I’ve yet to meet a Honda Fit owner of any year or trim variant that didn’t praise the exceptional segment leading attributes of Honda’s only subcompact 5 door hatchback.
First introduced to Japan in 2001, and presently enjoying its 3rd generation in North America, Fit, labeled the “City” in other markets, is receiving worldwide positive accolades for exceptional safety standards, high fuel efficiency and “magic seat” utility — making Honda Fit the subcompact segment leader in “car owner satisfaction.”
“Consumer Reports” tells us that Fit received a 77% ownership satisfaction rating in the publication’s annual “Car Owner Satisfaction Survey.”
How the survey works
According to “Consumer Reports”: 200,000 + car and truck owners, reporting on their ownership experience of 350,000 vehicles, participated in the publications latest “Owner Satisfaction Survey.”
Quoting C.R.: “We asked subscribers whether they would get the same car all over again, and to consider attributes such as styling, comfort, features, cargo space, fuel economy, maintenance and repair costs, overall value, and driving dynamics.” “Owners of a sporty, luxurious, or fuel-efficient hybrid or electric- or diesel-powered vehicle were most likely to answer “definitely yes,” said the Report.
The survey further reveals that Honda Fit scored higher than most vehicles considered, with 77% of all Fit owners surveyed saying that they would buy Fit again. Looking to the numbers, out of the 280 car and light truck variants surveyed, only 4 scored below 50%, with the average satisfaction score of all vehicles rating 70%.
One would be hard pressed to find a “bad” car manufactured in today’s very competitive, 5-Star Safety rated, educated consumer driven market. As to the survey, individual satisfaction is often influenced by initial quality, accurately stated fuel economy, follow up dealership service and vehicle reliability, something that Honda Fit generally excels in.
As to the 23% that would not purchase Honda Fit again — couldn’t tell you!
Honda Fit owners interviewed by this Examiner, love their dynamic hatchbacks for several reasons. The vast majority point to Honda Fits exceptional fuel economy,(40+ MPG Hwy) followed by ease of operation,(fun to drive) low cost of ownership, 2nd row “Magic Seat”, flat-deck utility, initial manufactured quality and exceptional standard features. You may catch my latest 2016 Fit drive review here.
Truthfully, I like Honda Fit. We own 4 in our extended family, including my dear 83 year young mother. Honda Fit’s quirky good looks, larger car feel, drive and ride dynamics, place it above the majority of the subcompact hatch contenders. With an MSRP of $15,890 to $21,615, the 2016 Honda Fit package is a measurable bargain.
In closing, according to the majority of 1 to 3 year old Honda Fit owners participating in the latest “Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction Survey,” they’d buy Fit again, based on their ownership experience. That’s good news for Honda.