2017 Honda Fit Safety Features
What are the most important factors to look for in the new car that’s going to get you around the roads of the Miami, Doral, and Hialeah areas? While engine power and entertainment amenities are important to consider, one of the most important aspects to look at are the safety features. A lot of drivers come in to see us at Braman Honda Miami and ask us about the 2017 Honda Fit. Today, we’re going to help you out by looking closely at the 2017 Honda Fit safety features.
In this article, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the safety features offered by this hatchback. We’ll take a look at the active safety features, the passive safety features, and even the safety ratings. This review will help you learn about what the Honda Fit offers in protection, so you can decide if it can keep you and your passengers safe.
2017 Honda Fit Active Safety Features
The Honda Fit features Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control. This feature is part of the Anti-lock Braking System. During a situation involving wheel slip, this feature will provide brake pressure to the affected wheel to prevent it from slipping further. It’ll even send more torque to the wheels with the most traction while reducing the engine power to help keep the vehicle on its path.
This hatchback also features Electronic Brake-force Distribution. This feature varies the amount of brake pressure applied to the front and rear wheels to help the driver have more control when slowing down the vehicle. The Brake Assist system is designed to give the driver more braking power to help the vehicle come to a complete stop.
Honda Fit Passive Safety Features
The Honda Fit was designed with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure. This design features front and rear crumple zones, as well as side door guard beams. The body was designed to absorb and disperse the force of impact.
When it comes to passenger protection, the Honda Fit is equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags that’ll vary the amount of inflation pressure, depending on the severity of impact. Front passengers receive additional protection from the SmartVent® front side airbags. All passengers receive protection from the side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. This sensor determines the likelihood of a rollover, so it can inflate the airbags to provide protection before the vehicle tips.
2017 Honda Fit Safety Ratings
When you’re trying to determine if a vehicle has enough safety features in place to protect you and your passengers, it’s always a good idea to check its safety ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an organization that judges the effectiveness of different vehicles’ safety features. Accord to the NHTSA crash tests, the 2017 Honda Fit receives a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating,* getting 5 stars in both its frontal crash and side crash tests.
Learning More About the 2017 Honda Fit Safety Features
At Braman Honda Miami, we hope this review of the 2017 Honda Fit safety features helped you learn more. Of course, if you’re looking for more information, you can always stop in and see the vehicle up close. We’d be happy to show you the safety features a little closer.
Braman Honda Miami is always happy to help drivers from the Miami, Doral, and Hialeah areas.
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).