2017 Honda Fit

minicar / 4-door wagon

2017 Honda Fit 4-door wagon
2016 Honda Fit shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda Fit LX wagon

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.) Beginning with the 2017 model year, changes were made to the structure, driver airbag, and steering column. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2017 Fit conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1703
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1703
Head
HIC-15 258
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 80

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Honda Fit LX wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1315
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1315
Head HIC-15 399
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 ID VTS1315
Head HIC-15 139
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Honda Fit EX wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,604 lbs
Peak force 15,955 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.13

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 12
Distance below top of head (mm) 13
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.1
Head contact time (ms) 50
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 130

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted