2019 Honda Fit

2019 Honda Fit
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2019 Honda Fit
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What’s new

  • Newly available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Part of the third Fit generation introduced for 2015

Pros

  • Surprisingly roomy interior
  • Rear-seat configurability allows for exceptional cargo capacity
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Extensive list of infotainment and safety features

Cons

  • Taller passengers will have issues with rear-seat headroom
  • Braking performance slightly lags behind that of competitors


Which Fit does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend the EX trim for most buyers because it represents excellent value for the class. It comes with the larger 7-inch touchscreen interface, Honda's LaneWatch technology (essentially a blind-spot camera for the right side of the car), proximity entry with push-button start, and even a sunroof. At the EX level you're missing out on the EX-L's available navigation upgrade, but smartphone owners can connect with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to fill in that gap.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

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.

Trim tested

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.

Driving

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.

Acceleration

Around town, the four-cylinder's power feels adequate. The CVT automatic has somewhat slow responses, but in our testing the Fit did 0-60 mph in a decent 8.8 seconds.

Braking

The pedal feels a little soft, but it's also progressive and easy to modulate. Making smooth stops in traffic is effortless.

Steering

The Fit's steering is linear and direct. Effort is light, but it builds naturally. It offers almost no feel of the road, but that's not unusual for this segment.

Handling

Honda's little hatchback is nimble and light when going around turns. It's also stable at freeway speeds. It changes direction quickly, although the grip limits of the tires aren't high.

Drivability

The light action of the controls makes the Fit easy to use, and the CVT automatic is unobtrusive in day-to-day driving. The manual transmission's shifter is precise, though the clutch pedal doesn't offer much uptake feel. Parking is dead-simple thanks to tiny overhangs and a standard rearview camera.

Comfort

Considering the Fit's simple suspension design and short wheelbase, the ride quality is certainly decent. The seats are comfortable, and the cabin is decently quiet.

Seat comfort

The seats offer just enough adjustability. They are wide, allow plenty of leg movement and are comfortable even on longer trips. The bolsters are moderate, but they provide good lateral support.

Ride comfort

The ride quality doesn't feel too busy or fidgety. It's appropriately compliant and comfortable enough for long road trips.

Noise & vibration

At highway speeds, the cabin is slightly above-average in terms of wind and road noise. Neither is excessive, but they're there. Engine noise is not a factor when just cruising, but it does drone at high revs.

Climate control

The climate control is simple (there's no automatic setting) and easy to adjust, thanks to its clearly marked knob-based interface. It's also more than capable of regulating the small cabin's temperature.

Interior

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.

Ease of use

The Fit's chunky temp knobs and cabin controls are well-placed and easy to use. The 7-inch touchscreen interface isn't the most intuitive, but Android Auto and Apple CarPlay help.

Getting in/getting out

The Fit is quite easy to climb in and out of, thanks to short doors that can open fully in small spaces and tall door openings. The biggest issue is the rear-seat stepover: The rear floor is uneven near the door, so finding sure footing requires more reach.

Driving position

The driving position is upright and comfortable, and the height-adjustable seat means any driver will fit. Taller drivers might wish the armrests were higher.

Roominess

This is a small car with a shocking amount of space and an airy-feeling cabin, thanks to smart packaging. Backseat passengers have a huge amount of legroom, but passengers over 6 feet will have to lean forward a bit or they'll run out of headroom.

Visibility

The high windshield and low beltline, along with door-mounted mirrors, contribute to excellent visibility. A curved driver's mirror and camera on the passenger's mirror address blind spots, but the thick rear roof pillars still obstruct rear three-quarter visibility in some situations.

Quality

There are some hard plastics, but the touch surfaces are generally soft. The controls have a slick action, and there's no overriding sense that this is an inexpensive car. Everything feels solidly put together.

Utility

For such a small car, the Fit shines when it comes to moving cargo. The Magic Seats allow for a number of configurations, so the Fit can tackle all sorts of jobs.

Small-item storage

There are quite a few spots around the cabin for storing small items, but none are particularly large, somewhat limiting their usefulness. The front and back door pockets can accommodate water bottles.

Cargo space

The ingenious back seat allows for many loading options, and it folds flat to create a surprisingly large maximum cargo area. The seat bottom flips up for tall, upright items. The Fit is unrivaled in its class in this category.

Child safety seat accommodation

The rear LATCH points are easy to find and easy to access. The tall door openings and generous rear space will make installing child seats less arduous.

Technology

For 2018, the Fit has been updated with driver aids and active safety features, as well as full smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Audio & navigation

Honda's infotainment system is decent, but the on-screen menus look clunky and stilted. Smartphone owners can get navigation via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which means they might forgo the optional navigation system.

Smartphone integration

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on all but the base LX trim, and plugging in this way makes it unnecessary to pair your phone via Bluetooth: It's automatic. USB ports are available in the center console and the armrest bin.

Driver aids

Forward collision alert with automatic braking and lane keeping assist are nice to have at this price. Adaptive cruise works well, but only at speeds above about 34 mph. There's no blind-spot monitoring, but Honda's LaneWatch camera is a decent alternative.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Honda Fit.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great compact hatchback with Fantastic Mileage.
Barbara P,09/04/2018
Great overall compact hatchback. Good storage options. Fantastic mileage but not so long a range (but I do a lot of driving). Leather heated seats are nice but front seats are not well padded and uncomfortable on long rides. Really do not like the fact that the radio volume control is on the touch screen instead of a knob. That way you have to take your eyes off the road for a few seconds. The cup holders aren't very handy. The one on the dash is right in front of the air output so it blocks it in summer and then in winter a cold beverage could not be there because it would heat up too much. These are really minor details. The car is great overall.
Up-to-date technology car
CostaMesa,09/05/2018
Good, roomy transportation car
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$16,990
MPG
33 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
128 hp @ 6600 rpm
MSRP
$18,960
MPG
31 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
128 hp @ 6600 rpm
MSRP
$18,300
MPG
31 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
128 hp @ 6600 rpm
MSRP
$18,160
MPG
29 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
130 hp @ 6600 rpm
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Safety

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.
LaneWatch
Displays live video of the adjoining passenger-side lane, with distance markers, on the infotainment screen.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Honda Fit vs. the competition

2019 Honda Fit

2019 Honda Fit

2018 Kia Soul

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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 Honda Fit for Sale

Honda Fit 2019 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
New 2019
Honda Fit
Sport
MSRP$19,195
Est.Loan: $339/mo
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Dealer Notes
Lunar Silver Metallic 2019 Honda Fit Sport FWD CVT 1.5L I43631 HighwayCity MPG**All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack agecondition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Honda Fit 2019 LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
New 2019
Honda Fit
LX
MSRP$16,990
Est.Loan: $303/mo
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2019 Honda Fit LX All conditions subject to credit approval. All offers plus tax, tags, freight of $875, $890 or $895 for cars and for SUVs/trucks $940, $975 or $995 for new vehicles, processing fee of $699. Dealer installed options additional. Dealer installed options additional. Offers may require financing through VCI. Stock photo colors, options and trim levels may vary. Vehicles subject to prior sale. Not responsible for typographical errors. Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level; for the designated model-year, and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. Final price must be verified by management. See dealer for details. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.
Honda Fit 2019 LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
New 2019
Honda Fit
LX
MSRP$17,080
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Dealer Notes
Modern Steel 2019 Honda Fit LX FWD 6-Speed Manual 1.5L I4 Fully Detailed. 29/36 City/Highway MPG

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More about the 2019 Honda Fit
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), EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M), Sport w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), and LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT).

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.

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The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is1.4% below the MSRP.

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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.

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The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is2.6% below the MSRP.

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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.

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The average savings for the 2019 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is4.2% below the MSRP.

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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.

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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.

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