2008 Honda Fit

minicar / 4-door wagon

2008 Honda Fit 4-door wagon
2007 Honda Fit shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit Sport wagon

The Honda Fit was introduced in the 2007 model year.

The Fit was evaluated in two 40 mph moderate overlap frontal 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the second of two frontal offset crash tests.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after both crash tests indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (second test shown).

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head brushed across the side curtain airbag during rebound.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0611 CEF0615
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7 6
Left (cm) 10 9
Center (cm) 10 9
Right (cm) 11 10
Brake pedal (cm) 4 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1 1
Right (cm) 1 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2 1
Rearward (cm) 2 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0615
Head
HIC-15 363
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.76
Maximum tibia index - right 0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 104
Right 98

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit Sport wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Honda Fit was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0640
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0640
Head HIC-15 496
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 ID CES0640
Head HIC-15 488
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-08 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 75
Distance below top of head (mm) 62
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 92
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 206
Max neck tension (N) 1,159

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted