2019 Honda Fit

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$16,190 - $21,520

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2019 Honda Fit Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 19, 2019


Honda returns again with a minor upgrade to one of the most popular hatches, the Honda Fit. It's fun and exciting to drive around the city. The new Fit offers so much in its small stature that the competitors have to up their game to keep pace with this Honda.

Available at a starting price of $16,190, the 2019 Honda Fit is offered in four trim levels, just like last year's model. There are minor changes and alterations to last year's model, barring which, the car appears unchanged. Powering this compact hatch is a 1.5L inline 4 cylinder engine that returns a good fuel economy.

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Pros

Spacious and feature loaded cabin

Configurable rear seats add more utility

Impressive fuel economy

A wide array of standard infotainment and safety features

Cons

Limited rear head room creates problem for tall passengers

Less padding in the front seats

Average braking performance

What's New?

New high beam headlights

Platinum Pearl replaces White Orchid Pearl exterior color


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$16190

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

130 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

114 lbs.-ft @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

58.3/58

dimensions

wheelbase

99.6 in.

length

161.4 in.

width

67 in.

height

60 in.

curb weight

2522 lbs.

ground clearance

4.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

52.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

29/31/36 mpg

highway range

381.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Honda Fit in Agean Blue color  2019 Honda Fit in Crystal Black Pearl color  2019 Honda Fit in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2019 Honda Fit in Milano Red color  2019 Honda Fit in Modern Steel Metallic color  2019 Honda Fit in Orange Fury color  2019 Honda Fit in Platinum White Pearl color
Agean Blue

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

6.6

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

5.0

Safety

8.4

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Honda Fit LX

LX

power
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$16,190 - $17,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $17,990 MSRP (33/36/40) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $16,190 MSRP (29/31/36) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $16,990 MSRP (33/36/40) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Honda Fit Sport

Sport

power
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$17,500 - $19,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $17,500 MSRP (29/31/36) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
Sport w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,300 MSRP (31/33/36) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,300 MSRP (31/33/36) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Honda Fit EX

EX

power
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$18,160 - $18,960


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $18,160 MSRP (29/31/36) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,960 MSRP (31/33/36) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Honda Fit EX-L

EX-L

power
128 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$20,520 - $21,520


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,520 MSRP (31/33/36) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,520 MSRP (31/33/36) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


The 2019 Honda Fit is one of the best cars in its segment. It's nimble and has excellent handling. The interiors are not the most premium in the segment, but the space on offer negates all of its drawbacks. The Fit is powered by a 1.5 L inline-four engine that has a maximum output of 130 hp @ 6600 rpm and 114 lb/ft of torque @ 4600. There are also options for a 6 speed M/T, A/T or CVT. This car also has an excellent combined fuel efficiency of 36.15 mpg.

The Honda Fit continues to rivals other hatchbacks like Ford Fiesta hatch, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa Note, and Kia Rio hatch.

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2019 Honda Fit Front View
2019 Honda fit orange
2019 Honda Fit Back View

7.5/10
Features

 

6.6/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.0/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 

2019 Honda Fit Features

7.5/10

Honda Fit comes in four trim levels, prices starting from $16,190 and go up to $20,520. Powering the hatch is a standard 1.5-Liter Inline-4 cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The EX-L trim has a CVT on offer while other trims offer it as an option. The trims are well packed with the latest features. Even the base model comes equipped with Honda Sensing and a multi-angle rearview camera.

 Trims

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

Starting Price

$ 16,190

$ 17,500

$ 18,160

$ 20,520

Key Features

-

All features of LX:

All features of LX:

All features of EX:

 

Multi-Angle

Rearview Camera

Front, Side, and Rear Underbody Spoilers

16 inch Black Alloy Wheels

Honda Sensing

One-Touch Power Moon roof

CVT with Paddle Shifters

 

6 Speed Manual Transmission

7 inch Display Audio Touch screen

Apple CarPlay

Android Auto

Leather-trimmed interior

 

2nd Row Magic Seat

Available Honda Sensing

Paddle Shifters

 

Heated Front Seats

       

The optional satellite navigation system

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The value for money pick from our side is the EX trim. It offers an array of value-added features such as 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, Honda's LaneWatch technology, sunroof, and proximity entry with push-button start. The only thing missing here is the navigation upgrade that is available with the EX-L trim. However, smartphone users can enjoy Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2019 Honda Fit Engine and Performance

6.6/10
"The Fit isn't overly quick to accelerate, but it is nimble around turns and generally fun to drive. It's also stable at freeway speeds. Though by no means what we would call a 'hot hatch,' the Fit is responsive and an easy car to live with on a daily basis."- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 Honda Fit is powered by a 1.5 Liter Inline-4 cylinder powertrain. The engine churns out a maximum power output of 128 hp with CVT, and 130 hp with a manual transmission. Fit’s engine looks quite ahead of its rivals in terms of engine sound and acceleration.

