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2007 Honda Fit

Minicar
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Antilock brakes
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 2007-08 models

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

The Honda Fit was introduced in the 2007 model year.

The Fit was evaluated in two 40 mph frontal offset crash tests. In the first test, the driver frontal airbag deployed too early, with the result that high forces were recorded on the dummy's head when it bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel hard, indicating the likelihood of head injuries. This led Honda to modify the frontal airbag deployment characteristics on models produced after November 2006. Also, Honda initiated a safety improvement campaign to modify at its cost vehicles produced earlier.

A second Fit was tested with the modified airbags, and the driver airbag inflated later. Ratings of the Fit are based on the results of the second test, except structural performance is based on both tests.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions. Forces on the right tibia indicate the possibility of lower leg injuries.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. 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 vehicle2007 Honda Fit Sport wagon
Weight 2,551 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase96 in.
Length157 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings31 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0611CEF0615
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)76
Left (cm)109
Center (cm)109
Right (cm)1110
Brake pedal (cm)43
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)11
Right (cm)11
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-21
Rearward (cm)-2-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0615
Head
HIC-15363
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)27
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.76
Maximum tibia index - right0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left104
Right98

Applies to 2007-08 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 introduced in the 2007 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 vehicle2007 Honda Fit Sport wagon
Weight 2,544 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase96 in.
Length157 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings31 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0640
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.
-7.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0640
Head HIC-15496
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)6.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)159
A-P moment (Nm) 55

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0640
Head HIC-15488
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)53
Lateral force (kN)3.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.40
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.51
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.6
Acetabulum force (kN)3.6
Combined force (kN)3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.5
L-M moment (Nm)99
A-P moment (Nm) 41

Applies to 2007-08 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)75
Distance below top of head (mm)62
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.5
Head contact time (ms)92
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)206
Max neck tension (N)1,159

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