The 2017 Honda Fit Safety Features Are State of the Art

  • 2017 Honda Fit

    In the modern vehicle, it’s just as important to help prevent an accident from occurring as it is to protect occupants during a collision; the 2017 Honda Fit safety features cover all the bases for Central Illinois drivers. The wait for a safe small car is over, with the subcompact Fit including advanced active and passive safety technologies. It’s so well-appointed that the car earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA in government crash tests.*

Active Safety

There were days when cars had few safety features beyond the brakes, but now each Honda is equipped with a suite of active safety technologies to help keep you in control of the vehicle and aware of your surroundings. Put simply, these 2017 Honda Fit safety features are here to help you avoid an accident entirely.


Honda Fit Rearview Camera

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Each Fit includes a multi-angle rearview camera that delivers peace of mind when backing up. Shift into reverse and the camera display is projected onto your in-dash LCD screen, letting you easily switch from top-down to wide-angle to standard views.

Honda Fit Lanewatch

Honda LaneWatch: Found on EX and higher trim levels, LaneWatch is another advanced camera system, this one mounted on the passenger-side mirror. With the push of a button (or the signal of a lane change), LaneWatch displays for you what its camera sees from the mirror, expanding the view to nearly four times that of what the mirror shows alone.

Honda Fit Vehicle Stability Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): This stability and traction control system helps the Fit keep a solid grip on the road. If it senses understeer, oversteer, or a loss of traction, VSA can adjust engine performance and apply the brakes to restabilize the vehicle and help keep you in control.

Honda Fit Daytime Running Lamps

Daytime Running Lights: The Fit is a car that turns heads with its sense of style, but the greater visibility you have on the road, the better. While headlights let you see farther, daytime running lights are on all the time and illuminate the front end of your vehicle, making it easier for others to see—and avoid—you.

Honda Fit Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tires that are short on air pressure can deform under the weight of a car, flexing and moving in unpredictable ways. An under-inflated tire is a danger most drivers don’t even think about, but the tire pressure monitoring system is here to alert you to any low-pressure tires so they can be inspected and inflated.

2017 Honda Fit Brake Assist

Advanced Braking Systems: The Fit includes a wide range of advanced braking systems to help bring the vehicle to a stop without the wheels locking up, including anti-lock brakes, brake assist, and electronic brake distribution.

Passive Safety

Not all accidents can be avoided, and these 2017 Honda Fit safety features are waiting in place until they are needed to protect passengers and keep children safe in the backseat.

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: On the Fit, safety starts with the frame. The ACE body structure is designed with crumple zones and reinforced joints in common collision areas to help redirect any accident energy away from occupants.
  • Three-Point Seat Belts: Every seat in the Fit features a three-point seat belt to help anchor passengers and reduce the risk of bumping about the cabin in a collision. Front seats also have an automatic tensioning system and a reminder to buckle up before driving.
  • Airbags: With side curtain airbags, dual-stage multi-threshold front airbags, and SmartVent front side airbags, the Fit is ready to cushion its occupants in an accident. The built-in rollover sensor for the side curtain airbags adds another layer of protection.
  • Child-Proof Rear Door Locks: Kids love to mimic their parents, and it’s just a matter of time before they go reaching for that door handle. The rear child-proof door locks keep those curious fingers safe, letting you unlock the rear seats from the outside only.
  • LATCH Safety Anchors: LATCH stands for “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children,” and it offers both a seat anchor and a tether to secure the top of a car seat to the Fit’s second row. All three rear seats feature LATCH anchors and tethers for maximum convenience and safety.
Honda Fit ACE Body Structure


Honda Fit Rear Passenger Space

Safety Ratings

We hope that just seeing the 2017 Honda Fit safety features broken down offers some peace of mind to Central Illinois drivers, but we know nobody wants to put them to the test. Thankfully, the NHTSA and the IIHS have already done that:


2017 Honda Fit Front View

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: We already touched on the big award—a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating*—but that’s a composite score from 5-star ratings in Front Passenger, Front Driver, Front Side, Rear Side, and Side Pole Crash Tests.

2017 Honda Fit Rear View

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: The 2017 rankings from the IIHS are still on the way, but the 2016 model warranted their highest score, “Good,” in Roof Strength, Side Impact, Head Restraint, and Moderate Overlap Front Collision tests.

Test Drive a Fit

Now that you’ve seen what the 2017 Honda Fit safety features do to protect you, visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you and discover everything else it has to offer. We’ll start with the Magic Seat and work our way up to the advanced connectivity and navigation features.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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