Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:30:39 -0700 Honda Automobiles: Honda Accord Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas Named to KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars of 2014 List <p>Industry experts at KBB.com named the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/">http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/</a>) and the 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/)">http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/)</a> to their annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars. The editors at Kelley Blue Book were impressed by the Accord Hybrid's superb driving experience and class-leading fuel economy ratings and by the Civic Natural Gas' use of a domestically sourced, clean-burning fuel.</p> <p>"For customers looking to purchase vehicles that have low CO<sub>2</sub> emissions, Honda has two great options on KBB.com's list—the fun-to-drive, fuel efficient Accord Hybrid and the Civic Natural Gas powered without a drop of gasoline," said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "This recognition from Kelley Blue Book validates the efforts of Honda engineers who for decades have continued to work towards our goal to leave 'Blue Skies for our Children.'"</p> <p>The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is designed to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance and, with a 50 miles per gallon EPA city fuel economy rating<sup>1</sup>, it has the highest city mpg rating of any four door sedan. The Accord Hybrid's two-motor hybrid system, part of an expanding lineup of Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, seamlessly blends electric-only, hybrid and engine drive modes along with powerful regenerative braking to provide responsive and efficient performance in a wide range of driving situations.</p> <p>KBB.com's honor adds to the growing list of prestigious awards for the Honda Accord Hybrid that include being named About.com's "Best New Cars of 2014" and <em>Green Car Journal's</em> Green Car of the Year. The Accord Hybrid also earned a <em>TOP SAFETY PICK+</em> rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (when equipped with the available Forward Collision Warning system) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)<sup>2</sup>.</p> <p>Also earning a spot on KBB.com's list, the Honda Civic Natural Gas has a combined EPA fuel economy rating of 31 mpg<sup>1‡</sup> and an estimated fuel cost savings of up to 40 percent compared to a typical gasoline-powered compact car. The Civic Natural Gas, powered 100 percent by natural gas, can be refueled in a matter of minutes, much like a conventional gasoline-powered car. New for 2014, the Civic Natural Gas Leather Navi model gains additional premium features such as leather seats, heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a six-speaker audio system. The Civic Natural Gas' standard interior has also been upgraded for 2014 with more premium seating materials and door panel trim.</p> <p>For more information about KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars of 2014, please visit <a href="http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-green-cars-2014/">http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-green-cars-2014/.</a></p> <p><strong>Honda Environmental Leadership</strong><br> Honda's diverse portfolio of alternative fuel vehicles has included numerous technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions including the first EV leases in California (1997 Honda EV Plus), the retail introduction of America's first hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), delivery of the first fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. (2002 Honda FCX), five generations of the Civic Natural Gas (first introduced in 1998) and the first gasoline-powered vehicles in the hands of consumers to meet stricter emissions standards. Honda also has led the Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) rankings of overall vehicle environmental performance since 2000, and a Honda vehicle has been included on the list of America's greenest vehicles from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the past 16 years.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # # </p> <p><sup>1</sup> Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors.</p> <p><sup>2</sup> Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (<a href="http://www.SaferCar.gov" target="_blank">www.SaferCar.gov</a>). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs).</p> <p><sup>‡</sup> Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) </p> Honda Automobiles Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/aa053c56-d56f-4035-8923-9da1dabe5d6f http://hondanews.com/releases/aa053c56-d56f-4035-8923-9da1dabe5d6f Honda Accord Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas Named to KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars of 2014 List <p>Industry experts at KBB.com named the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/">http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/</a>) and the 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/)">http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/)</a> to their annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars. The editors at Kelley Blue Book were impressed by the Accord Hybrid's superb driving experience and class-leading fuel economy ratings and by the Civic Natural Gas' use of a domestically sourced, clean-burning fuel.</p> <p>"For customers looking to purchase vehicles that have low CO<sub>2</sub> emissions, Honda has two great options on KBB.com's list—the fun-to-drive, fuel efficient Accord Hybrid and the Civic Natural Gas powered without a drop of gasoline," said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "This recognition from Kelley Blue Book validates the efforts of Honda engineers who for decades have continued to work towards our goal to leave 'Blue Skies for our Children.'"</p> <p>The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is designed to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance and, with a 50 miles per gallon EPA city fuel economy rating<sup>1</sup>, it has the highest city mpg rating of any four door sedan. The Accord Hybrid's two-motor hybrid system, part of an expanding lineup of Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, seamlessly blends electric-only, hybrid and engine drive modes along with powerful regenerative braking to provide responsive and efficient performance in a wide range of driving situations.</p> <p>KBB.com's honor adds to the growing list of prestigious awards for the Honda Accord Hybrid that include being named About.com's "Best New Cars of 2014" and <em>Green Car Journal's</em> Green Car of the Year. The Accord Hybrid also earned a <em>TOP SAFETY PICK+</em> rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (when equipped with the available Forward Collision Warning system) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)<sup>2</sup>.</p> <p>Also earning a spot on KBB.com's list, the Honda Civic Natural Gas has a combined EPA fuel economy rating of 31 mpg<sup>1‡</sup> and an estimated fuel cost savings of up to 40 percent compared to a typical gasoline-powered compact car. The Civic Natural Gas, powered 100 percent by natural gas, can be refueled in a matter of minutes, much like a conventional gasoline-powered car. New for 2014, the Civic Natural Gas Leather Navi model gains additional premium features such as leather seats, heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a six-speaker audio system. The Civic Natural Gas' standard interior has also been upgraded for 2014 with more premium seating materials and door panel trim.</p> <p>For more information about KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars of 2014, please visit <a href="http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-green-cars-2014/">http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-green-cars-2014/.</a></p> <p><strong>Honda Environmental Leadership</strong><br> Honda's diverse portfolio of alternative fuel vehicles has included numerous technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions including the first EV leases in California (1997 Honda EV Plus), the retail introduction of America's first hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), delivery of the first fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. (2002 Honda FCX), five generations of the Civic Natural Gas (first introduced in 1998) and the first gasoline-powered vehicles in the hands of consumers to meet stricter emissions standards. Honda also has led the Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) rankings of overall vehicle environmental performance since 2000, and a Honda vehicle has been included on the list of America's greenest vehicles from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the past 16 years.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # # </p> <p><sup>1</sup> Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors.</p> <p><sup>2</sup> Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (<a href="http://www.SaferCar.gov" target="_blank">www.SaferCar.gov</a>). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs).</p> <p><sup>‡</sup> Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) </p> Honda Automobiles: Honda HR-V Compact SUV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0d5c/5235/0d5c5235-e2ec-4699-a200-ad8c007b8bdc-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HR-V Compact SUV Honda Automobiles Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hr-v-compact-suv http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hr-v-compact-suv Honda HR-V Compact SUV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0d5c/5235/0d5c5235-e2ec-4699-a200-ad8c007b8bdc-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HR-V Compact SUV Honda Automobiles: Honda HR-V Compact SUV to Join All-New 2015 Fit as Honda Expands Small Car Lineup <ul> <li><em>All-new HR-V will launch this winter with sleek and expressive styling</em></li> <li><em>2015 Fit resets segment benchmark with class-leading interior space, top fuel economy ratings and standard features </em></li> <li><em>Next-generation ASIMO also makes appearance at New York Auto Show </em></li> </ul> <p>Honda will continue to expand its lineup of small cars aimed at the next generation of buyers with the launch of the 2015 Fit subcompact car (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/fit" target="_blank">http://automobiles.honda.com/fit</a>) and the all-new compact SUV, the Honda HR-V (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v" target="_blank">http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v</a>) that will come to market this winter. Together the Fit and HR-V will represent a significant growth opportunity for Honda in the U.S., with both models produced at the automaker's newest North American manufacturing facility located in Celaya, Mexico, which allows for production flexibility to meet market demand.</p> <p>"Both Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one does this better than Honda," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. "Together these models also represent Honda's step-by-step expansion of our production in the region, which has been key to our success in America for more than 30 years."</p> <p><strong>All-New HR-V Compact SUV </strong><br> Honda released the first official photos of the U.S.-bound HR-V today at the New York International Auto Show. With sleek styling and expressive character lines, the HR-V is anticipated to launch this winter. Built on the same global compact platform that underpins the Fit, the HR-V will feature a versatile and spacious interior thanks to a unique center tank layout. The HR-V will be equipped with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®, which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space. The HR-V will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup, positioned below the CR-V in both price and size. Additional details about the HR-V will be announced later this year.</p> <p><strong>2015 Fit Sets Subcompact Benchmark</strong><br> On-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide this month, the all-new 2015 Fit establishes a new benchmark in the subcompact segment. The Fit delivers a class-leading combination of interior space, feature content, fuel efficiency and value. With a long list of new standard and available features including a multi-angle rearview camera, <em>Bluetooth® </em>connectivity, Expanded View Drivers Mirror, 7-inch Display Audio with HondaLink™ connectivity and LaneWatch™ display, the Fit is an unparalleled  value with an MSRP starting at $15,525<sup>1</sup>, representing an increase of only $100 over the model it replaces.</p> <p>The new Fit is equipped with a more efficient and powerful Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter direct injected 4-cylinder engine. Available with either a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual, the 2015 Fit earns class-leading<sup>2</sup> EPA fuel economy ratings of 33/41/36 (city/hwy/combined)<sup>3</sup> when equipped with the CVT in LX trim.</p> <p>Retaining a similar exterior footprint to the outgoing model, the new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) with a longer wheelbase (+1.2 in.), resulting in improved handling and stability. Inside, the Fit delivers class-leading passenger space measuring 95.7 cubic feet, an increase of 4.9 cubic feet compared to the previous model. Passengers sitting in the backseat will appreciate the Fit's abundant rear legroom, which increases by 4.8 inches to a best-in-class 39.3 inches. With the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat® offering multiple seating configurations, the Fit provides an unrivaled 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row seats are folded flat.</p> <p><strong>Next-Generation ASIMO Makes Appearance  </strong><br> Showcasing Honda's commitment to advancing mobility of all forms, the new version of ASIMO (<a href="http://www.asimo.honda.com" target="_blank">www.asimo.honda.com</a>) made a special demonstration at the New York Auto Show, as a part of a week of activity in New York City.</p> <p>ASIMO — which stands for <strong>A</strong>dvanced <strong>S</strong>tep in <strong>I</strong>nnovative <strong>M</strong>obility — features enhanced hand dexterity, including the ability to sign in both Japanese and American sign language, as well as the ability to run faster than previously, climb stairs more smoothly, hop, jump, balance on one foot, and transition seamlessly between walking and running, among other new and unique capabilities.</p> <p> </p> <p><sup>1</sup> Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.<br> <sup>2</sup> Among subcompact class vehicles equipped with standard engine and automatic transmission <br> <sup>3</sup> Fuel economy rating for 2015 Fit LX equipped with CVT. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, and other factors.</p> <p>###</p> Honda Automobiles Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/191f2fc0-8fa3-4445-963a-eb15ff434e8b http://hondanews.com/releases/191f2fc0-8fa3-4445-963a-eb15ff434e8b Honda HR-V Compact SUV to Join All-New 2015 Fit as Honda Expands Small Car Lineup <ul> <li><em>All-new HR-V will launch this winter with sleek and expressive styling</em></li> <li><em>2015 Fit resets segment benchmark with class-leading interior space, top fuel economy ratings and standard features </em></li> <li><em>Next-generation ASIMO also makes appearance at New York Auto Show </em></li> </ul> <p>Honda will continue to expand its lineup of small cars aimed at the next generation of buyers with the launch of the 2015 Fit subcompact car (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/fit" target="_blank">http://automobiles.honda.com/fit</a>) and the all-new compact SUV, the Honda HR-V (<a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v" target="_blank">http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v</a>) that will come to market this winter. Together the Fit and HR-V will represent a significant growth opportunity for Honda in the U.S., with both models produced at the automaker's newest North American manufacturing facility located in Celaya, Mexico, which allows for production flexibility to meet market demand.</p> <p>"Both Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one does this better than Honda," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. "Together these models also represent Honda's step-by-step expansion of our production in the region, which has been key to our success in America for more than 30 years."</p> <p><strong>All-New HR-V Compact SUV </strong><br> Honda released the first official photos of the U.S.-bound HR-V today at the New York International Auto Show. With sleek styling and expressive character lines, the HR-V is anticipated to launch this winter. Built on the same global compact platform that underpins the Fit, the HR-V will feature a versatile and spacious interior thanks to a unique center tank layout. The HR-V will be equipped with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®, which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space. The HR-V will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup, positioned below the CR-V in both price and size. Additional details about the HR-V will be announced later this year.</p> <p><strong>2015 Fit Sets Subcompact Benchmark</strong><br> On-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide this month, the all-new 2015 Fit establishes a new benchmark in the subcompact segment. The Fit delivers a class-leading combination of interior space, feature content, fuel efficiency and value. With a long list of new standard and available features including a multi-angle rearview camera, <em>Bluetooth® </em>connectivity, Expanded View Drivers Mirror, 7-inch Display Audio with HondaLink™ connectivity and LaneWatch™ display, the Fit is an unparalleled  value with an MSRP starting at $15,525<sup>1</sup>, representing an increase of only $100 over the model it replaces.</p> <p>The new Fit is equipped with a more efficient and powerful Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter direct injected 4-cylinder engine. Available with either a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual, the 2015 Fit earns class-leading<sup>2</sup> EPA fuel economy ratings of 33/41/36 (city/hwy/combined)<sup>3</sup> when equipped with the CVT in LX trim.</p> <p>Retaining a similar exterior footprint to the outgoing model, the new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) with a longer wheelbase (+1.2 in.), resulting in improved handling and stability. Inside, the Fit delivers class-leading passenger space measuring 95.7 cubic feet, an increase of 4.9 cubic feet compared to the previous model. Passengers sitting in the backseat will appreciate the Fit's abundant rear legroom, which increases by 4.8 inches to a best-in-class 39.3 inches. With the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat® offering multiple seating configurations, the Fit provides an unrivaled 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row seats are folded flat.</p> <p><strong>Next-Generation ASIMO Makes Appearance  </strong><br> Showcasing Honda's commitment to advancing mobility of all forms, the new version of ASIMO (<a href="http://www.asimo.honda.com" target="_blank">www.asimo.honda.com</a>) made a special demonstration at the New York Auto Show, as a part of a week of activity in New York City.</p> <p>ASIMO — which stands for <strong>A</strong>dvanced <strong>S</strong>tep in <strong>I</strong>nnovative <strong>M</strong>obility — features enhanced hand dexterity, including the ability to sign in both Japanese and American sign language, as well as the ability to run faster than previously, climb stairs more smoothly, hop, jump, balance on one foot, and transition seamlessly between walking and running, among other new and unique capabilities.</p> <p> </p> <p><sup>1</sup> Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.<br> <sup>2</sup> Among subcompact class vehicles equipped with standard engine and automatic transmission <br> <sup>3</sup> Fuel economy rating for 2015 Fit LX equipped with CVT. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, and other factors.</p> <p>###</p> Honda Automobiles: Honda HR-V Compact SUV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e3da/966a/e3da966a-be1f-43a8-b658-e767110dc212-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HR-V Compact SUV Honda Automobiles Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:59:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hr-v-compact-suv-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hr-v-compact-suv-2 Honda HR-V Compact SUV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e3da/966a/e3da966a-be1f-43a8-b658-e767110dc212-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HR-V Compact SUV Honda Automobiles: Honda HR-V Compact SUV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a406/336c/a406336c-303d-490c-991e-90320d5d1733-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Honda HR-V Compact SUV Honda Automobiles Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:58:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hr-v-compact-suv-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-hr-v-compact-suv-1 Honda HR-V Compact SUV <img 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2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/new-honda-safety-campaign-reminds-millennials-about-dangers-of-t http://hondanews.com/photos/new-honda-safety-campaign-reminds-millennials-about-dangers-of-t New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9598/f267/9598f267-cd82-42a0-9a4e-45920be9bcf2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month Honda Automobiles: New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0d34/bc0d/0d34bc0d-79b7-4e92-a265-17d8f108a6a4-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month Honda Automobiles Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/new-honda-safety-campaign-reminds-millennials-about-dangers-of-texting-and-driving-in-conjunction-with-distracted-driving-awareness-month-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/new-honda-safety-campaign-reminds-millennials-about-dangers-of-texting-and-driving-in-conjunction-with-distracted-driving-awareness-month-1 New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0d34/bc0d/0d34bc0d-79b7-4e92-a265-17d8f108a6a4-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month Honda Automobiles: New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month <ul> <li><strong><em>Honda "#ThumbsUp" campaign uses emoticons to stress importance of not texting while driving</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Social media campaign targets broad audience of English- and Spanish-speaking youth with videos, GIFs and downloadable mobile wallpaper</em></strong></li> </ul> <p> Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) <a href="http://www.distraction.gov/" target="_blank">initiative</a>, Honda is launching the "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young drivers by utilizing the emoticons that are essential to millennial texting, along with a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WJThbomts0" target="_blank">video</a> that illustrates the importance of safe driving. </p> <p>Honda also is launching a Hispanic-focused "Hands on the Wheel" campaign with two videos, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-2Xko3B5M8" target="_blank">World's Fastest Texter</a>" and "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTSu_-B0sVo" target="_blank">Mom</a>," which expound on safe driving with a cross-generational message. </p> <p>"Honda's "Thumbs Up" campaign is designed to resonate with a diverse group of younger drivers to raise awareness of the perils of texting while driving," said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. "Honda is deeply concerned about the safety of all of our customers and we remain committed to enhancing the safety for all of those on the road."</p> <p>In order to effectively reach millennial drivers, the Honda campaign brings to life emoticons, the must-have characters in any millennial text. Integrated still images and GIFs will be used on Honda social platforms providing information about distracted driving and tips on ways to stay focused while driving. Corresponding downloadable mobile wallpaper and banners will help remind drivers not to text and drive.</p> <p>Communications efforts aimed at Hispanic drivers include videos, online banners, branded giveaways in both Spanish and English and an experiential component that launched at the Long Beach Grand Prix race on April 13. Verizon IndyCar Series® driver Carlos Muñoz, from the Honda-sponsored Andretti team, made a special appearance at Honda's Fan Village booth during the Long Beach Grand Prix race weekend to talk about the importance of not texting and driving. </p> <p>The "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) campaign, including Hispanic media efforts, will live on safety.honda.com, as well as on Honda's YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and @HondaLatino, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter content will be promoted through April.</p> <p><strong>Honda Safety Leadership</strong><br> Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies and designs meant to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. As of April 8, 2014, American Honda leads the industry for 2014 in third party crash test ratings with more models rated <em>TOP SAFETY PICK</em> and <em>TOP SAFETY PICK+</em> by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other manufacturer.</p> <p><strong>About Honda</strong><br> Honda offers a complete lineup of cars and trucks through a network of more than 1,000 dealerships in the United States. In 2013, Honda marked 40 years of the Civic model, with more than 30 years of producing automobiles in the region, which began with the Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in November 1982. Having produced more than 25 million vehicles in North America, including 20 million in the United States through 2014 using domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda currently operates 15 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, engines and transmissions.</p> <p> </p> <p>###</p> Honda Automobiles Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/3203bc62-8901-46b3-8d24-380acfc6cd07 http://hondanews.com/releases/3203bc62-8901-46b3-8d24-380acfc6cd07 New Honda Safety Campaign Reminds Millennials About Dangers of Texting and Driving in Conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month <ul> <li><strong><em>Honda "#ThumbsUp" campaign uses emoticons to stress importance of not texting while driving</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Social media campaign targets broad audience of English- and Spanish-speaking youth with videos, GIFs and downloadable mobile wallpaper</em></strong></li> </ul> <p> Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) <a href="http://www.distraction.gov/" target="_blank">initiative</a>, Honda is launching the "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young drivers by utilizing the emoticons that are essential to millennial texting, along with a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WJThbomts0" target="_blank">video</a> that illustrates the importance of safe driving. </p> <p>Honda also is launching a Hispanic-focused "Hands on the Wheel" campaign with two videos, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-2Xko3B5M8" target="_blank">World's Fastest Texter</a>" and "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTSu_-B0sVo" target="_blank">Mom</a>," which expound on safe driving with a cross-generational message. </p> <p>"Honda's "Thumbs Up" campaign is designed to resonate with a diverse group of younger drivers to raise awareness of the perils of texting while driving," said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. "Honda is deeply concerned about the safety of all of our customers and we remain committed to enhancing the safety for all of those on the road."</p> <p>In order to effectively reach millennial drivers, the Honda campaign brings to life emoticons, the must-have characters in any millennial text. Integrated still images and GIFs will be used on Honda social platforms providing information about distracted driving and tips on ways to stay focused while driving. Corresponding downloadable mobile wallpaper and banners will help remind drivers not to text and drive.</p> <p>Communications efforts aimed at Hispanic drivers include videos, online banners, branded giveaways in both Spanish and English and an experiential component that launched at the Long Beach Grand Prix race on April 13. Verizon IndyCar Series® driver Carlos Muñoz, from the Honda-sponsored Andretti team, made a special appearance at Honda's Fan Village booth during the Long Beach Grand Prix race weekend to talk about the importance of not texting and driving. </p> <p>The "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) campaign, including Hispanic media efforts, will live on safety.honda.com, as well as on Honda's YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and @HondaLatino, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter content will be promoted through April.</p> <p><strong>Honda Safety Leadership</strong><br> Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies and designs meant to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. As of April 8, 2014, American Honda leads the industry for 2014 in third party crash test ratings with more models rated <em>TOP SAFETY PICK</em> and <em>TOP SAFETY PICK+</em> by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other manufacturer.</p> <p><strong>About Honda</strong><br> Honda offers a complete lineup of cars and trucks through a network of more than 1,000 dealerships in the United States. In 2013, Honda marked 40 years of the Civic model, with more than 30 years of producing automobiles in the region, which began with the Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in November 1982. Having produced more than 25 million vehicles in North America, including 20 million in the United States through 2014 using domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda currently operates 15 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, engines and transmissions.</p> <p> </p> <p>###</p> Honda Automobiles: Honda Goes Small in the Big Apple <ul> <li><em>Honda to showcase full array of 2015 Fit subcompact vehicles at 2014 New York International Auto Show</em></li> <li><em>All-new compact SUV to join Fit this winter as Honda expands small car lineup </em></li> <li><em>Next-generation ASIMO also to make appearance with live demonstration</em></li> </ul> <p>With the new 2015 Fit set to go on-sale nationwide in the second half of this month, Honda will showcase a full color spectrum of the newly-launched model at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Possessing class-leading cargo and passenger space, top fuel economy ratings and numerous new standard features, the 2015 Fit is poised to reset the benchmark in the subcompact segment. Complementing the Fit launch, Honda will make an announcement about the compact SUV that will join the lineup this winter during the noon E.T. press conference on April 17.</p> <p>Additionally, the next-generation of Honda's advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO, will hold a special live demonstration on the 17th of its new technology and mobility capabilities at the New York Auto Show during Honda's special lunchtime press conference.</p> <p>For more information on the 2015 Fit, visit <a href="http://www.automobiles.honda.com/fit" target="_blank">www.automobiles.honda.com/fit</a> and for additional information on ASIMO, visit <a href="http://asimo.honda.com/" target="_blank">http://asimo.honda.com/</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> Honda Automobiles Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/ddc5b260-e818-4fe1-a9eb-0b62589cf332 http://hondanews.com/releases/ddc5b260-e818-4fe1-a9eb-0b62589cf332 Honda Goes Small in the Big Apple <ul> <li><em>Honda to showcase full array of 2015 Fit subcompact vehicles at 2014 New York International Auto Show</em></li> <li><em>All-new compact SUV to join Fit this winter as Honda expands small car lineup </em></li> <li><em>Next-generation ASIMO also to make appearance with live demonstration</em></li> </ul> <p>With the new 2015 Fit set to go on-sale nationwide in the second half of this month, Honda will showcase a full color spectrum of the newly-launched model at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Possessing class-leading cargo and passenger space, top fuel economy ratings and numerous new standard features, the 2015 Fit is poised to reset the benchmark in the subcompact segment. Complementing the Fit launch, Honda will make an announcement about the compact SUV that will join the lineup this winter during the noon E.T. press conference on April 17.</p> <p>Additionally, the next-generation of Honda's advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO, will hold a special live demonstration on the 17th of its new technology and mobility capabilities at the New York Auto Show during Honda's special lunchtime press conference.</p> <p>For more information on the 2015 Fit, visit <a href="http://www.automobiles.honda.com/fit" target="_blank">www.automobiles.honda.com/fit</a> and for additional information on ASIMO, visit <a href="http://asimo.honda.com/" target="_blank">http://asimo.honda.com/</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> Honda Automobiles: Honda Named Most Trusted Brand and Best Overall Brand by Thousands of New-Car Shoppers in KBB.com's 2014 Brand Image Awards <p>New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand (<a href="http://www.automobiles.honda.com/" target="_blank">automobiles.honda.com</a>) as the 'Most Trusted Brand' and 'Best Overall Brand' in Kelley Blue Book's <a href="http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/brand-image-awards/" target="_blank">2014 Brand Image Award study</a>. This is the third straight year that Honda was named the 'Most Trusted Brand' and the second consecutive year as the 'Best Overall Brand,' as decided by non-luxury shoppers.</p> <p>"A brand is really built over the long haul through consumers' experiences with its products, and Honda is committed to delivering class-leading vehicles that provide lasting enjoyment and value to our customers," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. "Honda simply embraces the challenge of being a brand that people can trust."</p> <p> The 2014 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence's Brand Watch study.  