The 2020 Honda Fit Is Deceptively Gigantic

May 8th, 2020 by

An orange 2020 Honda Fit EX-L is parked on a city street in Rochester, NY, after leaving a Honda dealer near me.

If you are looking for a subcompact car with excellent versatility—including impressive cargo space—then we would recommend everyone start their search with the 2020 Honda Fit. If you happen to be searching for a “Honda dealer near me,” you already know the value inherent in buying a Honda. And this is no different with the Honda Fit, as it is loaded with value. With a roomy and versatile interior and excellent fuel efficiency, and an MSRP of $16,190, you cannot go wrong with the Honda Fit.*

What’s surprising about the Honda Fit is how much you can “fit” in this subcompact car—it might just be the most appropriately named car ever. You will be amazed at how much space you will have for all of your friends and gear in this car. There might not be a better example of a truly economical car than the Honda Fit, as it has one of the lowest total cost of ownership than any other vehicle. So let’s take a look at what exactly makes this car so special and why you everyone should have this subcompact at the top of their list.


Pound-for-pound, there is no car more accomplished than the 2020 Honda Fit. And what makes that statement so amazing is that this is a subcompact car that we’re talking about. But, seriously, it is unmatched in its versatility. And one of the main reasons for this is its unique use of interior space. This is a small car that can accommodate tall people and loads of cargo. So how does the Honda Fit manage to do this?

Well, to say it is creative in its use of space is an understatement. The fuel tank is placed beneath the front seats, which frees up space where you need it most. This allows for much more space for family and friends in the rear seats, as well as more cargo space for all of your gear. The so-called Magic Seat, which splits 60/40, also folds up and flat against the seatback, so that you can carry larger objects, creating a deep cargo area. This allows you to carry a bicycle or even a surfboard. Who knew that the next-generation surfer car would be a subcompact? While other generations had to resort to hearse-like vehicles to carry their surfboards, the Honda Fit shows how far we have come. There really is no end to the uses for this ingenious use of space, and you and your friends will certainly enjoy the recreational opportunities this opens up for you.

So how much space are we talking about? We’re talking about a total of 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume. That’s a lot of space, so much so that it seems Honda’s engineers have created something out of nothing. And with 39.3 inches of rear legroom, you actually have more legroom than a Honda Civic sedan and hatchback. And how about the cargo volume? Certainly, these numbers cannot be as impressive as there would seem to be no more room for cargo? Amazingly, the cargo volume behind the rear seats is still impressive: more, in fact, than some midsize sedans. 16.6 cubic feet is how much space you will have to store your luggage and cargo, which is truly amazing considering this is a subcompact that we are talking about. A car priced well under $20,000, by the way. And with 52.7 cubic feet with the seats down, you will have an even more cavernous space for all your weekend excursions.

The black interior in a 2020 Honda Fit EX-L is shown from the side.


For such a small vehicle, the Honda Fit scored impressively on crash tests and earned five stars overall from the NHTSA. So now you can add safety to the list of impressive features on the Honda Fit. In fact, new for the 2020 year, Honda’s renowned suite of safety features is now available for the Honda Fit; Honda Sensing is now standard in the EX and EX-L trims. This suite of safety tech is not something you will find in cars priced at this level, so this adds even more value to the Honda Fit.

These high-tech features normally found in pricier cars include automatic high-beam headlamps and a Collision Mitigation Braking System with forward collision warning and pedestrian detection. The high-beam headlights come standard on the Sport and higher trims, and this feature helps you see better on dark roads. The collision mitigation braking system is another great addition to this suite of driver assists. It automatically applies pressure to your brakes when a potential collision is detected, including if there is a pedestrian in your path.

Other features include adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist system, and road departure mitigation with lane departure warning. With adaptive cruise control, you will be able to automatically keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. This will certainly be convenient in traffic and when on long road trips. This goes for lane keeping assist as well, as it can adjust your steering to make sure you stay in the center of your lane; lane departure warning, too, which alerts you audibly and visually when you begin to drift out of your lane.

Another great addition to the safety features on the 2020 Honda Fit is Honda LaneWatch. This system uses a passenger-side camera to display an image of the lane next to you and display it on the touchscreen. This activates when signaling to turn right so that you are sure to see one of your more prominent blind spots.


A grey 2020 Honda Fit EX-L is driving on a city street.

We wanted to mention the Honda Fit’s engine too because it is a good one and one that is perfect for this subcompact car. Not only does it provide plenty of highway-passing power and great pick-up, it also excels in its estimated fuel efficiency. Plus, it offers an option for a manual transmission.

The Honda Fit’s 1.5-liter inline-4 produces 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque (the automatic transmission is a hair less, but not enough to notice). Regardless of the chosen transmissions, you can expect a great estimated fuel economy. With the manual transmission, the Honda Fit has an estimated fuel economy of up to 29 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Equipped with a CVT, the Honda Fit has an estimated fuel economy of up to 33 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway with the LX Trim. With the Sport, EX, or EX-L trims, the Honda Fit has an estimated fuel economy of up to 31 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.**

No matter which powertrain you choose, you are sure to have a unique blend of power and efficiency. With plenty of power at your disposal, you will not have to worry about fueling up very often so that you will be free to explore the open road with no concerns.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**29 city/36 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT trims. 33 city/40 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT trim. 31 city/36 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport, EX and EX-L CVT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.