2009 Honda Fit Albany NY
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2009 Honda Fit
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2009 Honda Fit
The Honda Fit is a subcompact 5-door first introduced in the United States in 2007 (it was sold worldwide before it was imported here). Although it is only a couple years old to Americans, Honda is introducing a second-generation model for 2009 because the globally-marketed Fit was ready for a redesign. Longer and wider than the previous model, the wheelbase has also been stretched and the suspension improved for a better ride, Honda says. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder with a 5-speed manual transmission. With the optional 5-speed automatic transmission, the 2009 Fit is rated at 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. The front suspension is independent, while the rear is a torsion beam design. Brakes are front disc/rear drum with standard anti-lock control (ABS). In our 2008 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, designed to measure consumer delight with the design, content, layout and performance of their new vehicles, the Honda Fit ranked highest in its segment. The subcompact was also highest-ranked in its segment in our 2008 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. In crash testing, the Honda Fit earned "5-star" crash test scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)"just keep in mind that frontal crash ratings for small cars apply only if the car impacts another vehicle of about the same size and weight....
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