2019 Honda Fit
The 2019 Honda Fit is one of the most versatile hatchbacks on the road, capable of carrying so much more than its outward appearance would have you believe. It is small enough to take sharp and precise turns, but it is also comfortable enough to enjoy on a long road trip. It is also loaded with an impressive amount of modern technology and safety features that will keep all occupants entertained, connected, and as safe as possible. Although it’s stocked with many advanced amenities, this subcompact is inexpensive. It has a starting MSRP of $16,190, which is below the average cost for similar vehicles. This small but well-equipped hatchback is versatile enough to suit a large segment of car buyers.
Trims and Mechanical Features
The ’19 Fit is available in four trims: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. All trim levels have a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated 130 hp four-cylinder engine paired to a standard six-speed manual transmission or available continuously variable transmission. The Fit produces outstanding fuel economy, delivering an EPA-estimated 33 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 36 mpg.
The base LX comes with 15-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, 60/40-split folding Magic Seats in the second row, and some modern infotainment features displayed through a 5-inch screen. The Sport trim upgrades to some sport-themed styling, 16-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, foglights, and an improved infotainment system. Next, the EX adds a sunroof, the Honda Sensing package of driver-assist technologies, push-to-start ignition, proximity entry, and a LaneWatch camera mounted on the passenger-side mirror. Last, the EX-L includes heated side mirrors and front seats, leather upholstery, and eligibility to add the navigation system.
Passenger Comfort and Amenities
There are many things to like about the ’19 Fit, like its spacious and versatile interior. The configurable second-row Magic Seat is the key to this car’s versatility with cargo, as it can be folded to transform into four different modes: utility, long, tall, and refresh. Utility mode is designed to add cargo space, allowing for a surprising 52 cubic feet of total cargo capacity. Long mode allows you to transport longer items such as ladders or surfboards, while Tall mode creates up to 4 feet of vertical space for taller cargo items. In Refresh mode, all of the seats fold back, opening up plenty of space for the occupant to recline and take a nap.
The Fit is also equipped with some great infotainment features. Even the base model comes standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a USB audio interface, and a 5-inch display. Upgrading to the Sport adds features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HondaLink, and a larger 7-inch touchscreen display. The EX-L also features a premium audio system with a 180-watt, six-speaker audio system for those who want the ultimate sound quality.
Its compact size notwithstanding, the Fit has earned top safety ratings, including a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its outstanding results in government-issued collision tests. For added peace of mind, it also comes with some outstanding active safety features. Honda Sensing, which is standard equipment on the EX and EX-L, includes helpful driver-assistive technology such as a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, and a lane keeping assist system.