2020 Honda Fit

2020 MODEL
$16,190 - $20,620
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2020 Honda Fit Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 21, 2020
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Being smart, compact and an economic ride that can easily scoop away from the traffic is what every city dweller wants their car to be. If there is anything that fits this description, it is the 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback. This car comes in the line of some of the top subcompact cars that serve the city dwellers. It stands strong in the segment with a small footprint and a roomy interior.

The current generation was launched in 2015 and with the 2020 model year, Honda has brought in some subtle changes. In addition to that, there's the Honda reliability on offer as well. Some have called this generation of the Fit to be frugal but missing out on the fun. Let's find out if that is the case.

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Pros

All variants offer decent value for money

Easy-going driving dynamics

Excellent fuel economy

Spacious cabin

Impressive cargo capacity

Cons

Cabin quality is unimpressive

Infotainment unit is dated

Sluggish performance

What's New?

Some changes to the drivetrain options on offer

Integrated navigation discontinued


2020 Honda Fit Latest Update

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

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

10.3/10.3

dimensions

wheelbase

99.6 in.

length

161.4 in.

width

67 in.

height

60 in.

curb weight

2522 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

52.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

961 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

33/40/36 mpg

highway range

424 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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2020 Honda Fit in Orange Fury color 2020 Honda Fit in Modern Steel Metallic color 2020 Honda Fit in Milano Red color 2020 Honda Fit in Lunar Silver Metallic color
Orange Fury

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

6.3

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

6.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Honda Fit LX

LX

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

$16,190 - $16,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $16,190 MSRP (33/36/40) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 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, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Fit Sport

Sport

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

$17,600 - $18,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $17,600 MSRP (33/36/40) 130 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6 Speed Manual front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,400 MSRP (33/36/40) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Fit EX

EX

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

$19,060


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,060 MSRP (33/36/40) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Fit EX-L

EX-L

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

$20,620


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,620 MSRP (33/36/40) 128 hp @ 6600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

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The pricing for the 2020 Honda Fit begins at a shade under $16,200 which is pretty impressive in itself and for the top of the line EX-L trim, you'd be paying over $20,600. The engine on offer is a 1.5L I4 unit mated to a CVT gearbox. However, for the more enthusiastic ones, there is a manual on offer as well but for the 2020 models, it is only offered with the base LX and the Sport trims.

The 2020 Fit faces some stiff competition from the likes of the Kia Rio, Toyota Yaris, and Chevy Sonic among others. All of these vehicles are pretty capable in themselves as they provide a ton for the price they're offered at. These vehicles make it very easy to zip through city traffic without breaking much sweat.

2020 Honda Fit Hatchback Rear View

7.0/10
Features

 

6.3/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.0/10
Interior

 

6.0/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Honda Fit Features

7.0/10

There are 4 trim levels available for Honda Fit. The standard setup has a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The EX and  EX-L trims come with a CVT, while it is optional on all other trim levels. Even the base trims come packed with features like 2nd-row Magic Seat. And the features just keep getting better as you climb up the trim ladder. The Sport trim offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the 7-inch touch screen unit.

As you move to the EX trim, you get a Moonroof and Honda Lanewatch safety feature as standard. But most importantly, you get the complete Honda Sensing Suite that includes safety features such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Auto Emergency Braking among others. This package alone makes the Honda Fit one of the safest vehicles in the segment. Moving to the top of the ladder EX-L trim, you get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather front seats with heating function, and auto-lock feature along with other stand out features.

Trim

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

MSRP (MT)

$16,190 $17,600 N/A N/A

MSRP (CVT)

$16,990

$18,400

$19,060

$20,620

Key features 4-speaker audio system Adds/Upgrades to LX Adds/Upgrades to Sport Adds/Upgrades to EX

 

ECO Assist system

Apple CarPlay

SiriusXM Radio

Same as EX

 

HandsFreeLink

HondaLink

Honda Sensing

Leather seats

 

Cruise control

Android Auto

Honda Lane Watch

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Hill-start assist

Underbody spoilers

One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature

Heated front seats

 

5-inch LCD screen

7-inch touchscreen

Pandora Compatibility

Heated, body-colored power side mirrors

 

 

6-speaker audio system

1.5-Amp USB Smartphone/Audio interface

Smart Entry with Walk-Away auto lock

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The Honda Fit everyday commuter that promises impressive efficiency with relative performance and comfort. The EX trim is the one to go for. It offers the right amount to technology along with an impressive array of safety features. Even in terms of exterior styling, it offers 16-inch machine-finished alloys with black inserts.

2020 Honda Fit Engine and Performance

6.3/10

The 2020 Honda Fit has been equipped with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. The powertrain is the same for all the trims, whereas the transmission varies depending on the trim. It is available in two optional variants i.e., the 6- speed manual speed transmission and a CVT. The engine produces 128 hp with CVT, and 130 hp when paired with a manual transmission. The LX and Sport trims can be equipped with either the manual or the CVT transmission whereas, the EX and EX-L trims are only offered with the CVT option. Until 2019, even the EX trim was available with the manual transmission, however, low sales numbers lead Honda to take this decision.

The engine feels like a typical Honda i-VTEC unit with a high rev range. This 1.5-liter 4 cylinder engine manages to rev till 6,800 RPM making it a hoot to drive under certain conditions. However, don't be fooled by Honda calling the Fit a "Sporty Hatch". It is absolutely not sporty at all. The engine gives up too soon and if you do decide to hit the rev-limiter, it makes a lot of noise. Even at highway speeds, one might call the engine too noisy. 

The 2020 Honda Fit has been equipped with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine

As far as the transmission unit is concerned, the CVT drains the life out of this engine. It feels very sluggish and it might even get irritating for the more spirited. The manual transmission not only offers more fun but also more power. If you are choosing from the LX and Sport trim, the 6-speed manual is the one to go for. Having said that, if you are someone who just likes to sit and relax, the CVT might be the one for you. All in all, the 1.5L 4 cylinder motor paired with the manual gearbox makes the Fit fun to drive whereas, the CVT unit keeps things on the relaxed end.

If you pair the Honda Fit Sport with the CVT transmission, you get steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. These paddle shifters simulate gear changes. Since a CVT transmission has no gear ratios, some of the manufacturers artificially add them in order to mimic a conventional automatic transmission. While the Fit doesn't offer the power or the punch that would demand paddle shifters, they're still there.

Models

Honda Fit Hatchback

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

MSRP

$16,990

$16,690

$17,750

$19,420

Engine

1.5-liter I4 regular

1.6-liter I4 regular

1.5-liter I4 regular

1.4-liter I4 regular

Transmission

CVT w/OD

CVT w/OD

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

128 hp @ 6.600 rpm

120 hp @ 6,300 rpm

106 hp @ 6,000 rpm

138 hp @ 4,900 rpm

Torque

113 lb.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm

112 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

103 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

148 lb.-ft. @ 1,850 rpm

When compared to the Toyota Yaris hatchback and Kia Rio, the Honda Fit emerges as the most powerful and takes the second spot. With 138 horses, the Chevy Sonic's 1.4-liter engine is the most impressive in this lineup. It makes 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, which puts it miles ahead of the competition. In addition to that, the peak power and torque figures of the Sonic come in pretty early in the rev range when compared to the rivals.

Acceleration

Thanks to Honda’s i-VTEC and VTC, Fit has one of the best acceleration in its class. It allows the engine to produce more power at high speeds, and at low speeds, it re-tunes for a greater fuel economy. This technology has been used in everything ranging from a 2 wheeled motorcycle to an airplane engine and Honda was the first manufacturer to make this piece of tech viable for road cars. The 2020 Fit manages a 0-60 timing of 8.6 seconds and breaches the quarter-mile in 18.6 seconds. The numbers aren't exactly impressive but they'll do just fine for a small car like the Fit.

The 2020 Honda Fit manages a 0-60 timing of 8.6 seconds

If you opt for the CVT, you may hear a droning sound under heavy acceleration which definitely affects the level of comfort on offer. And if you think the noise would be accompanied by equally large increases in speed, you haven’t been paying attention. Having said that, the Fit rewards those who can compromise with some noise (or are just hard of hearing!) with some of the best mileage ratings in its class. Nobody expects you to drag race in your Honda Fit, however, should you choose to do it, now you have an idea of what to expect.

Model

Honda Fit Hatchback

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

0-60 MPH

8.6 sec

8.9 sec

10.2 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile

16.8 sec

16.9 sec

17.8 sec

16.4 sec

Engine

1.5L I4

1.6L I4

1.5L I4

1.4L I4

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

5.6

4.9

5.1

6.1

Chevrolet Sonic goes neck to neck with Fit when it comes to acceleration, and both display similar numbers in the 0 – 60 mph test and the quarter-mile test. Even with its extra power and torque, the Sonic manages to beat the Fit by just a small margin. Even though the Sonic beats the competition in terms of acceleration figures, it is the most disappointing package. It costs more, it offers way more torque and power than the rest, and yet, it manages to outrun the Fit by a tenth of a second. While none of the cars in this segment are really meant for quarter-mile sprints, they offer decent figures for their price. On the other hand, what these cars are good at is having fun with friends and family, going on a leisure cruise with your loved ones and that is where this segment shines. You get a hassle-free experience without shelling out too much.

Braking Performance

Just like every other budget vehicle, the 2020 Honda Fit is equipped with disks in the front and drums in the rear. This helps in keeping the manufacturing costs low and, in turn, results in a lower price for the customers. The Fit has 10.3-inch rotors in the front and 7.9-inch drums in the back. This specification remains common throughout the range. The front discs are ventilated and power-assisted which results in better braking power and heat dissipation.

The 2020 Fit has 10.3-inch rotors in the front

The brakes work pretty well in the Honda Fitas it weighs just over 2500 lbs. From a speed of 60 miles an hour, the Fit managed to come to a stop on 126 feet. The number is pretty average for vehicles of this size and weight. The safety systems such as ABS and EBD do instill some level of confidence into the driver, however, they are not intrusive. The brake pedal feels solid yet, the car comes to a halt drama-free.

Model

Honda Fit Hatchback

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Brake front

(in.)

10.3

11.0

10.2

10.8

Brake Rear

(in.)

7.9

8.0

9.0

9.0

Curb Weight

(lbs.)

2568

2762

2396

2896

60-0 MPH (ft.)

126

119

N/A

124

The Kia Rio hatchback gets the best brakes in this business. It may not be a lightweight, but its brake does a phenomenal job shedding this hatch’s speed quicker than any other subcompact. It takes 119 feet to come to rest from 60 miles an hour. The Sonic does the same in 124 feet then followed by the Honda. The braking figures of the 2020 Toyota Yaris are not available yet.

Ride and Handling 

As far as subcompact hatchbacks go, the 2020 Honda Fit does well in the steering department. The drive is fun, thanks to the precise steering and sharp handling. The ride does feel a bit too firm for some drivers’ taste, but the suspension does well to absorb any bumps that come its way. For the 2018 model year,  Honda re-tuned the Fit’s suspension for enhanced handling and launched the Honda Fit Sport variant.

The 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback tackles city streets with a lot of confidence and composure

Even though the steering is precise, there is not much feedback on offer. Having a nice gearbox always adds to the driving experience- the CVT is good for everyday drives, but the manual is more fun. The clutch pedal could use a little work, as it lacks a decent uptake feel. Driving the 2020 Fit as a whole is pretty impressive due to its small footprint. It allows you to zip through traffic with confidence and ease.

2020 Honda Fit Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Now, this is where the Fit shines bright. The 2020 Honda Fit provides an exceptional fuel economy even for its class. It travels 33 miles for every gallon in the city and 40 miles on the highway. The combined fuel economy comes out to be around 36 miles to the gallon. The fuel economy might be impressive however, the tank capacity isn't.

