The redesigned for 2015 Honda Fit has received a 5-Star safety rating.

This is the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

The completely redesigned Fit 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,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “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.”

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Honda said the Fit safety is enhanced through the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The ACE body structure is said to improve 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.

In addition to the ACE body-structure, the 2015 Fit features the following active and passive safety features and offers many standard and available driver-assistive technologies:

  • Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) – a feature of VSA
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Honda LaneWatch

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines