Responding to changing roadway conditions is easy when you have the help of the Honda Fit’s active safety features. The engineers at Honda know that drivers need to be able to see as much of the road as possible in order to prevent accidents. To that end, all Fit models have been equipped with daytime running lights and a multi-angle rearview camera. What’s more, the Fit’s anti-lock brakes will never let you down in a pinch. Features such as electronic brake distribution and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control allow each of your wheels to respond independently to the road, and Brake Assist technology can lend your brakes a boost of power in emergencies. Few drivers know how to properly care for their tires, but Fit drivers will possess the technology to be more proactive. With the Fit’s tire pressure monitoring system, you’ll always be able to tell when you’re running low on air. All of these features come standard in the Fit’s baseline LX trim, with even more available as you move up the lineup!
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control: This advanced safety feature allows the Fit to automatically adjust the speed at which its wheels rotate. VSA comes in especially handy when you’re going around a tight curve. Traction control uses this technology to alter the power and speed of Fit’s wheels when you encounter harsh terrain.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: The Fit’s multi-angle rearview camera offers wide-angle, top-down, and normal viewing modes that you can switch between with ease. The camera that comes in the LX trim has guidelines, with the Fit’s EX and EX-L trims bringing dynamic guidelines to the table.
Brake Assist: When your Fit’s electronic control unit determines that you’re placing more pressure on the brake pedal than usual, Brake Assist activates. This feature significantly reduces stopping distance by immediately applying the full force of your brakes in emergencies.
The Fit’s passive safety features may not seem particularly exciting, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t work tirelessly to protect you and your passengers! The Fit provides three-point seat belts for all five of its seating positions, and in the front seats, these seat belts utilize automatic tensioning and electronic reminders to provide the best protection. We also want to note that standard child-protective rear door locks and the LATCH child safety-seat system make the Fit a great car for growing families. The Fit’s suite of safety features includes three sets of airbags: dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. Even the Fit’s frame has been optimized for safety with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE). Its ACE body structure was designed to collapse at pre-designated points, and that means that Fit passengers will be safer from harm in the event of a collision.
When it comes to automobile safety, few organizations are able to offer better guidance than the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and based on their extensive crash tests, the 2017 Honda Fit is one of the safest small cars you can buy. In fact, in every category except for rollover collisions, the 2017 Honda Fit received the maximum rating of 5 stars!** Honda’s subcompact demonstrates that when top safety features come together with smart design, drivers and passengers can enjoy excellent protection from all angles. Across many categories, the 2016 Toyota Yaris L 5-Door, the 2016 Hyundai Accent Hatchback, and the 2016 Kia Rio 5-Door LX received significantly lower scores than the Honda Fit.