2019 Honda Fit
- Newly available automatic high-beam headlights
- Part of the third Fit generation introduced for 2015
- Surprisingly roomy interior
- Rear-seat configurability allows for exceptional cargo capacity
- Excellent fuel economy
- Extensive list of infotainment and safety features
- Taller passengers will have issues with rear-seat headroom
- Braking performance slightly lags behind that of competitors
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Which Fit does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
There's a lot to like about the 2019 Honda Fit. As small economy-minded hatchbacks cars go, it's engaging to drive around turns and comfortable when you're just cruising on the highway. This is especially nice when you consider just how good the Fit is at maneuvering through tight spots in big cities and how versatile its special configurable rear seats are. The Fit is one of the most efficient vehicles in the class as well. EPA fuel economy estimates for the Fit are as high as 36 mpg combined (33 city/40 highway) with the automatic transmission.
In-car technology is a strong point for the Fit. Last year, Honda added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which helped to address the lack of navigation in the lower trim levels. Safety features on the Fit are impressive, too. If you opt for a base-level LX but upgrade to the automatic transmission, you'll get forward collision warning with emergency automatic braking, lane departure warning and intervention, and adaptive cruise control. That's quite a bit of equipment for a relatively low price.
If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive, high-quality subcompact car, there's no doubt that the 2019 Honda Fit should be at the top of your list.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Honda Fit is available in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. All Fits have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. A standard six-speed manual or optional CVT automatic are available on all but the EX-L trim, which only comes with the automatic. With the manual transmission, the engine is rated at 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers drop slightly to 128 hp and 113 lb-ft with the CVT automatic.
The Fit LX gets you 15-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, remote entry, air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and driver-seat height adjustment. Infotainment duties are handled by a 5-inch display screen with Bluetooth and a four-speaker stereo. You also get the Fit's party piece, the 60/40-split folding rear seat. These Magic Seat rear seats can be positioned in a number of configurations, making the Fit able to handle more types of cargo than other hatchbacks.
Upgrading from the manual to the CVT automatic on the LX will get you forward collision warning with emergency automatic braking, lane departure warning and intervention, and adaptive cruise control.
The Sport trim adds some sporty styling highlights, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Sport's infotainment system is a 7-inch touchscreen interface that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also includes a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
Step up to the EX and the Fit receives a sunroof, proximity entry with push-button start, and extendable sun visors. Both manual- and CVT automatic-equipped cars get Honda Sensing, which on the EX also includes LaneWatch, a camera mounted to the passenger-side mirror that gives a clear view of the adjoining lane when the right turn signal is activated.
At the top of the Fit range, the EX-L adds heated side mirrors, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Navigation is a stand-alone option for the EX-L.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Honda Fit EX (1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD) as well as a first drive of a Honda Fit EX-L (1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since the 2015 test was conducted, the current Honda Fit has received some revisions, including new safety and technology features, driver aids, more sound insulation, and updates to suspension and steering. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Honda Fit, however.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Fit safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Monitors traffic and obstructions ahead of the vehicle and warns the driver to apply the brakes in the case of a potential collision.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Applies brakes automatically to mitigate or avoid front collisions if the driver has not acted in time.
- Displays live video of the adjoining passenger-side lane, with distance markers, on the infotainment screen.
Honda Fit vs. the competition
2019 Honda Fit
2018 Kia Soul
Honda Fit vs. Kia Soul
Both the Honda Fit and Kia Soul make excellent use of their available space. The Soul's boxy shape gives it better rear headroom, while the Fit is a bit more nimble in the city thanks to slightly smaller dimensions. They both feel pretty peppy, which is nice to have in a car that's so efficient. If you're looking for a subcompact to compact vehicle that's highly versatile, either is a great option.
Honda Fit vs. Honda Civic
If you're into the idea of owning a Honda hatchback but the Fit feels a bit small for your taste, you're in luck. The Honda Civic is also available in a hatchback layout and it's one of the most impressive cars in the compact class. It's comfortable, spacious, high-tech, efficient and fun to drive.
Honda Fit vs. Toyota Corolla iM
Much like the Civic and the Soul, the Toyota Corolla iM hatchback is a bit bigger than the Honda Fit. It provides a very comfortable ride as well as a long list of standard features for the class. If owning a car that's fun to drive is a priority, though, you'll want to stick with the more nimble Fit.
2019 Honda Fit for Sale
While it carries over unchanged for 2019, the Honda Fit is still a car at the top of its game. It's a lightweight, highly maneuverable and comfortable subcompact with a surprising amount of interior room and lots of practicality. The Magic Seat back seat can be arranged in a number of configurations to allow the Fit to tackle oddly shaped or oversized cargo that other subcompacts couldn't dream of carrying. With the seats folded flat, the Fit offers a cargo area almost as big as some small SUVs.
Four trim levels are available for 2019: the LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. All four trims come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A slick six-speed manual transmission is available for all but the EX-L, and a continuously variable automatic transmission is an optional add-on (except with the EX-L, where it's standard). With the manual, the engine makes 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque, or 128 hp and 113 lb-ft with the CVT automatic. That's not a lot of horsepower, but the Fit feels peppy enough thanks to its small dimensions.
If you opt for the CVT automatic on any trim level, you'll also get the Honda Sensing system, which includes safety features such as forward collision warning with automatic braking and lane departure warning, as well as driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. On the EX, even the manual transmission gets these features.
The base LX comes with a rearview camera, LED brakelights, air conditioning, configurable rear seats (Magic Seats), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver's seat. You also get Bluetooth and a four-speaker stereo system. Gone are the days when subcompact cars felt like penalty boxes, devoid of equipment and creature comforts.
Moving up to the Sport trim level gets you some unique appearance pieces, 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Sirius satellite radio and a six-speaker stereo system.
The EX adds a sunroof, proximity entry and push-button start, and sliding sun visors, which are a must-have if you live somewhere sunny. The range-topping Fit EX-L gets heated mirrors, heated front seats and leather upholstery, and navigation is an optional extra.
We think the Fit is a great choice for a practical, fully featured and comfortable subcompact. Make sure to read the full Edmunds review to find out more, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2019 Honda Fit near you.
2019 Honda Fit Overview
The 2019 Honda Fit is offered in the following submodels: Fit Hatchback. Available styles include LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M), EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), Sport w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), and Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M).
What do people think of the 2019 Honda Fit?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Honda Fit and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Fit 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Fit.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Honda Fit and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Fit featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2019 Honda Fit?
2019 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,855. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $276 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $276 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,579.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is1.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 5 2019 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,195. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $491 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $491 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,704.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is2.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2019 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,885. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $745 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $745 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,140.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is4.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
The 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,085. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,316 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,316 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,769.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is7.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
Which 2019 Honda Fits are available in my area?
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Honda Fit?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.