The 2009 Honda Fit is set to shake the subcompact segment with its respectable top-of-class features, and Americans can finally drive it when the car goes on sale this fall.

The exterior is quite deceiving in respect of the interior space. Honda has promised that this entry-level car will not compromise with functionality and refinements, which is indeed evident. For that, the interior is generously spacious and rich in technology. Adding to the basic is the Magic Seat feature, which provides for multiple adjustment functions of the rear seats for improved spaciousness and seating positions.

The ‘Fit Sport’ option comes with even further refinements. The dashboard packs some new features including the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with 6.5” screen and the dynamic USB audio interface that is compatible with iPod and various other USB storage devices.

The car comes with a new 1.5 litre 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox. The ‘Fit Sport’ option will additionally include steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Even with all the sportiness, Honda still gives safety the priority. The Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) technology that packs an innovative body structure comes with various standard safety features such as Vehicle Stability Assist and technologically advanced airbags.

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