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2020 Honda Fit
Select a Different Model (6 Available): EX Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 21246
MPG (EPA) 31 CTY /36 HWY
Horsepower 128@6600
Torque 113@4600
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2020 Honda Fit MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Astonishing cargo capacity for its size
  • A blast to drive
  • Efficient for a non-hybrid
  • Available manual transmission

Cons

  • Tiny base infotainment screen
  • Can't pair manual transmission with Honda Sensing
  • Ride quality can get jittery over rough roads

What's New

  • Honda Sensing no longer available on LX and Sport trims

2020 Honda Fit Overview

We're at the tail end of the third-generation Honda Fit, which debuted for the 2015 model year. It received a mid-cycle refresh for 2018, but with the reveal of the fourth-gen Japanese-market 2020 Honda Fit last October at the Tokyo Motor Show, we know the current model isn't long for this world. (Honda has not yet confirmed whether the redesigned Fit will be sold in North America.) The Fit is Honda's smallest four-door under the Civic, and it shares a platform with the HR-V subcompact crossover.

What We Think

The Fit is one of those cars that checks nearly all of our boxes. It's a blast to drive in the corners and around town, even though its modestly powered four-cylinder has nothing on a car like the Fiesta ST. You can order it with a manual transmission, and Honda builds one of the best in the industry.

The Fit's packaging and cargo volume are seriously impressive given how compact this little hatch is. Would you believe the Fit's cargo capacity is almost identical to a Porsche Macan SUV? During our year-long loan with a 2015 Fit EX, our editors squeezed paintings, tables, boxes, house plants, surfboards, and bicycles in the diminutive Fit with no problems.

There are a couple flimsy bits, such as the cheap and easily scuffed headliner or the hatchback's chrome-finished grab handle, but keep in mind the Fit starts well below $20,000. Other than those quibbles, the whole package felt well-built and high-quality. Plus, upper trim levels feature a standard collection of active safety features that could make some flagship luxury sedans blush.

We love the Fit. Honda, please don't make us beg for the new one.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Every Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. The entry-level LX and Sport models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, though a CVT automatic is optional on those trims and standard on the EX and EX-L. You get an ever-so-slight power advantage with the manual—130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque compared to 128 hp and 113 lb-ft with the CVT. Depending on the trim and transmission, we've tested Fits hitting 60 in 7.9-9.1 seconds.

Fuel economy is impressive across the board. Manual-equipped models are EPA-rated at 29/36 mpg city/highway, and those with the CVT return 31-33/36 mpg depending on the trim.

Safety

The Fit performs well in NHTSA safety testing, earning a five-star overall rating with perfect scores aside from a four-star rollover rating. From the IIHS, it earned top marks in all four crashworthiness tests it was evaluated on, plus the front crash prevention test that it aced with the available auto emergency braking system. The only weak point here is its headlights, which received the lowest possible scores of Poor and Marginal, depending on whether or not the car was equipped with auto high beams.

EX and EX-L models come standard with the Honda Sensing collection of driver-assist active safety features, including auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and auto high beams.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The Fit is known for its clever packaging by positioning the gas tank below the front seats to expand the configurable cargo area. There's space for five, and cargo volume measures an impressive (for its size) 16.6 cubic feet behind the rear bench and 52.7 cubic feet with the seats folded down.

Technology

Base Fit models come with a 5.0-inch color infotainment screen and four-speaker audio, but stepping up to the Fit Sport nets a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, satellite radio, and a six-speaker audio setup.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

2020 Honda Fit LX

The entry-level Fit keeps things relatively basic with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, cloth upholstery, a 5.0-inch color infotainment screen with four-speaker audio, power-adjustable body-color side mirrors, a rear spoiler, and LED brake lights.

2020 Honda Fit Sport

The Fit Sport might be the Goldilocks of the lineup, offering 16-inch black alloy wheels, fog lights, body kit with orange accents, chrome exhaust finisher, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker audio, satellite radio, and paddle shifters for the optional CVT.

2020 Honda Fit EX

Stepping up to the EX gets buyers luxury and safety features that are impressive for a car at this price point. It features 16-inch machine-finished alloys with black inserts, a power moonroof, keyless entry with walk away auto locking, and push-button start. The EX also includes the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist tech, including auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and auto high beams.

