The 2017 Honda Fit hatchback went on sale in the U.S. last week with only minor changes.

Pricing starts at $16,825 (including destination) for a base LX model with a six-speed manual transmission.

In addition to the manual transmission, a CVT automatic is optional on the LX and mid-level EX model, and mandatory on the top EX-L trim level.

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The EX starts at $18,735, while the EX-L starts at $21,100.

All Fit models continue to use a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which sends 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels.

EPA-rated fuel economy is 32 mpg combined (29 mpg city, 36 mpg highway) for the manual transmission, 36 mpg combined (33 mpg city, 40 mpg highway) for LX models equipped with the CVT, and 34 mpg combined (32 mpg city, 37 mpg highway) for CVT-equipped EX and EX-L models.

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

The only notable content change is the substitution of Lunar Silver metallic in place of Alabaster Silver metallic among the exterior paint colors.

Standard features include automatic headlights, Bluetooth, and a center console with storage bin. It's also possible to upgrade a Fit with such niceties as a power moonroof, Display Audio system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, and heated leather seats.

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The Fit also offers impressive interior volume for a subcompact, as well as flexibility thanks to the clever "Magic Seat" folding rear seat.

The subcompact hatchback has been on sale in the U.S. for 10 years, having originally arrived in 2006, as a 2007 model.

The current Fit is the third generation of the model sold here.

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

So far this year, sales have taken a bit of a dive, with Honda selling 32,817 between January and July, compared to 39,966 for the same period in 2015.

Sales of fuel-efficient cars are down overall, thanks to a combination of low gas prices and high consumer interest in SUVs.

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Honda introduced the Fit-based HR-V crossover in May of last year, and that model has sold well so far.

It racked up 43,837 sales in the first seven months of 2016.


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