| ||and ambient lighting system, along with a welcome increase in sound-deadening material.|
The base of the windshield has been moved forward on both models in 2012, and this, along with a new, sail-shaped window incorporated into each A-pillar, offers impressive improvements in visibility. These changes in geometry, along with Fit's already spacious interior, make for a surprisingly non-cramped and comfortable ride for such a small car. The Fit's rear backrests and cushions can be manipulated to create a large, vertical space for tall items, and all models also have a 60-40-split folding rear seat. Cruise control and a CD stereo with a USB port and an MP3 jack are both standard, and optional items include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a navigational system.
Under the 2012 Fit's hood, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides 106 pounds-feet of torque and 117 horsepower. The Fit comes with a standard, five-speed transmission, but those who don't like driving stick can choose the optional, five-speed automatic transmission. All Fits have front wheel drive and use regular gas. Sub-compacts are known for their excellent fuel economy, and the Fit is no exception at 28/35 mpg. On top of this, the Fit