2009 Honda Fit - Welcome Additions
In 2001 Honda introduced its Honda Fit. Sometimes called the Honda Jazz in certain parts of the world, it is primarily recognized as the Fit model in Japan, China and the United States. A Global Small Car Platform based vehicle, the 2009 Honda Fit is a subcompact with much to offer.
Listed as an entry level model, the Honda Fit is getting rave reviews for its excellent fuel economy. Now in it's second generation, Honda has given one of their most popular models a face lift so it seems.
In 2008, we obsessively talked about the upcoming years model, wondering what Honda would unveil for the year to come. Our patience and waiting were not took in stride and Honda delivered one of the greenest and most talked about cars it has manufactured to date. Proof is in the percentage of searched online for this specific model.
The interior has been expanded for comfort and the engine was given new life by adding on just a little more power. Also new for 2009 was a longer and wider body, but no one is complaining.
Mixed emotions about restricted movements in the back seat were put to rest this year as well when extended leg room was added. Rear seating is still offering all its old tricks though, like raising the seat to form a cargo space.
Just as the 2008 model had, the 2009 still comes with a 1. 5 liter 4 cylinder engine. The difference in 2009 was the improvement to the iVTEC valve timing system in order to slightly increase the vehicles fuel efficiency. Though not a big increase, the effort has been duly noted. After all, 27 miles per gallon isn't that bad!
You every day run of the mill safety features were not left out, included are anti lock brakes, front and side curtain airbags and head restraints. New this year is the stability control system that can be added to the Fit Sport Model. The downfall to this was that it only comes packaged with the optional navigation system, one of the only complaints this car has seen in review.
Overall, this new model Honda Fit has rated very well. Evaluations and test drives of the vehicle have been extremely positive with very little disappointment. Some are looking for increased horsepower in up coming models but seem to be content with what Honda is offering at the moment. If your in the market for a fuel efficient small car then the Honda Fit is worth some looking in to.
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Andy Zain is the admin of Honda Fit Forum , a place where fans and owners can get the right information for tuning, customization and general discussions on anything about Honda Fit. Get the information you need when you visit Honda Forum