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Author Ryan Leecock
Categories Press Releases, Official Honda Press Releases, Jazz/Fit, Honda Car Specific
Create Date April 04, 2006 09:51
Last Update April 06, 2006 12:14
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A number of distinctive innovations allow for a wide range of passenger and cargo carrying configurations along with a high level of advanced technology features in the Fit's interior. At the heart of the multi-configurable interior is a new 60/40 split Magic Seat(R) that is fold-flat-capable and can accommodate a variety of passenger and cargo combinations. The 5-passenger Fit provides 90.1 cubic feet of total passenger volume and 21.3 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity (41.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.).

Fit Interior Highlights

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Dual stage, dual threshold front airbags, front side airbags and side curtain airbags
  • 90.1 cubic feet maximum passenger volume
  • Cargo volume ranging between 21.3 cubic feet standard (5-passenger seating) and 41.9 cubic feet maximum (2-passenger seating)
  • Exclusive fold-flat-capable 60/40 split dive down rear seat with four primary configurations
  • Standard air conditioning, power windwos, mirrors and door locks
  • 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers (Fit)
  • Fit Sport adds 200-Watt Am/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers and MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary mini jack, remote keyless entry and cruise control
Typical features such as air conditioning, a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers, power windows, mirrors and door locks, and a sporty two-tone interior are standard on all Fit models. Fit Sport adds a security system with keyless entry, cruise control, a 200-watt, AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers and MP3/WMA playback capability, 5-mode equalizer and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting any portable music player. As a dealer-installed accessory, Fit also offers the Honda Apple(R) iPod(R) Music Link(R) that allows an iPod to be controlled through the main audio interface.

Fit Interior Dimensions
2007 Fit
Headroom (F/R, in.)
Legroom (F/R, in.)
Shoulder room (F/R, in.)
Hip room (F/R, in.)
Passenger volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo volume (Std/Max, cu. ft.)

60/40 Split Magic Seat(R)
At the center of the Fit's unique and versatile interior is its exclusive 60/40 split Magic Seat. The exclusive seat design is made possible by the Fit's centrally mounted fuel tank and H-shaped torsion beam suspension (see the body and chassis section for more detail), allowing for class leading utilization of interior space and maximum flexibility for people or cargo.

The Magic Seat has four distinct modes for people, cargo or both. Either the seat back or seat bottom can be folded on this 60/40 split bench seat depending upon the exact cargo carrying needs. With the rear bench seat in its traditional upright seating position (shown at top right), the Fit offers 90.1 cubic feet of passenger volume (front and rear) and seats 5 passengers, while the rear hatch can carry up to 21.3 cubic feet of cargo in the standard cargo area. One of the most useful cargo configuration is with the rear seats in utility mode, where the rear seatback folds forward (with headrests still attached) to form a nearly flat cargo floor. In this configuration, cargo capacity reaches 41.9 cubic feet and can accommodate large bulky items. Additionally, to hold longer items, the front passenger seat can recline down to the floor while in utility mode to create an area perfect for items up to 7 feet, 10 inches (long mode).

For taller items, like a plant or bicycle, Fit's rear seat can be adjusted by flipping the seat bottoms up and allowing the cargo to sit flat on the vehicle floor (tall mode). With the seat bottoms up, items up to 50 inches tall can be placed upright in the middle of Fit's interior. Also, the Fit's front seats can recline flush with the rear seats to create a long, flat surface perfect for relaxing when the vehicle is parked (refresh mode).

The Fit comes with a standard three-ring instrument panel with blue back-lit illumination. A tachometer occupies the left ring, along with the gear selector display (automatic transmission models). A large speedometer is located in the center ring, while the fuel gauge and odometer populate the right ring. Each ring is accented with sporty silver trim.

Maintenance Minder System
The readout under the fuel gauge functions as a multi-information display that shows Maintenance Minder System service related items based on vehicle usage. The Maintenance Minder system automatically indicates when to have standard service performed based on actual driving conditions (tracked by the ECU) and minimizes the guesswork related to whether the vehicle is being used in standard or severe use conditions for maintenance interval purposes. The display indicates when to change the oil, air cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs or coolant, as well as when to rotate the tires.

Ambient Lighting
Fit's interior is enhanced by the ambient blue interior lighting that turns on when doors are unlocked and fade when the ignition is turned on. In addition, steering wheel-mounted cruise control switches are back lit to match the rest of the interior. To further upgrade the interior ambient light, Honda offers accessory footwell lighting kits.

Audio system
Fit provides one of the most powerful standard audio systems in the subcompact class. Fit is equipped with a 160-watt AM/FM CD player with four speakers, while Fit Sport has a 200-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with WMA/MP3 capability, 5-mode equalizer, six speakers and an auxiliary mini jack to attach any portable music source.

The Honda Apple iPod Music Link which will turn the Sport package's audio system into an instant connection to any standard Apple iPod.

Interior Colors
Fit's interior is upholstered in two available color combinations. One is equipped with two-tone beige seats and the other with sporty two-tone black/gray seats.

