2015 Honda Fit vs. 2016 Honda Fit: What Are The Differences?

Honda’s stylish subcompact hatchback, the Honda Fit is known for its creative utility features and cargo spaces. The two latest generations – the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2016 Honda Fit are part of a legendary line of vehicles that proves Honda’s commitment to its customers and their diversity of needs. But what sets the two models apart? Let’s take a closer look.

 The 2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit saw a big bump in fuel economy for the model. LX and EX models feature a new six-speed manual as standard equipment, but the new EX-L trim gets a standard CVT automatic transmission that’s optional for lower-level trims. It replaces a five-speed automatic. With the CVT, fuel economy is now 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway* according to the EPA.

The base LX includes features such as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth, a multi-angle backup camera, USB input, 15-inch wheels and a four-speaker audio system. EX trim options add 16-inch alloy wheels, Honda’s LaneWatch side mirror camera, keyless entry and push-button start, SMS text capability, a 7-inch touchscreen radio with Pandora capability, six-speaker audio system, a more sophisticated rearview camera, fog lights and a power moonroof. Opting for the CVT also gets you paddle shifters and a sport mode.

The new EX-L gets leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated side mirrors with turn indicators and the CVT transmission1`8z with shift paddles. Also available for the EX-L is a navigation system, with voice recognition, HD radio and traffic, satellite radio and illuminated steering wheel controls.

The 2016 Honda Fit

The 2016 Honda Fit, with similar (yet expanded upon) trim options as the 2015 model, hit the market with some improvements to the already great car. The Fit brings you more rear legroom than Honda’s midsize Accord. That makes it one of the only subcompact vehicles ready for families on the go. The seat folds down for 53 cubic feet of cargo space, and can also flip backward, leaving a deep storage well in its place for things that need to remain upright. The passenger seat also folds down, allowing you to carry long items (up to 8 feet!) that would normally require a roof rack.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.