The 2020 Honda Fit comes with a 10.6-gallon fuel tank giving it a range of 350 miles.

The Fit comes with a 10.6-gallon fuel tank giving in a range of 350 miles at city speeds and 424 miles on the highway. The 6-speed manual transmission might add to the driving fun however, it affects the fuel economy by some margin. 29/36/31 miles per gallon for city, highway, and combined respectively. The range also gets diminished accordingly. The expected 2021 Fit with a hybrid powertrain will see an improvement in the MPG figures and the range as well.

Model

Honda Fit Hatchback (CVT)

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

MPG (city)

33

33

32

26

MPG (highway)

40

41

40

34

MPG (combined)

36

36

35

29

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

10.6

11.9

11.6

12.2

Range (city/highway) (miles)

350/424

393/488

371/464

317/415

The iVTEC allows the engine to produce more power at high speeds, and at low speeds, it re-tunes for a better fuel economy. Where Chevrolet Sonic had the best performance, it has got the lowest numbers when it comes to fuel economy. And given only the small margin by which it was able to beat the Fit, the Sonic makes even lesser sense. The Kia Rio narrowly beats the Fit in the fuel efficiency race. Even though the difference is minimal, it translates into a way better range for the Rio due to its larger tank capacity.

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2020 Honda Fit Interior

6.0/10

The materials used for the 2020 Honda Fit seats struggle with the same problem its predecessors did. The interiors feel a little cheap- rivals at a similar price point offer a much nicer choice of materials. The padding on the armrest is not soft enough, and the armrest on the door side almost starts to hurt after a little while. The plastic used for the interiors feels cheap, and the seats seem to be made of the most dust and dirt prone material (except for the leather trimmed seats in EX-L trim).

2020 Honda Fit Hatchback Front Seats- the seats are very comfortable and supportive

Having said that, overall, the cabin is pretty spacious. The front seats offer plenty of adjustments for you to find an ideal position. The bolstering is also the supportive side as well so if you do dice to tackle some corners, it's gonna hold you in position. Due to the small size of the vehicle, all the buttons and switches are in reach of the passengers. All the buttons are placed exactly where you'd want them to be. Moving on to the rear seats, they are surprisingly spacious. For a car of this size, the rear seats are very roomy and comfortable. So much so that even people over 6 feet will not face any issue. The tall design of the Fit adds to the headroom making it easier to go on longer journeys.

Model

Honda Fit Hatchback

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.5/54.8/41.4

38.9/54.1/42.1

38.2/53.2/41.9

41.8/53.4/41.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.5/52.6/39.3

38.0/53.3/33.5

37.2/50.0/33.4

38.1/53.0/34.6

The Honda Fit has the most spacious cabin in this bunch, especially in the rear. Other vehicles fail to offer the same due to the placement of the fuel tank under the rear seat. However, that is not the case with the Honda Fit. It has its located under the front seats. This allows the engineers to place the rear seats for maximum legroom and cargo space. As far as over interior quality is concerned, the Rio and the Yaris offer better.

Interior Features

Cabin's build quality might not be that upscale on the Honda Fit, but it doesn’t shy away from offering relevant features to improve comfort. These features include:

  • 60/40 split 2nd-row Magic Seat
  • Eco Assist system
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/ auto on/off
  • Air conditioning
  • 4/6 speaker sound system
  • 5 Amp USB smartphone/audio interface
  • One-touch power sunroof (optional)
  • Push-button start
  • Heated front seats

Infotainment System

Yes, as a package, the 2020 Honda Fit is pretty impressive. However, the cost cuttings are pretty evident when it comes to the infotainment system. The 5 inch unit on the base trim only offers basic functionality like Bluetooth Audio and steering mounted controls. It's only when you step up to the Sport trim that you get the 7-inch display with modern-day features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base "LX" trim comes with a 160-Watt audio system with 4 speakers whereas the rest of the trims get a 180-Watt audio system with 6 speakers.

