2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport

Discussion in 'New Automobile Specifications' started by xcel, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport



    Honda Fit MT/Auto
    Honda Fit Sport MT/Auto
    Dest. $595

    16" Alloy Wheel $836
    Car Cover $209
    Chrome Exhaust Finisher $30
    Full Nose Mask $145
    Rear Bumper Appliqué $58
    Sport Grille $220
    All-Season Floor Mats $109
    Carpet Floor Mats $99
    Cargo Cover $165
    Cargo Net $55
    Cargo Organizer $59
    Cargo Tray $99
    Leather Shift Knob $79
    Honda MusicLink (for iPod®) $199


    Engine Type: In-Line 4-Cylinder
    Engine Block/Cylinder Head: Aluminum-Alloy
    Displacement (cc): 1497
    Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net, Rev 8/04): 109 @ 5800
    Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 105 @ 4800
    Redline (rpm): 6300
    Bore and Stroke (mm): 73.0 x 89.4
    Compression Ratio: 10.4:1
    Valvetrain: 16-Valve SOHC VTEC (R)
    Multi-Point Fuel Injection
    Drive-by-Wire Throttle System (TM)
    Front-Wheel Drive
    CARB Emissions Rating: LEV-2
    Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
    100,000-Miles-or-More Tune-Up Interval*


    Gear Ratios

    5-Speed Manual Transmission

    1st: 3.462 2nd:1.870 3rd: 1.321 4th: 0.970 5th: 0.757 Final Drive: 4.294
    Reverse: 3.231

    5-Speed Automatic Transmission (available)

    1st: 2.995 2nd: 1.678 3rd: 1.066 4th: 0.756 5th: 0.550 Final Drive: 4.562
    Reverse: 1.956


    Unit-Body Construction
    MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
    Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
    Stabilizer Bar (mm., front): 21.0
    Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock: 2.41
    Steering Ratio: 12.8
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.): 35.6
    Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in.): 10.3/7.9
    Wheels: 14" with Full Covers//15" Alloy
    All-Season Tires: P175/65 R14 81S//P195/55 R15 84H
    Compact Spare Tire


    Interior Measurements:

    Headroom (in., front/rear): 40.6/38.6
    Legroom (in., front/rear): 41.9/33.7
    Shoulder Room (in., front/rear): 52.8/50.6
    Hiproom (in., front/rear): 51.2/51.0
    Cargo Volume (cu. ft., seat up/down): 21.3/TBD
    Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 90.1
    Seating Capacity: 5

    Exterior Measurements:

    Wheelbase (in.): 96.5
    Length (in.): 157.4
    Height (in.): 60
    Width (in.): 66.2
    Track (in., front/rear): 57.3/57.1
    Curb Weight (lbs. MT/AT): 2432/2514//2471/2551
    Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT): 61.8/38.2//61.6/38.4
    Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT): 63.3/36.7//63.2/36.8

    EPA Mileage Estimates*/Capacities:

    5-Speed Manual (City/Highway): 33 / 38
    5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway): 31 / 38
    Crankcase (qt.): 4.4
    Coolant System (gal.): 1.4
    Fuel (gal.): 10.83
    Required Fuel: Regular Unleaded

    * Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates were not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage may vary.

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2006
  2. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    March 25, 2006
    First Impressions: 2007 Honda Fit
    by Michel Deslauriers , Auto123.com

    first impressions from a canadian perspective.

    i'm very curious for the sport package, how much better mpg you can get with the alloy wheels, and the areodyanmic package?
  3. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    ugh a tester reviewed it and after I've read that crusing at 100 km/h gets the tach hovering over 3000 rpms... rediculous! Mines only 2600 when at that speed and 120 km/h when at 3000.....

    Honda you truly boched this car. Not only the mileage licks, the price too.

    And yes that was a 5spd manual argh!!

    from a member named gallopinggoat on the cartalkcanada forums:

    everyone agrees for the same price, mazda 3 is the better car in terms of everything except economy and maybe easier to park. But for the same price you can get a fully loaded mazda 3 and it won't be as expensive as the sport model... go figures.
  4. AZBrandon

    AZBrandon Guest

    That pricing must be unique to Canada. Here in the US, a 5-speed Fit Sport is about $15,700 US. A Mazda 3 wagon starts at $17,930. Both prices include destination fee. There's no more options except the automatic transmission on the Fit Sport. For the Mazda 3 wagon, if you start with the touring model and add spoiler kit and upgraded stereo similar to the spoiler and stereo of the Fit sport the price swells to $19,375.