2019 Honda Fit engine
2019 Honda Fit 1.5 L, Inline 4 IVTEC Engine

The reason behind the engine performance is Honda’s i-VTEC and Variable Timing Control (VTC) Technology. The tech allows the hatch to produce more power at higher speeds and returns best fuel economy at low speed.

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio

Starting Price

$ 16,190

$ 13,960

$ 16,385

$ 15,480

$15,095

Engine

Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L

Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L

Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L

Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L

1.6L

Transmission

Automatic

Automatic

Manual

CVT

Automatic

Power (hp)

130 @ 6600

120 @ 6350

106 @ 6000

109 @ 6000

130 hp @ 6300

Torque (lb/ft)

114 @ 4600

112 @ 5000

103 @ 4200

107 @ 4400

119 @ 4850

Acceleration

Honda Fit has the best acceleration in its class. However, Kia Rio has been doing zero to 60 in just 8.5seconds. Keeping it aside, the revving engine of the Fit allows the driver to accelerate smoothly on highways and gets the best performance out of the tech loaded powertrain.

2019 Honda Fit acceleration
2019 Honda Fit Front View

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio LX

0 – 60 MPH

9.1 seconds

9.1 seconds

10.2 seconds

9.9 seconds

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile

17.1 seconds

17.1 seconds

17.8 seconds

17.6 seconds

16.7 sec

When it comes to acceleration, Ford Fiesta rivals with Fit closely. Fiesta costs around 3 grand lesser than the Fit. Honda here manages to offer some advantage over extra cost.

Handling and Steering

Honda fit does well with the steering and ride quality. The hatch is fun-to-drive, thanks to precise steering and handling. The suspension too is soft to handle any type of uneven terrain. The CVT. on the other hand, is good for daily commuting, but the manual is great when it comes to city commuting.

The Sport, EX, and EX-L trim levels come equipped with large 160-inch wheels that make the ride comfier. However, on rough roads, the Fit hatchback struggles a bit due to its short wheelbase.

Braking

Unfortunately, the 2019 Fit hatchback is not the quickest one to stop but still manages to do zero to 70 MPH in less than 180 feet. Ford Fiesta looks good with its brakes this time. Moreover, the Fit gets soft brake pedals. It is easy to modulate and make the ride effortless.

2019 Honda Fit wheel
2019 Honda Fit Front Left Alloy Wheel

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio LX

70 – 0 MPH

179 Ft.

175 Ft.

185 Ft.

188 Ft.

182 Ft.

Brake Pads – Front (in)

10.3

10.2

10

10

11

Brake Pads – Rear (in)

7.9

7.9

7.9

8

8

2019 Honda Fit Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Inline 4 cylinder does it job pretty well as the Fit hatch returns good fuel economy. It offers 33 MPG in city and 39 MPG on the highway. The engine paired with CVT offers up to 40 MPG on the highway. In the comparison chart, it can be clearly seen how the 2019 Honda Fit surpasses all the rivals.

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio LX

MPG City

33

27

30

31

28

MPG Highway

40

36

35

39

37

MPG Combined

36.15

31.05

32.25

34.6

32

2019 Honda Fit Interior

9.0/10
“Clever packaging and ease of use are hallmarks of the Fit. Thanks to the configurable rear seat, this is a truly versatile cabin. Cargo capacity is impressive, and legroom is generous all around. The only shortcoming is rear headroom.”- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The materials used in the Honda Fit interior do not deliver premium look. The interior feels cheap like we see in almost every Honda hatchback. The padding on the armrest is also not soft which might give discomfort to the passengers. Anyways, the front seats offer enough space to the front passengers. The rear seats offer shorter headroom.

2019 Honda Fit seating
2019 Honda Fit Front Seats

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio LX

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (Ft.3)

95.7

85.1

84.4

94.1

89.9

Front Headroom (in)

39.5

39.1

39.3

40.8

38.9

Front Legroom (in)

41.4

42.2

40.6

41.3

42.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.8

52.7

52.5

51.7

54.1

Front Hip Room (in)

51.5

50.6

50

48.5

52.9

Second Headroom (in)

37.5

37.1

37.6

38

37.4

Second Legroom (in)

39.3

31.2

33.3

38.3

33.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.6

49

51.8

51.9

53.3

Second Hip Room (in)

45.1

49.2

49.8

48.8

52.4

2019 Honda Fit Rear Seating
2019 Honda Fit Rear Seats

Interior Features

The base trim of Honda Fit is somewhat basic. It offers a multi-view rear-view camera, a 5-inch display screen, four speakers, Bluetooth, and a USB port. While all other upper trims get an upgraded infotainment system featuring a 7-inch screen, better connectivity options, and six speakers.

