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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
nook-and-cranny factor has been expanded, with lots of little compartmentlets
Seats themselves are comfortable and there's plenty of headroom
’Affordable subcompact’ no longer equals ‘chintzy penalty box
The 2010 Honda Fit might have you stepping back out of the car and doing a double-take; it really makes the most out of its compact exterior with impressive, usable passenger and cargo space.
The 2010 Honda Fit has real space for four adults, with plenty of headroom and legroom in the backseat. Cars.com contends that the Honda Fit's "interior size belies its exterior dimensions," since "at 6 feet tall" reviewers there "had substantial headroom surplus, and legroom was good enough that [they] had to inch the driver's seat forward a bit to get full extension on the clutch pedal." Edmunds also notes that "taller drivers will be more comfortable," thanks to a "standard tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel [that] has made the driving position far more agreeable." ConsumerGuide finds that the front "seats themselves are comfortable," and are even more surprised by "how much rear seat room there is in such a small vehicle." ConsumerGuide claims that rear seat "headroom and legroom are more than adequate for adults, even with the front seats fully rearward." Edmunds agrees, declaring that "an extra inch of rear legroom makes it pretty hospitable in back, too."
Though seating is surprisingly accommodating, cargo space—versatility, in particular—is where the 2010 Honda Fit excels. The so-called Magic Seat, Edmunds says "can be configured in a variety of ways" and allows for "the rear seatbacks [to] fold completely flat with just the pull of a lever." Edmunds elaborates that "if the rear seat is folded completely flat, the Fit can provide 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space," which is "considerably more than last year's 41.9 cubic feet." ConsumerGuide reports that "the rear seatbacks easily fold flat to provide a large, cubic storage area," while "the front seatback can be folded flat to accommodate long, narrow items." The cabin of the Honda Fit is brimming with space as well, and Jalopnik claims that the "nook-and-cranny factor has been expanded, with lots of little compartmentlets and even a small top-secret hidden stashbox under the rear seats." In addition, Jalopnik brags that the Honda Fit "will hold the hell out of your cups, with ten receptacles provided for that purpose alone."
Reviewers almost unanimously agree that the 2010 Honda Fit has a better interior and more impressive fit and finish than other small cars. ConsumerGuide says that "nothing comes off as being cheap" inside the Honda Fit, and "the overall look is par for the subcompact course." Cars.com also praises the "generally high-quality interior" and "pretty upscale" look, especially on the Honda Fit Sport.
The 2010 Honda Fit also offers a moderately well-insulated cabin. However, Cars.com reviewers note there is "significant engine noise when accelerating moderately to heavily." Furthermore, several reviewers praise the ride, including ConsumerGuide, which declares the new Honda Fit "commendably solid and reasonably compliant over bumps."
The 2010 Honda Fit has a versatile and cavernous interior that’s good for people and cargo alike.