10 Best 2016 Midsize Cars for Teenagers

3. 2016 Honda Fit

What’s New?

Following a complete redesign previous year, the Fit is unchanged for 2016. The base price is relatively cheap considering the wide range of features that it comes with. The fuel economy rating is 29 mpg in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. If you’re looking for a car for your teenager, this one is super economical. Slightly smaller as compared to the familiar Honda Civic, Honda Automotive Company has come up with a great car that is both practical and fun to own and drive all thanks to its versatile features. Teenagers can pack in their friends. The car has enough space to pack your friends or luggage as you head off to college.

Exterior Features

With 15″ wheels as standard, one might think they are losing out with such a small car, but the Fit packs a punch when it comes to style as well as performance. By upgrading to the EX model you can get 16″ wheels, a sunroof, and an upgraded rear view camera. With several different colors including yellow or a deep purple, this car is fun and youthful in its appearance but effective when it comes down to it.


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Interior Features

As standard, the Fit comes equipped with a height-adjustable driver seat, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 5″ central display screen, and a 4 speaker sound system. By upgrading to the EX models the touchscreen display becomes 7″ as well as  six speakers. The EX-L gives you a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob as well as leather upholstery and heated seats. Even by upgrading to the top level model, your base price is still pretty low – $20,165.


Each model of the 2016 Honda is fitted with standard Bluetooth text-messaging support, connectivity, an Eco Assist system, and Pandora Internet radio. When the some Honda Fit 2016 is driven in a fuel-efficient way, speedometer illumination varies from white to green to commend the driver. Bluetooth capabilities, audio jacks, and USB ports, as well as the option of Siri Eyes Free for enhanced iPhone voice control. The extra tech features will keep your teenagers safe on the road.

Engine/ Fuel Efficiency

All 2016 Fits are driven by a 1.5L four-cylinder engine which generates 130 horsepower. There are 2 available transmissions; a six-speed manual or the continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy is stellar, specifically with the CVT transmission. The Fit can achieve 29/37 MPG city/highway when appropriately fitted, and even non-CVT Fits are also rated at 32 mpg in combined city/highway driving.


Honda designs its cars using what it calls an Advanced Compatibility Engineering II (ACE II), body structure. This kind of design is intended to disperse and distribute crash energy during car impact, maintaining those forces from interfering with the passenger space to lower the potential for injury.

Posted on January 5, 2017