Like many of Honda’s automobiles, the 2017 Honda Fit comes equipped with standard safety equipment that will serve you well across a wide variety of situations and environments. Driver safety begins where your vehicle meets the road, and the Fit’s instrumentation includes a tire pressure monitoring system that will help you to know when it’s time for a change. The Fit also comes equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, so you’ll enjoy increased torque and superior grip, even in rough terrain. What’s more, the Fit’s exceptional braking ability is made possible by an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist technology, described in detail below. Drivers who desire to increase their visibility will be able to take advantage of both the Honda LaneWatch system and the Fit’s multi-angle rearview camera. Daytime running lights are also included as a standard feature on all Fit models.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Even in its baseline LX trim, the Fit comes equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. Those who upgrade to the EX or EX-L trims will have their guidelines replaced with dynamic guidelines, which offer even greater utility.
Brake Assist: The development of electronic brake distribution has made it possible to equip every Fit trim with brake assist. When you detect an obstacle and place significant pressure on the brake pedal, the Fit’s electronic controls decrease stopping distance by immediately applying the full force of your brake pads.
Vehicle Stability Assistance: Electronic controls allow the Fit to slow your tires automatically in order to ensure maximum stability when you’re turning or accelerating. Traction control technology allows the Fit to perform this function in accordance with the demands of the terrain.
Honda LaneWatch: Simply adjust your right-hand turn signal in order to activate the Honda LaneWatch system, which comes standard on the EX trim and above. This feature uses a side-mirror-mounted camera to give you a complete view of your blind spot when you’re changing lanes.
When you’re behind the wheel of the Fit, you’ll drive with the confidence that comes from a complete array of standard passive safety features. The frame of the Fit has been designed with Advanced Compatibility Engineering, and its interior has been equipped with all of the high-quality seatbelts and airbags that a family could require! On top of all this, the Honda Fit has been outfitted with child-proof rear door locks as well as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE): ACE body structure can keep everyone safer if and when an accident happens. ACE combines ultra-rigid and collapsible materials in order to keep crash energy away from any passengers in the Fit’s cabin.
Three-Point Seatbelts: All five seating positions in the 2017 Fit offer the protection of three-point seatbelts. Those located on the front seats ensure superior security with automatic tensioning and beeping reminders.
Airbags with Rollover Sensor: The Fit protects your friends and family with dual-stage multiple threshold front airbags. SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children: LATCH makes it easier to attach and secure car seats for young children.