Brand Watch is an online brand and model perception tracking study tapping into 12,000+ in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.  The highly comprehensive study offers insight into how shoppers perceive important factors driving their purchase decisions, and captures brand/model familiarity and loyalty among new-car shoppers. Honda was named 'Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand' by securing the highest average score across ratings of all non-luxury models, and the weight of importance of each of the factors in the study.</p> <p> "The fact that Honda has again won the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards as Best Overall Brand and Most Trusted Brand comes as no surprise," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "Our experience has indicated that consumers continue to both respect Honda vehicles and be enthusiastic about them. Honda's reputation for quality, reliability and fun-to-drive continues to resonate with buyers of all ages."</p> <p>Additional comments from the Editors of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com regarding Honda's Brand Image Award Wins:</p> <p><strong>Best Overall Brand</strong><br> "For the second year in a row, KBB.com visitors have named Honda the Best Overall Brand.  Considering Honda has also won the award for Most Trusted Brand among non-luxury shoppers three years in a row, this win isn't a huge surprise. We have long respected Honda's cars, SUVs and minivans for their reliability and refinement, and it turns out the new-car shoppers at Kelley Blue Book feel the same way."</p> <p><strong>Most Trusted Brand</strong><br> "Honda picks up its third consecutive Most Trusted Brand award, as selected by visitors to Kelley Blue Book's website. The brand is known for building reliable, efficient, safe cars that offer a lot of value when new, and hold that value as used models. No wonder Honda is consistently lauded for delivering on what it promises, year after year."</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"># # #</p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:15:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/8d9dd3ef-9cfd-4a30-b3e6-40e9dca71cda http://hondanews.com/releases/8d9dd3ef-9cfd-4a30-b3e6-40e9dca71cda Honda Named Most Trusted Brand and Best Overall Brand by Thousands of New-Car Shoppers in KBB.com's 2014 Brand Image Awards <p>New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand (<a href="http://www.automobiles.honda.com/" target="_blank">automobiles.honda.com</a>) as the 'Most Trusted Brand' and 'Best Overall Brand' in Kelley Blue Book's <a href="http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/brand-image-awards/" target="_blank">2014 Brand Image Award study</a>. This is the third straight year that Honda was named the 'Most Trusted Brand' and the second consecutive year as the 'Best Overall Brand,' as decided by non-luxury shoppers.</p> <p>"A brand is really built over the long haul through consumers' experiences with its products, and Honda is committed to delivering class-leading vehicles that provide lasting enjoyment and value to our customers," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. "Honda simply embraces the challenge of being a brand that people can trust."</p> <p> The 2014 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence's Brand Watch study.  Brand Watch is an online brand and model perception tracking study tapping into 12,000+ in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.  The highly comprehensive study offers insight into how shoppers perceive important factors driving their purchase decisions, and captures brand/model familiarity and loyalty among new-car shoppers. Honda was named 'Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand' by securing the highest average score across ratings of all non-luxury models, and the weight of importance of each of the factors in the study.</p> <p> "The fact that Honda has again won the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards as Best Overall Brand and Most Trusted Brand comes as no surprise," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "Our experience has indicated that consumers continue to both respect Honda vehicles and be enthusiastic about them. Honda's reputation for quality, reliability and fun-to-drive continues to resonate with buyers of all ages."</p> <p>Additional comments from the Editors of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com regarding Honda's Brand Image Award Wins:</p> <p><strong>Best Overall Brand</strong><br> "For the second year in a row, KBB.com visitors have named Honda the Best Overall Brand.  Considering Honda has also won the award for Most Trusted Brand among non-luxury shoppers three years in a row, this win isn't a huge surprise. We have long respected Honda's cars, SUVs and minivans for their reliability and refinement, and it turns out the new-car shoppers at Kelley Blue Book feel the same way."</p> <p><strong>Most Trusted Brand</strong><br> "Honda picks up its third consecutive Most Trusted Brand award, as selected by visitors to Kelley Blue Book's website. The brand is known for building reliable, efficient, safe cars that offer a lot of value when new, and hold that value as used models. No wonder Honda is consistently lauded for delivering on what it promises, year after year."</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"># # #</p> Honda Automobiles: All New 2015 Honda Fit Designed to Top the Subcompact Class <p>With best-in-class passenger and cargo space, increased power, 41 mpg fuel economy rating (LX with Continuously Variable Transmission [CVT]) and more refined, yet sporty dynamics, the completely redesigned 2015 Fit is poised to lead the subcompact segment. Add to this an abundance of class-above standard features including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, <em>Bluetooth®</em> connectivity and a segment-exclusive rearview camera for a starting price just $100 more than the outgoing model.</p> <p>The 2015 Fit goes on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide the second half of April, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP)<sup>2</sup> starting at $15,525 for the LX trim with 6-speed manual transmission. All Fit models are powered by a new, higher power and highly efficient 1.5-liter engine developing 130 horsepower<sup>3</sup> and 114 pound feet of torque<sup>4</sup>,with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)<sup>5</sup> for the LX with CVT. </p> <p>"I'm thrilled that we've been able to greatly enhance and add to the Fit's already excellent attributes to provide Honda customers with class-above features and refinement at such a value price point," said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. "The 2015 Fit is practical, roomy, efficient, affordable and perhaps best of all, great fun to drive."</p> <p>The Honda Fit has always been known for its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the all-new Fit, the unique combination of these traits has been further enhanced with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury features.</p> <p>Outstanding versatility is fundamental to the design of the 2015 Fit. With class-leading interior space and versatility courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The larger interior features a remarkable 4.9 cubic feet increase in passenger volume and a 4.8-inch increase in rear seat leg room compared to the previous Fit, all the more remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including a 1.6-inch decrease in overall length.</p> <p>A highly space-efficient new body structure pairs with an all-new chassis to create a completely new, more rigid and lighter subcompact platform. The new Fit's platform features a longer wheelbase and numerous improvements to front and rear suspension and steering systems that improve overall driving dynamics. The net effect of these upgrades is a more settled and stable, yet nimble and sporty ride, with greatly improved steering and improved ride comfort and quietness. The adoption of a new frame structure, including Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure, also benefits safety performance, with the 2015 Fit targeting the highest-available crash-safety ratings of both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).</p> <p>The 2015 Fit also raises the bar on acceleration fun <em>and</em> fuel efficiency with major advances to its powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine significantly increases power, torque and throttle response with support from two newly developed transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and all-new CVT with G-Shift Control. The 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control features direct fuel injection, reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes to deliver an 11 percent increase in peak horsepower to 130<sup>3</sup>, and a 7.5 percent increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft<sup>4</sup>.</p> <p>The 6MT is an all-new design, with closer ratios to aid performance and a wider overall ratio range to improve fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wider ratio range and reduced internal friction.</p> <p>With the combination of the new engine and transmissions, the Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)<sup>5</sup> for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The new Fit sports a fresh and dynamic exterior design with slimmer headlights that integrate into a solid grille design and an aggressive lower intake. Chiseled sides emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several new and vibrant options, accentuate the fresh exterior styling.</p> <p>Inside, the increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and first-ever leather seating (EX-L models) further increase the premium feel of this new Fit.</p> <p>The 2015 Fit boasts a high level of standard and available features and now aligns with other Honda models by being offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. New standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, <em>Bluetooth</em>®<sup>6</sup> HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio<sup>7</sup> with next-generation HondaLink and heated leather seats are among the upgrades available for the first time in Fit.</p> <p>The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features. That list includes Vehicle Stability Assist<sup>TM</sup> (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The new Fit targets the highest available crash-safety ratings: a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the (IIHS). Standard drive-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and expanded view driver's mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ display is standard on EX and above trims.</p> <p>The new U.S.-market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in in Celaya, Mexico. View, build and price at 2014 Honda Fit at <a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/">automobiles.honda.com/fit.</a></p> <table border="1" width="477"> <tr> <td width="252" valign="top"><p><strong>TRIM</strong></p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p><strong>MSRP<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td> <td width="167" valign="top"><p><strong>EPA Fuel Economy Ratings<sup>4</sup><br> (city/highway/combined)</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit LX 6MT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$15,525</p></td> <td width="167"><p>29/37/32 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit LX CVT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$16,325</p></td> <td width="167"><p>33/41/36 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX 6MT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$17,435</p></td> <td width="167"><p>29/37/32 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX CVT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$18,235</p></td> <td width="167"><p>32/38/35 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX-L CVT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$19,800</p></td> <td width="167"><p>32/38/35 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX-L CVT with Navi</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$20,800</p></td> <td width="167"><p>32/38/35 </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>For More Information</strong><br> <em>Consumer information is available at </em><a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/">automobiles.honda.com/fit.</a> <em>To join the Fit community on Facebook, visit </em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Honda/Fit"><em>facebook.com/Honda/Fit</em></a><em>. Additional media information including, pricing, features and high-resolution photography of the 2014 Honda Civic is available at </em><a href="http://hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-fit">hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-fit</a>.</p> <p><sup>2</sup> MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.<br> <sup>3</sup> 130 hp @ 6600 rpm (SAE net) <br> <sup>4</sup> 114 lb-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm (SAE net)<br> <sup>5</sup> Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, and other factors <br> <sup>6</sup> The <em>Bluetooth</em>® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.<br> <sup>7</sup> The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current [Apple/Android] smartphones. For safety reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone only when the vehicle is safely parked. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature, and Assist functions may be terminated without notice. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.</p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:07:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/7704116d-8b73-4d4e-843b-34ef32e14d9b http://hondanews.com/releases/7704116d-8b73-4d4e-843b-34ef32e14d9b All New 2015 Honda Fit Designed to Top the Subcompact Class <p>With best-in-class passenger and cargo space, increased power, 41 mpg fuel economy rating (LX with Continuously Variable Transmission [CVT]) and more refined, yet sporty dynamics, the completely redesigned 2015 Fit is poised to lead the subcompact segment. Add to this an abundance of class-above standard features including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, <em>Bluetooth®</em> connectivity and a segment-exclusive rearview camera for a starting price just $100 more than the outgoing model.</p> <p>The 2015 Fit goes on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide the second half of April, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP)<sup>2</sup> starting at $15,525 for the LX trim with 6-speed manual transmission. All Fit models are powered by a new, higher power and highly efficient 1.5-liter engine developing 130 horsepower<sup>3</sup> and 114 pound feet of torque<sup>4</sup>,with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)<sup>5</sup> for the LX with CVT. </p> <p>"I'm thrilled that we've been able to greatly enhance and add to the Fit's already excellent attributes to provide Honda customers with class-above features and refinement at such a value price point," said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. "The 2015 Fit is practical, roomy, efficient, affordable and perhaps best of all, great fun to drive."</p> <p>The Honda Fit has always been known for its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the all-new Fit, the unique combination of these traits has been further enhanced with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury features.</p> <p>Outstanding versatility is fundamental to the design of the 2015 Fit. With class-leading interior space and versatility courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The larger interior features a remarkable 4.9 cubic feet increase in passenger volume and a 4.8-inch increase in rear seat leg room compared to the previous Fit, all the more remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including a 1.6-inch decrease in overall length.</p> <p>A highly space-efficient new body structure pairs with an all-new chassis to create a completely new, more rigid and lighter subcompact platform. The new Fit's platform features a longer wheelbase and numerous improvements to front and rear suspension and steering systems that improve overall driving dynamics. The net effect of these upgrades is a more settled and stable, yet nimble and sporty ride, with greatly improved steering and improved ride comfort and quietness. The adoption of a new frame structure, including Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure, also benefits safety performance, with the 2015 Fit targeting the highest-available crash-safety ratings of both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).</p> <p>The 2015 Fit also raises the bar on acceleration fun <em>and</em> fuel efficiency with major advances to its powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine significantly increases power, torque and throttle response with support from two newly developed transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and all-new CVT with G-Shift Control. The 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control features direct fuel injection, reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes to deliver an 11 percent increase in peak horsepower to 130<sup>3</sup>, and a 7.5 percent increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft<sup>4</sup>.</p> <p>The 6MT is an all-new design, with closer ratios to aid performance and a wider overall ratio range to improve fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wider ratio range and reduced internal friction.</p> <p>With the combination of the new engine and transmissions, the Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)<sup>5</sup> for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The new Fit sports a fresh and dynamic exterior design with slimmer headlights that integrate into a solid grille design and an aggressive lower intake. Chiseled sides emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several new and vibrant options, accentuate the fresh exterior styling.</p> <p>Inside, the increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and first-ever leather seating (EX-L models) further increase the premium feel of this new Fit.</p> <p>The 2015 Fit boasts a high level of standard and available features and now aligns with other Honda models by being offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. New standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, <em>Bluetooth</em>®<sup>6</sup> HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio<sup>7</sup> with next-generation HondaLink and heated leather seats are among the upgrades available for the first time in Fit.</p> <p>The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features. That list includes Vehicle Stability Assist<sup>TM</sup> (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The new Fit targets the highest available crash-safety ratings: a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the (IIHS). Standard drive-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and expanded view driver's mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ display is standard on EX and above trims.</p> <p>The new U.S.-market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in in Celaya, Mexico. View, build and price at 2014 Honda Fit at <a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/">automobiles.honda.com/fit.</a></p> <table border="1" width="477"> <tr> <td width="252" valign="top"><p><strong>TRIM</strong></p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p><strong>MSRP<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td> <td width="167" valign="top"><p><strong>EPA Fuel Economy Ratings<sup>4</sup><br> (city/highway/combined)</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit LX 6MT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$15,525</p></td> <td width="167"><p>29/37/32 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit LX CVT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$16,325</p></td> <td width="167"><p>33/41/36 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX 6MT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$17,435</p></td> <td width="167"><p>29/37/32 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX CVT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$18,235</p></td> <td width="167"><p>32/38/35 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX-L CVT</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$19,800</p></td> <td width="167"><p>32/38/35 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="252"><p>Fit EX-L CVT with Navi</p></td> <td width="59" valign="top"><p>$20,800</p></td> <td width="167"><p>32/38/35 </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>For More Information</strong><br> <em>Consumer information is available at </em><a href="http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/">automobiles.honda.com/fit.</a> <em>To join the Fit community on Facebook, visit </em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Honda/Fit"><em>facebook.com/Honda/Fit</em></a><em>. Additional media information including, pricing, features and high-resolution photography of the 2014 Honda Civic is available at </em><a href="http://hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-fit">hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-fit</a>.</p> <p><sup>2</sup> MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.<br> <sup>3</sup> 130 hp @ 6600 rpm (SAE net) <br> <sup>4</sup> 114 lb-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm (SAE net)<br> <sup>5</sup> Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, and other factors <br> <sup>6</sup> The <em>Bluetooth</em>® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.<br> <sup>7</sup> The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current [Apple/Android] smartphones. For safety reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone only when the vehicle is safely parked. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature, and Assist functions may be terminated without notice. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.</p> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Fit Specifications & Features <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>ENGINEERING</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Engine Type</td> <td width="196" align="center">In-Line 4-Cylinder</td> <td width="196" align="center">In-Line 4-Cylinder</td> <td width="196" align="center">In-Line 4-Cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Engine Block/Cylinder Head</td> <td width="196" align="center">Aluminum-Alloy</td> <td width="196" align="center">Aluminum-Alloy</td> <td width="196" align="center">Aluminum-Alloy</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Displacement (cc)</td> <td width="196" align="center">1498</td> <td width="196" align="center">1498</td> <td width="196" align="center">1498</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)</td> <td width="196" align="center">130 @ 6600</td> <td width="196" align="center">130 @ 6600</td> <td width="196" align="center">130 @ 6600</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net)</td> <td align="center">114 @ 4600</td> <td align="center">114 @ 4600</td> <td align="center">114 @ 4600</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Redline (rpm)</td> <td width="196" align="center">6800</td> <td width="196" align="center">6800</td> <td width="196" align="center">6800</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Bore and Stroke (mm)</td> <td align="center">73 x 89.5</td> <td align="center">73 x 89.5</td> <td align="center">73 x 89.5</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Compression Ratio  </td> <td width="196" align="center">11.5:1</td> <td width="196" align="center">11.5:1</td> <td width="196" align="center">11.5:1</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Valve Train</td> <td width="196" align="center">16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®</td> <td width="196" align="center">16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®</td> <td width="196" align="center">16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fuel Injection</td> <td align="center">Direct</td> <td align="center">Direct</td> <td align="center">Direct</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Drive-by-Wire Throttle System</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Eco Assist™ System</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">CARB Emissions Rating<sup>1</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">LEV3-ULEV125</td> <td width="196" align="center">LEV3-ULEV125</td> <td width="196" align="center">LEV3-ULEV125</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups<sup>2</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>TRANSMISSIONS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">6-Speed Manual Transmission</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center">•</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center">•</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode</td> <td width="196" rowspan="2" align="center">Available</td> <td width="196" rowspan="2" align="center">with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available)</td> <td width="196" rowspan="2" align="center">with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Unit-Body Construction</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">MacPherson Strut Front Suspension</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) </td> <td width="196" align="center">25.4</td> <td width="196" align="center">25.4</td> <td width="196" align="center">25.4</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock</td> <td width="196" align="center">2.51</td> <td width="196" align="center">2.51</td> <td width="196" align="center">2.51</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Steering Ratio</td> <td width="196" align="center">13.06</td> <td width="196" align="center">13.06</td> <td width="196" align="center">13.06</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb  (ft)</td> <td width="196" align="center">35.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">35.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">35.1</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.3 / 7.9</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.3 / 7.9</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.3 / 7.9</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Wheels  </td> <td align="center">15" w/Full Covers</td> <td width="196" align="center">16" Alloy</td> <td width="196" align="center">16" Alloy</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">All-Season Tires</td> <td align="center">185 / 60 R15 84T</td> <td width="196" align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</td> <td width="196" align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Compact Spare Tire</td> <td width="196" align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</td> <td width="196" align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</td> <td width="196" align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Wheelbase (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">99.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">99.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">99.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Length (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">160.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">160.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">160.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Height (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">60.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">60.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">60.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Width (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">67.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">67.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">67.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Track (in, front/rear) </td> <td width="196" align="center">58.3 / 58.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">58.1 / 57.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">58.1 / 57.7</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) </td> <td width="196" align="center">2513 / 2544</td> <td width="196" align="center">2573 / 2630</td> <td width="196" align="center">NA / 2642</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT)</td> <td width="196" align="center">61 / 39</td> <td width="196" align="center">60 / 40</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT)</td> <td width="196" align="center">62 / 38</td> <td width="196" align="center">61 / 39</td> <td width="196" align="center">61 / 39</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS  </strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Headroom (in, front/rear) </td> <td width="196" align="center">39.5 / 37.5</td> <td width="196" align="center">38.0 / 37.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">38.0 / 37.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Legroom (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">41.4 / 39.3</td> <td width="196" align="center">41.4 / 39.3</td> <td width="196" align="center">41.4 / 39.3</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">54.8 / 52.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">54.8 / 52.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">54.8 / 52.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Hiproom (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">51.5 / 45.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">51.5 / 45.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">51.5 / 45.1</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down)</td> <td width="196" align="center">16.6 / 52.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">16.6 / 52.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">16.6 / 52.7</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Passenger Volume (cu ft)</td> <td width="196" align="center">95.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">93.8</td> <td width="196" align="center">93.8</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Seating Capacity</td> <td width="196" align="center">5</td> <td width="196" align="center">5</td> <td width="196" align="center">5</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>EPA MILEAGE RATINGS<sup>3</sup>/FUEL</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined)</td> <td width="196" align="center">29/37/32</td> <td width="196" align="center">29/37/32</td> <td width="196" align="center">N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined)</td> <td width="196" align="center">33/41/36</td> <td width="196" align="center">32/38/35</td> <td width="196" align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fuel (gal)</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Required Fuel</td> <td width="196" align="center">Regular Unleaded</td> <td width="196" align="center">Regular Unleaded</td> <td width="196" align="center">Regular Unleaded</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>ACTIVE SAFETY</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control<sup>4</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Brake Assist</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)<sup>5</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Daytime Running Lights (DRL)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>PASSIVE SAFETY</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) </td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">SmartVent® Front Side Airbags </td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):                                                                               Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Child-Proof Rear Door Locks</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>EXTERIOR FEATURES</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Roof-Mounted Antenna</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Security System with Remote Entry</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Smart Entry System</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">One-Touch Turn Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fog Lights</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">LED Brake Lights</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>COMFORT & CONVENIENCE</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Multi-Angle Rearview Camera</td> <td width="196" align="center">with Guidelines</td> <td width="196" align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</td> <td width="196" align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Honda LaneWatch™<sup>6</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®<sup>7</sup></td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">SMS Text Message Function<sup>8</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Push Button Start</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cruise Control</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls</td> <td width="196" align="center">Cruise / Audio / Phone</td> <td width="196" align="center">Cruise / Audio / Phone</td> <td width="196" align="center">Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Beverage Holders</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Map Lights</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">HDMI Port</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Remote Fuel Filler Door Release</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Rear Window Defroster</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cargo Area Light</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Floor Mats</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>SEATING</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Leather-Trimmed Seats</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Heated Front Seats</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Adjustable Head Restraints</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>AUDIO SYSTEMS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">5" Color LCD Screen</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">7" Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">7" Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition<sup>9</sup>, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center">Available</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">HondaLink™ Next Generation<sup>10</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">HD Radio™<sup>11</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> with Navigation </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">SiriusXM® Radio<sup>12</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> with Navigation </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Pandora®<sup>13</sup> Compatibility</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Bluetooth® Streaming Audio</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Display Audio Interface<sup>14</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">USB Audio Interface<sup>15</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">Front</td> <td width="196" align="center">Front & Center Console</td> <td width="196" align="center">Front & Center Console</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">MP3/Windows Media®<sup>16</sup> Audio (WMA) Playback Capability</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Radio Data System (RDS)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>INFORMATION DISPLAY</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Average Fuel Economy Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Clock</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Engine Oil Life Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Exterior Temperature Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Instant Fuel Economy Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Miles-to-Empty Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604" align="center"><strong>INSTRUMENTATION</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">ABS Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Airbag System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Backlit Gauges</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Brake System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Coolant Temperature Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cruise Control Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td>ECON Mode Indicator</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fog Lights Indicator</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fuel Level Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Headlights-On Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">High-Beam Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Immobilizer System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Brake Fluid Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Tire Pressure Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Fuel Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Oil Pressure Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Maintenance Minder™ Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Malfunction Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Shift Lever Position Indicator</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Smart Entry System Indicator</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Starter System Indicator</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Tachometer</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">TPMS Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[1]  LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[2]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[3]  Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[4]  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[5]  For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[6]  Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[7]  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[8]  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[9]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[10]  HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[11]  HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[12]  SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[13]  Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[14]  The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[15]  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[16]  Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.