2013 Honda Fit Reviews from North America

2013 Honda Fit Sport

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles

Summary:

Zippy, grocery gettin', family haulin', gas sippin', fun machine

Faults:

Tire pressure monitoring sensor when new.

Just got back from an 800 mile trip, and experienced air conditioned problems.

General Comments:

This car averages around 31 MPG. It is fun to drive with decent acceleration.

Visibility is good because there are windows everywhere. The car is easy to drive and park because of its size.

The port for the USB in the glove box is handy. Cup holders are abundant.

The road noise at highway speed is considerable unless you are driving on really smooth asphalt.

The interior and seats are somewhat small for my 6'4" height. The car is a perfect "fit" for my 5'0" tall wife.

We have enjoyed our Honda, and with an average of 32000 miles driven per year, its durability will be tested in a short period of time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2013

2013 Honda Fit Sport 1.5 i-VTEC

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.5 i-VTEC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180 miles
Most recent distance1020 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An inexpensive car for driving enthusiasts

Faults:

When I had an after-market remote start installed (manual transmission), a dash clip came loose and got jammed in the shift linkage. Only 3rd and 4th gear would engage.

A little scary, but it wasn't Honda's or the Fit's fault. Just be careful that you trust after-market installers.

(The remote start is great BTW).

General Comments:

I have barely driven the Fit 1000 miles, but here's what I have so far:

Pros:

- Loves to rev.

- Handles incredibly well.

- Classic Honda feel and sound.

- Incredible storage capacity ("Magic seats").

- Respectable fuel economy.

- I'm 6'5" and have no issues with getting in/out/fitting.

- High resale value.

- Very large after-market for accessories/support/etc.

- 10(!) cup holders.

- Option to play MP3 music from a USB stick in the glove box.

- Power windows/locks.

Cons:

- Stiff cloth seats, which attract animal hair.

- Unusual blind spots.

- Road noise may bother some.

- Interior plastic is prone to scratching.

- No Bluetooth on manual transmission models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2013

27th May 2013, 19:47

It's far too expensive. For what you pay, you can get a Civic base model for not much more. The Toyota Yaris is less expensive, and a solid little car. I love mine. Considered the Fit, but the cost turned me off.

31st May 2013, 16:46

The Fit is an OK little car, but grossly over priced. In helping a friend buy a new car to replace his crappy Corolla, we didn't even look at a Fit, because it was five grand more than other cars in its class.

29th Jun 2014, 20:09

I considered the Fit while checking out various small cars, but ended up buying a Fiat 500 Sport model, and I'm glad I did.

I average 40 MPG mixed driving, it has more features than you can get as standard on any other similar vehicle, and it is as solid as a rock; the build quality is obvious. You can get a base model Fiat for around 13,500, and even the base models have all the good features.

I bought mine from a Fiat dealership, and it was better than any other dealership I've ever been in. And no, I do not work for Fiat; I'm just a huge Fiat fan now that I've checked out the competition and made the right choice.

Do yourself a favor and check out the Fiats before you buy anything else; you'll be glad you did.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews