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6.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$14,571
BASE MSRP
$15,100
On Styling
The shape of the 2011 Honda Fit is hardly sexy, let alone inspiring, but it redeems itself in the details.
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functional, high-waisted styling seems to work, when it didn't quite on the Suzuki Aerio
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The design philosophy behind the Fit is described as "Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum," shrinking the car around the biggest possible user space.
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It's as if the nose and tail have been pulled from one another to give it a more forward-leaning, angular stance.
Motor Trend

Character lines and fender flares make the profile a little less slab-sided
Car and Driver


Even at first glance, it's easy to pick out the 2011 Honda Fit as prioritizing function over form. It's difficult to make a super-practical, small, tall hatchback like the 2011 Fit look even vaguely sexy, and to those who value style, the tall proportions arguably make it look like a scaled-down minivan in some respects.

What the Fit doesn't have in silhouette it makes up for partly in the finer points. With its last redesign for 2009, the Fit got a more aerodynamic, better-detailed look, with small side windows just ahead of the front doors to aid visibility, and a pair of character lines that run from the snout through the grille and hood.

Inside, the rakish windshield leaves a vast expanse of dashboard ahead of the driver, lending an airier feel than some other small cars. The swoopy, two-tiered instrument panel employs textured and matte-metallic plastic surfaces, along with upholstery and trim that are simple but sturdy. Overall, it's easy to conclude that the Fit has a higher-quality interior than some of its rivals.

Conclusion

The shape of the 2011 Honda Fit is hardly sexy, let alone inspiring, but it redeems itself in the details.

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