Storage and beverage holders
Numerous small storage compartments abound on the interior of the Fit, from the traditional glove box (7.5 liters in volume) to pockets on each side of Fit's cargo area. The center console provides multiple storage zones with storage in the front under the Fit's audio system and a center storage area between the two front seats. Additional front storage includes pockets in each of the front doors, an instrument tray in the dash area in front of the passenger and a small driver's side pocket on the instrument panel. Rear storage includes seat back pockets on both front bucket seats, while the cargo area is adorned with four fixed cargo hooks to help secure large items.

Five beverage and bottle holders are spaced throughout the interior, one for each of Fit's five seating positions. In the front, two beverage holders are located just forward of the shifter, and in the rear one is fixed to the rear of the center console and one each on the rear doors.

Interior Safety Overview
Already a leader in passenger safety, Honda continues to provide leading airbag technology to even its most inexpensive vehicles, such as Fit. Standard dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags, front side airbags and side-curtain airbags help protect passengers in all Fit models.

In addition, Fit incorporates 3-point seat belts at all positions. In addition to the advanced passive safety technology of the Fit, it also utilizes active systems similar to larger Honda vehicles. This includes a four-channel anti-lock braking system and electronic brake distribution.

Fit is expected to receive a 5-star frontal crash safety rating from NHTSA and "Good" ratings in offset frontal and side impact tests conducted by the IIHS.

Advanced Dual-Stage, Dual-Threshold Front Driver's and Front Passenger's Airbags
The Fit is equipped with dual-stage, dual-threshold supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags for the driver and front passenger. These airbags are designed to minimize the potential for airbag injury while providing head and chest protection for the occupants in the event of a frontal collision. This front airbag system features front passenger seat weight sensors and a driver seat position sensor designed to further enhance occupant protection.

The Fit's front airbags can deploy at one of two rates. Deployment of the driver's front airbag takes into account the severity of the crash and the position of the driver's seat. During a lower speed collision, the airbag inflators are triggered in sequence, resulting in overall airbag deployment with less initial force. The same sequence is also utilized regardless of collision speed if the driver's seat is close to the full forward position. During a higher speed collision, if the driver's seat is far from the full frontal position, both inflators operate simultaneously for full, immediate inflation.

Deployment of the front passenger's airbag is regulated by crash severity, seatbelt usage as well as the weight of the occupant. Sensors under the seat gauge occupant weight and if the total weight on the passenger seat is less than the NHTSA-specified FMVSS specifications (about 65 pounds), the airbag system will not deploy, minimizing the potential for injury to children. The ECU then deactivates the front passenger's airbag from functioning and triggers a "Passenger Airbag Off" indicator light in the instrument panel center stack. Similar to what is available on the driver's side, the airbags are deployed at the speed appropriate to the speed and severity of the collision - slower for lower speed collisions, more quickly for higher speeds.

The driver's airbag is located in the steering wheel hub and the passenger's airbag is located on top of the dash. As in all Honda vehicles, the front passenger's airbag is designed to deploy upward toward the windshield and then back toward the occupant. This provides a large cushion to help protect the front passenger while reducing the likelihood of injury resulting from airbag deployment.

Driver's Front Side Airbag and Front Passenger's Side Airbag with Occupant Position Detection System
Like many other Honda models, the Fit is equipped with seat-mounted side airbags to help safeguard the driver and front passenger from side-impact injury. An innovative occupant position detection system is used to assure that the passenger's side airbag has a clear path for deployment. In the event a child (or a small-statured adult) leans into the deployment path of the side airbag, a seven-segment "antenna" system built within the backrest signals this condition to an electronic control unit (ECU) also located within the seat. The ECU then deactivates the side air bag from functioning and triggers a "Side Airbag Off" indicator light in the instrument cluster (near the fuel gauge). After the front occupant returns to a normal seating position, the side air bag module automatically resumes full-functional status.

Side Curtain Airbags
The front and outboard rear seats are protected by Honda's Side Curtain Airbag system, which is standard equipment on all Fit models. The side curtain airbags deploy from modules in the roof in the event of a sufficient side impact, providing a significant level of head protection in the window area. The side curtain airbag system utilizes sensors located in the side of the vehicle to determine the most appropriate deployment timing of the airbags in the event of a side impact.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) System
The Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system is standard equipment for both outboard seating positions in the rear seat. In addition to the LATCH system for the outboard seats, the center seat also has a built-in, ready-to-use upper tether allowing child safety seats to be installed in any rear seating location.

Seat Belt Reminder System
The driver and front passenger seats are equipped with the seat belt reminder system that gives warning to the occupants when seat belts are not fastened.

Interior Accessories
Fit offers a number of dealer-installed accessories designed to enhance the already sporty appearance of the interior. Among them will be instrument panel, shift knob and steering wheel trim in three different color ö red, blue and silver ö ambient footwell lighting kits, and a variety of cargo organizers.

Honda Fit Interior Accessories

  • Interior trim accents (silver, red and blue)
  • Steering wheel covers
  • Shift knobs
  • Interior ambient lighting kit
  • Tonneau cover
  • Cargo net
  • Cargo tray organizer
  • Honda Apple iPod Music Link

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