2020 Honda Fit Hatchback has a 7-inch  Infotainment Screen

Once you move up to the Sport trim, you get other features as well. HondaLink, Pandora compatibility, SMS text message function, and SiriusXM radio become standard. These features add to the comfort of the vehicle and make it more desirable. It is really impressive that Honda offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard with the second trim only. These features make it much easier to pair your smartphone with the car. The Honda Fit offers Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) as standard. What it does it that it increases the volume as you increase the speed of the vehicle. This compensates for the road and wind noise that might interrupt your music.

Some of the infotainment features offered by the 2020 Honda Fit

  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • HondaLink
  • Pandora compatibility
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Steering mounted controls

A great sigh of relief for many is the return of the volume knob. Handling a touchscreen while driving is a big problem as it forces you to take your eyes off the road, which is never a good idea unless you’re looking to put Honda’s safety features to a test. The volume knob is a bit too tiny for some people’s liking, but it does its job.

Cargo Capacity

The Fit is a hit in storing your cargo. The name ‘Fit’ suits it perfectly due to its ability to provide maximum cargo space in its compact body. The normal cargo space behind the second row is 16.6 cubic feet, which isn’t that bad. But wait till the spell of Honda’s magic takes effect, and you get a whopping 52.7 cubic feet of storage capacity. So, the 2020 Fit is not just fun to drive but practical as well.

2020 Honda Fit Hatchback has 16.6  (ft.3) of Cargo Volume

Honda's Magic Seat actually works like magic. They can be folded in various ways in order to make space as per your needs. When folded down, the seats fold completely flat making it easier to slide heavy items to the front of the car. The 60/40 split adds to the practicality by allowing you to place longer items on one side while a person can sit on the other. Honda’s Magic Seat allows either of the 60/40 split rear seat-backs to fold down flat in one easy step. There is no need to remove the head restraints, either. Another amazing feature that Fit has is the tall cargo mode, which allows either or both of the rear seat cushions to be folded upward and locked into place, providing room for tall items.

Model

Honda Fit Hatchback

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

16.6

17.4

15.9

19.0

The Sonic Hatch manages to beat the competition when it comes to cargo capacity. It offers 19 cubic feet which is around a couple more than the Rio. The Sonic manages to do so due to its larger exterior size. However, the Fit strikes the best balance between the cargo capacity and rear-seat legroom. Honda's Magic Seat make the vehicle truly versatile in terms of cargo-carrying capacity.

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2020 Honda Fit Exterior

6.0/10

The Honda Fit has shed its slabby look for a leaner, more muscular design. Where the past Fits used to remind people of a small minivan, the new Fit impresses everyone with its chiseled shape. The body-lines and contours flow brilliantly into the headlights, which further merge with the grille and badging. This gives Fit an aerodynamic look. The front bumper is probably the most aggressive one in the segment. Honda has managed to make the Fit look sporty but they haven't gone overboard with it.

The Honda Fit has a pretty mean front end design

In the back, its rooftop spoiler and intricate taillights give it a sporty new look. The upper trims get fog lights, alloy wheels, and an extra strip of chrome on the grille and liftgate. The Sport trim further adds black wheels, a front spoiler, rear diffuser,  and a chrome-tipped exhaust. Now, surely the spoiler and diffuser doesn't add to the downforce of the vehicle (not that it needs a lot of it), it makes the car look sportier. All of these looks do go in line with Honda calling it a "sporty hatch". The driving experience says otherwise.

Model

Honda Fit Hatchback

Kia Rio Hatchback

Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2568

2762

2396

2896

Length (in.)

161.4

160.0

161.6

159.8

Width (in.)

67.0

67.9

66.7

68.3

Height (in.)

60.0

57.1

58.9

59.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

5.5

5.5

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

99.6

101.6

101.2

99.4

Track Width (in.) F/R

58.3/58.0

59.8/60.0

58.8/58.4

59.4/59.4

The Honda Fit is small even for a subcompact. It has the shortest wheelbase in this segment. Yet it boasts the most spacious cabin and a trunk that offers more storage than most. Honda has really hit it out of the park when it comes to space management. The ground clearance of the Honda Fit is slightly lesser than the competition, however, in the real world, it manages to cross almost all the speed humps and curbs.

