Originally Posted by 2o6
To be fair, the Fit really does have one of the most spacious (if not the most spacious) interiors of the class. The dashboard is a bit extreme, but I wouldn't be suprised if it added to aerodynamics. It also makes the cabin feel light and airy.
With modern technology, you don't need a one-box design to have an aerodynamic car.
The Honda Fit (aka Jazz) has a drag coefficient of 0.33, there are many cars now that go below 0.30.
(Just look at how far the steering wheel is from the base of the windshield and how deep the dashboard is) Amazing!
The new Mercedes B-class for example has a drag coefficient of only 0.26 even though its a tall car with a shorter more vertical windshield.
For those who mentioned it, I also think they did it for looks since it does make the interior look even much bigger (we know ithe interior is really roomy) when the space above the dashboard is pretty much useless.
I'm not sure if Honda even put extra compartments there. Did they?