The ever-popular Honda Fit has been recognized by the automotive experts at KBB.com as one of their 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2012. According to the website, which is the online headquarters for Kelley Blue Book: “Shuttling friends and hauling cargo are definite musts for any student, and few subcompact cars do either as well as the Honda Fit. With an uncommonly flexible rear seat—it folds down AND up—the Fit can accommodate an impressive variety of people and cargo configurations. Backed by a full tank of Honda reliability, the Fit is also a smart choice to go from high school to grad school, and all the way to the real world.”
The Fit can go a lot further than that, too, thanks to EPA grades of 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined, and the high-value Honda aces its economics class with an MSRP of $15,325 for the 2013 model year—unchanged from 2012. Other back-to-school benefits include a standard 160-watt audio system with USB port, 10 beverage holders, and an available satellite-linked nav system with voice-control functionality. Those features and more have helped the Fit garner an impressive list of other industry accolades this year, too, with the car also winning the “$16,000 Subcompact Shootout,” presented by Cars.com, USA Today and MotorWeek; earning Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; and making its sixth appearance on Car and Drive’s “10 Best Cars” list.
Capping off this prize-winning performance, the Fit is literally the Most Ideal Economy Car in the country, recently capturing that crown in the Autobytel/AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards.