Honda Fit LX vs EX
The Honda Fit has been around for several years now, but it enters its third generation in the 2015 model year. Just about everything in the vehicle is brand new, and it now becomes available in three different trim levels. In an effort to show drivers looking for a subcompact vehicle the differences between the two most affordable trim levels of the 2015 model, we’re going to take a look at the Honda Fit LX vs EX.
Not everything is different between the two trims, they’re still the same car at the base, so they have some similarities as well. For instance, both cars offer a standard six-speed transmission and an available continuously variable transmission. They both house a 1.5L four-cylinder engine, with direction injection, that pumps out 130 horsepower. The both feature Eco Assist-Eco Coaching, and if the CVT option is chosen will come with the Eco Assist ECON button.
One of the most notable differences between the model, yet hardly even noticeable, is a slight drop off in fuel efficiency in the EX trim because of the hundred extra pounds added into the vehicle with all the extra features. The LX will see *6.5 l/100km with the EX only getting 6.7, so as we stated not very noticeable. The other big one is a change in wheels, as the 15” wheels with full covers on the LX model are upgraded to 16” alloy wheels in the EX.
But the real differences come in the safety and entertainment technology features, the biggest of which being the audio display screen and system. In the LX, drivers will have a 160w audio system with four speakers, and 5” display screen with Bluetooth streaming, USB audio interface, Auxiliary Jack, and WIndows Media Audio. In the EX on the other hand, drivers get a 180w audio system with six speakers, a 7” Audio Display customizable touchscreen, HondaLink Next Generation, Pandora compatibility, and then the same original features as the LX.
Further more, three other features available in the EX but not the LX, are the push button start ability, a hands-free SMS text message function, and Honda LaneWatch. Both 2015 Honda Fit trims are great, because at the base they’re the same vehicle, but if you want a few extra features while only sacrificing a tiny bit of fuel efficiency, then the Fit EX is for you. Feel free to give Drive Wheaton or Wheaton Honda a call with any further questions.
*6.5 and 6.7 combined l/100km rating. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.