Infotainment

The base trim gets a 5-inch display screen accompanied by four speakers. All higher trims have a 7-inch touch screen that has better connectivity through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Pandora compatibility, and HondaLink (for additional smartphone integration). Excluding the base trim, all trims get six speakers.

2019 Honda Fit infotainment display
2019 Honda Fit Infotainment Screen

Cargo Capacity

The Fit has enough space to fit in all your shopping stuff. The name ‘Fit’ is quite significant here as it implements the availability of space in the car. The normal cargo space offered behind the second row is 16.6 cubic feet, which is decent. On putting the rear seats down, you get a whopping 52.7 cubic feet of cargo volume.

2019 Honda Fit Cargo Space
2019 Honda Fit Cargo Space, Rear Seats Folded Down

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio LX

Cargo Volume – Seat Up (Ft.3)

16.6

14.9

15.3

18.8

17

Cargo Volume – Seat Down (Ft.3)

52.7

38.3

33

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2019 Honda Fit Exterior

5.0/10
“Early Honda Fits looked slab-sided, not unlike a miniature minivan. The 2019 3rd-generation car, introduced for 2018, shed those looks in favor of a leaner design that’s more chiseled and modern, with a steeply canted windshield and a sporty rooftop spoiler.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Honda Fit is one of the compact hatchbacks that offer a good amount of space. Although it holds shorter wheelbase in comparison to most of its peers, but Honda has managed to make the space available without compromising on the design and dimension.

2019 Honda Fit exterior
2019 Honda Fit Side View

Models

Honda Fit

Ford Fiesta

Toyota Yaris

Nissan Versa

Kia Rio LX

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,568

2,578

2,335

2,460

2564

Length (in)

161.4

173.6

155.5

163.7

159.4

Width (in)

67

67.8

66.7

66.7

67.7

Height (in)

60

58

59.4

60.5

57.3

Ground Clearance (in)

4.4

5.5

5.5

 -  -

Wheelbase (in)

99.6

98

98.8

102.4

101.2

Track Width – F/R (in)

58.3 / 58

57.7 / 57.7

58.5 / 57.9

58.3 / 58.5

57.3/59.8

Exterior Features

The new Fit hatchback looks leaner with bold front. The past Fit models reminded us of compact cars that would impress daily commuters. The bodylines are completely linear and appealing. The design lines flow beautifully through the headlamps and the grille, giving it an aerodynamic look.

The rear too looks sporty with the rooftop spoiler and intricate taillamps. Moreover, the higher trims get fog lamps, alloy wheels, and an extra chrome strip on the front grille and lift gate. On the other hand, the sports trim adds black wheels, a front spoiler, rear diffuser, orange pin striping and a chrome exhaust tip.

2019 Honda Fit Competition

Honda Fit VS Ford Fiesta

When it comes to affordability, the Ford Fiesta turns out to be one of the cheapest cars in the segment. Fiesta also offers premium materials in the interiors along with user-friendly infotainment system. So, as far as the price is concerned, the Fiesta is a good car for sure.

On the other hand, the Fit offers better interior space at a cost of few thousand bucks more than Fiesta. It also offers better fuel economy than the Fiesta. So, the call is yours.

.Honda Fit VS Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is one of the most beautiful and smart hatchbacks you can consider buying. It is known for its tough and solid design. The driving dynamics offers by the Yaris can put many hatchbacks to shave including the Honda Fit. The company has offered safety features like pre-collision braking, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams standard on all trims.

Honda Fit VS Nissan Versa

We have seen how Honda Fit manages to offer best in class interior space. Both of these hatchbacks offer alike features and ethics. Versa is known for its low cost and good fuel economy. Versa’s 1.6 Liter powertrain is good enough to produce amazing power and produces annoying vibration as well. On the other hand, Honda Fit’s 1.5-Liter engine is quiet and reliable.

Honda Fit VS Kia Rio

The best thing about Honda fit is that it can attract all type of buyers. Due to its budget price, new and young buyers will for sure get attracted to its design ethics and excellent visibility. The Fit catches the attention of youngsters looking for a weekend ride. The car is capable of accommodating all the picnic snacks or even bicycles. This is what makes it different from Kia Rio. In Kia Rio, you find less cabin space and major safety tech remains absent.

2019 Honda Fit Final Verdict

The Honda Fit is a perfect ride to handle all your daily commute needs. No matter how much it costs in comparison to others in the segment, but it has more to offer. From a spacious cabin too much-needed safety features, the car is ideal for city and highway rides. It offers great fuel economy in CVT mode. The convenient features like Honda Sensing and Honda Magic Seats have revived this compact hatch one more time. Hope the hatchback maintains its magic in the coming years as well.