2016 Daily News Autos Award Winner: Honda Fit (BY NICK KURCZEWSKI of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)Mar 16th, 2016
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When it comes to balancing a budget with the everyday demands of tight parking spots and cargo-hauling capability, the 2016 Honda Fit punches far above its small size. That’s why this agile economy car took the win in the City Car category in the Daily News Autos Awards.
Not everyone is ready to scale up to a crossover or SUV. For many people, not just city-dwellers, a small car delivers everything they need and want in their choice of new vehicle. The 2016 Honda Fit, while undeniably economical and easy on your wallet, also manages to pack plenty of surprises and smart features.
Totally redone for the 2015 model year, the Fit rolls into 2016 unchanged. That’s fine with us, because the Fit delivers engaging handling, a strong safety record and punchy 130-horsepower, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain coupled to your choice of 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. The CVT has an edge when it comes to overall fuel economy, though Honda’s slick 6-speed manual saves you money on the options sheet.
City cars aren’t the rolling penalty boxes they used to be. Honda had to beat some very strong and surprisingly refined competition to score this win. Other recommended City Car models include the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Smart ForTwo, Scion iA, Kia Rio and the Mini Hardtop.
One exceedingly clever feature found in the Fit is the car’s Magic Seat. Fold the rear seat cushions down, recline the front seats flat, or lift the rear bottom cushion upwards; no matter the situation or cargo you’re carrying, the 2016 Honda Fit offers an incredible amount of versatility, all at a starting price of $16,725 (including destination charge).
BY NICK KURCZEWSKI of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS