2012 Honda Fit Safety

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With a good set of safety features, as well as a reputation for strong occupant-safety scores, the 2012 Honda Fit remains one of the better picks among small cars—although it's not a top performer in all respects.

The Honda Fit has earned great safety ratings from the IIHS--earning back its Top Safety Pick award for 2012 with an improved 'good' rating for roof strength. However its results in the federal NCAP testing program are less impressive--mostly four stars, although with a worrisome two-star rating in the side pole test.

That said, the 2012 Honda Fit offers an especially strong body structure, along with a long list of safety features including front seat side airbags, full-length side-curtain bags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes.

The 2012 Honda Fit gets ratings that shouldn't scare away safety-conscious shoppers who want a small car.
The Fit's rather low beltline aids outward visibility--so most drivers tend to get a good view for parking or lane changes.

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