The 2020 Honda Fit may be the most appropriately named car on the market today. This cute and sporty subcompact is designed to fit your lifestyle, providing a great estimated fuel economy, dependability, drivability, and comfort in an affordable package. The Honda Fit is where form meets function with style to burn. From its trim and sporty exterior to its surprisingly roomy interior, the Fit is the perfect choice if you are looking for a subcompact car. Its efficient design makes it easy to park in even the tightest space while providing plenty of room for you and up to four passengers. The hatchback trunk and second-row “Magic Seat” provide plenty of space and easy access for cargo.
There are many subcompacts on the market today, but the 2020 Honda Fit stands out from the pack. That is why U.S. News & World Report3 named it the best subcompact car for the money for the second year in a row. In addition, ALG gave the Honda Fit its Residual Value Award4, meaning that the Fit is predicted to lead its vehicle class in retained value after three years of ownership. In other words, you can’t go wrong by purchasing a 2020 Honda Fit.
All 2020 Honda Fits come equipped with a 1.5L inline 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine. This utilizes Honda’s VTEC technology to provide greater power and efficiency in smaller engines. This engine also features the Eco Assist system to reduce carbon emissions.
The Honda Fit LX and Sport come with a 6-speed manual transmission standard, with a CVT available as an upgrade. The EX and EX-L trim levels both have a CVT standard.
When equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, this engine can produce up to 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. The engine with the CVT is slightly less powerful, producing 128 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, you should find great pickup with any Honda Fit trim you choose.
Drivers will find the 2020 Honda Fit a fun car to drive. Standard electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering will provide you with responsive handling, even in inclement weather. The Fit will go wherever you point it. It has a very tight turning diameter of 35.07 cubic feet, which makes parallel parking easy. This is most likely the result of its efficient 99.6-inch wheelbase. As a result, you will find the Fit able to get you out of even the tightest jams in freeway conditions.
The Honda Fit LX comes with 15-inch wheels, while the three higher trims feature 16-inch wheels. Therefore, you will likely find the higher trims provide slightly better overall handling. All 2020 Honda Fits come standard with front-wheel drive. This feature improves handling in inclement weather conditions over other rear-wheel drive subcompacts.
Let’s face it; one of the best reasons to buy a subcompact is that this type of model will give you great gas mileage. The 2020 Honda Fit is no different, featuring exceptional fuel economy.
When equipped with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, drivers of the Honda Fit LX and Sport could experience an estimated fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon in the city, 36 miles per gallon on the highway, and a combined 31 miles per gallon2. This would be considered a milestone for any other vehicle, but for the 2020 Honda Fit, that is just the beginning.
Upgrading to the optional CVT on the LX model can give drivers an estimated 33 miles per gallon in the city, 40 miles per gallon on the highway, and 36 miles per gallon combined2. The estimated fuel economy for the Honda Fit Sport, EX, and EX-L are only drop slightly.
When equipped with the CVT, drivers can expect up to 31 miles per gallon in the city, 36 miles per gallon on the highway, and 33 miles per gallon combined.
One of the first things you are going to notice is that the inside of the 2020 Honda Fit looks bigger than it does on the outside. Because of this, you will want to go on long road trips with up to four other passengers. That is because the 2020 Honda Fit has over 95.7 cubic feet of interior space for passengers.
This has been apportioned to provide front and rear seat passengers with plenty of room for a comfortable ride. Front seat passengers in the LX and Sport receive 39.5 inches of headroom, while those in the EX and EX-L have 38 inches of headroom. Rear seat passengers in the LX and Sport have slightly less headroom, 37.5 inches, while rear-seat passengers in the EX and EX-L get 37.6 inches of headroom. This is because the EX and EX-L feature a power moonroof.
Front seat passengers in all Fit models have 41.4 inches of legroom, 54.8 inches of shoulder room, and 51.5 inches of hip room. Don’t worry about the rear seat passengers, as the Fit won’t cramp their style with 39.3 inches of legroom, 52.6 inches of shoulder room, and 45.1 inches of hip room.
Clearly, the 2020 Honda Fit is not just a “station car” meant for short trips to the store, but an actual subcompact you and your passengers will feel comfortable taking on longer road trips.
The hatchback design of the Honda Fit provides easy access to cargo. With the rear seat up, there is fully 16.6 cubic feet of space in the trunk. If you fold down the second-row Magic Seat, you will free up 52.7 cubic feet of space for cargo. It truly is magic how much you can store in a vehicle of this size.
There are plenty of standard active safety features on the 2020 Honda Fit. All models feature a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability assist with traction control, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, front, side and curtain airbags, and daytime running lights. Each of these features will help you to avoid a collision. They will also serve to protect you and your passengers in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Upgrading to the EX and EX-L trim levels includes the addition of a number of Honda Sensing Technologies. This is Honda’s platform of “smart” technologies for vehicle safety.
Collision Mitigation Braking System automatically brings your Fit to a stop by applying brake pressure when the system senses an imminent frontal collision. Road Departure Mitigation System determines if you cross over lane lines without signaling, and then provides steering assistance to help you return to the lane, and braking to keep your Honda Fit from going off the road. Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts the speed of your Fit, so you maintain a safe interval behind the vehicle in front of you on the highway. Lane Keeping Assist System adjusts the steering on long drives to keep your Fit centered in the lane on the highway at all times.
Forward Collision Warning alerts you to any vehicle in front of you if you are following too close. Similarly, Lane Departure Warning will alert you if you are drifting out of your lane. Honda LaneWatch provides you with a view of the other lanes to assist you with changing lanes. This is especially helpful if you have another driver driving in your Fit’s blind spot.
Auto High-Beam Headlights are an added feature that will drastically improve your driving for both yourself and other drivers. When engaged, it will automatically turn off the high-beams when it detects an oncoming driver. This is especially helpful if you drive at night in areas without adequate lighting and drive past the occasional oncoming driver.