2010 Honda Fit Reviews

2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5 gasoline from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 1.5 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

This car is so good, I passed it to my dad and bought another one just like it

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is an amazing car. It drives like a go-cart, very stable and composed. The car is reliable, since nothing at all has broken in 4 years and over 50,000 miles.

The fuel economy is 40 MPG in mostly highway driving.

Original tires, brakes. Replaced oil and other fluids as preventive maintenance.

Replaced cabin air filter once. Drives like the day it was purchased.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2014

2010 Honda Fit Sport MT 1.5 from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

This car is amazingly cheap to operate, fun to drive, and is super reliable

Faults:

Nothing. The rock chipped the windshield, but other than that, the car is in immaculate condition.

General Comments:

I love this car. It handles superbly. It achieves over 40 MPG combined. It is a lot of fun to drive. It is extremely roomy, especially with the seats down.

The styling is great (many people say it looks like a space ship inside).

Super reliable.

The brakes are little weak compared to competition. Also the A/C is slightly weak in very hot weather, but tinting the windows solves this problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2013

2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5 gasoline from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance12900 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

This is an extremely efficient and versatile vehicle, which I would highly recommend to anyone

Faults:

The car has been reliable and had no issues whatsoever. Well, it's still less than a year old.

General Comments:

The car gas meter shows 41.x mpg for my commute... usually mostly highway at 60 mph. Manual calculation usually results in half to 1 gallon worse fuel consumption, still exceptional though.

The lack of decent arm rests makes the sitting fairly uncomfortable if you want to rest your arms.

The sun visor is insufficiently long, so it does not protect you from the shining sun when in the side position.

Other than that, the car is phenomenal. Very stable on the highway, the engine runs so smooth that I cannot feel any vibration in the steering wheel or the shifter with the engine running at idle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2010

26th Jan 2011, 22:43

The Fit is too expensive. I'd go with a Toyota Yaris. They're very reliable and fuel efficient.

29th Jan 2011, 06:11

I like the Fit in spite of being used to much larger cars. My wife bought one for around $16,000 plus trade-in on her Saturn Vue AWD after the CVT transmission started slipping. She bought it in December of 2009, and has put about 25,000 miles on it.

It is a surprisingly roomy car for being so small, and I like the maneuverability and ride. It is one of those rare small cars that rides like a big car.

The interior is tasteful for a cheap car, the seats are comfortable, and the ride is much better than the Civic that we also test drove. When the Civic hit a pot-hole, the car kept bouncing long after that pot-hole was behind you, but the Fit seemed to dampen the jouncing much more quickly. The Civic was surprisingly cramped, and I banged both knees twice getting in and out, while the Fit's cabin is much roomier on both the driver's and passenger's side. With the rear seats folded down, it carries a surprisingly large amount of stuff -- luggage, camping gear, even the odd bookcase.

She feels that the handling in snow and slush is more confident than her previous AWD Vue, and she feels more confident about driving the Fit because of the smaller size. Despite the recent heavy snowfalls in the Northeast, the Fit has made it to work and home every day, so it is doing a good job.

We took it on a roughly thousand-mile trip across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and down Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway to Tennessee and the car did great. I even enjoyed driving it. It handled great on the curves and with the gas mileage it is a great cross country car. I believe the best mileage she has gotten is 41 mpg, although we noticed that driving across the Appalachians of West Virginia at interstate speeds, gas mileage dropped pretty markedly, down to 32 mpg. She says this is the lowest that she has ever gotten, and the engine was working pretty hard to maintain 70 mph up some of the hills. She is very gentle with her cars, so on some of the steepest hills, instead of trying to maintain speed we'd just do whatever speed correlated to keeping the rpm's down to 3,500, even if that meant doing 55 mph in the truck lane. I also didn't see any reason to flog the little 1.5 liter doing 70 mph uphill in lower gears.

I personally really like the indigo-colored accents on the instrument cluster, and the little porthole windows adjacent to the dashboard, and I like the little bumps on the headlight assemblies. They don't necessarily serve any purpose that I can see, but they make the car fun. So, there are no agonizing, sleepless nights of worry that she should have bought something else, least of all a Yaris, which was never in consideration.

2010 Honda Fit Sport 1.5 gas from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 gas Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Faults:

Nothing major has happened to the car. I have a rattle in the dash, but it is a known problem just waiting to get it into the dealer.

General Comments:

Fantastic little car. It is great on gas and handles very well for an economy car.

The car is unstable in the wind, it likes to get pushed around due to its height. However, it is not something that would have ever stopped me from enjoying this car.

The Fit also needs a transmission update. It has very short gears to optimize acceleration due to the lack of horsepower, which means at 75 mph the car is at 3800 rpm. I feel like an extra overdrive gear could benefit the Fit greatly.

The interior is way above the class of this car. Fit and finish is amazing. Other than the slight rattle, I foresee no issues. There are not that many frills, but what is there is perfect. USB adaptor, aux input, lots of cup holders, cold AC, comfortable seats, lots of visibility and TONS of storage room. The Fit's interior is second to none.

The Fit is not a race car. It does not have a lot of horsepower or torque. It was designed to get good mpg's, and it does that very very well. I have been averaging 36 mpg, and it's not even broken in yet.

If what you are looking for is a great car that gets good gas mileage, is superbly versatile and fun to drive; look no further than the Honda Fit Sport.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2010

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews