2011 Honda Fit Hybrid

This review of the Honda Fit Hybrid, which was originally published in June 2009, was updated on June 25, 2010. The comments date back to original posting.

Honda hasn’t had much luck with its recent hybrids. The Honda Insight and upcoming Honda CR-Z Hybrid coupe fell short of promises to combine a great price with leading fuel economy—or in the case of the CR-Z, with a sporting drive. The Honda Fit Hybrid—coming out this fall in Japan, but no timing yet announced for the U.S.—could be Honda’s chance to finally create a gas-electric winner.

First of all, the conventional Honda Fit platform is a major critical and popular success. It has a smart but playful appearance, and a deceivingly large and versatile five-passenger interior. If Honda can add a hybrid powertrain at a relatively low premium—for a final price well below all the hybrid competition—then the company might have reached the right dollar-per-mpg ratio. The Honda Fit Hybrid’s prospects wouldn’t be hurt if gas prices starting making a rise by the time its delivered, maybe in 2011?

In The Works For A While

HybridCars.com reported was back in 2006 that Honda was planning a hybrid version of the Fit. That news flash was based on an exclusive interview with an unidentified source—but company officials denied the report. “We’re not thinking of a Jazz (Fit) hybrid right now,” said Takeo Fukui, Honda president and CEO, in December 2006. “To us, the Jazz has sufficient fuel efficiency with the current gasoline engine.”

Fukui reversed his story in May 2008 when he told reporters that the spike in crude oil prices convinced Honda that “a Fit hybrid is now starting to make sense.”

On May 26, 2009, Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported that Honda plans to roll out a gas-electric hybrid version of the Fit in Japan in fall 2010—about a year and a half ahead of the original schedule. That timing appears to be on schedule. Despite the global slowdown in auto sales, hybrids are hot sellers in Japan.

Getting More Real

Nikkei reported on June 24, 2010, that the Honda Fit Hybrid will cost around 1.5 million yen, making it the cheapest hybrid in Japan. Loosely translated into U.S. dollars, that’s $16,500—positioned about $4,000 less than the Honda Insight and $2,000 more than the conventional Honda Fit.

Reuters speculated that this could create a price war on hybrids between today’s leading Japanese hybrid makers.

The new hybrid will be based on the Fit and share core gas-electric components—a 1.3-liter inline-four setup with Integrated Motor Assist—with the Insight. Cost-sharing will help with cost-cutting, and gives credence to the idea of a low price point for the Fit Hybrid.

Nikkei added that the Fit Hybrid will able to travel 70 miles per gallon on the Japanese cycle, compare to the conventional Fit’s 56 mpg. In the U.S., the conventional Fit is rated combined city-highway of 31 mpg. So, the optimistic wild guess for Fit Hybrid mileage would be high-40s, maybe even 50 mpg on the highway.

Takanobu Ito, Honda’s president, said in April that he’s pushing his engineers to reinvent their hybrid strategy. He wants the next-generation Honda Insight beat the Toyota Prius’s fuel economy numbers—and to deliver it as soon as possible. The Honda Civic Hybrid, and maybe even the Fit Hybrid, could use lithium ion batteries. And a rework of Honda’s hybrid system could potentially create a technology pathway to plug-in hybrids.

In terms of a total package of design, fuel efficiency, technology, and price, the Honda Fit Hybrid could be the company’s first chance to get it all right.


  • fred smilek

    Too small for my taste…some people are gpoing to love it like my wife cause she is 5.2′..hahaha

  • Walter Lee

    The 2010 Insight designs is very similar to the 2009 Fit so creating a Fit HEV Hybrid should be very possible given that the current Fit design has enough room for a secondary battery and electric motor. Such a design would llikely be on the same price-performance level as the proposed Toyota Yaris HEV hybrid or 3 cylinder diesel , e.g. Toyota Ayoga, (estimated FE would be about 50mpg to 60 mpg, range= 400 miles, cost about 16,000 us dollars ). With the USA putting the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology on hold – Honda must atleast temporariily mothball the Honda HCX Clarity and do catchup with Toyota with regards to HEV technology. However, currently Honda is the only company capable of mass producing vehicles that can compete with Toyota wrt to HEV technology. While Ford has the technology it lacks the ability to mass produce HEV technology – hence most of the HEV production has been focus on holding its market in California – which has tigher emission controls than the rest of the USA.

  • cliff

    Hi!
    I “fit” just fine in the Honda Fit, and I am 6’5″. I have PLENTY of headroom and legroom in both the front and rear seats. It will fit four large adults no problem.
    With the rear seats folded down, there is a LOT of storage room.
    On the outside it is small, and some people don’t like that it “looks” small.
    cliff
    Nairobi

  • ChicagoGal

    We’ve been bugging Honda for a Hybrid version of the Fit since its Auto Show intro a year ago, where it was introduced at $15000 (and see where the real price is now!) We are older and don’t have to worry about kids, but are always lugging stuff around. So it was perfect for us – except for not being a Hybrid. Honda may not want to introduce it so early in US as they may think it will steal some sales from the newly introduced Insight. Wrong. Insight just doesn’t meet our ‘traveling’ needs. So we are hanging onto our old car as long as we can, holding out, but will need to buy soon. Speed up the US intro of the Hybrid Fit, make it reasonably priced, but with a good powerful hybrid engine system. And get some government incentives going to push them, please!

  • Eric

    Definitely its going to do well when its released. There’s alot of ignorance about the size of the fit inside. Its surprisingly large inside. Fred should test drive one.

  • Anonymous

    My 6’4″ husband loves the Fit and drives it quite comfortably…you should try it, you might find it actually does fit you. Good luck!
    -Erin

  • LittletonLes

    We are in exactly the same situation as ChicagoGal. We’re going to hang on to the old car I’m driving until the hybred Fit is available! I’m 6’3″, so it sounds as if I would be comfortable in it. Guess I should really try the conventional Fit on for size.

  • DenisSan

    I’m with you. I drive a Honda Fit (automatic), but would like to drive a hybrid version. I’m only getting about 20 or so mpg in city driving, but want to do better. How do you go about “bugging Honda” about this? I think there must be quite a lot of people in the U.S. who would go for a small hybrid. And government incentives would help!

  • Bootponder

    DenisSan – If you are only getting 20 mpg around town, I would be inclined to get your dealership to take a look at your car. I have been driving a 2008 Fit Sport manual for nearly 2 years and routinely get close to 40 mpg on local trips. My mileage actually suffers a little when I do any high-speed highway driving. For my purposes, this car is all I could ask for and more!

  • Flyaway

    We have a Honda Civic hybrid and are anxiously awaiting the Fit Hybrid. We have been very pleased with the Honda line and still have our 1989 and 2000 Civics. I have been surfing for information on the Fit hybrid for sometime and was very encouraged when I saw that it would be released overseas next Fall. I really want to buy a car now but will wait until the hybrid Fit arrives. It’s going to be a hot car for sure. I hope I don’t have to wait too long.

  • Christine

    I agree with Bootponder, get that car looked at. The Fit gets extremely high gas mileage, I can at time get 44MPG when careful.
    The Fit hybrid should be a perfect fit for a lot of people. When non Fit owners see how versatile the car is they are amazed. I think in price, usability, MPG this would be the best hybrid so far.

  • any mouse

    I have a fit- I’m over 6 foot- and only can say that I wish the seat had a lumbar support. Price to quality and comfort can not be beat.

    I am waiting for a hybrid to come out and I’ll be in line to get mine.

  • Ger

    We will need a new car in the near future and want to “go Hybrid”. So we went to the Honda dealer to see the Insight. Although we are both under 170cm., we felt enclosed, especially when trying the rear seats. But we felt at home at once in the Fit (called the Honda Jazz over here).
    We too can hardly wait for the Jazz Hybrid to come out and we too will be in line to get ours. If our current car won’t last that long, we may even consider getting an older Jazz temporarily…

  • Ken March

    The Fit Hybrid will sell like wildfire. It will be a generational thing. Those older drivers with their V-8 Chevy Subdivisions will never let go their grip on that steering wheel. BUT when it comes to a younger – maybe first-time car buyer that was brought up in the “new era” of energy responsibility – - I’ll bet my bottom dollar they will suck this car up faster than it can be produced.

  • Sharon

    Actually, I have seen a Jazz in Croatia.. but not too sure if it’s hybrid though! I’d love to see one in the US!

  • Karen Butler

    I have no idea why auto CEOs think a small car like a Fit wouldn’t be a good hybrid because it already gets good fuel economy. Duh. Small-car buyers WANT the best fuel economy possible. Also, when will they learn to quit super-sizing small cars. The reason we buy small cars is because we WANT small cars. The Fit was adorable in its first year (ditto the Prius). For some reason, auto execs think that the way to make it better is to make it bigger. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Hope to see a hybrid Fit – and don’t make it any bigger than it already is, please. Plus, we want a center console…

  • Mark_80

    I own a 2003 Jazz and it’s great.

    My only concern would be that when they do release a Hybrid version, the battery will have to go somewhere, most likely under the rear seats, therefore we would loose the magic seats feature.

    Although the Honda design engineers will surely come out with a magical way to maintain the current high practicality.

    I can’t wait to see how they do it!!

  • Dominik

    Fred, I’d like to take this opportunity to correct your perceived bias against the Fit. My wife is 6’2″ and she loves the Fit for its HUGE interior size. The car has deceivingly small look, that’s the trick. However, the interior is very well designed, and has plenty of room for anyone 6″3″ and under. That means you brother =) I dont know if you’ve ever test driven one…but please take one for a spin…and I think you will be pleasently surprised. Take care.

  • Stumpy

    @Mark_80

    I wouldn’t expect honda to rid the fit/jazz of the magic seat. It is the main selling feature of that car… seriously. My thinking is that they may have run-flats installed and place the battery where the spare tire is. Or they may make the fit a 4-seater placing the battery between the rear two passengers. I’m guessing the rear of the fit hybrid will be a “40-20-40″ with a missing “20″ section. The two outboard sections could still use the whole magic seat feature and the cargo area could still be absolutely flat when the outboard sections fold down. I think honda will do this because just look at how they treated the first 2 generation Honda Civic GX’s (natural gas civics). Even though they were sedans they were “4-seat-ers.” Honda could market it as a more luxurious rear seating area for carpooling. I think that is how they marketed the GX’s rear seats… Anyway. No matter how honda does it, the Fit Hybrid is going to be one hot seller.

  • chodaboy

    Hey Fred, tell your wife I said thanks!

  • Steve Myer

    When the Honda Insight hybrid arrived, my wife and I took a look. However The rear seat headroom was way too low for both of us. I’m 6′-2 and my head was touching the liner! Imagine if the car hit a bump! So we tried out the Fit and it had plenty of rear seat headroom. I decided not to buy the Insight and will wait for a Fit hybrid instead.

  • cgold13702

    when are we going to get the fit hybrid…..

  • MichaelJr

    I am wondering if anyone driving the auto version of the fit gets anywhere north of 26mpg in the city. I have had mine for 3 years and have never topped 30 combined. I took it to the dealer and they said it was running normally. Do I need a different dealer to look at it or does the auto make that much difference in mg?

    Michael
    (2006 Fit Sport Auto)

  • KarpeDM

    MichaelJr, Christine, Bootpounder- Not sure if this applies to you but the 2009 Fit has a known MPG dashboard indicator software problem where it would be 3-5 MPG off than what it should be. Might be an issue with the older model also. See link below.

    ***Honda Service Bulletin 09-086***
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/22910166/Fit-MPG

  • Justine A.

    Gotta disagree with you about “generational thing,” Ken. At 51, I suspect that you’d consider me an “older driver,” but for 22+ years I’ve driven just two cars, both of which got 30 – 35 (real world) mpg. Virtually all the folks in my circle — you might call us veterans of the “old era” of energy responsibility — drive modest cars with good mpg. I live in the Washington, D.C., area; almost all of the Fits I’ve seen on the road have had middle-aged and older drivers. I’m just hoping to keep my now 12-year-old Prizm/Corolla going until the hybrid Fit arrives.

  • Hector Carmona

    I 100% agree with you! There is a whole new generation of bright young kids that have been exposed to Sustainable and Green Technologies and the Honda Fit Hybrid is Super Cool and will surely be Super Affordable…

  • tesfa

    At present, I am driving honda 1991cr-x which has 300,100 miles and I love it but I am eagerly waiting for the honda fit hybrid.t When is it going to be in the market in the USA?

  • Lynn B-M

    So glad I found thid info on the FIT- I am currently driving a 2008 FIT Auto Sport, which my 6′ tall husband “borrows” every chance he gets, he loves it and wants to buy it from me when I but a new FIT. I was planning to get a 2011 this fall “2010″, but know that I found out that theyplan to release the FIT Hybrid, I am going to wait. So,.. anyone, how long do I have to wait???

  • Anita Youse

    how much is it for this hybird

  • Shines

    So Hybrid Cars – you are recycling this article? To see if people’s responses will be different today compared to last year? I see hte comments start a year ago…
    One thing I noticed this paragraph:>>Nikkei added that the Fit Hybrid will able to travel 70 miles per gallon on the Japanese cycle, compare to the conventional Fit’s 56 mpg. In the U.S., the conventional Fit is rated combined city-highway of 31 mpg. So, the optimistic wild guess for Fit Hybrid mileage would be high-40s, maybe even 50 mpg on the highway.< <
    The optimistic wild guess is off by almost 10 mpg. if the 70 mpg hybrid compared to 56 mpg conventional in Japan then a 31 mpg conventional would translate to just under 40 mpg for the hybrid in the US. This makes sense as the size and technology being the same for the Insight and fit. It seems a Fit hybrid would be a better car than the Insight hybrid but still not as competitive compared to the Prius or Ford Fusion hybrids.

  • HybridCars.com Editor

    Shines,
    We updated the article today, but decided to leave the original comments, which have great info about the Honda Fit’s size and other features.

  • JamesDavis

    “It has a smart but playful appearance,” You got to be kidding. It looks like it belongs in the circus with clowns crawling out of it.

  • Nelson Lu

    Stumpy wrote:

    “My thinking is that they may have run-flats installed and place the battery where the spare tire is.”

    I don’t know about run-flats since I’ve never driven with them, but the reason why the Accord Hybrid and the Malibu Hybrid a couple years later were taken off my list of cars to consider was that neither had a spare tire, and had instead a “tire repair kit.” I don’t think I’d ever buy a car with such a thing instead of a spare, and I don’t think I’d ever recommend one to anyone.

  • Mr.Bear

    Let’s remember the insight was supposed to be $2,000 cheaper when originally announced. And if it had been, it probably would have undercut the prius a little. I’m not holding my on the fit’s price estimate.

    And it needs to do better than “high 40s” to beat the prius. I’m a year into mine and I’m still averaging 52mpg.

  • Jim B.

    I bought a Jazz/Fit in Thailand about 4 years ago for my wife. The size in comfortable for my American size and her Thai size. It has an amazing amount of storage if y9ou remember all the tricks the seats do. I also bought the Fit version in the USA and I will buy the hybrid when it comes out. I am just very satisfied with this vehicle and it does all me and my family require of it.

  • Bose

    Fred, it’s obvious you didn’t try the car yourself. Fit’s a small car but it has a huge passenger cabin for its size. İt’s small outside because it has a very compact engine, and the nose is very short. It’s as big as a Toyota RAV4 inside. You don’t have to be 5″2 to fit in.

  • Ken March

    Have you ridden in a Fit ? This thing has a cathedral ceiling ! I would say that if your wife was 6’7″ she would still fit – - – in a Fit !

  • Vigan

    This is Honda’s last chance to beat Toyota Prius, by that I mean 52 MPG combined! One more thing, Honda designers need to understand that cheap does not make you a winner . . . . LOOKS does, Pruis looks far better than the Honda Insight that is why there are more Pruises on the U.S.A. roads even though its about 4K more expensive.

  • J.Mo

    Can anyone explain why the Japanese non-hybrid version gets 56 mpg (70 mpg expected for the hybrid), while the US non-hybrid version gets 31 mpg (50 mpg expected for the hybrid)?

    That’s a shocking difference in fuel efficiency between the two non-hybrid versions. A Japanese non-hybrid version would get better fuel efficiency than the US hybrid version of the same car?

  • JRB

    I am six feet tall and 250 pounds. I am a proud owner of the 2007 Honda Fit. I can tell you that you have never been in a Honda Fit or you weigh 400 pounds.

  • C.S.

    Mostly testing differences I believe. JC08 testing goes to 100kph (~61mph), while the new EPA highway runs all the way to 80mph and with harder acceleration and A/C use. Honda hybrids also have not gotten the benefit of running the EPA test in Eco mode… not sure if JC08 uses this.

  • Ike

    Fred – not to dig up a dead thread but I’m 6’2″ 235 lb and the Fit is comfortable for me with plenty of leg and headroom.

  • Derren

    I’m eager to buy a Honda Fit Hybrid once it is on the market.

    Please keep us posted on the Honda Fit Hybrid.

  • ozarkhawk

    How in the world are you only getting 20 mpg in a Fit?????? I drive a 2010 Civic, and am running the air conditioner full blast in the sweltering heat – and I am getting 30 IN TOWN!

  • Charles

    Is there any tax incentive for Honda Fit Hybrid when it is on sale, please?

    Thanks.

  • Charles

    Honda has released an official picture of Fit Hybrid which is to appear at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Honda has decided to sell Fit Hybrid in Europe and Japan. The date to bring Honda Fit Hybrid to the U.S. is not known yet.

  • Second Hand Cars

    It is great post. hybrid cars has awesome features.I think honda will do this because just look at how they treated the first 2 generation Honda Civic GX’s (natural gas civics). Even though they were sedans they were “4-seat-ers.” Honda could market it as a more luxurious rear seating area for carpooling.I think Hyundai just spilled the beans on the Elantra grille, the Veloster Grille, and possible Accent Sedan Grille.

  • Eugene

    Honda Fit Hybrid looks cool. Let’s all yell and ask Honda to bring Fit Hybrid to the U.S.!

  • Donna

    I am still driving my 1997 Civic with 254,00 miles on it waiting for the Fit Hybrid to come to the U.S. Come on, Honda!!

  • Andrew Shelby

    A hybrid Honda Fit will definitely increase sales, but first it needs to be a enegry saving car and maybe get up to 45 mpg or higher for high sales and it should be a nimble hybrid.

  • gene somers

    The honda fit is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned, and we have 3 of them. I am 6’5″ and easily get in. The civic is impossible for me to get in. The car has great leg room, front and rear, and the ride is good. The car has great acceleration, and my mileage is always over 40. There are only two things that I dont like. First you cant tow a trailer with it, and second up here in wisconsin the ice buildup in the wheel wells can be bad. The inside rear wheel well has a little metal edge that ice and snow collect in. I just drove a mercury marquee, and believe it or not, it didnt have either the leg room or the head room that the Fit offers. GREAT CAR.

  • Marty

    Honda has done it again! They always keep the coolest cars away from the US market. They announced no hybrid fit for the US market. Their reason is that the insight already covers that market. I just cant stand the insight. You cannot get into the back seat without hitting your head! There isnt nearley the room or “magic seat” versitility that the fit has. I love my 07 fit but the mpg could be better had they allowed the 1.3 liter engine paired to the CVT that the rest of the world has on the Honda Jazz/JDM Fit. I have been waiting a long time for a hybrid fit and this really just burns me up!

  • C.S.

    Well, if the U.S. Honda execs don’t want to let the car in and have it stand on it’s own merit… then I say the execs have no merit. In a world where Honda is increasingly pressured on margins, you would think that bringing in the Fit Hybrid would be a no brainer. Heck, charge $18-19K instead, people would still buy it.

    Fit Hybrid vs Insight: Fit looks better, Fit is roomier, Fit holds more, Fit drives better, Fit is cheaper… just put in a internal gas lid release and I’d be a happy.

  • wake up

    I bought a 2010 prius and there were no ‘incentives’ besides tax break for buying any new car; my truck got 20 mpg so no ‘cash to clunkers’…and old administration decided to prop up govt. motors by putting a cap on tax break for ‘foreign’ brands, despite most american cars being mostly made in mexico and canada…

    real incentives now are on all elec such as nissan leaf….

    my situation I had to buy when I had to buy and bought most efficient avail at the time…

    if/when leaf is avail. will definitely consider, IF we need another vehicle and trade in accord which gets 30 mpg, so I don’t see how another poster only gets 20 in fit…my 10 y/o truck got 20, which wasn’t BAD enough to be a clunker.

  • wake up

    Honda is also bringing back accord hybrid, but don’t know if they learned lesson before and will focus on fuel economy this time….

    Honda basically forced me to switch by not having any real hybrid…IMA stands for ‘assist’ not actual driving on elec…will wait for leaf OR another option is awd subaru hybrid and it is on the drawing board, borrowing toyota technology…

    hyundai also might have sonata hybrid…these will be typical in future..and elec. will be the prius of today w/in a couple years.

    but who will pay for more for a hybrid with only 2 or 3 mpg improvement; that doesn’t make sense and WON’T save the planet or you any $$$ at the pump.

  • Anonymous

    Americans should eat healthy food, then they would easily fit into the Fit.

