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2009 Honda Fit Sport Review


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A three-quarter front view of a red 2009 Honda Fit Sport

In short: A small, sporty, and surprisingly quick five-door hatchback.

hile the Honda Fit is a steal at under $15,000, its real value can be found at the pump. Earning an impressive 35 mpg highway, this zippy 5-door hatch allows for more fun with less fuel stops.

Read a review of the 2007 Honda Fit Sport

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; five-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; three-year/36,000-mile accessory warranty.

Base Price: $14,900

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder i-VTEC
Horsepower: 117 bhp @ 6,600 rpm
Torque: 106 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters

Curb weight: 2,615 lbs
Wheelbase: 98.5 in
Length/Width/Height: 159.4/67/60 in
Turning circle: 34.3 ft

Brakes: ventilated disc in front, drums in rear, ABS, electronic brake distribution
independent in front, semi-independent in rear
vehicle stability assist

0-60 mph: 8.3 seconds
Top Speed: 113 (governor limited)

EPA City: 28 mpg
EPA Highway: 35 mpg

Safety: side-curtain airbags, front-side airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection system, dual-stage/dual-threshold front airbags, active front head restraints, advanced compatibility engineering body structure

Likes: versatile interior; surprising pick-up; go-kart handling; feature content
Dislikes: homely rear styling; poor front seat leg room

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PSV061008 (Updated 07/14/10 NW)