</td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/b8123c76-8be8-4baa-92ea-619f691d250b http://hondanews.com/releases/b8123c76-8be8-4baa-92ea-619f691d250b 2015 Fit Specifications & Features <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>ENGINEERING</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Engine Type</td> <td width="196" align="center">In-Line 4-Cylinder</td> <td width="196" align="center">In-Line 4-Cylinder</td> <td width="196" align="center">In-Line 4-Cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Engine Block/Cylinder Head</td> <td width="196" align="center">Aluminum-Alloy</td> <td width="196" align="center">Aluminum-Alloy</td> <td width="196" align="center">Aluminum-Alloy</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Displacement (cc)</td> <td width="196" align="center">1498</td> <td width="196" align="center">1498</td> <td width="196" align="center">1498</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)</td> <td width="196" align="center">130 @ 6600</td> <td width="196" align="center">130 @ 6600</td> <td width="196" align="center">130 @ 6600</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net)</td> <td align="center">114 @ 4600</td> <td align="center">114 @ 4600</td> <td align="center">114 @ 4600</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Redline (rpm)</td> <td width="196" align="center">6800</td> <td width="196" align="center">6800</td> <td width="196" align="center">6800</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Bore and Stroke (mm)</td> <td align="center">73 x 89.5</td> <td align="center">73 x 89.5</td> <td align="center">73 x 89.5</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Compression Ratio  </td> <td width="196" align="center">11.5:1</td> <td width="196" align="center">11.5:1</td> <td width="196" align="center">11.5:1</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Valve Train</td> <td width="196" align="center">16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®</td> <td width="196" align="center">16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®</td> <td width="196" align="center">16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fuel Injection</td> <td align="center">Direct</td> <td align="center">Direct</td> <td align="center">Direct</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Drive-by-Wire Throttle System</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Eco Assist™ System</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">CARB Emissions Rating<sup>1</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">LEV3-ULEV125</td> <td width="196" align="center">LEV3-ULEV125</td> <td width="196" align="center">LEV3-ULEV125</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups<sup>2</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>TRANSMISSIONS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">6-Speed Manual Transmission</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center">•</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center">•</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode</td> <td width="196" rowspan="2" align="center">Available</td> <td width="196" rowspan="2" align="center">with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available)</td> <td width="196" rowspan="2" align="center">with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Unit-Body Construction</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">MacPherson Strut Front Suspension</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) </td> <td width="196" align="center">25.4</td> <td width="196" align="center">25.4</td> <td width="196" align="center">25.4</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock</td> <td width="196" align="center">2.51</td> <td width="196" align="center">2.51</td> <td width="196" align="center">2.51</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Steering Ratio</td> <td width="196" align="center">13.06</td> <td width="196" align="center">13.06</td> <td width="196" align="center">13.06</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb  (ft)</td> <td width="196" align="center">35.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">35.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">35.1</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.3 / 7.9</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.3 / 7.9</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.3 / 7.9</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Wheels  </td> <td align="center">15" w/Full Covers</td> <td width="196" align="center">16" Alloy</td> <td width="196" align="center">16" Alloy</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">All-Season Tires</td> <td align="center">185 / 60 R15 84T</td> <td width="196" align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</td> <td width="196" align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Compact Spare Tire</td> <td width="196" align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</td> <td width="196" align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</td> <td width="196" align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Wheelbase (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">99.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">99.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">99.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Length (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">160.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">160.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">160.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Height (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">60.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">60.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">60.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Width (in)</td> <td width="196" align="center">67.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">67.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">67.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Track (in, front/rear) </td> <td width="196" align="center">58.3 / 58.0</td> <td width="196" align="center">58.1 / 57.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">58.1 / 57.7</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) </td> <td width="196" align="center">2513 / 2544</td> <td width="196" align="center">2573 / 2630</td> <td width="196" align="center">NA / 2642</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT)</td> <td width="196" align="center">61 / 39</td> <td width="196" align="center">60 / 40</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT)</td> <td width="196" align="center">62 / 38</td> <td width="196" align="center">61 / 39</td> <td width="196" align="center">61 / 39</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS  </strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Headroom (in, front/rear) </td> <td width="196" align="center">39.5 / 37.5</td> <td width="196" align="center">38.0 / 37.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">38.0 / 37.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Legroom (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">41.4 / 39.3</td> <td width="196" align="center">41.4 / 39.3</td> <td width="196" align="center">41.4 / 39.3</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">54.8 / 52.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">54.8 / 52.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">54.8 / 52.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Hiproom (in, front/rear)</td> <td width="196" align="center">51.5 / 45.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">51.5 / 45.1</td> <td width="196" align="center">51.5 / 45.1</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down)</td> <td width="196" align="center">16.6 / 52.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">16.6 / 52.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">16.6 / 52.7</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Passenger Volume (cu ft)</td> <td width="196" align="center">95.7</td> <td width="196" align="center">93.8</td> <td width="196" align="center">93.8</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Seating Capacity</td> <td width="196" align="center">5</td> <td width="196" align="center">5</td> <td width="196" align="center">5</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>EPA MILEAGE RATINGS<sup>3</sup>/FUEL</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined)</td> <td width="196" align="center">29/37/32</td> <td width="196" align="center">29/37/32</td> <td width="196" align="center">N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined)</td> <td width="196" align="center">33/41/36</td> <td width="196" align="center">32/38/35</td> <td width="196" align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fuel (gal)</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.6</td> <td width="196" align="center">10.6</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Required Fuel</td> <td width="196" align="center">Regular Unleaded</td> <td width="196" align="center">Regular Unleaded</td> <td width="196" align="center">Regular Unleaded</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>ACTIVE SAFETY</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control<sup>4</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Brake Assist</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)<sup>5</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Daytime Running Lights (DRL)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>PASSIVE SAFETY</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) </td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">SmartVent® Front Side Airbags </td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):                                                                               Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Child-Proof Rear Door Locks</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>EXTERIOR FEATURES</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Roof-Mounted Antenna</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Security System with Remote Entry</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Smart Entry System</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">One-Touch Turn Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fog Lights</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">LED Brake Lights</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>COMFORT & CONVENIENCE</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Multi-Angle Rearview Camera</td> <td width="196" align="center">with Guidelines</td> <td width="196" align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</td> <td width="196" align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Honda LaneWatch™<sup>6</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®<sup>7</sup></td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">SMS Text Message Function<sup>8</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Push Button Start</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cruise Control</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls</td> <td width="196" align="center">Cruise / Audio / Phone</td> <td width="196" align="center">Cruise / Audio / Phone</td> <td width="196" align="center">Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Beverage Holders</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Map Lights</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">HDMI Port</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Remote Fuel Filler Door Release</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Rear Window Defroster</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cargo Area Light</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Floor Mats</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>SEATING</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Leather-Trimmed Seats</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Heated Front Seats</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Adjustable Head Restraints</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>AUDIO SYSTEMS</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">5" Color LCD Screen</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">7" Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">7" Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition<sup>9</sup>, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings</td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center">Available</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">HondaLink™ Next Generation<sup>10</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">HD Radio™<sup>11</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> with Navigation </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">SiriusXM® Radio<sup>12</sup></td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> <td width="196" align="center"> with Navigation </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Pandora®<sup>13</sup> Compatibility</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Bluetooth® Streaming Audio</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Display Audio Interface<sup>14</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">USB Audio Interface<sup>15</sup></td> <td width="196" align="center">Front</td> <td width="196" align="center">Front & Center Console</td> <td width="196" align="center">Front & Center Console</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">MP3/Windows Media®<sup>16</sup> Audio (WMA) Playback Capability</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Radio Data System (RDS)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604"><strong>INFORMATION DISPLAY</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Average Fuel Economy Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Clock</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Engine Oil Life Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Exterior Temperature Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Instant Fuel Economy Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Miles-to-Empty Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <col width="604"> <col width="196" span="3"> <tr> <td width="604" align="center"><strong>INSTRUMENTATION</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>LX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX</strong></td> <td width="196" align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">ABS Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Airbag System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Backlit Gauges</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Brake System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Coolant Temperature Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Cruise Control Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td>ECON Mode Indicator</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fog Lights Indicator</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Fuel Level Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Headlights-On Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">High-Beam Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Immobilizer System Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Brake Fluid Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Tire Pressure Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Fuel Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Low-Oil Pressure Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Maintenance Minder™ Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Malfunction Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Shift Lever Position Indicator</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Smart Entry System Indicator</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Starter System Indicator</td> <td align="center"> </td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">Tachometer</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">TPMS Indicator</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="604">VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> <td align="center">•</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[1]  LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[2]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[3]  Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[4]  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[5]  For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[6]  Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[7]  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[8]  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[9]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[10]  HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[11]  HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[12]  SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[13]  Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[14]  The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[15]  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="1192">[16]  Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.</td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit Pricing and EPA Data <table border="1"> <tr> <td align="center"><strong>Model</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>Transmission</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>MSRP*</strong></td> <td align="center"><p align="center"><strong>EPA**<br> City/Hwy/Combined MPG</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit LX</td> <td align="center">6-Speed Manual</td> <td align="center">$15,525</td> <td align="center">29/37/32</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="center">CVT***</td> <td align="center">$16,325</td> <td align="center">33/41/36</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit EX</td> <td align="center">6-Speed Manual</td> <td align="center">$17,435</td> <td align="center">29/37/32</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">&nbsp;</td> <td align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit EX-L</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">$19,800</td> <td align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit EX-L with Navi</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">$20,800</td> <td align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">**Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">***Continuously Variable Transmission</td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/bf468971-2abb-4f90-8d09-4e6c44c27e4d http://hondanews.com/releases/bf468971-2abb-4f90-8d09-4e6c44c27e4d 2015 Honda Fit Pricing and EPA Data <table border="1"> <tr> <td align="center"><strong>Model</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>Transmission</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>MSRP*</strong></td> <td align="center"><p align="center"><strong>EPA**<br> City/Hwy/Combined MPG</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit LX</td> <td align="center">6-Speed Manual</td> <td align="center">$15,525</td> <td align="center">29/37/32</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="center">CVT***</td> <td align="center">$16,325</td> <td align="center">33/41/36</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit EX</td> <td align="center">6-Speed Manual</td> <td align="center">$17,435</td> <td align="center">29/37/32</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">&nbsp;</td> <td align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit EX-L</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">$19,800</td> <td align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fit EX-L with Navi</td> <td align="center">CVT</td> <td align="center">$20,800</td> <td align="center">32/38/35</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">**Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">***Continuously Variable Transmission</td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Overview <p>The 2015 Honda Fit is the third generation of Honda's versatile 5-door subcompact hatchback. First introduced to the U.S. in 2006 as a 2007 model, the Fit was named a <em>Car and Driver</em> "10-Best" vehicle for seven straight years. This and the many other accolades earned by Fit speak to its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the completely redesigned 2015 Fit, the unique combination of these traits and the functionality, fun and refinement they provide have been further enhanced with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury features.</p> <p>The versatility of the 2015 Fit is fundamental to its design. With class-leading interior space and versatility, courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The larger interior features a remarkable 4.9 cubic feet increase in passenger volume and a 4.8-inch increase in rear seat leg room, all the more remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including a1.6-inch decrease in overall length. </p> <p>A highly space-efficient new body structure pairs with an all-new chassis to make up a completely new, more rigid and lighter global subcompact platform featuring numerous improvements to front and rear suspension and steering systems that improve overall driving dynamics. The new platform is also lighter yet more rigid and features a longer wheelbase than the previous Fit. The net effect of these improvements is more settled and stable yet nimble and sporty ride and handling along with a steering linearity that gives the driver a sense of oneness with the vehicle. Many of these upgrades have the additional benefit of improving ride comfort and quietness, while the adoption of a new frame structure, including Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) front body structure, benefits safety performance by targeting the highest-available crash-safety ratings of both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).</p> <p> The Fit's fun-to-drive character includes acceleration performance and the 2015 Fit increases the fun factor with major advances to its powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine significantly increases power, torque and throttle response and two newly developed transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift Control – increase both performance <em>and</em> fuel efficiency. The 1.5L 4-cylinder engine has a DOHC head with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control plus direct fuel injection, the first use of such a system in a Honda subcompact. With reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes, the engine delivers an 11 percent increase in peak horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 percent increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft. </p> <p>With the combination of the new engine and transmissions, the Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)1 for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The 6MT is an all-new design for the subcompact Fit with optimized closer individual ratios to aid performance, and a wider overall range to improve fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wider ratio range and reduced internal friction.</p> <p>Providing an outward expression of the 2015 Fit's enhanced handling and power is a fresh and sporty exterior design. A progressive and purposeful style is achieved by the slimmer headlights that integrate into a solid grille design, an aggressive lower intake and the linear slope of the hood and windshield. The purposeful style continues with the strong design of the chiseled sides that emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline ending in a color-matched spoiler. To accentuate the fresh exterior styling, the Fit will be available in eight colors, including several vibrant options. </p> <p>Inside, the increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and first-ever leather seating (EX-L models) further increase the premium feel of this new Fit.</p> <p>A significant contributor to the new Fit's sophistication is the high level of standard and available features. For 2015, the Fit aligns with other Honda models by being offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. New standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, <em>Bluetooth</em>® HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio with next-generation HondaLink, and heated leather seats are among the upgrades available for the first time in Fit. </p> <p>The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features. That list includes Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The new Fit targets the highest available crash-safety ratings: a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the (IIHS). Standard drive-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and expanded view driver's mirror. The Honda LaneWatch display is standard on EX and above trims. The new U.S.-market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in in Celaya, Mexico.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="473" colspan="4" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>Trim</strong></p></td> <td width="113" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>Transmission</strong></p></td> <td width="81" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>MSRP<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>EPA Fuel Economy Ratings<sup>1</sup> (city/highway/combined)</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>LX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>6MT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$15,525</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>29/37/32</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>LX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$16,325</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>33/41/36</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>6MT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$17,435</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>29/37/32</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$18,235</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>32/38/35</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX-L</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$19,800</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>32/38/35</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX-L w/ Navi</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$20,800</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>32/38/35</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong> </strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="473" colspan="2" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit Powertrain Specifications</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Engine</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">DOHC i-VTEC® + VTC inline 4-cylinder</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Displacement</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">1498cc (5.5-liter)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Compression ratio</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">11.5:1</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">SAE Horsepower @ rpm*</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">130 @ 6600</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">SAE Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft.)* </p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">114 @ 4600</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Fuel supply system</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">Direct fuel injection</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Transmission </p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">6MT<br> CVT</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">EPA-Fuel Economy Rating<sup>1</sup><br> (MPG, City/Highway/Combined) </p></td> <td width="176"><p align="center">6MT 29/37/32<br> CVT 33/41/36 (LX)<br> CVT 32/38/35 (EX, EX-L) </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Fuel type</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">Regular unleaded</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Emissions certification (CARB/EPA)</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">LEV3(ULEV125)/BIN5 </p></td> </tr> </table> <p>*SAE J1349 testing method</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="473" colspan="2" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit Key Packaging Specifications </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Wheelbase, in. </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Length, in. </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Width, in. </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Height, in.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Track, F/R, in.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.3/58</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Turning diameter, ft.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">35.1 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Curb weight, lbs. MT/CVT </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">LX: 2513/2544<br> EX: 2573/2630<br> EX-L: NA/2642</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Passenger volume, cu. ft.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">95.7 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Cargo volume, cu. ft.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 rear seats up<br> 52.7 rear seats down </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Seating capacity</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Fuel capacity, gal.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.6</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><sup>1</sup> 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.<br> <sup>2</sup> Destination and Handling Charge : A charge of $790, will be added to the dealer invoice and Monroney label on all models.</p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:55:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/0cbf1ed9-81f8-4e70-be2f-2c4d4b68d17e http://hondanews.com/releases/0cbf1ed9-81f8-4e70-be2f-2c4d4b68d17e 2015 Honda Fit - Overview <p>The 2015 Honda Fit is the third generation of Honda's versatile 5-door subcompact hatchback. First introduced to the U.S. in 2006 as a 2007 model, the Fit was named a <em>Car and Driver</em> "10-Best" vehicle for seven straight years. This and the many other accolades earned by Fit speak to its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its feature richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the completely redesigned 2015 Fit, the unique combination of these traits and the functionality, fun and refinement they provide have been further enhanced with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury features.