Not the crash testing outcome Honda was hoping for.
The current Honda Fit has been widely acclaimed for offering a lot in a small package. It’s reliable, sports plenty of desired features, and is conservative on fuel; a great subcompact all-around. Or is it? Consumer Reports has just reported that it can no longer recommend the 2013 Honda Fit after the latest crash test results came back from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Simply put, the Fit received the lowest score possible in the small-overlap front-crash test. We're willing to bet Honda is less than happy about this.
The last time Consumer Reports burned a Honda was the 2011 Civic - a car that received a major refresh faster than anyone could have expected. But the Fit wasn’t the only car in its class to fail this particular test. The Fiat 500, Nissan Versa, Toyota Prius C, Hyundai Accent and Mitsubishi Mirage also bombed. The Ford Fiesta, Mazda2, Kia Rio and Toyota Yaris all earned 'Marginal' scores. So is there any subcompact that came out on top? Only the Chevrolet Spark "provided adequate protection" in this test. An all-new Honda Fit is just around the corner, and we’re willing to bet Honda is making damn sure it’ll grab that coveted “Recommended” rating once again.