Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 Honda Fit Aces Another Major Crash Test

Of all the things that make Honda one of the most respected and best-selling auto brands in the world, advanced and modern safety technology is one area in which engineers take particular pride. Up and down the model line there are vehicles with Top Safety Pick designations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and 5-Star rated vehicles from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Now, the recently-updated 2015 Honda Fit joins that exclusive club as a vehicle that can boast both, with the NHTSA announcement having come just earlier this month.

Earning a 5-Star safety rating from the federal government is no simple task, but it’s one that the Fit seems to have handled just as breezily as it did the crash tests organized by the IIHS. Considering that it is also the most affordable vehicle in the Honda stable, it turns out this particular vehicle is quite a value, particularly as far as safety is concerned.

"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."

Of all the Honda cars that have achieved such lofty safety status, we here at Pacific Honda are perhaps most proud of the new Fit, which continues to surprise us with just how much it brings to the table for so affordable a price.

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