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The 2011 Honda Fit is much more fun to drive than most other subcompacts in its price range.
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acceleration in our automatic-equipped Fit was average at best

Steering is precise, braking feel is linear, handling is better than you would think
Orlando Sentinel

communicates its eager responses in a way that’s reminiscent of a sports car
Car and Driver

has quick steering and corners flat
Popular Mechanics

highway merging and passing takes patience, though the automatic does its part by downshifting quickly for more power
Consumer Guide

The 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine in the 2011 Honda Fit makes 117 horsepower, but that's plenty to move the Fit quite quickly with the manual transmission and adequately with the automatic. The Fit's engine is especially responsive in the middle of the rev band, which makes it better-suited to the automatic than some other models, and Fit Sport models with automatic get steering-wheel paddle-shifters. Yet overall the Fit is considerably more fun with the manual.

While the Fit might not be astonishingly fast, its handling and maneuverability is impressive. The Fit has a very responsive, tossable feel that makes it feel almost sports-car nimble yet also adequately refined and settled for highway cruising. Relative to other cars its size, the Fit feels remarkably comfortable at 80 mph.


The 2011 Honda Fit is much more fun to drive than most other subcompacts in its price range.

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