The 2017 Honda Fit Safety Features: Engineered to Protect and Prevent

  • Honda Fit

    The modern car cares as much about preventing accidents from happening as protecting passengers during an accident, and it takes one look at the 2017 Honda Fit safety features to see that. Wisconsin drivers searching for a safe new small car, the subcompact Fit has some of the most advanced safety features, leading it to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).*

Active Safety

These safety technologies are those that help keep a car on track on slick or uneven terrain and offer the driver greater insight into the world around them with exterior-mounted cameras. In short, these 2017 Honda Fit safety features actively help you to avoid an accident.


Honda Fit Rearview Camera

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Standard on each Honda Fit, the multi-angle camera engages when you shift into reverse and features guidelines for peace of mind while backing up. Just tap on the display to switch between top-down, wide-angle, and standard views. Fit EX and EX-L Navi models feature dynamic guidelines as well.

Honda Fit Lanewatch

Honda LaneWatch: Found on EX and EX-L Navi models, the Honda LaneWatch system mounts a camera on the passenger-side mirror that offers you a wide look at your blind spot. Simply push a button or signal a lane change to the right and the in-dash screen displays what the LaneWatch sees.

Honda Fit Vehicle Stability Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): Working with traction control, this vehicle safety feature ensures the Fit keeps its footing. If it detects oversteer, understeer, or lost traction, VSA can adjust brakes and engine performance to restabilize the vehicle and return control to the driver.

Honda Fit Daytime Running Lamps

Daytime Running Lights: You may not be able to control how other drivers behave on the road, but you can make your vehicle more visible and easier to avoid. Daytime running lights are standard on the Fit and run whenever the vehicle is on, making it easier for drivers to see and avoid.

Honda Fit Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: An under-inflated tire is more than an inconvenience; it’s a danger. This standard safety system warns you of tires that could be leaking or low on air so they receive the attention they need and you avoid an accident from erratic performance or a blowout from a damaged sidewall.

Honda Fit Braking System

Advanced Braking Systems: Anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist are all standard on the Fit, keeping your wheels from locking, ensuring each wheel receives the right amount of brake force, and applying maximum braking power during hard braking.

Passive Safety

The 2017 Honda Fit safety features are designed to include reactive or passive technologies, because not all accidents can be avoided. These features make safety a priority for the Fit from the frame up:

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: When building the Fit, Honda considered safety from its very skeleton. The ACE body structure has been reinforced in common collision locations, featuring areas designed to crumple and direct the energy from an accident away from any passengers.
  • 3-Point Seat Belts: Gone are the days of rear seats with only a lap safety belt; the 2017 Honda Fit has three-point seat belts for each of its seating positions, keeping you secure. Front seats include a seat belt reminder and an automatic tensioning system as well.
  • Airbags: Front passengers have dual-stage multi-threshold airbags and SmartVent front side airbags protecting them, and the whole cabin has a set of side curtain airbags that feature a rollover sensor. Each airbag is engineered to deploy with the right amount of force to reduce the risk of injury in an accident.
  • Child-Proof Rear Door Locks: The rear door locks of the Fit feature a childproof setting that keeps your kids’ curious hands from reaching up and pulling on the handle when they should be staying put in the backseat.
  • LATCH Safety Anchors: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) is a common child safety seat anchor system that ensures you can quickly and easily secure your car seat; LATCH anchors and tethers are found on all three rear seats of the Fit.

Safety Ratings

A list of active and passive safety features may give you peace of mind, but the truth is that nobody ever wants to put their ACE body structure to the test. In order to be sure that safety is on the up and up, the 2017 Honda Fit safety features have been evaluated by top safety organizations.

Since its inception, the Honda Fit has been tested and re-tested by the NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); here are the Fit’s most recent scores:

  • NHTSA: The 2017 Honda Fit was awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating,* which is a composite score from its subcategories. The 2017 Fit was awarded perfect ratings (5 stars) in Front Passenger Crash Test, Front Driver Crash Test, Front and Rear Side Crash Tests, and the recent addition, the Side Pole Crash Safety Rating.
  • IIHS: The 2017 IIHS ratings are still forthcoming, but the 2016 Honda Fit scores their highest ranking, “Good,” in the Moderate Overlap Front, Roof Strength, Side Impact, and Head Restraint crash tests.
Honda Fit Refresh Mode

Test Drive a Fit

We hope the 2017 Honda Fit safety features offer you the peace of mind you need to know that it’s the smart choice for a small hatchback in Wisconsin. Let us show you what else the Fit has to offer; visit a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer near you for a test drive today.

*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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Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
3285 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54904 United States
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers 43.9760815, -88.5833631.