  • Ron Ott

    I have a 2010 Insight with over 11,000 miles and drive mostly freeway/hiway miles near Portland, Oregon. I get over 50 MPG with the Econ button in.
    I was told that EPA mileage is only for regular (no button) driving.
    I have got as high as 60 MPG. I assume the Fit hybrid should be better.

  • Ann N.

    I drive 82 miles round trip every day, and I’m making do with my husband’s 04 Civic. My husband, who has the shorter comute, consented to drive my 01 Odyssey.

    I have been waiting to buy a Hybrid Fit for myself, so I can give him back his Civic and, as empty nesters, we can retire the Odyssey.

    If the government wants to target 60+ MPG in the future, then why wouldn’t Honda release the Hybrid Fit in the USA? They ought to take reservations to gage our interest level before they stereotype us as not interested.

  • Helen Holt

    I have driven Honda for many years — in 1999, when the Insight first came out, it was too small and no cargo space — I asked then why Honda could not make a car like my 1989 hatchback (which was my favortie car ever). I have been driving the Honda Civic Hybrid since IT came out, and keep looking for that hatchback — Why has it taken Honda so long to listen to us (LOYAL honda owners). If they bring it to the US, I will be first in line for the Fit Hybrid.. My problem with the new insight and the CRZ is that the back window slants down so far that I cannot see out of it — I am 5 feet tall, so the Fit Hybrid is my hope…. Cannot come soon enough. (BTW, my 6 foot son in law fits well into a FIT…. (front or back seat with lots of legroom)

  • Scott R. Falb

    Hey, don’t dis us old folks. In the midwest, many Fits are driven by the over 50 crowd. Like some many others have reported, I am over 6′ by several inches and I bought the fit because of the ample head and leg room. And it sits higher so my old carcass can get in and out easily. I love the 34mpg rolling 100 mile average in city driving and the nearly 38 mpg rolling 100 mile average on the highway. Never-the-less, bring out the hybrid and I will buy it! Tootling in Des Moines

  • joe robertson

    I drive a Honda 1996 manual hatch and get 38-40 mpg. I’m not interested in anything but the Fit Hybrid. Why do we here in the USA get the horse’s tail when it comes to any car that has lots of room to carry stuff and gets great gas mileage? Come on, Honda, get off your butt and bring the Hybrid Fit over to the USA.

  • Warren Stringer

    I’ve owned one car since 1992: a Honda Civic. With regular maintenance, I got 225K miles with no problem.

    My next car is a Hybrid. Drove an Insight, which people mistook for Prius. Even had cross bar obstructing the rear view, like a Prius. Very claustrophobic.

    The Fit is not a me-too. I’m a software developer and love functional design.

    I’ll wait.

  • Mike Akers

    Speaking of getting it all right, my wife’s 2005 Civic Hybrid with the CVT automatic transmission (43+ miles per gallon average for 120,000 miles) consistently got 4 miles per gallon better than our 2005 Toyota Prius (39+ miles per gallon average for the 27,000 miles we had it). The Prius only comes with automatic. Of course my 2004 Civic hybrid with five-speed manual transmission averaged 50+ miles per gallon for 204,000 miles (It just dropped to 49.9 mpg.) This was consistently 11 miles per gallon better than the Prius and 7 miles per gallon better than the Civic with CVT. Honda sales people will tell you the CVT gets better mileage than the manual. It is unclear whether this is ignorance or a lie, but it is one or the other because it is untrue…by a wide margin. Honda’s goofy plan of placing the Hybrid technology in a V6 Accord in order to make it blazingly fast in stop light drag racing, rather than extraordinarily economical, was admittedly doomed from the beginning. It was the answer to a question that nobody asked. Honda got it right with the Civic but since it wasn’t grotesque looking in order to proclaim its greenness, it didn’t get the press or the following among Hollywood’s intellectual elite who would ride in refrigerator crates if it became trendy.

  • Max C.

    I’m still driving my ’91 Accord (with around 200K miles on it) that I bought brand new and am holding out for the “Hybrid” Fit. Come on Honda!!! Bring the hybrid to America. We’re all waiting (not for the hybrid Civic or the hybrid Insight) for the the “Hybrid” Fit!!! Why are you holding back???

  • janardhan pudasaini

    what is the mileage of that car

  • janardhan pudasaini

    what is the mileage of that car

  • supermattzor

    Completely wrong. I’m 6’2″ and love my Fit. Bought it from a guy who’s 6’8″. It’s shockingly big inside.

  • P. Horton

    I have been driving Honda Civic wagons for over 17 years, and I considered them the best cars on the market. I am desperate to get a FIT Hybrid, as this will obviously be the replacement car that is actually an improvement…it gets BETTER mileage than my Civic, which the conventional FIT doesn’t get! If Honda is too dumb to bring the Fit Hybrid into the USA, I will go to Europe, buy a Jazz hybrid (the European version), drive it a few weeks and bring it home. I go to Italy once a year for business anyway, so it won’t be that big a deal. However, I’d much rather do without the extra expense and hassle, and just buy the thing from my local Honda dealer….

  • P. Horton

    I have been driving Honda Civic wagons for over 17 years, and I considered them the best cars on the market. I am desperate to get a FIT Hybrid, as this will obviously be the replacement car that is actually an improvement…it gets BETTER mileage than my Civic, which the conventional FIT doesn’t get! If Honda is too dumb to bring the Fit Hybrid into the USA, I will go to Europe, buy a Jazz hybrid (the European version), drive it a few weeks and bring it home. I go to Italy once a year for business anyway, so it won’t be that big a deal. However, I’d much rather do without the extra expense and hassle, and just buy the thing from my local Honda dealer….

  • Hybrid Phil

    I have a 2010 Insight, get 46-50mpg on the turnpike and interstate and I commute 50 miles per day. My girlfriend has a 2010 Fit and gets 30mpg in and around town. Putting the Insight hybrid technology into a Fit would give you the PERFECT car!! My Insight in coming off lease later this year and I’m praying that the Fit Hybrid is available in South Florida. I’ll be first in line to buy one. Come-on Honda, just do it!!

  • Fit Driver

    I’ve owned a burnt orange honda fit since May of 2007. It’s awesome and deceivingly roomy is a huge understatement IMO. Once you put the seats down you have a huge bay back there to transport your gear. seats that fold up to allow tall items is a great perk as well. I don’t think I’d ever move toward a mini van or suv.

  • professional seo

    Hyundai also might have sonata hybrid…these will be typical in future..and elec. will be the prius of today w/in a couple years.

  • Anonymous

    My 6’5 husband fits just fine in one! Just because it is small doesn’t mean there’s no leg or headroom!

  • Nathan

    Its has a huge interior and will fit some one well over 6 ft. I own a Honda Fit and I got it just for that reason, I’m over 6 foot! Every car I have ever been my head has hit the celling! I did not want a big car or truck to fit my over sized body. It has more room than most mini-vans or vans in general. The back seat not only fold down to make a place big enough for a 3 twin size beds I have done IT! (slight sarcasm… a twin will fit but to close the rear door you need to fold the front seats down makes it hard too 2 drive). Its a perfect for tall people who want a small vehicle with lots of room. It has a nice layout and is all around a great car!!!

  • Ton

    The first company that put out a good mpg hybrid will have a lot of customers. Honda is sitting on their butt and someone will give us a car we all waiting for. 60-75 mpg it can be possible, that is what we need. COME ON HONDA!!!!!!!!! I am waiting but cant wait too long.

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    If you dont bring the fit we will go to the fiesta….you call.

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    if ford brig a hybrid fiesta, sorry honda, you had your chances……

  • Sky

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    I have a ’96 Honda Civic Hatch and am currently hoping I can keep it running until the Fit Hybrid makes it to the USA. Come on, Honda, what’re you waiting for?????? You have customers for this car!

  • Helen

    I have a 2007 Orange Fit. I love it! Why did Honda change to that ugly new orange and round off the exterior? I am 65 yrs old and feel like this car was made for me! I routinely get 29 mpg in town and look forward to a new hybrid.

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  • Max C.

    I know I wrote this 27 weeks ago but I haven’t checked back here for while. My ’91 Honda Accord, that I’m hanging on to until they bring the Honda “Hybrid” Fit to America, has 185,000 miles on it. I’ll keep driving it until they start selling the Hybrid here. COME ON HONDA!!! BRING THE HYBRID FIT TO AMERICA!!!

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    12.00 – 14.41
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    22.00 – 26.42
    27.00 – 32.43
    32.00 – 38.43
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  • TM

    We own a 2007 Honda Fit. We LOVE it! Our kids are tall, our son is 6’2″ and growing…only 15…and he has plenty of room! Amazing because it doesn’t look like it’s that big inside.
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