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2015 Honda Fit

Minicar

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
A
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G
2011
P
G
G
A
G
2010
P
G
G
A
G
2009
P
G
G
A
G
2008
G
G
P
2007
G
G
P

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Fit was redesigned for the 2015 model year. (The 2014 model year was skipped except for a limited number of plug-in battery-electric variants.) Two small overlap front tests of the Fit were conducted. In the first test, the bumper beam, a steel bar located behind the plastic bumper cover, broke free of the frame rail on the passenger side of the car early in the crash. This caused much more of the crash energy to be absorbed by the driver side than Honda intended, resulting in extensive intrusion into the driver survival space and excessive upward movement of the steering column.

As a result, Honda improved the strength of the bumper beam welds for all Fits built after June 2014 and has announced a "product update" to replace the beams free of charge on cars built before the change was made on the assembly line (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). In the second test of a car built with the improved bumper beam, intrusion was considerably reduced and the steering column remained much more stable during the crash.

The evaluation of the Fit is based on the second test and also applies to earlier cars repaired under Honda's product update. This modification will significantly improve protection in small overlap crashes. Only cars with the replacement bumper beam earn the Acceptable rating in the small overlap test and qualify for the TOP SAFETY PICK designation.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 13 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 8-10 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Forces on the dummy's head when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag indicate that head injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. Measures indicate that injuries to the left lower leg also would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still rolled around the left side of the steering wheel toward the A-pillar because the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Honda Fit LX wagon
Weight 2,557 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length160 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings32 mpg city / 38 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1430
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)13
Footrest (cm)8
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)2
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)9
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)10
Lower instrument panel (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1430
Head
HIC-15651
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)14
Maximum Nij 0.68
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Femur (kN)
Left0.1
Right0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.82
Right0.51
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.7
Right2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right82

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Fit was redesigned for the 2015 model year. (The 2014 model year was skipped except for a limited number of plug-in battery-electric variants.) Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver and passenger side curtain airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Honda Fit LX wagon
Weight 2,575 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length160 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings32 mpg city / 38 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1320
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1320
Head
HIC-15265
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)19
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.3
Femur force - right (kN)0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.34
Maximum tibia index - right0.35
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left67
Right71

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda Fit was redesigned for the 2015 model year. (The 2014 model year was skipped except for a limited number of plug-in battery-electric variants.) Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Honda Fit LX wagon
Weight 2,575 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length160 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings32 mpg city / 38 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1315
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1315
Head HIC-15399
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)41
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)42
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.88
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.9
Combined force (kN)3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.2
L-M moment (Nm)157
A-P moment (Nm) 51

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1315
Head HIC-15139
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)50
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)43
Average deflection (mm)34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.79
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.62
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.4
L-M moment (Nm)86
A-P moment (Nm) 38

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,604 lbs
Peak force15,955 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio6.13
Tested vehicle
2015 Honda Fit EX wagon
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)12
Distance below top of head (mm)13
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.1
Head contact time (ms)50
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)130

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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