Some of the biggest auto tech advancements have gone without bells and whistles, instead slipping quietly under the radar and making drivers’ lives just a little bit more convenient. You’ll find these conveniences among our favorite 2017 Honda Fit technology features:
Smart Entry: This available feature lets the Fit know when your key fob is near so that you can open the doors without ever having to dig for your keys. Simply press a button on the handle to lock up when you’ve reached your destination.
Push-Button Start: Like Smart Entry, push-button start lets you drive off without worrying about fishing your keys from your purse or pocket. Just sit behind the wheel, buckle your seat belt, and push the “start” button to head onto the road.
Steering Wheel–Mounted Controls: It’s not just inconvenient to reach away from the wheel to adjust your music, it can be unsafe. The Fit includes standard steering wheel–mounted controls for music, cruise, Bluetooth phone calls, and more.
Center Console: More than just a convenient place to store your wallet or phone, the center console on the Fit has a 12-volt power outlet and USB port for convenient charging on the go.
Eco Assist: The Fit has an efficient engine, but to get the most out of it, Honda has included the Eco Assist feature, which uses colored bars to guide you to more efficient driving. As they go from blue to green, your driving habits get more economical.
From the base LX to the cream-of-the-crop Fit EX-L Navi, these technology features let you stay connected whether at home in Central Michigan or out and about.
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink: Pair a smartphone or other device and it will sync automatically for hands-free phone calls, streaming audio, and more. Bluetooth means no need for cords cluttering up the sleek interior of your Fit.
Display Audio Touchscreen: An available 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen makes managing your media and vehicle settings easier. With just a few taps on the screen, you can switch from streaming over Bluetooth to playing a CD to setting up a friend’s device to play DJ.
USB and HDMI: The Fit has a USB port as standard as well as an available HDMI port, ensuring that wherever your media is coming from, whether it’s audio or video, the Fit is ready to play.
HondaLink: Honda’s exclusive telematics system links your car to your smartphone or other device via an app, making it easier to keep up with social media on the road, stream podcasts and radio, schedule service appointments, and more.
Navigation: The EX-L Navi includes a satellite-linked navigation system that can route you around traffic, locate points of interest, and receive voice commands for easy turn-by-turn directions behind the wheel of your Fit.
Connectivity and convenience features are nice, but these 2017 Honda Fit technology features are some of our favorites, as they help keep drivers safe on the road:
Daytime Running Lights: Simply turn the car on and these standard Daytime Running Lights flip on, making it easier for other drivers to see you while you’re on the road.
Vehicle Stability Assist: If your wheels and steering wheel position don’t quite match up, there’s a problem, and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) can tell. By adjusting engine output and applying brakes, VSA can correct for oversteer or understeer and keep you in control.
Rearview Camera: This standard safety feature offers three different angles to show you what’s behind the Fit before backing up. Between the standard, wide, and top-down views and the built-in guidelines, you can back up with confidence.
Honda LaneWatch: This available Fit feature uses a camera mounted on the passenger-side mirror to give you a better look at the blind spot. Simply signal a lane change to the right or press a button to get a look at what the camera sees—it can show up to four times more than the mirror alone!