Most young drivers have very specific ideas about what they want in a vehicle. In general, they want a vehicle that’s reliable, offers connectivity, and has plenty of safeguards. It’s also important to this demographic that their vehicle be trendy enough that they can feel cool driving it around town. Considering these and other factors, it’s clear that the Honda Fit is the perfect car for young drivers.
It Looks Cool
When it comes to cars, appearance matters. With its smooth lines, body-colored side mirrors, and a rear spoiler at the roofline, the Honda Fit is a cool-looking car. Drivers can choose their Fit’s color from among such hip hues as Mystic Yellow Pearl, Aegean Blue Metallic, Passion Berry Pearl, and Milano Red for a distinct and daring driving experience that fits their personality.
Upper trims add more exterior features such as a power moon roof, fog lights, and integrated turn indicator lights. Heated side mirrors are an extra touch only available on the EX-L.
The Fit is Connected
On the LX trim, you get a jack for an MP3 player, CD player, Bluetooth streaming audio, and a USB port. Entertainment from these sources pump through a four-speaker sounds system. The LX has a 5-inch display screen while the higher trims have a touchscreen measuring seven inches.
Upgrade to the EX to get Siri Eyes Free technology that lets you use voice commands to control your iPhone. This mid-level trim also comes with application integration to allow you to access content and features on your smartphone. On the EX and EX-L, you get a more robust sound system consisting of six speakers.
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It’s Easy on Your Bank Account
The MSRP for the 2016 Honda Fit’s base trim package is $15,890. Whether you’ve saved up for a down payment or your parents are helping you, this is a budget-friendly price tag for many young drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a ride of their own.
Not only is the Honda Fit itself affordable, but it helps you save money after it’s sitting in your garage. Because of its admirable fuel economy, you’ll spend less money on gas than you would with a less fuel efficient car. With student loans and other costs on the horizons, it’s best to save money when possible. In addition, young drivers who care about the environment appreciate the Fit’s fuel-sipping engine.
Safety is a Priority
As young drivers are getting more miles under their belts, they need a car that helps them stay safe. All models of the Honda Fit come with airbags, active head restraints, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. On the EX and EX-L, you get LaneWatch technology that uses a camera housed in the passenger-side mirror to offer increased visibility of the driver’s blind spot. This feature engages when the driver turns on the right turn signal.
In government crash tests, the Fit received the top score for overall safety as well as for frontal-impact and side-impact protection. Third party tests showed similar results with the Fit earning top scores in two out of three categories of crash protection.
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With so much to offer in the way of visual appeal, connectivity, safety, and affordability,
the 2016 Honda Fit is an excellent car for young drivers.