What Safety Features Can You Expect to Find in the 2017 Honda Fit?
2017 Honda Fit Passive Safety Features
Designing a vehicle that effectively reduces the risk of injury in a crash is no easy task, but the engineers at Honda have built the Fit with all of today’s most reliable passive safety features. Even the Fit’s metal frame is a complex piece of safety technology. Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure keeps passengers safer in a collision by collapsing at some pre-designated points and remaining perfectly rigid at others. Whatever forces escape the protections offered by ACE are further mitigated by the Fit’s three-point seat belts. The driver and the front passenger are both reminded to equip their seatbelts while the Fit is in motion, and they’re also secured with an automatic tensioning system. The Fit offers further protection with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Additionally, the Fit includes several essential built-in protections for children. These include child-proof rear door locks and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). systems, like all the Fit’s passive safety features, come standard on every trim.
2017 Honda Fit Active Safety Features
Whereas passive safety features generally provide protection during emergencies, active safety features give you the ability to prevent collisions before they happen! The 2017 Honda Fit is loaded with technologically advanced amenities, and its active safety features make full use of recent advances in computation and engineering. No matter how much technology changes, however, one’s ability to avoid accidents is often dependent on their vehicle’s braking systems. In the Fit, these include:
- Anti-lock brakes to prevent lockup during hard braking
- Electronic brake distribution, which allows the Fit to exercise independent control over each of its brakes individually
- Brake Assist, which helps your vehicle come to a halt more rapidly. In most accidents, the full power of the involved vehicles’ brakes is not utilized, but brake assist immediately applies the entirety of this force as soon as it senses danger.
In addition to all this, every 2017 Honda Fit comes standard with Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control technology. VSA also engages your Fit’s EBS, and it does so in order to keep you steady during difficult maneuvers. Whether you’re going around a tight curve or coming into contact with a patch of ice, you can trust VSA with Traction Control to keep your car under control.
NHTSA Safety Ratings for the 2017 Fit
We’re proud to say that this year’s Fit received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA* and passed all its collision tests with flying colors, receiving best-possible 5-star scores in Front Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, Rear Side, and Side Pole crash tests!
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).