2010 Honda Fit

minicar / 4-door wagon

2010 Honda Fit 4-door wagon
2009 Honda Fit shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2009-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Fit wagon

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver 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.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso, and the head hit the instrument panel.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injuries to the left hip and left lower leg and a significant risk to the left knee and right lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

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

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2009-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Honda Fit wagon

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

Two moderate overlap frontal 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.

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 Institute's moderate overlap frontal crash test.

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

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

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low in both tests.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2009-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Honda Fit wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

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 CES0846
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -10.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2009-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Honda Fit wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,569 lbs
Peak force 8,787 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.42

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted