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The 2015 Honda Fit Recognized As A Top Safety Pick By The Iihs

By Author: Mary Vaughan
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The 2015 Honda Fit has received a 2014 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Honda Fit is the first car in its class to receive this rating.

In order to qualify for a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a vehicle must earn a rating of good or a rating of acceptable for small overlap protection and a rating of good in the Institute's moderate overlap for the front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. These tests determine the crashworthiness of the car. However, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety also tests for crash avoidance and mitigation. The Institute does so by track tests of varying intensities.

The 2015 Honda Fit specifically ranked in Insurance Institute Highway Safety crash modes, as well as the Insurance Institute's frontal crash test. The 2015 Honda Fit received a rating of good and a rating of acceptable in both.

When originally tested, the 2015 Honda Fit failed to score at a reasonable level for the frontal crash test. Honda and its engineers worked diligently on the design of the car to ensure it would pass all safety inspections. Honda and its engineers redesigned the bumper for the Honda Fit, and incorporated their new design into the vehicle's production. The redesigned Honda Fit includes a new bumper beam and mild structural modifications.

In addition to the safety rating, the 2015 Honda Fit has many desirable features. The Honda Fit is a subcompact car with a wider stance, alloy wheels, and smart entry. The 2015 Honda fit also comes equipped with LaneWatch, Multi-angle rear view cameras, Bluetooth, and a push button start. Other desirable safety features of the Honda fit include the Anti-locking brakes, frontal airbags, and three-point seat belts.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ran many tests on multiple small car designs and found a mix of results. Subcompacts and mini cars, most similar to the Honda Fit, however, did awful. Most notably, the 2015 Honda Fit did exceptionally well in the small-overlap test compared to other small cars. The small overlap test is the test that determines how much something will take over the width of your car when you hit it. This test result is indicative of a safe car, because the numbers of car accidents similar to the small overlap test are the ones that kill over ten-thousand people a year. The new 2015 Honda Fit is ahead of its segment, in terms of features and more importantly, safety.

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