Only one sub compact car made it into final consideration for KBB’s “Best Buy Award” in the small car category. Honda Fit went crumple zone to bumper with the competition in the segment and found itself tied in the top four. 2015 Honda Civic took top honors with Fit, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf in the runner’s up position.
As Kelley Blue Book most eloquently stated: ”None of the Best Buy winners is the best buy for everyone.” That’s the truth, those wanting affordable “Zoom,Zoom” and cutting edge good looks may turn to Mazda while V.W. Hatch fans look to the sometimes formidable and infinitely transformable Golf for a metric performance fix; we honor personal preference and have driven all.
2015 Honda Fit surprises: The first time we drove the all new Honda Fit we were collectively blown away by the EarthDream ™ direct injected i-VTEC 4 cylinder engine and CVT transmission with paddle shifters. It wasn’t so much that the earlier generations of Fit lacked in drivability and utility, for 2015 Honda Fit performs and handles like a much larger car.
Here lies the success of Fit: One doesn’t have to justify the purchase based on price and fuel economy alone. Fit’s good looking, sports a nicely appointed quality finished environment and exceptional driving experience while offering class setting interior volume and utility.
While not the lowest priced vehicle offered in the segment,($15,650-$19,925)when standard base features, transformer like ability and cost of operation is factored into the equation, Fit comes out on top.
For 2015 Kelley Blue Book predicts that Honda Fit will once again rank as one of the highest residual value used cars in North America; just the icing on the cake.You may read Fit price and specification details here.