2020 Honda Fit

minicar / 4-door wagon

2020 Honda Fit 4-door wagon
2018 Honda Fit shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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 2017-20 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 2015-20 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 2015-20 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

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2018-20 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim equipped with CVT package
  • Sport trim equipped with CVT package
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim equipped with CVT package
  • Sport trim equipped with CVT package
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 72.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 46.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 38.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 140.6 m
Straightaway left edge 127.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.7 m

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim
  • Sport trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • Sport trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 72.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 46.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 43.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 38.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 140.6 m
Straightaway left edge 127.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.7 m

How headlights are evaluated