2008 Honda Fit Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Once again, the Honda Fit's outward appearance belies its inward capabilities.

Calling it "surprisingly big inside for a small car," Kelley Blue Book reports that the 2008 Honda Fit has "room for six-footers in both rows--something that can't be said about many subcompacts" (or many mid- to full-size cars either).

Keeping in mind that it is a small, subcompact economy car, you'll find that the 2008 Honda Fit does surprisingly well when it comes to a comfortable ride.

Popular Mechanics agrees, stating that "the Fit can haul much more than you think you have room for"--something that Hondas have long been known and loved for. Nonetheless, TheCarConnection.com notes that the testers would have preferred a "softer freeway ride." Both Cars.com and Motor Trend had similar things to say in this regard. For what it is, though, the Honda Fit does an admirable job of carrying four full-grown adults in reasonable comfort.

Much of the ride is due to the Fit’s suspension design. Cars.com reports that MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar are used for the 2008 Honda Fit's independent front suspension, although the rear is limited to the use of a semi-independent torsion beam--a limit imposed by economics and size. The reviewer describes the ride quality as "safe and controlled," but different from that of a larger vehicle--although "technically superior to some of its competitors," such as the Toyota Yaris or the Nissan Versa.


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