2020 Honda Fit EX-L

The L in EX-L stands for leather and as such, the trim includes leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, the leather-wrapped steering wheel from the Fit Sport, and heated body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.

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2020 HONDA FIT SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
EX Hatchback
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
128@6600
Standard MPG
31/36
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

All-Season Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber; Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [ASM] Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer); [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Opt $373

All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber; Wheels, with Locking Wheel Nuts NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP] All-Season Protection Package (Dealer); [BWP] Black Wheel Package (Dealer); [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer); [WHL] Wheel Locks (Dealer); [WLB] Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer); [LNS] Wheel Lug Nut Set - Black (Dealer)
Opt $325

Black Wheel Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Wheel Locks Black; Wheels, with Locking Wheel Nuts NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $1507

Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Alternate Suspension; Floor Mats, Carpet; HFP Side and Rear Badges; Luxury Trim, Titanium Look On Shift Knob; Pedals, Sports; Shift Boot; Side Body Skirts; Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch; Wheels, 16" Alloy; Wheels, Graphics in Orange NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP] All-Season Protection Package (Dealer); [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [ASM] Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer); [SPP] Sport Pedals CVT (Dealer); [WGK] Wheel Graphic Kit (Dealer); [16W] Wheels, 16-Inch Accessory Black Alloy (Dealer); [16D] Wheels, 16-Inch Diamond-Cut Alloy (Dealer)
Opt $3387

Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Mud Flaps; Wheels, with Locking Wheel Nuts NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [BWP] Black Wheel Package (Dealer); [WHL] Wheel Locks (Dealer); [WLB] Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer); [LNS] Wheel Lug Nut Set - Black (Dealer)
Opt $274

Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Aegean Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Milano Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Orange Fury

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Platinum White Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 2 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $63

Cargo Organizer - Soft (Dealer)

Opt $78

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

Opt $114

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [ADM] Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display, 7-inch Touch Screen

Std Std

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $99

Internet Connection

Std Std

Media Control with Touch Screen

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Front(2)

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Start System II (Dealer)

Opt $399

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.440

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Engine Block Heater (Dealer)

Opt $80

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 10.6 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $39

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $84

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Door Sill Trim - Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $220

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

HFP Side and Rear Badges

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer); [ASPP] All-Season Protection Package (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Rear Bumper Appliqué (Dealer)

Opt $62

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Side Body Skirts

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
Opt $104

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Tailgate Spoiler (Dealer)

Opt $299

Underbody Spoiler - Side (Dealer)

Opt $349

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest Compartment (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Armrest, Front Seat Center; Console
Opt $324

Armrest, Front Seat Center

CONTAINED IN: [ARC] Armrest Compartment (Dealer)
Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [ASPP] All-Season Protection Package (Dealer); [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Cover (Dealer)

Opt $166

Center Console Pocket Liner (Dealer)

Opt $33

Console

CONTAINED IN: [ARC] Armrest Compartment (Dealer)
Std Std

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $140

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP] All-Season Protection Package (Dealer); [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Opt $155

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [ASPP] All-Season Protection Package (Dealer); [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Titanium Look On Shift Knob

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Pedals, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Shift Boot

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Sport Pedals CVT (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Opt $89

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Console Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $249

LED Lights: Rear Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
Opt $441

Body-Color Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [ADM] Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Cargo Liner (Dealer)

Opt $187

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $162

Seat Covers - Rear (Dealer)

Opt $250

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

LED Fog Lights (Dealer)

Opt $250

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Lanewatch™

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, Display Audio AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Dynamic Steering, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P185/55HR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Graphic Kit (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Opt $95

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $56

Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $82

Wheel Locks Black

CONTAINED IN: [BWP] Black Wheel Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Wheel Lug Nut Set - Black (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $180

Wheels, 16" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Std Std

Wheels, 16-Inch Accessory Black Alloy (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Opt $1196

Wheels, 16-Inch Diamond-Cut Alloy (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Opt $1196

Wheels, Graphics in Orange

CONTAINED IN: [HFP] Honda Factory Performance Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, with Locking Wheel Nuts

CONTAINED IN: [ASPP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [BWP] Black Wheel Package (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
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