After it started to show its age, Honda Fit finally received a complete overhaul in 2013 and started production this year as a 2015 year model. Beside being offered in conventional form, 2015 Honda Fit Hybrid also comes as an EV hybrid which is essentially a 100% electric car. Honda prepared four models for the market, FIT XL, mid EX, premium EX-L, and EX-L with new navigation.
Since there wasn’t any need for Fit to be diversified, it is available as a single model with the same characteristics. Fit is powered by an AC synchronous permanent magnet electric motor which works in three different modes. In econ, normal and sport modes, it respectively developes 63, 100 and 123 horsepower, while having 189 lb-ft of torque regardless of the mode it is driven in. 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged in either 12 or 3 hours, depending on a voltage outlet and offers between 70 and 100 miles of range, depending on various conditions.
2015 Honda Fit Hybrid Design – Interior and Exterior
Fit is a small cute hatchback and the EV version has some distinctive details of its own. Front end fascia is grilleless and triangular headlights are connected by a chrome garnish which bends below them. Charging dock is visible and can be found below the front quarter window from the driver’s side. Rear end looks even better than the front one and is finished by a roofline spoiler, and nice looking tail-lights just above the angular bumper.
Inside, Fit is fitted with contemporary materials which usually come in white-grey color option. Back interior is more better than previous edition, with more space and comfortability. Bio-fabric trimmed seats are heated up front while ventilation comes from automatic climate control. Compact dashboard features a display screen which offers infotainment purposes including standard navigation, voice recognition and radio data system. Audio system is powered by a 160-watt 6-speaker system and Fit also has Bluetooth technology and USB audio interface.
As far as safety features go, Fit packs a multi-angle rearview camera, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, hill start assist and all the standard airbags. If we look better safety options, Honda introduces new and more better safety system.
2015 Honda Fit Hybrid MPG and Price
Honda Fit is rated at 132 mpg in the city and 105 mpg on the highway. These are, of course estimated values and adjusted combined range stands at 82 mpg. If you plan to drive Fit on the highway and press the pedal to the metal, figures will highly deteriorate, but Fit will still offer you better efficiency than most of the competitors do.
Price starts from $36,625 and there isn’t much you can do to elevate it further besides adding some optional equipment and accessories.
2015 Honda Fit EV is a good looking subcompact hatch with great fuel economy ratings that doesn’t use a single drop of fuel. It is a comfortable car for its size and packs a good deal of available features as well, and shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re looking for a green commuter.