</p> <p>The versatility of the 2015 Fit is fundamental to its design. With class-leading interior space and versatility, courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The larger interior features a remarkable 4.9 cubic feet increase in passenger volume and a 4.8-inch increase in rear seat leg room, all the more remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including a1.6-inch decrease in overall length. </p> <p>A highly space-efficient new body structure pairs with an all-new chassis to make up a completely new, more rigid and lighter global subcompact platform featuring numerous improvements to front and rear suspension and steering systems that improve overall driving dynamics. The new platform is also lighter yet more rigid and features a longer wheelbase than the previous Fit. The net effect of these improvements is more settled and stable yet nimble and sporty ride and handling along with a steering linearity that gives the driver a sense of oneness with the vehicle. Many of these upgrades have the additional benefit of improving ride comfort and quietness, while the adoption of a new frame structure, including Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) front body structure, benefits safety performance by targeting the highest-available crash-safety ratings of both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).</p> <p> The Fit's fun-to-drive character includes acceleration performance and the 2015 Fit increases the fun factor with major advances to its powertrain. A new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine significantly increases power, torque and throttle response and two newly developed transmissions – a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift Control – increase both performance <em>and</em> fuel efficiency. The 1.5L 4-cylinder engine has a DOHC head with i-VTEC+VTC valve and timing control plus direct fuel injection, the first use of such a system in a Honda subcompact. With reduced weight and friction, increased compression ratio, and other changes, the engine delivers an 11 percent increase in peak horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 percent increase in peak torque to 114 lb.-ft. </p> <p>With the combination of the new engine and transmissions, the Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)1 for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT. The 6MT is an all-new design for the subcompact Fit with optimized closer individual ratios to aid performance, and a wider overall range to improve fuel efficiency. The newly-developed CVT enhances engine responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wider ratio range and reduced internal friction.</p> <p>Providing an outward expression of the 2015 Fit's enhanced handling and power is a fresh and sporty exterior design. A progressive and purposeful style is achieved by the slimmer headlights that integrate into a solid grille design, an aggressive lower intake and the linear slope of the hood and windshield. The purposeful style continues with the strong design of the chiseled sides that emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline ending in a color-matched spoiler. To accentuate the fresh exterior styling, the Fit will be available in eight colors, including several vibrant options. </p> <p>Inside, the increased interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, which is complemented by upgraded, soft-touch materials that raise the feeling of quality. The rich and sophisticated black with silver accented design of the interior surfaces and controls, and blue backlit instrument dials are stylish and functional. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and first-ever leather seating (EX-L models) further increase the premium feel of this new Fit.</p> <p>A significant contributor to the new Fit's sophistication is the high level of standard and available features. For 2015, the Fit aligns with other Honda models by being offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, each with a higher spec than the previous equivalent trim. New standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, <em>Bluetooth</em>® HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio with next-generation HondaLink, and heated leather seats are among the upgrades available for the first time in Fit. </p> <p>The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features. That list includes Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The new Fit targets the highest available crash-safety ratings: a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the (IIHS). Standard drive-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and expanded view driver's mirror. The Honda LaneWatch display is standard on EX and above trims. The new U.S.-market Fit will be produced for the first time in North America at an all-new plant in in Celaya, Mexico.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="473" colspan="4" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>Trim</strong></p></td> <td width="113" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>Transmission</strong></p></td> <td width="81" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>MSRP<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p><strong>EPA Fuel Economy Ratings<sup>1</sup> (city/highway/combined)</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>LX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>6MT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$15,525</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>29/37/32</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>LX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$16,325</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>33/41/36</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>6MT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$17,435</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>29/37/32</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$18,235</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>32/38/35</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX-L</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$19,800</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>32/38/35</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>EX-L w/ Navi</p></td> <td width="113" valign="top"><p>CVT</p></td> <td width="81" valign="top"><p>$20,800</p></td> <td width="180" valign="top"><p>32/38/35</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong> </strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="473" colspan="2" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit Powertrain Specifications</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Engine</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">DOHC i-VTEC® + VTC inline 4-cylinder</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Displacement</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">1498cc (5.5-liter)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Compression ratio</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">11.5:1</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">SAE Horsepower @ rpm*</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">130 @ 6600</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">SAE Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft.)* </p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">114 @ 4600</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Fuel supply system</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">Direct fuel injection</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Transmission </p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">6MT<br> CVT</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">EPA-Fuel Economy Rating<sup>1</sup><br> (MPG, City/Highway/Combined) </p></td> <td width="176"><p align="center">6MT 29/37/32<br> CVT 33/41/36 (LX)<br> CVT 32/38/35 (EX, EX-L) </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Fuel type</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">Regular unleaded</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p align="right">Emissions certification (CARB/EPA)</p></td> <td width="176" valign="top"><p align="center">LEV3(ULEV125)/BIN5 </p></td> </tr> </table> <p>*SAE J1349 testing method</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="473" colspan="2" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit Key Packaging Specifications </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Wheelbase, in. </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Length, in. </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Width, in. </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Height, in.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Track, F/R, in.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.3/58</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Turning diameter, ft.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">35.1 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Curb weight, lbs. MT/CVT </p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">LX: 2513/2544<br> EX: 2573/2630<br> EX-L: NA/2642</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Passenger volume, cu. ft.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">95.7 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Cargo volume, cu. ft.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 rear seats up<br> 52.7 rear seats down </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Seating capacity</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="293" valign="top"><p align="right">Fuel capacity, gal.</p></td> <td width="180" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.6</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><sup>1</sup> 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.<br> <sup>2</sup> Destination and Handling Charge : A charge of $790, will be added to the dealer invoice and Monroney label on all models.</p> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Powertrains <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> In keeping with Honda's mission, to provide both fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive at a high level, the 2015 Fit is powered by an all-new Earth Dreams Technology 1.5-liter engine paired with either a new six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A program of weight saving, friction reduction, technology application and clever engineering resulted in an 11 percent increase in horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 percent increase in torque to 114 lb-ft over the previous Fit's engine. A similar approach produced transmissions that help provide quicker acceleration, smoother shifting and class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)<sup>1</sup> for manual transmission models, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trims with CVT.</p> <p><strong>Key New Powertrain Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Engine</li> <ul> <li>i-VTEC® (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) for intake valves with Variable Timing Control (VTC)</li> <li>Computer-controlled direct injection (DI) with multi-hole fuel injectors</li> <li>All-plastic intake manifold</li> <li>Lower friction</li> <li>Reduced weight of moving parts</li> <li>Valve diameter increase, decreased plug diameter</li> <li>Improved cylinder/piston cooling</li> <li>100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined)<sup>1</sup> </li> <ul> <li>6MT: 29/37/32 mpg</li> <li>CVT (LX): 33/41/36 mpg</li> <li>CVT (EX, EX-L): 32/38/35 mpg</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)</li> <ul> <li>New design replaces conventional automatic transmission (design shared with Civic but with Fit-specific tuning)</li> <li>Wider ratio range</li> <li>High-rigidity belt</li> <li>Reduced friction</li> <li>Increased torque converter capacity</li> <li>Reduced weight and size</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>Six-Speed Manual Transmission (6MT)</li> <ul> <li>New design</li> <li>Optimized gear ratios with wider range</li> <li>Shorter shift lever stroke with less resistance for improved shift feel</li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Engine</strong><br> The Fit's new Earth Dreams TechnologyTM engine retains the same 1.5-liter displacement as the previous powerplant, but that's just about the only thing that carries over. Primary amongst the changes, the new engine features direct injection and a DOHC i-VTEC+VTC valvetrain-a first in a subcompact, which replaces the port injection and SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain of the previous engine. A host of other upgrades and refinements were made to optimize combustion, reduce weight and minimize friction to increase both power and fuel efficiency.</p> <p>The valvetrain of the new engine is upgraded to DOHC with i-VTEC valve operation that includes Variable Timing Control (VTC). At lower engine speeds, the i-VTEC system employs milder cam profiles, creating shorter valve operation and reduced valve lift to deliver robust torque and fuel efficiency. At higher engine speeds, i-VTEC triggers more aggressive cam profiles that produce longer valve operation and greater valve lift for more horsepower. The VTC system assists in this process by adjusting intake cam phasing to retard valve timing at lower engine speeds for better fuel efficiency and advancing timing at higher speeds to increase valve overlap for reduced pumping losses and more power. Both the intake and exhaust valves have a larger diameter for greater airflow capacity. The intake valve size is increased from 28mm to 29mm and the exhaust valves enlarged from 23mm to 25mm.</p> <p>The enlarged valves sit in a newly designed cylinder head that includes a smaller M12 sparkplug, down from the previous M14. The head also includes direct injection multi-hole fuel injectors with a small diameter bore, an upgrade from the previous engine's port injection. Higher-pressure direct injection optimizes fuel atomization allowing for more efficient combustion. To provide a high-tumble intake charge that further enhances combustion efficiency, both the intake port and piston crown have special designs. The piston crown's design also directs the atomized fuel spray from the injector nozzle toward the sparkplug electrodes for more efficient ignition and to prevent fuel depositing on the cylinder walls. The 10 percent higher compression ratio, raised to 11.5:1 from 10.4:1, and improved combustion efficiency contribute to increased torque and improved engine responsiveness. </p> <p>To further aid responsiveness, the rotating mass of the crankshaft was reduced by 27 percent by using four instead of eight counterweights and the journal diameter was reduced from 50 mm to 46 mm. Additional engine weight savings were obtained by the use of individual main-bearing caps instead of the larger bearing cap structure of the previous engine, and by utilizing an all-composite intake manifold. To manage combustion heat, an oil jet was added to spray cooling oil onto the underside of the piston, which also helps with lubrication. Also, an aluminum sleeve was added above the cylinder sleeve to improve heat transfer from the cylinder block. The effect of all this work is significant: Horsepower and torque are up significantly throughout the rev range, with peak torque arriving 200 rpm earlier than in the previous engine.</p> <p><strong>Six-Speed Manual Transmission</strong><br> The all-new six-speed manual transmission (6MT) offers many benefits over the previous Fit's five-speed unit. The addition of a sixth gear allowed the overall ratio range to be 5 percent wider, providing better fuel efficiency; and the ratios between third and sixth gears are closer for optimized engine performance. The new 6MT's first gear is 5 percent lower, third gear is 5 percent higher, fifth gear is 11 percent lower and the new sixth gear has the same ratio as the previous fifth gear.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p><strong>Transmission Ratio Comparison</strong></p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2013 Fit</strong></p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit</strong></p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Change</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>First (1<sup>st</sup>) </p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">3.308</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">3.461 </p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">4.63% lower</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Second (2<sup>nd</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">1.870</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">1.869</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">0.53% higher</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Third (3<sup>rd</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">1.303</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">1.235</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">5.22% higher</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Fourth (4<sup>th</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">0.949</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">0.948</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">0.11% higher</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Fifth (5<sup>th</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">0.727</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">0.809</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">11.28% lower</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Sixth (6<sup>th</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">N/A</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">0.727</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">Same as 2013 5<sup>th</sup> gear</p></td> </tr> </table> <p>Another benefit of the new transmission is greatly improved shift feel for sportier and easier gear changes. Through component design changes, the stroke of the gear shift lever is shortened 10 percent for quicker, sportier gear changes. This shorter stroke is also accompanied by a significant reduction in shifting effort. Additionally, engineers achieved a 25 percent reduction in shift cable sliding resistance though optimization of the cable-end bushing rigidity. An improved shift lever bracket also aids smooth, positive shifting.</p> <p> <strong>Continuously Variable Transmission with G-design Shift </strong><br> Available on LX and EX models and standard on the EX-L is a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) tuned specifically for the Fit. While providing greater fuel efficiency, the CVT also delivers more responsive and linear acceleration compared with the previous five-speed automatic (5AT) as well as conventional CVTs. Several aspects of the new CVT assist in this dual benefit. </p> <p>A new-design torque converter that is thinner but with an increased capacity optimizes the transfer of the engine's power to the CVT for improved linearity in engine speed relative to throttle application, and it eliminates the excessive engine revving common with conventional CVTs. The new CVT has a 14 percent wider ratio range that allows the engine to operate in a more optimal range for both good performance and improved fuel efficiency under all driving conditions; this is especially felt with reduced engine speeds at higher vehicle speeds. A newly developed high-rigidity drive belt, new CVT fluid allowing reduced pulley pressure on the belt, and a CVT warmer further extend the unit's efficiency.  </p> <p>Great efforts were also made to minimize size, weight and friction. The oil pressure control unit and stator flange were redesigned for unified functionality and the parking gear was integrated with the output pulley, both of which reduce size and save weight. The CVT case shape is optimized for lighter weight, the input and output pulley shaft diameters are reduced, and the pulley V-body width is narrower. A smaller forward/reverse mechanism with a reduced-diameter ring gear-made with higher strength steel-is used to make the CVT unit more compact. Other weight reductions were realized with a smaller volume of CVT fluid and lighter-weight final shaft, differential and bearings. In total the weight reductions resulted in the CVT being 16 percent lighter than the previous Fit's 5AT. Lower friction was obtained by using a more optimized oil pump capacity; a baffle plate to reduce oil agitation; and lower friction taper bearing, seal ring and reverse clutch.</p> <p> <strong>G-design Shift Feature</strong><br> The Fit CVT is designed to provide the optimum gear ratio for the driving conditions, and to offer a more natural driving feel and to eliminate the "rubber-band" feel sometimes associated with CVT transmissions. The new CVT has special "G-design shift" logic that is designed to offer more immediate acceleration response than either conventional automatics or other CVT designs. When abruptly applying power from a steady-state cruising speed, the Fit CVT immediately sends power to the drive wheels while simultaneously adjusting the gear ratio (seamlessly and progressively downshifting) to smoothly bring the engine to its horsepower peak in a linear way.</p> <p> By comparison, a conventional automatic is slower to respond and loses time making multiple downshifts. Since the automatic transmission has a limited number of separate, discrete ratios, even when fully downshifted, it can only approximate the optimum engine rpm as speed increases. This cuts into acceleration. Compared to other CVT systems, the Fit CVT offers stronger acceleration response with a linear rise in engine rpm. G-design shift logic gives the Fit a more linear, sporty-and ultimately satisfying-driving feel.</p> <p><strong>Paddle Shifters (EX, EX-L)</strong><br> On EX and above models, the CVT transmission can be controlled with steering wheel-mounted, dual-mode paddle shifters to provide a more engaging driver experience. D mode is fully automatic; however the paddle shifters can be used to downshift the transmission for greater engine braking for situations such as descending a steep hill. The transmission can also be upshifted in D mode. When the paddle shifters are used in D mode, full automatic operation will resume after a short time. For spirited driving, S mode includes seven ratios and maintains the selected ratio until the driver operates the paddle shifters again. In S mode the system will only shift automatically to prevent over-revving or lugging the engine.</p> <p><strong>ECO AssistTM (CVT)</strong><br> All 2015 Fit models include Honda's ECO Assist™ technology that can help drivers develop driving habits that enhance fuel efficiency by observing the speedometer ECO Assist light response to driving practices. Fuel-saving behaviors like smooth acceleration and braking make the meter glow green. Less fuel-efficient driving habits will cause the meter to glow blue-green, while aggressive starts and stops that consume extra fuel will cause the meter to glow blue. In addition to the ECO Assist™ technology, on CVT models drivers can also engage the green, dash-mounted "ECON" button to further optimize system control of the transmission, engine and other powertrain elements to help conserve additional fuel.</p> <p><strong>Powertrain Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine</strong></p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>All Trims</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Engine Type </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>In-Line 4-Cylinder </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Engine Block/Cylinder Head </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Aluminum-Alloy </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Displacement (cc) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>1498 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>130 @ 6600 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>114 @ 4600 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Redline (rpm) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>6800 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Bore and Stroke (mm) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>73 x 89.5 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Compression Ratio  </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>11.5:1 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Valve Train </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Fuel Injection </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Direct </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Throttle System </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Drive-by-Wire </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Eco Assist™ System </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>CVT only</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>CARB Emissions Rating<sup>2</sup> </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>LEV3-ULEV125 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Ignition System</p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Direct with immobilizer</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="468" colspan="2" valign="top"><p>100K +/- Miles no Scheduled Tune-ups<sup>3</sup> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p><strong>Transmissions</strong></p></td> <td width="55" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="48" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Six-Speed Manual Transmission </p></td> <td width="55" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="48" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="468" colspan="4" valign="top"><p>Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode </p></td> <td width="55" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Available</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">With Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available)</p></td> <td width="48" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">With Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="468" colspan="4" valign="top"><p>Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44 </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><sup>1</sup> 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.<br> <sup>2</sup> LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).<br> <sup>3</sup> Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:54:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/f43e31e6-89e3-4d96-9edd-0ab6f6fa729c http://hondanews.com/releases/f43e31e6-89e3-4d96-9edd-0ab6f6fa729c 2015 Honda Fit - Powertrains <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> In keeping with Honda's mission, to provide both fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive at a high level, the 2015 Fit is powered by an all-new Earth Dreams Technology 1.5-liter engine paired with either a new six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A program of weight saving, friction reduction, technology application and clever engineering resulted in an 11 percent increase in horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 percent increase in torque to 114 lb-ft over the previous Fit's engine. A similar approach produced transmissions that help provide quicker acceleration, smoother shifting and class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined)<sup>1</sup> for manual transmission models, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trims with CVT.</p> <p><strong>Key New Powertrain Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Engine</li> <ul> <li>i-VTEC® (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) for intake valves with Variable Timing Control (VTC)</li> <li>Computer-controlled direct injection (DI) with multi-hole fuel injectors</li> <li>All-plastic intake manifold</li> <li>Lower friction</li> <li>Reduced weight of moving parts</li> <li>Valve diameter increase, decreased plug diameter</li> <li>Improved cylinder/piston cooling</li> <li>100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined)<sup>1</sup> </li> <ul> <li>6MT: 29/37/32 mpg</li> <li>CVT (LX): 33/41/36 mpg</li> <li>CVT (EX, EX-L): 32/38/35 mpg</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)</li> <ul> <li>New design replaces conventional automatic transmission (design shared with Civic but with Fit-specific tuning)</li> <li>Wider ratio range</li> <li>High-rigidity belt</li> <li>Reduced friction</li> <li>Increased torque converter capacity</li> <li>Reduced weight and size</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>Six-Speed Manual Transmission (6MT)</li> <ul> <li>New design</li> <li>Optimized gear ratios with wider range</li> <li>Shorter shift lever stroke with less resistance for improved shift feel</li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Engine</strong><br> The Fit's new Earth Dreams TechnologyTM engine retains the same 1.5-liter displacement as the previous powerplant, but that's just about the only thing that carries over. Primary amongst the changes, the new engine features direct injection and a DOHC i-VTEC+VTC valvetrain-a first in a subcompact, which replaces the port injection and SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain of the previous engine. A host of other upgrades and refinements were made to optimize combustion, reduce weight and minimize friction to increase both power and fuel efficiency.</p> <p>The valvetrain of the new engine is upgraded to DOHC with i-VTEC valve operation that includes Variable Timing Control (VTC). At lower engine speeds, the i-VTEC system employs milder cam profiles, creating shorter valve operation and reduced valve lift to deliver robust torque and fuel efficiency. At higher engine speeds, i-VTEC triggers more aggressive cam profiles that produce longer valve operation and greater valve lift for more horsepower. The VTC system assists in this process by adjusting intake cam phasing to retard valve timing at lower engine speeds for better fuel efficiency and advancing timing at higher speeds to increase valve overlap for reduced pumping losses and more power. Both the intake and exhaust valves have a larger diameter for greater airflow capacity. The intake valve size is increased from 28mm to 29mm and the exhaust valves enlarged from 23mm to 25mm.</p> <p>The enlarged valves sit in a newly designed cylinder head that includes a smaller M12 sparkplug, down from the previous M14. The head also includes direct injection multi-hole fuel injectors with a small diameter bore, an upgrade from the previous engine's port injection. Higher-pressure direct injection optimizes fuel atomization allowing for more efficient combustion. To provide a high-tumble intake charge that further enhances combustion efficiency, both the intake port and piston crown have special designs. The piston crown's design also directs the atomized fuel spray from the injector nozzle toward the sparkplug electrodes for more efficient ignition and to prevent fuel depositing on the cylinder walls. The 10 percent higher compression ratio, raised to 11.5:1 from 10.4:1, and improved combustion efficiency contribute to increased torque and improved engine responsiveness. </p> <p>To further aid responsiveness, the rotating mass of the crankshaft was reduced by 27 percent by using four instead of eight counterweights and the journal diameter was reduced from 50 mm to 46 mm. Additional engine weight savings were obtained by the use of individual main-bearing caps instead of the larger bearing cap structure of the previous engine, and by utilizing an all-composite intake manifold. To manage combustion heat, an oil jet was added to spray cooling oil onto the underside of the piston, which also helps with lubrication. Also, an aluminum sleeve was added above the cylinder sleeve to improve heat transfer from the cylinder block. The effect of all this work is significant: Horsepower and torque are up significantly throughout the rev range, with peak torque arriving 200 rpm earlier than in the previous engine.</p> <p><strong>Six-Speed Manual Transmission</strong><br> The all-new six-speed manual transmission (6MT) offers many benefits over the previous Fit's five-speed unit. The addition of a sixth gear allowed the overall ratio range to be 5 percent wider, providing better fuel efficiency; and the ratios between third and sixth gears are closer for optimized engine performance. The new 6MT's first gear is 5 percent lower, third gear is 5 percent higher, fifth gear is 11 percent lower and the new sixth gear has the same ratio as the previous fifth gear.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p><strong>Transmission Ratio Comparison</strong></p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2013 Fit</strong></p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Fit</strong></p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>2015 Change</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>First (1<sup>st</sup>) </p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">3.308</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">3.461 </p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">4.63% lower</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Second (2<sup>nd</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">1.870</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">1.869</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">0.53% higher</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Third (3<sup>rd</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">1.303</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">1.235</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">5.22% higher</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Fourth (4<sup>th</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">0.949</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">0.948</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">0.11% higher</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Fifth (5<sup>th</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">0.727</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">0.809</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">11.28% lower</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"><p>Sixth (6<sup>th</sup>)</p></td> <td width="77" valign="top"><p align="center">N/A</p></td> <td width="68" valign="top"><p align="center">0.727</p></td> <td width="134" valign="top"><p align="center">Same as 2013 5<sup>th</sup> gear</p></td> </tr> </table> <p>Another benefit of the new transmission is greatly improved shift feel for sportier and easier gear changes. Through component design changes, the stroke of the gear shift lever is shortened 10 percent for quicker, sportier gear changes. This shorter stroke is also accompanied by a significant reduction in shifting effort. Additionally, engineers achieved a 25 percent reduction in shift cable sliding resistance though optimization of the cable-end bushing rigidity. An improved shift lever bracket also aids smooth, positive shifting.</p> <p> <strong>Continuously Variable Transmission with G-design Shift </strong><br> Available on LX and EX models and standard on the EX-L is a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) tuned specifically for the Fit. While providing greater fuel efficiency, the CVT also delivers more responsive and linear acceleration compared with the previous five-speed automatic (5AT) as well as conventional CVTs. Several aspects of the new CVT assist in this dual benefit. </p> <p>A new-design torque converter that is thinner but with an increased capacity optimizes the transfer of the engine's power to the CVT for improved linearity in engine speed relative to throttle application, and it eliminates the excessive engine revving common with conventional CVTs. The new CVT has a 14 percent wider ratio range that allows the engine to operate in a more optimal range for both good performance and improved fuel efficiency under all driving conditions; this is especially felt with reduced engine speeds at higher vehicle speeds. A newly developed high-rigidity drive belt, new CVT fluid allowing reduced pulley pressure on the belt, and a CVT warmer further extend the unit's efficiency.  </p> <p>Great efforts were also made to minimize size, weight and friction. The oil pressure control unit and stator flange were redesigned for unified functionality and the parking gear was integrated with the output pulley, both of which reduce size and save weight. The CVT case shape is optimized for lighter weight, the input and output pulley shaft diameters are reduced, and the pulley V-body width is narrower. A smaller forward/reverse mechanism with a reduced-diameter ring gear-made with higher strength steel-is used to make the CVT unit more compact. Other weight reductions were realized with a smaller volume of CVT fluid and lighter-weight final shaft, differential and bearings. In total the weight reductions resulted in the CVT being 16 percent lighter than the previous Fit's 5AT. Lower friction was obtained by using a more optimized oil pump capacity; a baffle plate to reduce oil agitation; and lower friction taper bearing, seal ring and reverse clutch.</p> <p> <strong>G-design Shift Feature</strong><br> The Fit CVT is designed to provide the optimum gear ratio for the driving conditions, and to offer a more natural driving feel and to eliminate the "rubber-band" feel sometimes associated with CVT transmissions. The new CVT has special "G-design shift" logic that is designed to offer more immediate acceleration response than either conventional automatics or other CVT designs. When abruptly applying power from a steady-state cruising speed, the Fit CVT immediately sends power to the drive wheels while simultaneously adjusting the gear ratio (seamlessly and progressively downshifting) to smoothly bring the engine to its horsepower peak in a linear way.</p> <p> By comparison, a conventional automatic is slower to respond and loses time making multiple downshifts. Since the automatic transmission has a limited number of separate, discrete ratios, even when fully downshifted, it can only approximate the optimum engine rpm as speed increases. This cuts into acceleration. Compared to other CVT systems, the Fit CVT offers stronger acceleration response with a linear rise in engine rpm. G-design shift logic gives the Fit a more linear, sporty-and ultimately satisfying-driving feel.</p> <p><strong>Paddle Shifters (EX, EX-L)</strong><br> On EX and above models, the CVT transmission can be controlled with steering wheel-mounted, dual-mode paddle shifters to provide a more engaging driver experience. D mode is fully automatic; however the paddle shifters can be used to downshift the transmission for greater engine braking for situations such as descending a steep hill. The transmission can also be upshifted in D mode. When the paddle shifters are used in D mode, full automatic operation will resume after a short time. For spirited driving, S mode includes seven ratios and maintains the selected ratio until the driver operates the paddle shifters again. In S mode the system will only shift automatically to prevent over-revving or lugging the engine.</p> <p><strong>ECO AssistTM (CVT)</strong><br> All 2015 Fit models include Honda's ECO Assist™ technology that can help drivers develop driving habits that enhance fuel efficiency by observing the speedometer ECO Assist light response to driving practices. Fuel-saving behaviors like smooth acceleration and braking make the meter glow green. Less fuel-efficient driving habits will cause the meter to glow blue-green, while aggressive starts and stops that consume extra fuel will cause the meter to glow blue. In addition to the ECO Assist™ technology, on CVT models drivers can also engage the green, dash-mounted "ECON" button to further optimize system control of the transmission, engine and other powertrain elements to help conserve additional fuel.</p> <p><strong>Powertrain Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine</strong></p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>All Trims</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Engine Type </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>In-Line 4-Cylinder </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Engine Block/Cylinder Head </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Aluminum-Alloy </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Displacement (cc) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>1498 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>130 @ 6600 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>114 @ 4600 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Redline (rpm) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>6800 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Bore and Stroke (mm) </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>73 x 89.5 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Compression Ratio  </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>11.5:1 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Valve Train </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Fuel Injection </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Direct </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Throttle System </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Drive-by-Wire </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Eco Assist™ System </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>CVT only</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>CARB Emissions Rating<sup>2</sup> </p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>LEV3-ULEV125 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Ignition System</p></td> <td width="167" align="center" valign="top"><p>Direct with immobilizer</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="468" colspan="2" valign="top"><p>100K +/- Miles no Scheduled Tune-ups<sup>3</sup> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p><strong>Transmissions</strong></p></td> <td width="55" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="48" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Six-Speed Manual Transmission </p></td> <td width="55" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="48" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="468" colspan="4" valign="top"><p>Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62 </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="302" valign="top"><p>Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode </p></td> <td width="55" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Available</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">With Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available)</p></td> <td width="48" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">With Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="468" colspan="4" valign="top"><p>Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44 </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><sup>1</sup> 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.<br> <sup>2</sup> LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).<br> <sup>3</sup> Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.</p> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Body <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> The new-from-the-ground-up 2015 Fit has been improved in every aspect, starting with the body structure. New designs produced with new manufacturing techniques result in a lighter but stronger platform, tighter body tolerances and a quieter cabin. While the length of the Fit has been reduced by 1.6 inches, the wheelbase has been lengthened by 1.2 inches to improve interior space and ride quality.</p> <p><strong>Key New Body Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure</li> <li>Advanced body and door manufacturing techniques</li> <li>Shorter overall length, by 1.6 inches</li> <li>Longer wheelbase, by 1.2 inches</li> <li>Increased width, by 0.3 inches</li> <li>Lighter, more rigid platform</li> <li>Improved body sealing and noise insulation</li> </ul> <p><strong>Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)</strong><br> The 2015 Fit utilizes the next-generation version of Honda's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure technology to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected structural elements-with an improved design and a greater use of high-tensile strength steel-to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash. It is expected to help the Fit achieve excellent ratings in crash testing by the IIHS and the NHTSA. ACE also helps minimize the potential for under-ride or over-ride situations that can happen during head-on or offset frontal impacts with a larger or smaller vehicle</p> <p>Unlike most conventional designs that direct frontal crash energy only to the lower load-bearing structures in the front end, ACE actively channels frontal crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements, including the floor frame rails, side sills and A-pillars. By creating specifically engineered "pathways" that help distribute these frontal impact forces through a greater percentage of the vehicle's total structure, ACE can more effectively direct those forces around and away from the passenger compartment to help limit cabin deformation and further improve occupant protection. And like other Honda models, the Fit has an impact-absorbing front body design to help attenuate energy in the event of a frontal collision with a pedestrian.</p> <p><strong>Weight Reduction </strong><br> Since moving the mass of a vehicle requires energy, overall fuel efficiency can be improved by reducing its weight. Reducing vehicle weight must be balanced with other factors such as structural integrity; ride and handling characteristics; low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); and occupant safety.</p> <p> In the 2015 Fit, weight reductions include the extensive use of super-high-tensile strength steel that provides increased structural strength with less material. With 27 percent of the body structure being made with these high-grade steels – 780 megapascals of higher yield strength – the body is 44 pounds lighter than the previous Fit's body. An additional 6.6 pounds in total is shaved from the weight of the doors with a manufacturing process that integrates the door outer skin, inner panel and sash, press-forming them together. A further 8.8 pound reduction in body weight was realized from the inner frame and body assembly process.</p> <p><strong>Construction</strong><br> The Fit's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is constructed with high-tensile steel and hot-stamped steel reinforcements and stiffeners. Improved designs and efficient manufacturing processes simplify production while improving strength and reducing weight. These include suspension mounting points with better lateral stiffness, and a new floor structure with a high-efficiency load-path. A new pressed door construction technique to combine the outer skin, inner panel and sash use fewer components and eliminates the need for welding and the use of a sealer. To assist in creating more rear passenger room and to provide a larger rear door opening, the rear wheel arch was redesign to reduce the distance between the door opening and arch flare and to eliminate the need for spot welding between the body and inner arch.</p> <p><strong>Noise mitigation</strong><br> Great efforts were made to target class-leading quietness in the new Fit, especially upon engine start-up, acceleration and on rough roads. Rather than just masking sound, the improved stiffness of the frame allowed for tighter tolerances in the body for better sealing. The new press-formed door construction technique also improved sealing. A reduction in firewall panel openings and gap reduction improves engine noise isolation. Furthermore, soundproofing material is used extensively throughout the body, including in the ceiling, doors, fenders, and floor, and in the dash, instrument panel and center console. </p> <p><strong>Body Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p><strong>Exterior Measurements</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Wheelbase (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Length (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160.0</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Height (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60.0</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Width (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67.0</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Track (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.3 / 58.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.1 / 57.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.1 / 57.7</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Curb Weight (lbs, 6MT/CVT)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2513 / 2544</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2573 / 2630</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">NA /<br> 2642</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, 6MT)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">61 / 39</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60 / 40</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">NA</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, CVT)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">62 / 38</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">61 / 39</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">61 / 39</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:53:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/9677867e-f531-483b-94eb-9632f5e57cf7 http://hondanews.com/releases/9677867e-f531-483b-94eb-9632f5e57cf7 2015 Honda Fit - Body <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> The new-from-the-ground-up 2015 Fit has been improved in every aspect, starting with the body structure. New designs produced with new manufacturing techniques result in a lighter but stronger platform, tighter body tolerances and a quieter cabin. While the length of the Fit has been reduced by 1.6 inches, the wheelbase has been lengthened by 1.2 inches to improve interior space and ride quality.</p> <p><strong>Key New Body Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure</li> <li>Advanced body and door manufacturing techniques</li> <li>Shorter overall length, by 1.6 inches</li> <li>Longer wheelbase, by 1.2 inches</li> <li>Increased width, by 0.3 inches</li> <li>Lighter, more rigid platform</li> <li>Improved body sealing and noise insulation</li> </ul> <p><strong>Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)</strong><br> The 2015 Fit utilizes the next-generation version of Honda's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure technology to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected structural elements-with an improved design and a greater use of high-tensile strength steel-to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash. It is expected to help the Fit achieve excellent ratings in crash testing by the IIHS and the NHTSA. ACE also helps minimize the potential for under-ride or over-ride situations that can happen during head-on or offset frontal impacts with a larger or smaller vehicle</p> <p>Unlike most conventional designs that direct frontal crash energy only to the lower load-bearing structures in the front end, ACE actively channels frontal crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements, including the floor frame rails, side sills and A-pillars. By creating specifically engineered "pathways" that help distribute these frontal impact forces through a greater percentage of the vehicle's total structure, ACE can more effectively direct those forces around and away from the passenger compartment to help limit cabin deformation and further improve occupant protection. And like other Honda models, the Fit has an impact-absorbing front body design to help attenuate energy in the event of a frontal collision with a pedestrian.</p> <p><strong>Weight Reduction </strong><br> Since moving the mass of a vehicle requires energy, overall fuel efficiency can be improved by reducing its weight. Reducing vehicle weight must be balanced with other factors such as structural integrity; ride and handling characteristics; low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); and occupant safety.</p> <p> In the 2015 Fit, weight reductions include the extensive use of super-high-tensile strength steel that provides increased structural strength with less material. With 27 percent of the body structure being made with these high-grade steels – 780 megapascals of higher yield strength – the body is 44 pounds lighter than the previous Fit's body. An additional 6.6 pounds in total is shaved from the weight of the doors with a manufacturing process that integrates the door outer skin, inner panel and sash, press-forming them together. A further 8.8 pound reduction in body weight was realized from the inner frame and body assembly process.</p> <p><strong>Construction</strong><br> The Fit's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is constructed with high-tensile steel and hot-stamped steel reinforcements and stiffeners. Improved designs and efficient manufacturing processes simplify production while improving strength and reducing weight. These include suspension mounting points with better lateral stiffness, and a new floor structure with a high-efficiency load-path. A new pressed door construction technique to combine the outer skin, inner panel and sash use fewer components and eliminates the need for welding and the use of a sealer. To assist in creating more rear passenger room and to provide a larger rear door opening, the rear wheel arch was redesign to reduce the distance between the door opening and arch flare and to eliminate the need for spot welding between the body and inner arch.</p> <p><strong>Noise mitigation</strong><br> Great efforts were made to target class-leading quietness in the new Fit, especially upon engine start-up, acceleration and on rough roads. Rather than just masking sound, the improved stiffness of the frame allowed for tighter tolerances in the body for better sealing. The new press-formed door construction technique also improved sealing. A reduction in firewall panel openings and gap reduction improves engine noise isolation. Furthermore, soundproofing material is used extensively throughout the body, including in the ceiling, doors, fenders, and floor, and in the dash, instrument panel and center console. </p> <p><strong>Body Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p><strong>Exterior Measurements</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Wheelbase (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">99.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Length (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">160.0</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Height (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60.0</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Width (in)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">67.0</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Track (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.3 / 58.0</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.1 / 57.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">58.1 / 57.7</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Curb Weight (lbs, 6MT/CVT)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2513 / 2544</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2573 / 2630</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">NA /<br> 2642</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, 6MT)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">61 / 39</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">60 / 40</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">NA</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, CVT)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">62 / 38</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">61 / 39</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">61 / 39</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Chassis <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> Significant changes were made to the 2015 Fit's chassis to dramatically improve all aspects of ride quality, handling, steering feel and noise. The foundation of these changes is a lighter but more rigid platform with an emphasis on the rigidity of suspension mounting points for improved lateral stiffness. Newly designed front and rear suspension with revised geometry and damper settings plus sprung- and unsprung- weight reductions were also employed to improve ride quality. Steering feel was improved with a new electric power steering (EPS) system with increased rigidity for a solid, accurate steering feel. Braking was also addressed with optimal tuning for a more linear brake feel. The numerous changes result in a smooth and agile ride-and-handling character.</p> <p><strong>Key Chassis Changes</strong></p> <ul> <li>Increased rigidity and reduced weight</li> <li>Front and rear roll center height changes</li> <li>New strut-type front suspension</li> <li>New front subframe structure</li> <li>New high-rigidity H-type torsion beam rear suspension</li> <li>New rear damper design</li> <li>New EPS system</li> </ul> <p><strong>Front Suspension</strong><br> The new front suspension has been redesigned and tuned to improve the shock absorption characteristics of the Fit. Used for the first time on the Fit, a new link between the suspension and stabilizer bar reduces friction to provide more linear operation. The suspension's high-speed damping is improved with the use of a blow-off valve to decrease damping at higher speeds by extending the oil passage. This allows the suspension to act more quickly and therefore allows the wheels to track the road better when surface gets rough.</p> <p>Geometric changes that help the new Fit's handling and stability include a lower front roll center and an increased caster trail. To promote steering self-aligning torque while also improving feel and feedback, caster trail was increased to 0.31 in.</p> <p>The newly designed truss-structure front subframe is stronger but also 4.4 pounds lighter. Similar benefits were obtained with the use of high-strength material and new designs of the lower arm, bushing and the new stabilizer bar with a larger outside diameter increasing from 0.85 in. to 0.95 in., but lighter as it is now hollow instead of solid.</p> <p>The front suspension lower arm bush rate has been reduced to promote a slight longitudinal movement of the front wheel to absorb impact when hitting irregularities on the road. The result is improved suspension comfort.</p> <p><strong>Rear Suspension</strong><br> Receiving a similar blow-off valve to improve high-speed damping as the front suspension, the Fit's innovative rear dampers utilize a new dual-path mounting system. This method separates regular damping load, which is fed into the upper shock mount bushing, from higher-impact bound stopper load, which is fed more directly into the body. The design allows more freedom to tune the shock bushing characteristics to improve ride quality and handling. The rear dampers are also mounted with less rearward inclination to allow them to better track road surface changes. </p> <p>For increased agility through better roll steer characteristics, the rear roll center height was raised and roll stiffness increased through more rigid suspension components.</p> <p>Increased strength and lighter weight were obtained through the redesign of several components. These include reducing the length of the trailing arm and lighter but stiffer rear wheel unit bearings. The adoption of a new lighter weight, high-rigidity, double-wall H-type torsion beam helps to improve handling by decreasing lateral force toe-out and reduces weight by eliminating the need for a separate stabilizer bar.</p> <p>The rear trailing arm bush design has been modified to reduce initial play. The result is improved response to inputs for increased road-holding performance. </p> <p><strong>Steering</strong><br> To provide a high-quality steering feel that is both refined and sporty, the Fit's EPS system received many improvements. Increased rigidity afforded by solid mountings and a larger-diameter column shaft improve steering linearity and reduced vibration for a more direct and positive steering feel. A new EPS torque sensor uses both steering angle and rate signals to provide a smoother, more linear initiation of steering assist at all speeds, further enhancing the feeling of accuracy and refinement. It also improves steering self-centering from full steering lock in condition.</p> <p> When compared to the operation of a conventional hydraulic pump power steering system, the Fit's simpler and lightweight EPS increases efficiency because it does not draw continuous power directly from the engine. Other advantages of electric power-assisted steering include its simplicity and compactness (no hydraulic system is needed to power it) and its lower power consumption, which helps improve fuel efficiency.</p> <p>New to the 2015 Fit is a driver-assistive Motion-Adaptive EPS. Using vehicle speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering force that prompts the driver to steer in the correct direction. For more information see the Safety and Driver Assistance section. </p> <p><strong>Wheels and Tires</strong><br> The new dynamically styled Fit LX trim rides on 15-inch wheels with full covers in a cross motif, geometric style that complements the body design. The 15-inch wheels are shod with all-season 185/60 R15 tires. On the EX and EX-L fresh and sporty 16-inch alloy wheels with a high-contrast multi-spoke design provide an even higher level of visual sophistication. The 16-inch wheels come with all-season 185/55 R16 tires. A T135/80 D15 compact spare is located in the under-trunk storage space.</p> <p><strong>Braking System</strong><br> The 2015 Fit features 10.3-inch ventilated front discs and 7.9-inch rear drum brakes. The standard 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) enhance stopping performance by adjusting front-to-rear brake pressure according to vehicle load distribution for optimum brake balance at all times. Sensors at each wheel send signals to the control module, which can modulate braking pressure based on individual wheel speed, optimizing brake pressure balance on all four wheels. </p> <p> For 2015, the Fit's front brake calipers were redesigned to increase rigidity and the brake booster has a higher ratio—both measures to improve initial brake response. Also, the Fit's braking system now incorporates Hill Start Assist, which helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while stopped on a hill. For more information on Hill Start Assist see the Safety and Driver Assistance section.</p> <p> <strong>Chassis Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p><strong>Suspension and Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>MacPherson Strut Front Suspension</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Stabilizer Bar (mm, front)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">25.4</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">25.4</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">25.4</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2.51</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2.51</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2.51</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Steering Ratio</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">13.06</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">13.06</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">13.06</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">34.1</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">34.1</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">34.1</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.3 / 7.9</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.3 / 7.9</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.3 / 7.9</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Wheels</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">15" w/full covers</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16" alloy</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16" alloy</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>All-Season Tires</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">185 / 60 R15 84T</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Compact Spare Tire</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:52:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/aa6f3ed5-5df8-4ce0-a6ad-3396d42d2e31 http://hondanews.com/releases/aa6f3ed5-5df8-4ce0-a6ad-3396d42d2e31 2015 Honda Fit - Chassis <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> Significant changes were made to the 2015 Fit's chassis to dramatically improve all aspects of ride quality, handling, steering feel and noise. The foundation of these changes is a lighter but more rigid platform with an emphasis on the rigidity of suspension mounting points for improved lateral stiffness. Newly designed front and rear suspension with revised geometry and damper settings plus sprung- and unsprung- weight reductions were also employed to improve ride quality. Steering feel was improved with a new electric power steering (EPS) system with increased rigidity for a solid, accurate steering feel. Braking was also addressed with optimal tuning for a more linear brake feel. The numerous changes result in a smooth and agile ride-and-handling character.</p> <p><strong>Key Chassis Changes</strong></p> <ul> <li>Increased rigidity and reduced weight</li> <li>Front and rear roll center height changes</li> <li>New strut-type front suspension</li> <li>New front subframe structure</li> <li>New high-rigidity H-type torsion beam rear suspension</li> <li>New rear damper design</li> <li>New EPS system</li> </ul> <p><strong>Front Suspension</strong><br> The new front suspension has been redesigned and tuned to improve the shock absorption characteristics of the Fit. Used for the first time on the Fit, a new link between the suspension and stabilizer bar reduces friction to provide more linear operation. The suspension's high-speed damping is improved with the use of a blow-off valve to decrease damping at higher speeds by extending the oil passage. This allows the suspension to act more quickly and therefore allows the wheels to track the road better when surface gets rough.</p> <p>Geometric changes that help the new Fit's handling and stability include a lower front roll center and an increased caster trail. To promote steering self-aligning torque while also improving feel and feedback, caster trail was increased to 0.31 in.</p> <p>The newly designed truss-structure front subframe is stronger but also 4.4 pounds lighter. Similar benefits were obtained with the use of high-strength material and new designs of the lower arm, bushing and the new stabilizer bar with a larger outside diameter increasing from 0.85 in. to 0.95 in., but lighter as it is now hollow instead of solid.</p> <p>The front suspension lower arm bush rate has been reduced to promote a slight longitudinal movement of the front wheel to absorb impact when hitting irregularities on the road. The result is improved suspension comfort.</p> <p><strong>Rear Suspension</strong><br> Receiving a similar blow-off valve to improve high-speed damping as the front suspension, the Fit's innovative rear dampers utilize a new dual-path mounting system. This method separates regular damping load, which is fed into the upper shock mount bushing, from higher-impact bound stopper load, which is fed more directly into the body. The design allows more freedom to tune the shock bushing characteristics to improve ride quality and handling. The rear dampers are also mounted with less rearward inclination to allow them to better track road surface changes. </p> <p>For increased agility through better roll steer characteristics, the rear roll center height was raised and roll stiffness increased through more rigid suspension components.</p> <p>Increased strength and lighter weight were obtained through the redesign of several components. These include reducing the length of the trailing arm and lighter but stiffer rear wheel unit bearings. The adoption of a new lighter weight, high-rigidity, double-wall H-type torsion beam helps to improve handling by decreasing lateral force toe-out and reduces weight by eliminating the need for a separate stabilizer bar.</p> <p>The rear trailing arm bush design has been modified to reduce initial play. The result is improved response to inputs for increased road-holding performance. </p> <p><strong>Steering</strong><br> To provide a high-quality steering feel that is both refined and sporty, the Fit's EPS system received many improvements. Increased rigidity afforded by solid mountings and a larger-diameter column shaft improve steering linearity and reduced vibration for a more direct and positive steering feel. A new EPS torque sensor uses both steering angle and rate signals to provide a smoother, more linear initiation of steering assist at all speeds, further enhancing the feeling of accuracy and refinement. It also improves steering self-centering from full steering lock in condition.</p> <p> When compared to the operation of a conventional hydraulic pump power steering system, the Fit's simpler and lightweight EPS increases efficiency because it does not draw continuous power directly from the engine. Other advantages of electric power-assisted steering include its simplicity and compactness (no hydraulic system is needed to power it) and its lower power consumption, which helps improve fuel efficiency.</p> <p>New to the 2015 Fit is a driver-assistive Motion-Adaptive EPS. Using vehicle speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering force that prompts the driver to steer in the correct direction. For more information see the Safety and Driver Assistance section. </p> <p><strong>Wheels and Tires</strong><br> The new dynamically styled Fit LX trim rides on 15-inch wheels with full covers in a cross motif, geometric style that complements the body design. The 15-inch wheels are shod with all-season 185/60 R15 tires. On the EX and EX-L fresh and sporty 16-inch alloy wheels with a high-contrast multi-spoke design provide an even higher level of visual sophistication. The 16-inch wheels come with all-season 185/55 R16 tires. A T135/80 D15 compact spare is located in the under-trunk storage space.</p> <p><strong>Braking System</strong><br> The 2015 Fit features 10.3-inch ventilated front discs and 7.9-inch rear drum brakes. The standard 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) enhance stopping performance by adjusting front-to-rear brake pressure according to vehicle load distribution for optimum brake balance at all times. Sensors at each wheel send signals to the control module, which can modulate braking pressure based on individual wheel speed, optimizing brake pressure balance on all four wheels. </p> <p> For 2015, the Fit's front brake calipers were redesigned to increase rigidity and the brake booster has a higher ratio—both measures to improve initial brake response. Also, the Fit's braking system now incorporates Hill Start Assist, which helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while stopped on a hill. For more information on Hill Start Assist see the Safety and Driver Assistance section.</p> <p> <strong>Chassis Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p><strong>Suspension and Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>MacPherson Strut Front Suspension</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Stabilizer Bar (mm, front)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">25.4</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">25.4</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">25.4</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2.51</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2.51</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">2.51</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Steering Ratio</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">13.06</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">13.06</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">13.06</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">34.1</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">34.1</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">34.1</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.3 / 7.9</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.3 / 7.9</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">10.3 / 7.9</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Wheels</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">15" w/full covers</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16" alloy</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16" alloy</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>All-Season Tires</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">185 / 60 R15 84T</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">185 / 55 R16 83H</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="297" valign="top"><p>Compact Spare Tire</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</p></td> <td width="59" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">T135 / 80 D15 99M</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Dynamic Performance <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> The new 2015 Honda Fit is a perfect expression of the idea that many small improvements can result in a substantial leap forward. And while the Fit continues to fulfill its original role as a stylish, fun, practical, ultra-efficient and affordable subcompact, its designers and engineers took a comprehensive approach to the redesign that raises the subcompact class bar for dynamic performance in ways that translate to real driving enjoyment. </p> <p><strong>Acceleration</strong><br> The new Fit accelerates faster and more responsively across its entire speed range; several factors contribute to these developments: 1) Notably higher engine power and torque across a wide rpm range; 2) Improved throttle response; 3) More efficient manual and automatic transmissions; and 4) Reduced aerodynamic drag. The cumulative effect is a quicker Fit that's more fun to drive in any situation. </p> <p>The Fit's new CVT makes effective use of the engine's newfound power. A new torque converter design and infinitely variable ratio range help the Fit accelerate quicker and longer, right from a standing start. The CVT's S mode provides seven manually-selectable ratios, allowing the driver to finely control the power delivery in spirited driving using the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Similarly, the new 6-speed manual transmission's wider gear range and closer ratios make better use of the engine power characteristics. Both transmission choices benefit from the engine's improved throttle response.</p> <p>The numerous changes to the new Fit's powertrain also bring refinement to the driving experience; it's easier to control acceleration because the engine and transmission respond more eagerly and precisely to the will of the driver.</p> <p><strong>Ride and Handling</strong><br> "Smooth and agile" were the twin primary goals of the 2015 Fit's chassis development. Improving both ride comfort and handling is often viewed as contradictory and difficult to accomplish, but Honda's engineers brought their famously thorough approach to the challenge. </p> <p>Ride and handling competence begins with a strong and stable platform. Numerous improvements to the new Fit's global and localized body stiffness provide the desired basis. Increased individual suspension component stiffness and weight reduction also contribute, and a longer wheelbase adds to ride stability by naturally reducing pitching motions.   </p> <p>Suspension engineers often speak of "flat ride" which refers to a vehicle's ability to remain calm and stable, with little body motion, over small and large road imperfections. The new Fit accomplishes this desired trait through reduction of friction, optimized mounting and fine tuning of the suspension dampers and bushings, helping to give the Fit a well-controlled ride. </p> <p>Superior straight-line stability plus an agile fun-to-drive character is also realized in the new Fit. Changes in the suspension geometry that lower the front roll center and raise the rear roll center positively change the weight transfer characteristics, providing a more stable, sporty and unified feel. This is easily noticed on quick transitions such as lane changes, and in cornering. The car's response feels more accurate and natural, yet quick and agile. </p> <p>The steering system upgrades combined with the suspension changes greatly enhance steering linearity and feel at all speeds. The steering feels smooth and comfortably light, with a notably linear buildup of feel and effort that complement the handling improvements.  </p> <p><strong>Braking</strong><br> Enhancements to the front brake calipers and brake booster improve initial brake response, making it easier for the driver to brake quickly and positively. Pedal feel is also enhanced.</p> <p><strong>Noise and Vibration</strong><br> Many of the changes to the 2015 Fit's body structure and suspension also help dampen road noise and vibration. The stiffer body structure and revised damper construction that reduces harsh body inputs on rough roads also allowed suspension engineers to better optimize spring, damper and bushing specifications for this purpose. These improvements bring a newfound calm and composure to the Fit over a wide variety of road surfaces and conditions.</p> <p>Comprehensive soundproofing efforts bring further improvements, notably reducing engine, road and wind noise. The dash area of the body received particular attention to reduce noise paths; aerodynamic covers under the body reduce airflow noise while reducing aero drag. </p> <p>The overall effect is a new Fit that, by virtue of eliminating or minimizing uncomfortable noise and vibration, feels and sounds unexpectedly sophisticated. And it manages to do this while retaining the pleasant and fun characteristics that make it a class leader.</p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:51:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/dc929f4b-1d45-4633-bea1-7f5ce4817aca http://hondanews.com/releases/dc929f4b-1d45-4633-bea1-7f5ce4817aca 2015 Honda Fit - Dynamic Performance <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> The new 2015 Honda Fit is a perfect expression of the idea that many small improvements can result in a substantial leap forward. And while the Fit continues to fulfill its original role as a stylish, fun, practical, ultra-efficient and affordable subcompact, its designers and engineers took a comprehensive approach to the redesign that raises the subcompact class bar for dynamic performance in ways that translate to real driving enjoyment. </p> <p><strong>Acceleration</strong><br> The new Fit accelerates faster and more responsively across its entire speed range; several factors contribute to these developments: 1) Notably higher engine power and torque across a wide rpm range; 2) Improved throttle response; 3) More efficient manual and automatic transmissions; and 4) Reduced aerodynamic drag. The cumulative effect is a quicker Fit that's more fun to drive in any situation. </p> <p>The Fit's new CVT makes effective use of the engine's newfound power. A new torque converter design and infinitely variable ratio range help the Fit accelerate quicker and longer, right from a standing start. The CVT's S mode provides seven manually-selectable ratios, allowing the driver to finely control the power delivery in spirited driving using the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Similarly, the new 6-speed manual transmission's wider gear range and closer ratios make better use of the engine power characteristics. Both transmission choices benefit from the engine's improved throttle response.</p> <p>The numerous changes to the new Fit's powertrain also bring refinement to the driving experience; it's easier to control acceleration because the engine and transmission respond more eagerly and precisely to the will of the driver.</p> <p><strong>Ride and Handling</strong><br> "Smooth and agile" were the twin primary goals of the 2015 Fit's chassis development. Improving both ride comfort and handling is often viewed as contradictory and difficult to accomplish, but Honda's engineers brought their famously thorough approach to the challenge. </p> <p>Ride and handling competence begins with a strong and stable platform. Numerous improvements to the new Fit's global and localized body stiffness provide the desired basis. Increased individual suspension component stiffness and weight reduction also contribute, and a longer wheelbase adds to ride stability by naturally reducing pitching motions.   </p> <p>Suspension engineers often speak of "flat ride" which refers to a vehicle's ability to remain calm and stable, with little body motion, over small and large road imperfections. The new Fit accomplishes this desired trait through reduction of friction, optimized mounting and fine tuning of the suspension dampers and bushings, helping to give the Fit a well-controlled ride. </p> <p>Superior straight-line stability plus an agile fun-to-drive character is also realized in the new Fit. Changes in the suspension geometry that lower the front roll center and raise the rear roll center positively change the weight transfer characteristics, providing a more stable, sporty and unified feel. This is easily noticed on quick transitions such as lane changes, and in cornering. The car's response feels more accurate and natural, yet quick and agile. </p> <p>The steering system upgrades combined with the suspension changes greatly enhance steering linearity and feel at all speeds. The steering feels smooth and comfortably light, with a notably linear buildup of feel and effort that complement the handling improvements.  </p> <p><strong>Braking</strong><br> Enhancements to the front brake calipers and brake booster improve initial brake response, making it easier for the driver to brake quickly and positively. Pedal feel is also enhanced.</p> <p><strong>Noise and Vibration</strong><br> Many of the changes to the 2015 Fit's body structure and suspension also help dampen road noise and vibration. The stiffer body structure and revised damper construction that reduces harsh body inputs on rough roads also allowed suspension engineers to better optimize spring, damper and bushing specifications for this purpose. These improvements bring a newfound calm and composure to the Fit over a wide variety of road surfaces and conditions.</p> <p>Comprehensive soundproofing efforts bring further improvements, notably reducing engine, road and wind noise. The dash area of the body received particular attention to reduce noise paths; aerodynamic covers under the body reduce airflow noise while reducing aero drag. </p> <p>The overall effect is a new Fit that, by virtue of eliminating or minimizing uncomfortable noise and vibration, feels and sounds unexpectedly sophisticated. And it manages to do this while retaining the pleasant and fun characteristics that make it a class leader.</p> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit 2015 Honda Fit. Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:51:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/videos/183ad797-bb91-4c3f-82d3-8b82c027be1e http://hondanews.com/videos/183ad797-bb91-4c3f-82d3-8b82c027be1e 2015 Honda Fit 2015 Honda Fit. Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit 2015 Honda Fit. Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:50:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/videos/809587f0-48ed-44b9-a231-4cd1b1daf549 http://hondanews.com/videos/809587f0-48ed-44b9-a231-4cd1b1daf549 2015 Honda Fit 2015 Honda Fit. Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Safety and Driver Assistance <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> In an effort to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants and other road users, Honda has embraced a comprehensive approach to vehicle safety that seeks to provide a high level of active and passive occupant protection along with features that make the Fit more compatible with other vehicles in a collision, as well as mitigating injury to  pedestrians. Honda engineers designed the Fit to earn top-level collision safety ratings, including a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure, the 2015 Fit features a host of standard active and passive safety features and includes many standard and available driver-assistive technologies.</p> <p><strong>Key New Safety and Driver-Assistive Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags </li> <li>Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor </li> <li>Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) – a feature of VSA</li> <li>Hill Start Assist</li> <li>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</li> <li>Honda LaneWatchTM</li> <li>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines</li> </ul> <p><strong>Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA</strong>®<strong>) with Traction Control<sup>1</sup></strong> <br> Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in conjunction with the Fit's Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and anti-lock brake systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking and cornering, or when the driver makes an emergency maneuver. VSA® functions by applying brake force to one or more wheels independently while also managing the throttle, ignition and fuel systems to help the vehicle maintain the vehicle's stability and fidelity to the driver's intended path of travel. </p> <p>The VSA system continuously analyzes data from sensors that monitor wheel and vehicle speed, steering input, lateral G forces and yaw rate. It compares the driver's control inputs with the vehicle's actual response. Whenever the actual response falls outside of a predetermined acceptable range, VSA® intervenes with a corrective action. For instance, if VSA® detects an oversteer condition, the system may apply braking force to the outside front and rear wheels to counteract the unintended yawing effect. In the event of understeer, VSA® may apply braking to the inside rear wheel while reducing engine power to help return the vehicle to its intended course.</p> <p>VSA® also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the front wheels by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction. VSA® is calibrated to function in a near-transparent manner, and in many cases a driver will not even be aware of its operation. However, anytime the system is enhancing vehicle stability, an indicator light on the center instrument cluster will flash. While the driver can deactivate the VSA® stability enhancement and traction-control functions via a button on the instrument panel, ABS remains fully operational at all times.</p> <p><strong>Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)</strong><br> New to the Fit, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is a sophisticated system that can initiate steering inputs that prompt the driver to steer in the correct direction during cornering and in slippery road conditions.Using vehicle speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction. This advanced technology supports the driver's action in operating the vehicle more safely and comfortably.Three examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in conjunction with VSA are:</p> <p><strong>Stabilizes Braking</strong> corrects the driver's steering input to reduce vehicle instability when the driver is braking hard on road surfaces with different friction coefficients (such as pavement that is only partially covered with dirt or snow)</p> <p><strong>Mitigates Understeer</strong> corrects the steering inputs to mitigate understeer and help the driver trace the curve</p> <p><strong>Mitigates Oversteer</strong> corrects the steering inputs to mitigate oversteer and help the driver trace the curve</p> <p>The Motion-Adaptive EPS system consists of a rack-and-pinion steering gear with an electric motor installed concentrically around the steering rack. To control the level of assist the Powertrain Control Module receives signals from a speed sensor and, coupled with a steering sensor for torque and rotation, then calculates the optimal amount of assist and sends a signal to the electric motor. </p> <p><strong>Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)</strong><br> The Fit is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as standard equipment. A power brake booster offers a solid feel with high pedal rigidity. The ABS independently modulates braking power at each wheel to help the driver retain steering control during heavy braking. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between the front and rear wheels, helping to ensure that the Fit stops in the shortest distance possible, regardless of the number of passengers or amount of cargo that it is carrying. Brake Assist recognizes emergency braking situations, based on the speed of pedal application, and quickly helps the driver apply full braking force.</p> <p><strong>Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)<sup>2</sup></strong> <br> The Fit is fitted with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts the driver whenever the air pressure in one or more of the vehicle's tires drops significantly below the recommended level. TPMS monitors and transmits information on tire air pressure to the ECU. When the pressure in one or more tires drops to a potentially critical level, it causes a low tire-pressure indicator to illuminate in the driver's gauge cluster.</p> <p><strong>Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags</strong> <br> Both the driver and front passenger are protected by multiple supplemental restraint systems including advanced front airbags (SRS) that incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seatbelt use and other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, the driver's front airbag is located in the steering wheel while the passenger airbag is located on the top of the dash. When deployed, the passenger airbag inflates upward and then toward the passenger to maximize its protective potential while reducing the likelihood of injuries being caused by the activation process itself. Honda was the first company to introduce this type of upward deploying airbag system, now used by virtually all automakers.</p> <p><strong>Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags </strong> <br> Side airbags mounted in the outboard area of each front seatback are designed to help provide pelvic and thorax protection for the driver and front passenger in the event of a severe side impact. In the Fit, a new side airbag design allows the side airbags to deploy in a manner that mitigates the risk of injury to a smaller seat occupant. This design eliminates the need for the previous front passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).</p> <p><strong>Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor </strong> <br> The 2015 Fit includes side curtain airbags now with a rollover sensor system. The side curtain airbags, contained within the outboard sections of the headliner, deploy in the event of a sufficient side impact, providing a significant level of head protection in the window area. In the unlikely event of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor, along with multiple G sensors determine the rate of roll and deploy the side curtain airbags accordingly. Like the other airbag systems in the vehicle, the side curtain system utilizes sensors to determine the most appropriate timing of airbag deployment.</p> <p>To provide the optimal level of protection for occupants, testing was performed to determine the most appropriate timing and rate of deployment in the unlikely event of a rollover. The system uses algorithms to continually evaluate the situation and determines whether a rollover is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and multiple G sensors determine the "scenario" and calculate the angle of roll and the speed of the vehicle in order to deploy the airbags at the proper time for optimum protection. In the case of a rollover, the side curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy. However, in the event of a sufficient side impact that does not result in a rollover, only the airbags on the impacted side of the vehicle will deploy. The airbag maintains full inflation for approximately three seconds after inflation to allow for the increased duration of a rollover.</p> <p><strong>Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)</strong> <br> All Fit models are equipped with a child seat-mounting system called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) in the outboard rear seating positions. The LATCH system provides two lower anchors and an upper tether anchor. When used with a compatible child seat, the LATCH system provides attachment points between the child seat and the vehicle seat without having to use the vehicle's seat belts. A tether anchor is available for the remaining middle seating position in the second row. All seat belts except the driver's are equipped with a locking retractor that can be used to help secure any child seat. Both rear side doors are also equipped with child-proof door locks for added protection. </p> <p><strong>Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder System</strong><br> To help increase seatbelt use, a driver's and front passenger's seat-belt reminder has been incorporated into the instrument cluster. After the vehicle is started, a weight sensor detects whether the front passenger seat is occupied. If the driver or front passenger has not already fastened their seat belt, an icon in the main gauge cluster illuminates and a chime sounds as a reminder. </p> <p><strong>Hill Start Assist</strong><br> Hill Start Assist helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on an incline. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward or reverse gear. The system uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a wheel speed sensor and steering angle sensor to control the hydraulic brake modulator. While activated, the brakes are released when the driver depresses the throttle to make the vehicle move.</p> <p><strong>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</strong><br> All Fit models are newly equipped with the Expanded View Driver's Mirror that increases the driver's field of vision by 4.2 degrees to provide a better view of objects to the back and side of the vehicle.</p> <p><strong>Honda LaneWatch™<sup>3</sup> (EX, EX-L)</strong><br> New to the Fit, the EX and EX-L trims include Honda's LaneWatch™ display that uses a camera located at the bottom the passenger-side exterior mirror to display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the Display Audio screen. The image appears when the right turn signal is activated, or when a button on the end of the turn signal stalk is pressed.</p> <p>The typical field of view for a passenger-side mirror is approximately 18 to 22 degrees, but the LaneWatch™ display field-of-view is about four times greater, or approximately 80 degrees. The system helps the driver to see traffic, as well as pedestrians or objects, in the vehicle's blind spot. To help make judging distance easier, the display has three reference lines. Drivers should visually confirm roadway conditions prior to changing lanes.</p> <p>On the navigation-equipped EX-L, when LaneWatch™ is in use and a navigation turn prompt is needed, the image changes to split-screen so that LaneWatch™ and navigation information can be displayed simultaneously. LaneWatch™ can also be customized to suit the driver's preferences. Turn-signal activation of the LaneWatch™ system can be turned on or off, as can the three on-screen reference lines. Screen brightness, contrast and black level are also adjustable.</p> <p><strong>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines</strong><br> For the first time all Fit models receive a multi-angle rearview camera, viewable on the LX trim's 5-inch Monitor Audio and the EX and EX-L's 7-inch Display Audio. The camera can show a top view, normal view or wide rear view when the transmission is in Reverse. The camera is located just below the license garnish separating the rear window and solid hatch. LX models feature static guidelines that help drivers gauge how close they are to an object, while EX and higher grades have dynamic guidelines that project the vehicle's future path based on the driver's steering wheel inputs.. </p> <p><strong>Safety and Driver Assistive Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Active Safety Features</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">LX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX-L</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Brake Assist </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Daytime Running Lights (DRL) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Passive Safety Features</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">LX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX-L</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>SmartVent® Front Side Airbags </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):                                                                               Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Child-Proof Rear Door Locks</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver Assistive Features</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Motion Adaptive EPS (Electric Power Steering) – VSA feature </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Hill Start Assist </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Honda LaneWatch™</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p>1 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.<br> 2 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.<br> 3 Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. </p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:50:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/291710ca-f11c-4f93-bbcb-238cbff75880 http://hondanews.com/releases/291710ca-f11c-4f93-bbcb-238cbff75880 2015 Honda Fit - Safety and Driver Assistance <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> In an effort to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants and other road users, Honda has embraced a comprehensive approach to vehicle safety that seeks to provide a high level of active and passive occupant protection along with features that make the Fit more compatible with other vehicles in a collision, as well as mitigating injury to  pedestrians. Honda engineers designed the Fit to earn top-level collision safety ratings, including a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure, the 2015 Fit features a host of standard active and passive safety features and includes many standard and available driver-assistive technologies.</p> <p><strong>Key New Safety and Driver-Assistive Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags </li> <li>Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor </li> <li>Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) – a feature of VSA</li> <li>Hill Start Assist</li> <li>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</li> <li>Honda LaneWatchTM</li> <li>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines</li> </ul> <p><strong>Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA</strong>®<strong>) with Traction Control<sup>1</sup></strong> <br> Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in conjunction with the Fit's Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and anti-lock brake systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking and cornering, or when the driver makes an emergency maneuver. VSA® functions by applying brake force to one or more wheels independently while also managing the throttle, ignition and fuel systems to help the vehicle maintain the vehicle's stability and fidelity to the driver's intended path of travel. </p> <p>The VSA system continuously analyzes data from sensors that monitor wheel and vehicle speed, steering input, lateral G forces and yaw rate. It compares the driver's control inputs with the vehicle's actual response. Whenever the actual response falls outside of a predetermined acceptable range, VSA® intervenes with a corrective action. For instance, if VSA® detects an oversteer condition, the system may apply braking force to the outside front and rear wheels to counteract the unintended yawing effect. In the event of understeer, VSA® may apply braking to the inside rear wheel while reducing engine power to help return the vehicle to its intended course.</p> <p>VSA® also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the front wheels by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction. VSA® is calibrated to function in a near-transparent manner, and in many cases a driver will not even be aware of its operation. However, anytime the system is enhancing vehicle stability, an indicator light on the center instrument cluster will flash. While the driver can deactivate the VSA® stability enhancement and traction-control functions via a button on the instrument panel, ABS remains fully operational at all times.</p> <p><strong>Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)</strong><br> New to the Fit, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is a sophisticated system that can initiate steering inputs that prompt the driver to steer in the correct direction during cornering and in slippery road conditions.Using vehicle speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction. This advanced technology supports the driver's action in operating the vehicle more safely and comfortably.Three examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in conjunction with VSA are:</p> <p><strong>Stabilizes Braking</strong> corrects the driver's steering input to reduce vehicle instability when the driver is braking hard on road surfaces with different friction coefficients (such as pavement that is only partially covered with dirt or snow)</p> <p><strong>Mitigates Understeer</strong> corrects the steering inputs to mitigate understeer and help the driver trace the curve</p> <p><strong>Mitigates Oversteer</strong> corrects the steering inputs to mitigate oversteer and help the driver trace the curve</p> <p>The Motion-Adaptive EPS system consists of a rack-and-pinion steering gear with an electric motor installed concentrically around the steering rack. To control the level of assist the Powertrain Control Module receives signals from a speed sensor and, coupled with a steering sensor for torque and rotation, then calculates the optimal amount of assist and sends a signal to the electric motor. </p> <p><strong>Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)</strong><br> The Fit is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as standard equipment. A power brake booster offers a solid feel with high pedal rigidity. The ABS independently modulates braking power at each wheel to help the driver retain steering control during heavy braking. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between the front and rear wheels, helping to ensure that the Fit stops in the shortest distance possible, regardless of the number of passengers or amount of cargo that it is carrying. Brake Assist recognizes emergency braking situations, based on the speed of pedal application, and quickly helps the driver apply full braking force.</p> <p><strong>Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)<sup>2</sup></strong> <br> The Fit is fitted with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts the driver whenever the air pressure in one or more of the vehicle's tires drops significantly below the recommended level. TPMS monitors and transmits information on tire air pressure to the ECU. When the pressure in one or more tires drops to a potentially critical level, it causes a low tire-pressure indicator to illuminate in the driver's gauge cluster.</p> <p><strong>Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags</strong> <br> Both the driver and front passenger are protected by multiple supplemental restraint systems including advanced front airbags (SRS) that incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seatbelt use and other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, the driver's front airbag is located in the steering wheel while the passenger airbag is located on the top of the dash. When deployed, the passenger airbag inflates upward and then toward the passenger to maximize its protective potential while reducing the likelihood of injuries being caused by the activation process itself. Honda was the first company to introduce this type of upward deploying airbag system, now used by virtually all automakers.