The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of USA has given the highest overall vehicle score to the 2015 Honda Fit for its promising performance in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Fit was completely redesigned in 2014 and is now a Top Safety Pick vehicle as per the ratings of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The Honda Fit is loaded with a number of essential safety and assistance features like Vehicle Stability Assis (VSA) with traction control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), side curtain airbags, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags and front side airbags.
More information is available in the press release below.
ALL-NEW 2015 HONDA FIT ACHIEVES HIGHEST OVERALL VEHICLE SCORE FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION – Press Release
- Subcompact Fit achieves both an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating\
- Fit is the fifth Honda vehicle for 2015 to achieve top crash safety ratings from both from IIHS and NHTSA
Feb 2, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif. — The spacious, fuel-efficient and versatile 2015 Honda Fit (http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/), has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Fit, completely redesigned in 2014, earns both a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a NCAP 5-Star OverallVehicle Score from NHTSA for 2015, making it even more of a standout choice in its segment.
“The Fit shows that owning a smaller car doesn’t mean you need to skimp on space, comfort or crashworthiness,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda’s commitment to the safety of our customers and other road users is second to none, and the Fit demonstrates this commitment in a powerful way.”
Already the benchmark subcompact in terms of passenger and cargo space and innovative features, occupant safety features for the 2015 Honda Fit are further enhanced through the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The ACE™ body structure improves frontal crash energy management through a wider range of offset and oblique collision modes. In addition, other body reinforcements work in tandem with the strengthened body structure to better maintain the occupant compartment volume during frontal collisions by providing additional crash energy pathways to help mitigate the forces transmitted to the passenger compartment.
Key Safety and Driver-Assistive Features:
In addition to the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure, the 2015 Fit features a host of standard active and passive safety features and offers many standard and available driver-assistive technologies:
- Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent™ Side Airbags
- Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
- Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) – a feature of VSA
- Hill Start Assist
- Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
- Honda LaneWatchTM
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
Standard safety equipment on all 2015 Honda models includes the next-generation of Honda’s ACE™ body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags (some vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor as well); dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and front side airbags.