Honda describes the 2011 Honda Fit as having "super-forward aero-form." We describe this subcompact, which is meant to compete with the Toyota Yaris, Scion xD, Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Aveo, as "super cool with lots of storage."
The design of the 2011 Honda Fit has a windshield with a base that's been pushed pretty far forward, but Honda has compensated for this by building large triangular windows into the A-pillars, essentially making the side windows extend forward of the front doors, and improving visibility.
Other exterior features are about what you'd expect of a car in this size- and price-range: an optional upgrade to 16-inch wheels, and, on the Sport model, a body package that includes fog lights, a rear roof spoiler, and remote keyless entry.
Inside the 2011 Honda Fit you'll find a surprisingly large amount of space. We're not talking "bigger on the inside" like Doctor Who's TARDIS, or anything, but for a car this small, the interior space is impressive, and that's before you take into account that the back seat folds in a 60/40 split and that the back seat-cushion can be raised for transporting taller objects (art, bicycles, etc.)
All Fits now come with cruise control, remote entry, and a USB interface, while the Sport model comes with carpeted floormats.
For Safety, the 2011 Fit has Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering, which means the body of the car is designed for optimal engagement with the crumple zones of larger vehicles in a crash, but it's got a full complement of the expected safety features as well, including an electronic stability system, antilock brakes, and side-impact airbags for the front seat.
It's under the hood of the Honda Fit where the size of the vehicle is most evident. The 2011 model is powered by a 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter, 117 horsepower engine (providing 106 pounds-feet of torque) with a five-speed manual transmission, though you can upgrade to a five-speed automatic with paddle-shifters mounted on the steering wheel if you so desire.
Like its footprint, the price of the 2011 Honda Fit is also small. The base model has a starting MSRP of just $15,100. Fuel efficiency is decent, however, with a respectable 27 mpg in town and 33 mpg on the highway.