Exterior Features

The most striking exterior features of the 2020 Honda Fit are:

  • Halogen headlamps
  • 16-inch black alloy wheels
  • Body-colored power side mirrors
  • Underbody spoilers
  • Chrome exhaust finisher
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off
  • LED brake lights
  • Body-colored rear roofline spoiler
  • Fog lights
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2020 Honda Fit Safety

7.0/10

The Honda Fit offers one of the best standard safety equipment package in the segment. As soon as you move up to the EX trim, you get the Honda Sensing Suite as standard which includes multiple active safety features. It is also available as an option on the other two trims. The wide-angle rear-view camera is standard on every trim. It is a very basic bit of kit that adds to the overall ease by a considerable margin. The Honda Sensing Suite Suite includes

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System Forward Collision (Auto Emergency Braking)
  • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Departure Warning
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Honda LaneWatch Right Side Camera
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

Other safety tech offered as standard-

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Controll
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

2020 Honda Fit Competition

Honda Fit Hatchback vs. Kia Rio Hatchback 

2020 Kia Rio Hatchback- one segment where the Rio shines over the Honda is the interior quality.

The most useful thing about the Kia Rio is that it can attract all types of customers. Being cheaper, new and young customers will certainly get attracted to its design ethics and excellent visibility. The car is capable of accommodating all the picnic snacks or even bicycles. The Kia Rio seems and feels a bit more premium than the Fit. To top it all off, it offers the same level of efficiency as that Honda too. The Fit offers a more stylish and funky exterior. All in all, there is not a lot to differentiate these vehicles as they both offer a lot of bang for the money. However, with a more classy and upscale interior, the Rio wins against the Fit.

Honda Fit Hatchback vs. Toyota Yaris Hatchback

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback- sure the Yaris looks more futuristic and offers better and more advanced safety features, however, the Fit provides more bang for the buck.

The Toyota Yaris is one of the most reliable small hatchbacks you can buy. It is compact, affordable, and comes with the reliability Toyota is famous for. In driving, it feels more dynamic than Honda Fit. Yaris also puts a lot of attention on safety, by adding features like pre-collision braking, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams standard on all trims. But the Fit takes back its lead when you go inside the vehicle. The seats are more spacious and comfortable in the Fit. And the cargo options available in Honda Fit is way more advanced than Yaris. Overall, the Fit is a better package and offers more for the money.

2020 Honda Fit Final Verdict

The Honda Fit is a great car that can cater to all your daily needs. It does cost a little more than other subcompact cars, but it has so much more to offer. From roomy seats to unmatched cargo space, from great fuel economy to reassuring safety features, the Fit, well, it fits in all the categories.

Cars like the Nissan Versa seem tempting due to their low price and reasonably powerful engine, but in the long run, Honda Fit covers its extra cost by giving a great mileage and better features. The added features like Honda Sensing, Honda Magic Seat, which puts the cargo volume of compact SUVs to shame, a great design, and sharp handling make Honda a clear winner. To add to that, since, the Fit hasn't changed all that much over the last few years, you might also want to look at some pre-owned cars for sale.

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FAQs

Is Honda discontinuing the Fit?

While Honda has released the 2021 model of the Fit in their Asian and some European markets, they are yet to announce it for the US. The 2021 Fit sees a lot of changes throughout the vehicle making it better in every way possible.

How fast is the Honda Fit?

The estimated top speed of the Honda Fit is around 115 miles per hour.

Is the Honda Fit reliable?

Yes, over the years, not just the Fit but Hondas, in general, have established themselves to be pretty reliable vehicles. And if something does go wrong, Honda offers a pretty decent warranty and even the maintenance costs are on the lower side.

Is the Honda Fit noisy?

Yes, even though the 2020 Honda Fit offers a lot for your hard-earned money, the cabin fails to insulate itself from the engine noise.

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