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2013 Honda Fit Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Honda Fit was new.


Interior: 8.7

Test drivers are impressed with the 2013 Honda Fit’s large cabin. From the outside, they say, you wouldn’t guess that it could hold a bike, surf board or comfortably seat four adults. Although reviewers agree that the Fit certainly is roomy, one thinks that competitors offer more features and have better interior quality.

  • "The Fit's interior is as fun as it is functional, with high seating positions both front and back, and generous headroom and legroom all around." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The Fit's passenger cabin gets points for stylish design, though the quality of the materials is just so-so. Cars like the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio have a more premium feel." -- Edmunds
  • "Fit's strongest selling points are its impressive passenger accommodations and large, flexible cargo space." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • "There's a suitable amount of room for four full-size adults with surprising amounts of headroom and legroom." -- Automobile Magazine (2009)


Reviewers say that the five-seat 2013 Honda Fit has one of the roomiest cabins in the class. Both the front and rear seats are offer enough leg- and headroom for adults. They also mention that the Fit has outstanding outward visibility, and everyone has a wide view of the road. One test driver complains that the Fit’s cabin is loud, even though Honda added insulation last year, and that its ride is not comfortable.

  • "Seating comfort is good all around, including a rear seat that can accommodate two adults with nary a complaint. Unfortunately, the Fit lacks the ride comfort and refinement of most competitors. The acoustic insulation added for 2012 has helped reduce wind, engine and tire noise, but this is still a rather loud car." -- Edmunds
  • "Designed with Americans in mind, the 2013 Honda Fit's tall roof and doors make it easy to get into and out of, while the generous expanse of glass, including triangular mini windows ahead of the front doors, gives everyone inside a clear view out." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "It's amazing how much rear seat room there is in such a small vehicle. Headroom and legroom are more than adequate for adults, even with the front seats fully rearward." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • "The Fit's front seats are excellent. They hit me in all the right places and had firm foam." --Kansas City Star (2010)

Interior Features

The base 2013 Honda Fit comes standard with a four-speaker stereo, auxiliary input jack and USB port. A navigation system and Bluetooth are optional.

Reviewers think the Fit’s interior controls are easy to reach and read. One test driver says that the navigation system incorporates some of the stereo controls, but notes that the buttons that are used most aren’t absorbed into the system. The Fit doesn’t offer as many optional features as its classmates. You can’t add tech features such as satellite radio and HD Radio, and safety features such as a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors are also unavailable.  

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  • "The Fit also doesn't offer several of the comfort, convenience and technology features offered by these competitors." -- Edmunds
  • "Rotary climate controls are stacked to the right of the steering wheel and are simple to use. Audio controls are high mounted, handy, and clearly marked. The available navigation system absorbs some audio controls, but most of the commonly used ones are still separate." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • "The system appears on the new range-topping trim known as Sport with navigation. A 6.5-inch touch screen is easy to use and a voice-recognition feature allows destinations to be entered while keeping your hands on the wheel. The system also works clearly with an iPod connected." -- Automobile Magazine (2009)


The 2013 Honda Fit offers up to 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down and 20.6 cubic feet with the rear seats in use. Reviewers are very impressed that the Fit has as much overall cargo space as some affordable compact SUVs. They’re also fond of the Fit’s Magic Seat, which flips different ways to accommodate a variety of cargo.

  • "Yet it's functionality that truly sets the Fit apart from the pack. Thanks to clever packaging, the Fit offers a perfectly flat load floor when the rear seats are folded down. The resulting 57 cubic feet of cargo space is more than that contained within some compact crossovers." -- Edmunds
  • "This is Fit's primary strength. The rear seat cushion can be tipped up to provide a tall across-floor cargo slot. The rear seat backs easily fold flat to provide a large, cubic storage area. … The only omission is a center console." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • " The Fit, in fact, is the quintessential multipurpose vehicle, capable of carrying most of the toys of young, active living and of pulling duty as a people-hauler on daily commutes." -- The Washington Post (2009)

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