased. Compared to the old Fit and its 117-horsepower engine, the 2015 Honda Fit is much more powerful. That being said, fuel consumption does not suffer too much because the Fit can now be equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The latter is especially effective while being silent and efficient on the road.
Better yet, the 2015 Honda Fit still shows the versatility that characterized the previous generation thanks to the return of the Magic Seat system. These allow the Fit to have different configurations for the cargo area and as such, to carry several large objects more easily.
Fun to drive, fuel efficient and affordable, the 2015 Honda Fit also offers a ton of space inside for a car of this size. And, as the main topic of this article proves, it is also very safe. To learn more about the 2015 Honda Fit, contact Palladino Honda today