    Perhaps there is some reason the prices are radically different for Canada, but here in the USA the Fit Sport is much cheaper than a Mazda 3 wagon, especially with those two options I mentioned that seem to be included in the Sport package for the Fit. To top it off, the 3 wagon gets a lot worse gas mileage, so it costs more out the door, and costs more per mile in fuel. That's not a bargain by my yardstick.
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Brandon:

    ___A 38 mpg highway rated, 2,400 # Japanese B-Class sized sub-compact is not a bargain in my book either :( 3,000 RPM at 60 mph is absolutely, positively, ludicrous!

    ___Good Luck

  6. AshenGrey

    AshenGrey Well-Known Member

    I almost bought one on Saturday, but the jerk salesman sold my car to someone else. He then said, he wanted $500 extra to order another one. Yeah, right. And you wonder why I became a Socialist.
  7. Sledge

    Sledge I like owls with captions

    In Soviet Russia, car buys YOU!

  8. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    I test drove a base model automatic Fit yesterday. I really liked it. It's a lively, good handling car with a lot of space. With the rear seats folded down the luggage space is flat and roomy, really very nice if you use your car as a pseudo-truck like I often do. Compared to HCHII and PriusII, it's more fun to drive and is comfortable for me. More headroom in the back seats than the Prius. Crash tests front and side are good. Also tried the Nissan Versa and would class it as not bad for the price, but not as nifty as the fit.
    Downsides: Safety in rear end crash is Poor (IIHS).
    MPG worse than hybrids.
    Hypermiling would be more fun in the hybrids.
  9. southerncannuck

    southerncannuck Well-Known Member

    I purchased a sport auto. I feel like a kid again. The only downer is the 34 mpg that I got on my first tank. I was driving very mellow. Nevertheless, I'm thrilled.
  10. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Hi southerncannuck, It can do better. I have a base model fit auto. Yesterday I got 47 mpg for a 31 mi roundtrip and today 44 mpg for 24 mi on a very hilly route mostly country roads. That was using FAS DWB low speeds and tires at 50 psi. In more normal driving, it will get high 30's low 40's on the highway if you keep it below 70 (65 seems to be a sweet spot for keeping a steady speed).
    That's all with no AC. I'd die in Fla without AC going full blast. City driving with traffic and AC, 34 mpg isn't bad and is probably better than I've done when in traffic.
    The car is lots of fun and the hatchback luggage capacity is great! Keep enjoying it. For better mpg, read the articles here. Look up terms like FAS in the glossary.
  11. featherfoot

    featherfoot Well-Known Member

    Re: 2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport.

    mpg is not good enough for such a small car. it needs a six speed or an overdrive unit. it might be better suited with a tiny diesel motor.
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport.

    Hi Tab:

    ___Just like the Smart, we would love to have a 1.5L iDTEC or a 1.3L (IMA or not) in it but this is one of the best fuel misers offered in the US currently and there is not much we can do about it :(

    ___Good Luck

  13. fitmpg

    fitmpg Well-Known Member

    Re: 2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport.

    My 2007 Fit Sport five speed manual is averaging around 44.5 m.p.g. thus far. The tires are set at 51 p.s.i. I hypermile perpetually to arrive at those numbers and I do very little city driving-mostly highways and secondary (low traffic) routes. Wayne's right about the r.p.m.s though: Nearly three thousand at sixty m.p.h. is just atrocious. This car would do an easy fifty m.p.g. if it were geared taller. It's my major complaint with the vehicle- I actually seek alternate (off highway) routes whenever possible and ATTEMPT to maintain 54-56 m.p.h when I have to travel highways-That is no small feat with all the asses out there racing from gas station to gas station.
  14. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    Re: 2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport.

    I also have my tires set at 51, and I am running Mobil 1 5-20. I do about 85% commute and 15% in-town driving on the weekends. However, I am getting your numbers if I don't pay close attention to my technique, and 55+ when I do. I would estimate that I only spend 1/5 of my traveling time on the highway with the engine on. I do an 60 - 40 mph NICE-off-P&G for *all* my highway driving, and that consistently holds above 50, even when cold. and yes, its 3000 RPM at the peak of the pules at 60 MPH. I could get 70 mpg in this car with:
    The right gearing to get 2000 RPM at 60
    No power stearing, and
    No power brakes.

    They don't design cars like they used to! :)

  15. shifty35

    shifty35 Well-Known Member

    Re: 2007 Honda Fit/Fit Sport.

    I *seriously* doubt that either the *electric* power steering or the slight amount of energy required to bring the brake booster into vacuum would have any quantifiable effect on FE.

    The taller 5th would help for sure, but the Fit also has some fairly serious aerodynamic issues to be addressed before anyone would see 70+ at highway speed...

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