</p> <p><strong>Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags </strong> <br> Side airbags mounted in the outboard area of each front seatback are designed to help provide pelvic and thorax protection for the driver and front passenger in the event of a severe side impact. In the Fit, a new side airbag design allows the side airbags to deploy in a manner that mitigates the risk of injury to a smaller seat occupant. This design eliminates the need for the previous front passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).</p> <p><strong>Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor </strong> <br> The 2015 Fit includes side curtain airbags now with a rollover sensor system. The side curtain airbags, contained within the outboard sections of the headliner, deploy in the event of a sufficient side impact, providing a significant level of head protection in the window area. In the unlikely event of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor, along with multiple G sensors determine the rate of roll and deploy the side curtain airbags accordingly. Like the other airbag systems in the vehicle, the side curtain system utilizes sensors to determine the most appropriate timing of airbag deployment.</p> <p>To provide the optimal level of protection for occupants, testing was performed to determine the most appropriate timing and rate of deployment in the unlikely event of a rollover. The system uses algorithms to continually evaluate the situation and determines whether a rollover is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and multiple G sensors determine the "scenario" and calculate the angle of roll and the speed of the vehicle in order to deploy the airbags at the proper time for optimum protection. In the case of a rollover, the side curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy. However, in the event of a sufficient side impact that does not result in a rollover, only the airbags on the impacted side of the vehicle will deploy. The airbag maintains full inflation for approximately three seconds after inflation to allow for the increased duration of a rollover.</p> <p><strong>Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)</strong> <br> All Fit models are equipped with a child seat-mounting system called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) in the outboard rear seating positions. The LATCH system provides two lower anchors and an upper tether anchor. When used with a compatible child seat, the LATCH system provides attachment points between the child seat and the vehicle seat without having to use the vehicle's seat belts. A tether anchor is available for the remaining middle seating position in the second row. All seat belts except the driver's are equipped with a locking retractor that can be used to help secure any child seat. Both rear side doors are also equipped with child-proof door locks for added protection. </p> <p><strong>Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder System</strong><br> To help increase seatbelt use, a driver's and front passenger's seat-belt reminder has been incorporated into the instrument cluster. After the vehicle is started, a weight sensor detects whether the front passenger seat is occupied. If the driver or front passenger has not already fastened their seat belt, an icon in the main gauge cluster illuminates and a chime sounds as a reminder. </p> <p><strong>Hill Start Assist</strong><br> Hill Start Assist helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on an incline. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward or reverse gear. The system uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a wheel speed sensor and steering angle sensor to control the hydraulic brake modulator. While activated, the brakes are released when the driver depresses the throttle to make the vehicle move.</p> <p><strong>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</strong><br> All Fit models are newly equipped with the Expanded View Driver's Mirror that increases the driver's field of vision by 4.2 degrees to provide a better view of objects to the back and side of the vehicle.</p> <p><strong>Honda LaneWatch™<sup>3</sup> (EX, EX-L)</strong><br> New to the Fit, the EX and EX-L trims include Honda's LaneWatch™ display that uses a camera located at the bottom the passenger-side exterior mirror to display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the Display Audio screen. The image appears when the right turn signal is activated, or when a button on the end of the turn signal stalk is pressed.</p> <p>The typical field of view for a passenger-side mirror is approximately 18 to 22 degrees, but the LaneWatch™ display field-of-view is about four times greater, or approximately 80 degrees. The system helps the driver to see traffic, as well as pedestrians or objects, in the vehicle's blind spot. To help make judging distance easier, the display has three reference lines. Drivers should visually confirm roadway conditions prior to changing lanes.</p> <p>On the navigation-equipped EX-L, when LaneWatch™ is in use and a navigation turn prompt is needed, the image changes to split-screen so that LaneWatch™ and navigation information can be displayed simultaneously. LaneWatch™ can also be customized to suit the driver's preferences. Turn-signal activation of the LaneWatch™ system can be turned on or off, as can the three on-screen reference lines. Screen brightness, contrast and black level are also adjustable.</p> <p><strong>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines</strong><br> For the first time all Fit models receive a multi-angle rearview camera, viewable on the LX trim's 5-inch Monitor Audio and the EX and EX-L's 7-inch Display Audio. The camera can show a top view, normal view or wide rear view when the transmission is in Reverse. The camera is located just below the license garnish separating the rear window and solid hatch. LX models feature static guidelines that help drivers gauge how close they are to an object, while EX and higher grades have dynamic guidelines that project the vehicle's future path based on the driver's steering wheel inputs.. </p> <p><strong>Safety and Driver Assistive Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Active Safety Features</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">LX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX-L</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Brake Assist </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Daytime Running Lights (DRL) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Passive Safety Features</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">LX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">EX-L</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>SmartVent® Front Side Airbags </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System </p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):                                                                               Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Child-Proof Rear Door Locks</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver Assistive Features</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Motion Adaptive EPS (Electric Power Steering) – VSA feature </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Hill Start Assist </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Honda LaneWatch™</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="351" valign="top"><p>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p>1 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.<br> 2 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.<br> 3 Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. </p> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Exterior <p><strong>Exterior Features Overview</strong><br> The 2015 Fit's new exterior is not only dynamically styled but includes numerous class-above standard and available features that enhance its visual appeal and functionality.</p> <p><strong>Key New Exterior Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>One-touch power moonroof</li> <li>Standard body-covered rear roofline spoiler</li> <li>LED brake lights</li> <li>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</li> <li>Heated Mirrors with integrated turn indicators (EX-L)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Styling</strong><br> The all-new Fit has a fresh and sporty new style to showcase its enhanced handling and power. The aerodynamic and purposeful design of the entire car is integrated with powerful lines flowing from front to rear, over the hood and roofline, and around the sides. These lines start with the forceful X-shape of the front bumper. The top V-lines of the X split to wrap around the lower edge of the headlights and over the hood. The strong character lines in the hood carry smoothly up the A-pillars to the more forward roof peak then taper down to the color-matched rear roofline spoiler. The inverted bottom V lines also split to frame the angular lower side fascia pods that house the fog lights on EX and EX-L trims.</p> <p>Exhibiting a powerful and planted look, the lines at the edge of the protruding lower air intake flare back, ride over the wheel-accentuating front fenders and continue to expand in a wedge to encompass the rear wheel arch. A mid-height chiseled line emanates from the front wheel and scores a line through the door handles to expand around the taillight. Above the front bumper the commanding solid grille and lower positioned headlight design creates a smooth, one-motion surface that continues with an integrated linear flow over the hood, windshield and roof. From the lower air intake back, a planted bottom edge holds the design securely to the road.</p> <p>All lines culminate at the rear into a substantial multi-horizontal form and tidy rear diffuser. The strength of the rear styling is accentuated by the roofline spoiler and forward slant of the rear window. Combination taillights expand powerfully into an angular form with reflectors rising to the roof. The lights are balanced below by the rear bumper edge flares with a similar but inverted shape. The solid bar garnish between the rear window solid hatch echoes the front grille design for a unified feel, on EX and EX-L models the garnish is rich chrome.</p> <p><strong>Aerodynamics</strong><br> As an important element contributing to fuel efficiency, the 2015 Fit has greatly improved aerodynamics. The frontal projected area (m2) is similar to the previous Fit's but the engineers were able to meet the difficult challenge of greatly improving the coefficient of drag (Cd) by the redesign. As well as the more aerodynamic bodywork, including windshield mounting pillar garnish and A-pillar design that smooth airflow, the greatest benefits to drag reduction were from the design of the undercarriage. The front lip spoiler, engine under-cover, center floor under-cover, rear strakes and rear suspension covers all help streamline the airflow under the car.</p> <p><strong>Mirrors</strong><br> The shape of the two-tone, black and color-matched side mirrors complement the Fit's exterior styling and were specifically designed for low aerodynamic drag to improve fuel efficiency while reducing wind noise. The mirror base and mounting point was redesigned for the new Fit to provide better visibility around the mirror. The easily adjustable power mirrors for the first time include the Expanded View Driver's Mirror. EX-L grades also feature heated mirrors for all-weather driving convenience and include integrated turn indicators for added visibility in traffic. The EX and EX-L passenger-side mirror includes an integrated Honda LaneWatch™ camera. (See Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies section for more information.)</p> <p><strong>Lighting </strong><br> The front light arrays include multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and turn signals with clear lenses and amber bulbs. The rear light arrays include taillight, new LED brake light and reverse light. The Fit EX and EX-L includes fog lights in the side fascia pods and the EX-L also has turn indicators integrated into the side mirrors.</p> <p><strong>Glass</strong><br> The 2015 Fit has a large glass area for excellent driver visibility and sense of space for all occupants. Excellent outward visibility is a hallmark of Honda design and a key feature for the Fit that has excellent front and rear sight lines for the driver, including a commanding eye point level.</p> <p><strong>One-Touch Open/Close Power Moonroof</strong><br> A first for the Fit, EX and EX-L grades feature a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. Construction of the moonroof mechanism was studied to provide ample headroom. The moonroof has a sliding sunshade that opens automatically with the roof and can be closed manually to block sunlight. To tilt or slide the moonroof, the driver or front passenger needs only to fully press the ceiling-mounted switch once (instead of pressing and holding it for several seconds). The moonroof fully opens or closes automatically. However, if the operator wishes to only partially open or close the moonroof (such as to achieve partial ventilation), a lighter touch yields fully manual control. The moonroof can also tilt to provide ventilation. An auto-reverse feature is built in, helping to ensure that the moonroof will not fully close if it encounters sufficient resistance from an obstruction, such as someone's hand or arm. If sufficient resistance is detected, the auto-reverse mechanism will reopen the moonroof.</p> <p><strong>Colors</strong><br> The 2015 Fit will be available in eight exterior colors. Each color emphasizes the Fit's dynamic exterior design with a unique mood. The black interior complements all exterior colors and exudes premium sophistication.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p><strong>Exterior Colors</strong></p></td> <td width="180" colspan="3" valign="top"><p><strong>Interior Colors</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p> </p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>LX</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>EX</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>EX-L</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Aegean Blue Metallic</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Alabaster Silver Metallic</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Crystal Black Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Milano Red</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Modern Steel Metallic</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Mystic Yellow Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Passion Berry Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>N/A</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>White Orchid Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Exterior Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p><strong>Exterior Feature</strong></p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>15-inch steel wheels</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>16-inch alloy wheels</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Roof-mounted antenna</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Security system with remote entry</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Smart Entry system</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>One-touch turn indicators</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>2-Speed/intermittent windshield wipers</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Intermittent rear window wiper/ washer</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Body-colored rear roofline spoiler</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Fog lights</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>LED brake lights</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Body-colored, power side mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Heated, body-colored, power side mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and integrated turn indicators</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:49:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/10388e93-cd19-4ab7-a903-8ea2540c8aa6 http://hondanews.com/releases/10388e93-cd19-4ab7-a903-8ea2540c8aa6 2015 Honda Fit - Exterior <p><strong>Exterior Features Overview</strong><br> The 2015 Fit's new exterior is not only dynamically styled but includes numerous class-above standard and available features that enhance its visual appeal and functionality.</p> <p><strong>Key New Exterior Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>One-touch power moonroof</li> <li>Standard body-covered rear roofline spoiler</li> <li>LED brake lights</li> <li>Expanded View Driver's Mirror</li> <li>Heated Mirrors with integrated turn indicators (EX-L)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Styling</strong><br> The all-new Fit has a fresh and sporty new style to showcase its enhanced handling and power. The aerodynamic and purposeful design of the entire car is integrated with powerful lines flowing from front to rear, over the hood and roofline, and around the sides. These lines start with the forceful X-shape of the front bumper. The top V-lines of the X split to wrap around the lower edge of the headlights and over the hood. The strong character lines in the hood carry smoothly up the A-pillars to the more forward roof peak then taper down to the color-matched rear roofline spoiler. The inverted bottom V lines also split to frame the angular lower side fascia pods that house the fog lights on EX and EX-L trims.</p> <p>Exhibiting a powerful and planted look, the lines at the edge of the protruding lower air intake flare back, ride over the wheel-accentuating front fenders and continue to expand in a wedge to encompass the rear wheel arch. A mid-height chiseled line emanates from the front wheel and scores a line through the door handles to expand around the taillight. Above the front bumper the commanding solid grille and lower positioned headlight design creates a smooth, one-motion surface that continues with an integrated linear flow over the hood, windshield and roof. From the lower air intake back, a planted bottom edge holds the design securely to the road.</p> <p>All lines culminate at the rear into a substantial multi-horizontal form and tidy rear diffuser. The strength of the rear styling is accentuated by the roofline spoiler and forward slant of the rear window. Combination taillights expand powerfully into an angular form with reflectors rising to the roof. The lights are balanced below by the rear bumper edge flares with a similar but inverted shape. The solid bar garnish between the rear window solid hatch echoes the front grille design for a unified feel, on EX and EX-L models the garnish is rich chrome.</p> <p><strong>Aerodynamics</strong><br> As an important element contributing to fuel efficiency, the 2015 Fit has greatly improved aerodynamics. The frontal projected area (m2) is similar to the previous Fit's but the engineers were able to meet the difficult challenge of greatly improving the coefficient of drag (Cd) by the redesign. As well as the more aerodynamic bodywork, including windshield mounting pillar garnish and A-pillar design that smooth airflow, the greatest benefits to drag reduction were from the design of the undercarriage. The front lip spoiler, engine under-cover, center floor under-cover, rear strakes and rear suspension covers all help streamline the airflow under the car.</p> <p><strong>Mirrors</strong><br> The shape of the two-tone, black and color-matched side mirrors complement the Fit's exterior styling and were specifically designed for low aerodynamic drag to improve fuel efficiency while reducing wind noise. The mirror base and mounting point was redesigned for the new Fit to provide better visibility around the mirror. The easily adjustable power mirrors for the first time include the Expanded View Driver's Mirror. EX-L grades also feature heated mirrors for all-weather driving convenience and include integrated turn indicators for added visibility in traffic. The EX and EX-L passenger-side mirror includes an integrated Honda LaneWatch™ camera. (See Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies section for more information.)</p> <p><strong>Lighting </strong><br> The front light arrays include multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and turn signals with clear lenses and amber bulbs. The rear light arrays include taillight, new LED brake light and reverse light. The Fit EX and EX-L includes fog lights in the side fascia pods and the EX-L also has turn indicators integrated into the side mirrors.</p> <p><strong>Glass</strong><br> The 2015 Fit has a large glass area for excellent driver visibility and sense of space for all occupants. Excellent outward visibility is a hallmark of Honda design and a key feature for the Fit that has excellent front and rear sight lines for the driver, including a commanding eye point level.</p> <p><strong>One-Touch Open/Close Power Moonroof</strong><br> A first for the Fit, EX and EX-L grades feature a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. Construction of the moonroof mechanism was studied to provide ample headroom. The moonroof has a sliding sunshade that opens automatically with the roof and can be closed manually to block sunlight. To tilt or slide the moonroof, the driver or front passenger needs only to fully press the ceiling-mounted switch once (instead of pressing and holding it for several seconds). The moonroof fully opens or closes automatically. However, if the operator wishes to only partially open or close the moonroof (such as to achieve partial ventilation), a lighter touch yields fully manual control. The moonroof can also tilt to provide ventilation. An auto-reverse feature is built in, helping to ensure that the moonroof will not fully close if it encounters sufficient resistance from an obstruction, such as someone's hand or arm. If sufficient resistance is detected, the auto-reverse mechanism will reopen the moonroof.</p> <p><strong>Colors</strong><br> The 2015 Fit will be available in eight exterior colors. Each color emphasizes the Fit's dynamic exterior design with a unique mood. The black interior complements all exterior colors and exudes premium sophistication.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p><strong>Exterior Colors</strong></p></td> <td width="180" colspan="3" valign="top"><p><strong>Interior Colors</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p> </p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>LX</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>EX</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>EX-L</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Aegean Blue Metallic</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Alabaster Silver Metallic</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Crystal Black Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Milano Red</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Modern Steel Metallic</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Mystic Yellow Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>Passion Berry Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>N/A</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="145" valign="top"><p>White Orchid Pearl</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="61" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> <td width="57" align="center" valign="top"><p>Black</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Exterior Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p><strong>Exterior Feature</strong></p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>15-inch steel wheels</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>16-inch alloy wheels</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Roof-mounted antenna</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Security system with remote entry</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Smart Entry system</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>One-touch turn indicators</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>2-Speed/intermittent windshield wipers</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Intermittent rear window wiper/ washer</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Body-colored rear roofline spoiler</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Fog lights</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>LED brake lights</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Body-colored, power side mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="356" valign="top"><p>Heated, body-colored, power side mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and integrated turn indicators</p></td> <td width="36" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="41" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="39" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Interior <p><strong>Interior Features Overview</strong><br> The all-new 2015 Fit has been completely redesigned inside as well. And while it stays true to its ultra-efficient concept, it now boasts a number of standard "class-above" features and optional premium features that make it more comfortable, convenient, and keep the driver informed, connected and entertained. Primary changes, upgrades and new features include a significantly enlarged cabin, a new center console with armrest and tablet connectivity, an available leather trim package, and available premium features such as Smart Entry with Push Button Start and the 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio.</p> <p><strong>Key New Interior Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Additional 4.9 cubic feet of passenger volume</li> <li>Additional 4.8 inches of rear seat legroom</li> <li>Steering wheel-mounted audio controls</li> <li>7-inch touchscreen Display Audio (EX, EX-L) (see Audio and Telematics Section)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Styling</strong><br> The new, fresh and sporty interior styling of the 2015 Fit starts with a large glass area providing an open, airy interior environment and giving not only a sense of spaciousness but also providing the driver with excellent visibility. The sophisticated and dynamic all-black interior with contrasting upgraded materials includes soft touch points and is accented with silver trim. The sporty, blue backlit three-dial instrument panel including a Multi Information Display (MID), 5-inch Monitor Audio (LX grade) or for the first time offered on a Fit, the 7-inch Display Audio on EX and EX-L grades. Comfortable and spacious seats with high-quality fabric have an appealing geometric pattern on the LX trim and a sporty and dynamic pattern on the EX. For the first time, Fit also offers the upscale luxury of a leather-trimmed cabin in the EX-L grade. In addition to the leather trim on the seats, the Fit EX-L includes a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob as well as heated front seats. The flowing lines and contrasting materials of the cabin mirror the sportiness of the exterior and provide a sophisticated yet relaxing richness.</p> <p><strong>Driver Interface</strong><br> For the 2015 model, the Fit interior's has been completely redesigned for even greater ergonomic performance. The new instruments and controls are oriented to the driver for quick readability and easy, natural access. A large speedometer is placed in the center of the instrument pod that has, for the first time, Eco Assist lighting, the color of which changes to help the driver achieve greater driving efficiency. A tachometer resides to the left, and an MID, on the right, can cycle through various informational displays. The instruments and displays provide critical and useful information including current estimated fuel economy, time, outside temperature, fuel gauge and transmission gear position (on CVT equipped models). The 5-inch monitor audio or new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio are conveniently positioned for either the driver or front passenger to control. New-style steering wheel-mounted controls with more functionality provide quick and easy access to various functions and information without the driver having to remove hands from the wheel. </p> <p><strong>Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls</strong><br> All Fit steering wheels have three sets of controls, including the new-style radial controls. There are two left-hand sets: one operates the audio system or the Display Audio system, if equipped; the other controls the <em>Bluetooth</em>®x HandsFreeLink® and, if equipped, the navigation system. The right-hand set operates the cruise control. </p> <p>The left-hand set of radial audio controls includes four controls on one ring—like the four points on a compass—to simplify the layout and provide for intuitive toggling between functions. A short push on the MENU button engages the Display Audio system. All controls are likewise positioned ergonomically where they are easy to reach and operate with minimal distraction for the driver. They also offer a pleasant tactile feel. </p> <p><strong>Layout/Packaging</strong><br> The 2015 Fit is small on the outside but big on the inside. The new model is 1.6 inches shorter than the previous model but due in part to its 1.2-inch longer wheelbase—extended to provide a larger occupant space—the Fit has the largest interior space in its class. Contributing to the Fit's remarkable interior <em>bigness</em> are clever packaging, thoughtful storage features, and the multi-position 2nd-row Magic Seats® that provide several interior configurations for the ultimate in functionality.</p> <p>Key among the many clever engineering and design changes made to achieve the Fit's excellent packaging are a lower profile fuel tank that provides almost 1 inch of additional vertical room. Floor frame members that were previously located along the sides of the fuel tank were moved under the tank to allow the wider tank profile. A narrower, single-fan radiator contributes to an engine bay that is over 4 inches shorter allowing for additional occupant room. And a new rear wheel arch design and shorter rear suspension trailing arm help to provide the 4.8 inch increase in passenger leg room. </p> <p><strong>Improved Packaging</strong></p> <ul> <li>+4.9 cubic feet of passenger volume</li> <li>+0.8 inches of couple distance (side-by-side seating)</li> <li>+1.2 inches of front seat shoulder room</li> <li>+0.8 inches of rear seat shoulder room</li> <li>+3.2 inches of front-to-rear passenger room</li> <li>+4.8 inches of rear seat legroom</li> <li>+2.6 inches of rear seat knee clearance</li> <li>-4.2 inches less engine bay length (making more room for passengers)</li> <li>-0.4 inch lower front seating position</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Occupant Area</strong><br> Even when first entering the 2015 Fit, the driver and passengers experience the feel of space with wide opening doors, large door openings and a lower front seat height. Once seated, the 4.9 cubic feet of additional passenger space is immediately felt with increased room in virtually every direction, particularly the larger side-by-side and back-to-front passenger space. The sensation of airy spaciousness is further enhanced by a large glass area.</p> <p><strong>Cargo Area</strong><br> Opening the Fit's rear hatch provides access to a remarkably spacious and accommodating cargo area. With a low liftover height, four dedicated seat modes and dozens of configurations, the Fit is the epitome of functionality and utility. Fold the 2nd-row Magic Seat® forward and the Fit provides an enormous 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space—more than any of its key hatchback competitors. Other configurations allow long and tall items to be carried or even for two people to relax with their feet up when the Fit is parked. </p> <p><strong>2nd-Row Magic Seat®</strong><br> The trick of the Fit's exceptional utility is its 60/40 (right/left), split 2nd-row Magic Seat, but with the enlarged interior room afforded by the redesign, the multiple-configurable seat provides even better cargo carrying options. The Magic Seat can be configured in multiple ways to adapt instantly to a wide variety of circumstances and needs. In the standard seatback-up/seat bottom-down position there is ample room for three passengers to sit comfortably. As the seatback is split 60/40, one or two passengers can still be accommodated while extending the cargo-carrying capacity by folding down one side or the other. And since the Fit's seat now offers exceptional rear-seat legroom, the rear passenger area can also accommodate a good-sized pet kennel or crate. The Magic Seat can easily be folded into any of its positions with levers accessible from the rear of the car or the rear doors.</p> <p><strong>Utility Mode</strong><br> With both 2nd-row seats folded down, the Utility Mode allows for maximum cargo capacity—a cavernous 52.7 cubic feet. The flat floor and regular shape of the area allow for the most efficient use of the space. Also, due to the low liftover height of the hatch and low floor height, large and heavy items can be easily loaded. Four tiedowns on the EX and EX-L trims make it easy to secure cargo as well.</p> <p><strong>Tall Mode</strong><br> The Tall Mode is another useful cargo-carrying configuration for tall items that need to remain upright, such as a large plant. This would also be useful for bringing an uncrated dog along, since the side-door entry is even lower than the rear entry of the vehicle, making it easy for most dogs of any age to get in or out. With over 4 feet of space from floor to ceiling, the space can even accommodate two mountain bikes with their front wheels removed. This is a better alternative than laying one bike on top of another in the back, which risks damage from protruding pedals and handlebars.</p> <p> <strong>Long Mode</strong> <br> If long items such as lumber, a stepladder, or even recreational items such as surfboards or musical instruments need to be carried, the Long Mode accommodates. With the rear seat on the passenger side folded down and the front passenger seat tilted all the way back, items up 7 feet 9 inches long can be carried. The Fit's Long Mode accommodates bulkier items without the need for a roof rack.</p> <p><strong>Refresh Mode</strong><br> When not driving, the Refresh Mode provides a comfortable, feet-up place for two people to relax. This mode is achieved by removing the front-seat head restraints, moving the seats all the way forward and tilting the seatbacks all the way back. </p> <p><strong>Interior Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p><strong>Interior Measurements</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Headroom (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">39.5 / 37.5</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">38.0 / 37.