Honda Fit wins 5-start safety rating

Honda Fit wins 5-start safety rating

Subcompact aces federal, insurance industry crash testing.

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February 3, 2015

Torrance, California – Honda’s 2015 Fit subcompact has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Fit, redesigned in 2014, earns both a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA for 2015.

"The Fit shows that owning a smaller car doesn't mean you need to skimp on space, comfort, or crashworthiness," says Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co. "Honda's commitment to the safety of our customers and other road users is second to none, and the Fit demonstrates this commitment in a powerful way."

The 2015 Honda Fit includes the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The ACE body structure improves frontal crash energy management through a wider range of offset and oblique collision modes. In addition, other body reinforcements work in tandem with the strengthened body structure to better maintain the occupant compartment volume during frontal collisions by providing additional crash energy pathways to help mitigate the forces transmitted to the passenger compartment.

Other safety and driver-assistive features include:

  • Driver and front passenger SmartVent side airbags
  • Side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor
  • Motion-adaptive electric power steering (EPS)
  • Hill start assist
  • Expanded view driver's mirror

Source: Honda