Over time, so many features that at one time were “luxury” items are now found on every car. Power steering, power locks, radios with Bluetooth and touch screens, cruise control, and the list goes on. Sometimes I run across a new car that doesn’t have something that I would think would be standard on all new cars.
In this instance, it’s a brand new Honda Fit. The HVAC system only has a manual recirculation feature, not motorized. I can’t imagine it would cost that much to put in a little motor, or be much weight. Even my ’97 Civic has electric recirculation.