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">38.0 / 37.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Legroom (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">41.4 / 39.3</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">41.4 / 39.3</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">41.4 / 39.3</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">54.8 / 52.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">54.8 / 52.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">54.8 / 52.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Hip Room (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">51.5 / 45.1</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">51.5 / 45.1</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">51.5 / 45.1</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 / 52.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 / 52.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 / 52.7</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Passenger Volume (cu ft)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">95.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">93.8</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">93.8</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Seating Capacity</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p><strong>Seating</strong></p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Leather-Trimmed Seats </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Heated Front Seats </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Adjustable Head Restraints </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p><strong>Information Display</strong></p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Average Fuel Economy Indicators </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Clock </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2) </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Engine Oil Life Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Exterior Temperature Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Instant Fuel Economy Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Miles-to-Empty Indicator</p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p><strong>Instrumentation</strong></p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>ABS Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Airbag System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Backlit Gauges </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Brake System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Coolant Temperature Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Cruise Control Indicators </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>ECON Mode Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Fog Lights Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Fuel Level Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Headlights-On Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>High-Beam Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Immobilizer System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Brake Fluid Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Tire Pressure Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Fuel Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Oil Pressure Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Maintenance Minder™ Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Malfunction Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Shift Lever Position Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Smart Entry System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Starter System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Tachometer </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>TPMS Indicator</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:48:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/a918d364-a592-4b59-a8b8-2220d8b64037 http://hondanews.com/releases/a918d364-a592-4b59-a8b8-2220d8b64037 2015 Honda Fit - Interior <p><strong>Interior Features Overview</strong><br> The all-new 2015 Fit has been completely redesigned inside as well. And while it stays true to its ultra-efficient concept, it now boasts a number of standard "class-above" features and optional premium features that make it more comfortable, convenient, and keep the driver informed, connected and entertained. Primary changes, upgrades and new features include a significantly enlarged cabin, a new center console with armrest and tablet connectivity, an available leather trim package, and available premium features such as Smart Entry with Push Button Start and the 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio.</p> <p><strong>Key New Interior Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Additional 4.9 cubic feet of passenger volume</li> <li>Additional 4.8 inches of rear seat legroom</li> <li>Steering wheel-mounted audio controls</li> <li>7-inch touchscreen Display Audio (EX, EX-L) (see Audio and Telematics Section)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Styling</strong><br> The new, fresh and sporty interior styling of the 2015 Fit starts with a large glass area providing an open, airy interior environment and giving not only a sense of spaciousness but also providing the driver with excellent visibility. The sophisticated and dynamic all-black interior with contrasting upgraded materials includes soft touch points and is accented with silver trim. The sporty, blue backlit three-dial instrument panel including a Multi Information Display (MID), 5-inch Monitor Audio (LX grade) or for the first time offered on a Fit, the 7-inch Display Audio on EX and EX-L grades. Comfortable and spacious seats with high-quality fabric have an appealing geometric pattern on the LX trim and a sporty and dynamic pattern on the EX. For the first time, Fit also offers the upscale luxury of a leather-trimmed cabin in the EX-L grade. In addition to the leather trim on the seats, the Fit EX-L includes a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob as well as heated front seats. The flowing lines and contrasting materials of the cabin mirror the sportiness of the exterior and provide a sophisticated yet relaxing richness.</p> <p><strong>Driver Interface</strong><br> For the 2015 model, the Fit interior's has been completely redesigned for even greater ergonomic performance. The new instruments and controls are oriented to the driver for quick readability and easy, natural access. A large speedometer is placed in the center of the instrument pod that has, for the first time, Eco Assist lighting, the color of which changes to help the driver achieve greater driving efficiency. A tachometer resides to the left, and an MID, on the right, can cycle through various informational displays. The instruments and displays provide critical and useful information including current estimated fuel economy, time, outside temperature, fuel gauge and transmission gear position (on CVT equipped models). The 5-inch monitor audio or new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio are conveniently positioned for either the driver or front passenger to control. New-style steering wheel-mounted controls with more functionality provide quick and easy access to various functions and information without the driver having to remove hands from the wheel. </p> <p><strong>Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls</strong><br> All Fit steering wheels have three sets of controls, including the new-style radial controls. There are two left-hand sets: one operates the audio system or the Display Audio system, if equipped; the other controls the <em>Bluetooth</em>®x HandsFreeLink® and, if equipped, the navigation system. The right-hand set operates the cruise control. </p> <p>The left-hand set of radial audio controls includes four controls on one ring—like the four points on a compass—to simplify the layout and provide for intuitive toggling between functions. A short push on the MENU button engages the Display Audio system. All controls are likewise positioned ergonomically where they are easy to reach and operate with minimal distraction for the driver. They also offer a pleasant tactile feel. </p> <p><strong>Layout/Packaging</strong><br> The 2015 Fit is small on the outside but big on the inside. The new model is 1.6 inches shorter than the previous model but due in part to its 1.2-inch longer wheelbase—extended to provide a larger occupant space—the Fit has the largest interior space in its class. Contributing to the Fit's remarkable interior <em>bigness</em> are clever packaging, thoughtful storage features, and the multi-position 2nd-row Magic Seats® that provide several interior configurations for the ultimate in functionality.</p> <p>Key among the many clever engineering and design changes made to achieve the Fit's excellent packaging are a lower profile fuel tank that provides almost 1 inch of additional vertical room. Floor frame members that were previously located along the sides of the fuel tank were moved under the tank to allow the wider tank profile. A narrower, single-fan radiator contributes to an engine bay that is over 4 inches shorter allowing for additional occupant room. And a new rear wheel arch design and shorter rear suspension trailing arm help to provide the 4.8 inch increase in passenger leg room. </p> <p><strong>Improved Packaging</strong></p> <ul> <li>+4.9 cubic feet of passenger volume</li> <li>+0.8 inches of couple distance (side-by-side seating)</li> <li>+1.2 inches of front seat shoulder room</li> <li>+0.8 inches of rear seat shoulder room</li> <li>+3.2 inches of front-to-rear passenger room</li> <li>+4.8 inches of rear seat legroom</li> <li>+2.6 inches of rear seat knee clearance</li> <li>-4.2 inches less engine bay length (making more room for passengers)</li> <li>-0.4 inch lower front seating position</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Occupant Area</strong><br> Even when first entering the 2015 Fit, the driver and passengers experience the feel of space with wide opening doors, large door openings and a lower front seat height. Once seated, the 4.9 cubic feet of additional passenger space is immediately felt with increased room in virtually every direction, particularly the larger side-by-side and back-to-front passenger space. The sensation of airy spaciousness is further enhanced by a large glass area.</p> <p><strong>Cargo Area</strong><br> Opening the Fit's rear hatch provides access to a remarkably spacious and accommodating cargo area. With a low liftover height, four dedicated seat modes and dozens of configurations, the Fit is the epitome of functionality and utility. Fold the 2nd-row Magic Seat® forward and the Fit provides an enormous 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space—more than any of its key hatchback competitors. Other configurations allow long and tall items to be carried or even for two people to relax with their feet up when the Fit is parked. </p> <p><strong>2nd-Row Magic Seat®</strong><br> The trick of the Fit's exceptional utility is its 60/40 (right/left), split 2nd-row Magic Seat, but with the enlarged interior room afforded by the redesign, the multiple-configurable seat provides even better cargo carrying options. The Magic Seat can be configured in multiple ways to adapt instantly to a wide variety of circumstances and needs. In the standard seatback-up/seat bottom-down position there is ample room for three passengers to sit comfortably. As the seatback is split 60/40, one or two passengers can still be accommodated while extending the cargo-carrying capacity by folding down one side or the other. And since the Fit's seat now offers exceptional rear-seat legroom, the rear passenger area can also accommodate a good-sized pet kennel or crate. The Magic Seat can easily be folded into any of its positions with levers accessible from the rear of the car or the rear doors.</p> <p><strong>Utility Mode</strong><br> With both 2nd-row seats folded down, the Utility Mode allows for maximum cargo capacity—a cavernous 52.7 cubic feet. The flat floor and regular shape of the area allow for the most efficient use of the space. Also, due to the low liftover height of the hatch and low floor height, large and heavy items can be easily loaded. Four tiedowns on the EX and EX-L trims make it easy to secure cargo as well.</p> <p><strong>Tall Mode</strong><br> The Tall Mode is another useful cargo-carrying configuration for tall items that need to remain upright, such as a large plant. This would also be useful for bringing an uncrated dog along, since the side-door entry is even lower than the rear entry of the vehicle, making it easy for most dogs of any age to get in or out. With over 4 feet of space from floor to ceiling, the space can even accommodate two mountain bikes with their front wheels removed. This is a better alternative than laying one bike on top of another in the back, which risks damage from protruding pedals and handlebars.</p> <p> <strong>Long Mode</strong> <br> If long items such as lumber, a stepladder, or even recreational items such as surfboards or musical instruments need to be carried, the Long Mode accommodates. With the rear seat on the passenger side folded down and the front passenger seat tilted all the way back, items up 7 feet 9 inches long can be carried. The Fit's Long Mode accommodates bulkier items without the need for a roof rack.</p> <p><strong>Refresh Mode</strong><br> When not driving, the Refresh Mode provides a comfortable, feet-up place for two people to relax. This mode is achieved by removing the front-seat head restraints, moving the seats all the way forward and tilting the seatbacks all the way back. </p> <p><strong>Interior Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p><strong>Interior Measurements</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Headroom (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">39.5 / 37.5</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">38.0 / 37.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">38.0 / 37.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Legroom (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">41.4 / 39.3</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">41.4 / 39.3</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">41.4 / 39.3</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">54.8 / 52.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">54.8 / 52.6</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">54.8 / 52.6</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Hip Room (in, front/rear)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">51.5 / 45.1</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">51.5 / 45.1</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">51.5 / 45.1</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 / 52.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 / 52.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">16.6 / 52.7</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Passenger Volume (cu ft)</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">95.7</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">93.8</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">93.8</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="257" valign="top"><p>Seating Capacity</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> <td width="72" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">5</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p><strong>Seating</strong></p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Leather-Trimmed Seats </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Heated Front Seats </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Adjustable Head Restraints </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p><strong>Information Display</strong></p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Average Fuel Economy Indicators </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Clock </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2) </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Engine Oil Life Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Exterior Temperature Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Instant Fuel Economy Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Miles-to-Empty Indicator</p></td> <td width="63" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p><strong>Instrumentation</strong></p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>ABS Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Airbag System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Backlit Gauges </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Brake System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Coolant Temperature Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Cruise Control Indicators </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>ECON Mode Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Fog Lights Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Fuel Level Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Headlights-On Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>High-Beam Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Immobilizer System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Brake Fluid Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Tire Pressure Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Fuel Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Low-Oil Pressure Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Maintenance Minder™ Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Malfunction Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Shift Lever Position Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">CVT</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Smart Entry System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Starter System Indicator </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>Tachometer </p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>TPMS Indicator</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="269" valign="top"><p>VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators</p></td> <td width="63" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/02f0/1a28/02f01a28-45fa-4a3e-afdd-fd76975c2735-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:47:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-129 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-129 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/02f0/1a28/02f01a28-45fa-4a3e-afdd-fd76975c2735-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/c8de/cf69/c8decf69-d2a4-4e50-96f6-2943c4fd444d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:47:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-132 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-132 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/c8de/cf69/c8decf69-d2a4-4e50-96f6-2943c4fd444d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/029d/17ec/029d17ec-b1f1-4c7f-8ceb-261169c757d2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:47:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-130 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-130 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/029d/17ec/029d17ec-b1f1-4c7f-8ceb-261169c757d2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/321a/2c0e/321a2c0e-9ce5-4198-991b-60f05220eb98-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:47:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-133 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-133 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/321a/2c0e/321a2c0e-9ce5-4198-991b-60f05220eb98-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e6e5/088c/e6e5088c-6711-4e17-9f37-2f9b4d29196a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:47:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-134 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-fit-134 2015 Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e6e5/088c/e6e5088c-6711-4e17-9f37-2f9b4d29196a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda Fit Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda Fit - Comfort and Convenience Features <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> The redesigned Fit includes a bevy of "class-above" comfort and convenience features, many of which are new for 2015. Whether it's the utility of the center console's tablet storage, the connectivity of <em>Bluetooth®</em> HandsFreeLink®, the comfort of the EX-L trim's heated front seats, or the convenience of Smart Entry the new Fit is a very accommodating driving partner. </p> <p><strong>Key New Comfort and Convenience Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop (EX, EX-L)</li> <li>Center console with armrest, tablet storage and power outlet (plus USB port - EX, EX-L)</li> <li>Driver's seat with manual height adjustment</li> <li>One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature (EX, EX-L) (see Exterior section)</li> <li>Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off (see Exterior section)</li> <li>Heated side mirrors (EX-L) (see Exterior section)</li> <li>Heated front seats (EX-L) (see Interior section)</li> <li>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (see Safety section) </li> <li>Honda LaneWatchTM (see Safety section) </li> <li><em>Bluetooth®1</em> HandsFreeLink® (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> <li>Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 With Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic (available EX-L) (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> <li>HDMI Port (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> <li>SMS Text Message Function (EX, EX-L) (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop</strong><br> For the first time, the Fit EX and EX-L trims include the upscale convenience of the Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop system. The system simplifies approaching, entering and operating the Fit – especially when the driver is carrying items. Operating the system requires only that the driver has possession of the Smart Entry key.</p> <p>Smart Entry allows the Fit EX and EX-L owner to gain access to the vehicle without having to use the remote key fob or the key. Instead, the remote has a unique digital identity that is recognized by the vehicle when the driver approaches. At this point, to enter the vehicle the driver simply pulls one of the front door handles while the remote in his or her possession. Similarly, pressing a soft-touch button located on the rear fascia opens the trunk. </p> <p>Once the driver has opened the door and is seated, the Push Button Start system allows the Fit to be driven by pushing the START/STOP button positioned on the instrument panel. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are ended when the START/STOP button is pressed again at the conclusion of the drive. </p> <p>After parking the vehicle, a touch of the soft-touch lock button on either front door handle locks all doors and trunk to secure the car. Alternatively, a press of the LOCK button on the Smart Entry remote will also simultaneously lock all the doors and trunk. The Smart Entry system will not allow the transmitter fob to be locked in the interior or the trunk.</p> <p><strong>Auto-Up/Down Driver and Passenger's Windows</strong><br> The 2015 Fit has front and rear power windows with a one-touch auto-up/down driver's window. Illuminated controls allow for easy operation at night. Pressing a master switch on the driver's window control panel can deactivate the passengers' windows. </p> <p><strong>Power Locks</strong><br> Power locks are standard with a customizable auto-locking feature. Remote entry is standard equipment on all Fits. The key design has an integrated transmitter in the handle with lock, unlock and panic buttons. </p> <p><strong>Engine Immobilizer</strong><br> Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. On vehicles without the Smart Entry feature, a special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.</p> <p><strong>Clever Storage Solutions</strong><br> The Fit provides an excellent level of storage utility for its compact size including the new center console storage and expandable left dash compartment. Numerous storage areas are sized to hold common personal items, and they're also conveniently located for easy use. They include a glove box, convenient door bins in front and now also in the rear, and a passenger-side seatback pocket. Beverage holders are located below the center stack and front and rear doors. A storage compartment to the left of the instrument panel has a tilting front panel that can accommodate smaller items, such as a smart phone, or expand to hold a beverage.</p> <p>For the first time the Fit includes a center console with an armrest that folds up to reveal a storage bin that's big enough to hold an iPad® or similarly sized tablet. The bin includes a 12-volt power socket and, on EX and EX-L models, a USB port. The armrest lid has an indent to allow wires to pass through with the lid closed. </p> <p><strong>Comfort and Convenience Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p><strong>Comfort and Convenience</strong></p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">with Guidelines</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Honda LaneWatchTM </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p><em>Bluetooth®</em> HandsFreeLink® </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>SMS Text Message Function </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Smart Entry & Push Button Start </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Cruise Control </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>One-Touch Turn Signals</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Cruise/ Audio/ Phone </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Cruise/ Audio/ Phone </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Cruise/ Audio/ Phone/ Navigation (available) </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Manual Driver's Seat Height Adjuster</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Beverage Holders </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Map Lights </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console) </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>HDMI Port</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Remote Fuel Filler Door Release </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Rear Window Defroster </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Cargo Area Light </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Floor Mats </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear) </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><sup>1</sup> The <em>Bluetooth®</em> word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.<br> <sup>2</sup> The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.</p> Honda Automobiles Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:47:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/1bbf5070-254b-4196-a871-6520029e2d24 http://hondanews.com/releases/1bbf5070-254b-4196-a871-6520029e2d24 2015 Honda Fit - Comfort and Convenience Features <p><strong>Overview</strong><br> The redesigned Fit includes a bevy of "class-above" comfort and convenience features, many of which are new for 2015. Whether it's the utility of the center console's tablet storage, the connectivity of <em>Bluetooth®</em> HandsFreeLink®, the comfort of the EX-L trim's heated front seats, or the convenience of Smart Entry the new Fit is a very accommodating driving partner. </p> <p><strong>Key New Comfort and Convenience Features</strong></p> <ul> <li>Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop (EX, EX-L)</li> <li>Center console with armrest, tablet storage and power outlet (plus USB port - EX, EX-L)</li> <li>Driver's seat with manual height adjustment</li> <li>One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature (EX, EX-L) (see Exterior section)</li> <li>Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off (see Exterior section)</li> <li>Heated side mirrors (EX-L) (see Exterior section)</li> <li>Heated front seats (EX-L) (see Interior section)</li> <li>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (see Safety section) </li> <li>Honda LaneWatchTM (see Safety section) </li> <li><em>Bluetooth®1</em> HandsFreeLink® (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> <li>Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 With Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic (available EX-L) (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> <li>HDMI Port (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> <li>SMS Text Message Function (EX, EX-L) (see Entertainment and Telematics section)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop</strong><br> For the first time, the Fit EX and EX-L trims include the upscale convenience of the Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop system. The system simplifies approaching, entering and operating the Fit – especially when the driver is carrying items. Operating the system requires only that the driver has possession of the Smart Entry key.</p> <p>Smart Entry allows the Fit EX and EX-L owner to gain access to the vehicle without having to use the remote key fob or the key. Instead, the remote has a unique digital identity that is recognized by the vehicle when the driver approaches. At this point, to enter the vehicle the driver simply pulls one of the front door handles while the remote in his or her possession. Similarly, pressing a soft-touch button located on the rear fascia opens the trunk. </p> <p>Once the driver has opened the door and is seated, the Push Button Start system allows the Fit to be driven by pushing the START/STOP button positioned on the instrument panel. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are ended when the START/STOP button is pressed again at the conclusion of the drive. </p> <p>After parking the vehicle, a touch of the soft-touch lock button on either front door handle locks all doors and trunk to secure the car. Alternatively, a press of the LOCK button on the Smart Entry remote will also simultaneously lock all the doors and trunk. The Smart Entry system will not allow the transmitter fob to be locked in the interior or the trunk.</p> <p><strong>Auto-Up/Down Driver and Passenger's Windows</strong><br> The 2015 Fit has front and rear power windows with a one-touch auto-up/down driver's window. Illuminated controls allow for easy operation at night. Pressing a master switch on the driver's window control panel can deactivate the passengers' windows. </p> <p><strong>Power Locks</strong><br> Power locks are standard with a customizable auto-locking feature. Remote entry is standard equipment on all Fits. The key design has an integrated transmitter in the handle with lock, unlock and panic buttons. </p> <p><strong>Engine Immobilizer</strong><br> Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. On vehicles without the Smart Entry feature, a special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.</p> <p><strong>Clever Storage Solutions</strong><br> The Fit provides an excellent level of storage utility for its compact size including the new center console storage and expandable left dash compartment. Numerous storage areas are sized to hold common personal items, and they're also conveniently located for easy use. They include a glove box, convenient door bins in front and now also in the rear, and a passenger-side seatback pocket. Beverage holders are located below the center stack and front and rear doors. A storage compartment to the left of the instrument panel has a tilting front panel that can accommodate smaller items, such as a smart phone, or expand to hold a beverage.</p> <p>For the first time the Fit includes a center console with an armrest that folds up to reveal a storage bin that's big enough to hold an iPad® or similarly sized tablet. The bin includes a 12-volt power socket and, on EX and EX-L models, a USB port. The armrest lid has an indent to allow wires to pass through with the lid closed. </p> <p><strong>Comfort and Convenience Features</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p><strong>Comfort and Convenience</strong></p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>LX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX</strong></p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"><strong>EX-L</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Multi-Angle Rearview Camera </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">with Guidelines</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">with Dynamic Guidelines</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Honda LaneWatchTM </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p><em>Bluetooth®</em> HandsFreeLink® </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>SMS Text Message Function </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Smart Entry & Push Button Start </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Cruise Control </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>One-Touch Turn Signals</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Cruise/ Audio/ Phone </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Cruise/ Audio/ Phone </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">Cruise/ Audio/ Phone/ Navigation (available) </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Manual Driver's Seat Height Adjuster</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Beverage Holders </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Map Lights </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console) </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>HDMI Port</p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Remote Fuel Filler Door Release </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Rear Window Defroster </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Cargo Area Light </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Floor Mats </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center"> </p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="265" valign="top"><p>Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear) </p></td> <td width="68" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> <td width="70" align="center" valign="top"><p align="center">•</p></td> </tr> </table> <p><sup>1</sup> The <em>Bluetooth®</em> word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.<br> <sup>2</sup> The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). 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