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 2020 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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The 2020 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.
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.
All features of LX:
All features of LX:
All features of EX:
Front, Side, and Rear Underbody Spoilers
16 inch Black Alloy Wheels
One-Touch Power Moon roof
CVT with Paddle Shifters
6 Speed Manual Transmission
7 inch Display Audio Touch screen
2nd Row Magic Seat
Available Honda Sensing
Heated Front Seats
The optional satellite navigation system
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.
Engine and Performance
"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 2020 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.
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.
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
130 @ 6600
120 @ 6350
106 @ 6000
109 @ 6000
130 hp @ 6300
114 @ 4600
112 @ 5000
103 @ 4200
107 @ 4400
119 @ 4850
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.
Kia Rio LX
0 – 60 MPH
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.
Unfortunately, the 2020 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.
Kia Rio LX
70 – 0 MPH
Brake Pads – Front (in)
Brake Pads – Rear (in)
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 2020 Honda Fit surpasses all the rivals.
Kia Rio LX
“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.
Kia Rio LX
Passenger Volume (Ft.3)
Front Headroom (in)
Front Legroom (in)
Front Shoulder Room (in)
Front Hip Room (in)
Second Headroom (in)
Second Legroom (in)
Second Shoulder Room (in)
Second Hip Room (in)
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.
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.
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.
“Early Honda Fits looked slab-sided, not unlike a miniature minivan. The 2020 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.
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.
Yes, the Honda Fit offers an amazing bang for the buck and delivers on almost every front. The car comes with tons of interior space, safety features, and tech to keep you entertained.
Pros - Fuel conscious, roomy interior, versatile cargo hold and many safety features.
Cons - Loud engine, lackluster acceleration and poor braking performance.
Loud and underpowered hatchback. My Fit is quite utilitarian, but it lacks personality and is no pleasure to drive. The acceleration is too slow for my liking, and getting up to speed on the highway requires some forethought. Although the hatchback's buzzy engine and some unimpressive inside materials belie its low price, its multi-way folding rear seat is the secret to its incredible adaptabilit...
Pros - Great fuel economy â User friendly controls â Spacious cabin.
Cons - Not very quick â A bit bulky.
A well laid out controls I really wanted a reliable and cost saving car and the Fit I guess is the right pick. The Fit does an impressive 35 miles per gallon and that is a great number for someone like me. Its definitely not very quick but I don't mind driving in moderate speeds as it helps me save up fuel cost. The fact that the controls on this car is very easy to use makes the Fit a very relia...
Pros - Surprisingly spacious, good on gas, good cargo capacity and good amount of safety features.
Cons - Busy dash styling, less spirited acceleration and the rear seat headroom is less.
fun to drive and economical hatchback My Honda Fit has a lot going for it. It's fun to drive around corners, and it's relaxing to just cruise down the highway. This is especially appealing when you consider how well the Fit handles congested urban areas and how adaptable its unique configurable back seats are. I don't like that the radio volume is controlled by a touch screen rather than a knob a...