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2013 Honda Fit

Minicar
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2018
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2017
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
P
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2009-13 models

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

The Honda Fit was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The Fit was not produced for the 2014 model year, but the car will be redesigned again for the 2015 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 34 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 31 cm at the hinge pillar. The steering column was pushed back 12 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left hip and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to the left knee and right lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the instrument panel hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Honda Fit wagon
Weight 2,566 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 162 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1340
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 34
Footrest (cm) 19
Left toepan (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 10
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 12
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 31
Upper dash (cm) 26
Lower instrument panel (cm) 24

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1340
Head
HIC-15 149
Peak gs at hard contact 34
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 33
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 11.3
Right 1.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 17
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 91
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.70
Right 1.09
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 4.3
Right 4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 159
Right 123

Applies to 2009-13 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 2009 model year. The Fit was not produced for the 2014 model year, but the car will be redesigned again for the 2015 model year.

Two tests of the Fit were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests, but the vehicle specifications shown below are based on the Institute’s test.

Injury measures

In each test, 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 in both tests. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crashes. During rebound, the dummy’s head contacted the side curtain airbag, which kept the head away from any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2009 Honda Fit wagon
Weight 2,546 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 162 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0816 CEF0820
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3 6
Left (cm) 5 10
Center (cm) 5 13
Right (cm) 6 8
Brake pedal (cm) 7 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1 1
Right (cm) 0 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0 2
Rearward (cm) -2 -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0816 CEF0820
Head
HIC-15 335 264
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15 15
Maximum Nij 0.27 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.4 0.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.32 0.29
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45 0.48
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 62 47
Right 63 62

Applies to 2009-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
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 2009 model year. The Fit was not produced for the 2014 model year, but the car will be redesigned again for the 2015 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis 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 vehicle 2009 Honda Fit wagon
Weight 2,551 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 98 in.
Length 162 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0846
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.
-10.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0846
Head HIC-15 339
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 53
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.21
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.74
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 6.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 153
A-P moment (Nm) 38

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0846
Head HIC-15 259
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 46
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.59
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3
L-M moment (Nm) 125
A-P moment (Nm) -32

Applies to 2012-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 2,569 lbs
Peak force 12,894 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.02
Tested vehicle
2012 Honda Fit 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 2009-13 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 seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 38
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.0
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 71
Max neck tension (N) 299

Applies to 2013-17 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

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2011 models, optional on 2009-10 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights

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