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Honda Fit News

Honda Fit Retains #1 Spot On Consumer Reports' Best-Value List
Honda Fit Retains #1 Spot On Consumer Reports' Best-Value List

If you're looking for a good value in a new car, turn your attention to the Honda Fit. For the second year in a row, it's driven to the top of Consumer Reports Best New-Car Value list. The results shouldn't be all that surprising. Since the Fit's Japanese debut in 2001, critics and shoppers have...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
First Chinese Car Goes On Sale In North America

For years, we've reported several Chinese automakers' intentions sell cars in North America. Producers like Brilliance, Chery and Geely made it clear they want a presence in the market. Even electric-car startup Coda looked like a lock for first Chinese car on sale here, until they stressed final...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
2012 Honda Fit Shapes Up

The 2011 Honda Fit is one of the most popular vehicles in the subcompact segment, and with good reason: it’s small on the outside but big on the inside, relatively entertaining to drive and affordable for most any budget. It’s racked up “Best Of” awards from the likes of Car...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Is The Honda Fit Moving To Mexico?

Honda plans to build a new $800 million pant in Mexico to build a subcompact car. Scheduled to open in 2014 and employ 3,200 people, the plant will have the ability to produce 200,000 vehicles a year. The plant will be located in Celaya, Guanajuato and will be the eighth plant Honda has located in...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Honda Recalls 2009 - 2010 Fit, Over 693,000 Units Affected

Honda has recalled 693,497 units of its popular Honda Fit, all from the 2009 and 2010 models years. At issue are some potentially flawed engine springs. The four springs are part of the Fit's engine valvetrain. According to a press release from Honda, they "may bend or break over time, resulting in...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
2007-2008 Honda Fit in Recall

Some early versions of the Honda Fit sold in the U.S. are being recalled for a headlight problem. The Japanese carmaker says its 2007-2008 Fit is involved in the service action. At least 143,038 Fit hatchbacks are included. Honda says the wiring harness is routed improperly in the Fit. Because of...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
2011 Honda Fit: Stability Control, USB, Cruise Now Included

Honda has announced details and pricing for its 2011 Fit. Most noteworthy is that electronic stability control—called Vehicle Stability Assist, or VSA, by Honda—is now included across the model line. It helps address the safety equipment gap that's existed between some of the smallest...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Subaru, Honda, Infiniti Top ALG Residual Value Awards

If you're thinking of getting a new Subaru, here's one more pro to put on the list: some of the strongest resale values in the business. ALG, a respected authority for residual values and depreciation data, and the leader for establishing the residuals that are used to determine new-car leasing...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet New Sail hatchback, sold in China
Chinese-Made Cars Edge Closer to the United States, Via GM

The U.S. auto industry has long feared an onslaught of cheap cars from Chinese brands like Chery, Geely, and BYD. But it's more likely that established global automakers will be the first ones to bring Chinese-made cars to the Americas. The United States market poses tricky political problems for...Read More»

Screencap from Craig Benzine's video for the Fiesta Movement
Video: Catching Up With The Stars Of Ford's Fiesta Movement

The Fiesta Movement has generated a lot of publicity for Ford's highly anticipated new model, and most of that publicity has been very, very good. Even haters would have to admit that it's been a game-changer on the marketing front and a groundbreaking use of social media. Chapter two of the Fiesta...Read More»

Google Maps for the iPhone
Google Maps Turn-By-Turn Navigation Coming (Finally) To The iPhone

At long last, Google is set to roll out turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone. Given that the service has been available on Android handsets for some time, we have to wonder: why the wait? It's probably because of Google's push to ensure that Android becomes the dominant smartphone OS -- though...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Honda Troubles: Sluggish Insight Sales, Costly Fit Hybrid Technology

Honda had big plans for the 2010 Insight. With low pricing and high tech, Honda hoped the Insight could leapfrog past the Toyota Prius to become the hottest hybrid on the market. Unfortunately, Honda's dreams haven't exactly played out as planned. When the 2010 Insight launched in March of last...Read More»

2007 Honda Fit
Honda Fit Fire Recall: 646,000 Cars Globally, 140,000 In U.S.

It's been a bad week for Japanese carmakers. First Toyota (NYSE:TM) gets backhanded by the NHTSA over its ongoing unintended acceleration issues--and associated multi-million-car recalls--and now the Honda Fit faces recall over a fire hazard. Honda (NYSE:HMC) today announced a recall of 646,000 Fit...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View
Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

So, it turns out that 2003 - 08 Honda Civic Hybrids may not actually return 49/51 mpg. In fact, owners claim that the vehicles earn an average of 31 mpg -- and they sued. Without admitting wrongdoing, Honda has now settled with plaintiffs, offering them either (a) a $1000 voucher toward the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Production Moving To Alabama

Here at TCC, we've seen some interesting production news over the past few months -- for example, Ford intends to make the U.S. its export base, and Honda will export the American-made 2010 Civic . (Honda might also move Fit production stateside.) Now, Daimler has announced plans to beef up its...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Strong Yen Could Push Honda Fit Production To U.S.

Few subjects are as snooze-inducing as macroeconomics, especially when talking about transnational manufacturing decisions, but oddly enough, the lively little Honda Fit has the ability to breathe life into the topic. A report breaking today reveals the strong yen against the relatively weak dollar...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
2010 Honda Fit: No Changes, And That's Quite Alright

Honda has put out the first word on its 2010 Fit, and it appears that there are few, if any changes to the hatchback model for the new model year. The Fit comes only as a five-door hatchback, and it remains one of TheCarConnection.com's top-rated vehicles (an 8.2 overall). The Fit's 117-horsepower...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Viva
GM Picks Michigan Plant Off Closure List; 2011 Chevrolet Viva Heading There?

The smallest Chevy, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo, is a Korean design that's built in that country and exported to the United States. But now it looks like the Aveo's replacement, the 2011 Chevrolet Viva, could be built at a General Motors plant in Orion Township, Michigan. At the start of June, GM chief...Read More»

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