Unmatched interior space for such a small vehicle; highly versatile and practical cabin; quality cabin materials; efficient and relatively quick engine
More expensive base price than other subcompacts; not the most attractive design
Automatic high beams are added to the Honda Sensing package for 2019.
Just like almost every Honda, we recommend the EX. It adds an abundance of equipment (including accident-avoidance tech) that seems like a bargain given its $2,000 premium over the base LX. Otherwise, Honda keeps things pretty simple -- with no options really, you just have to pick the color.
The 2019 Honda Fit is offered in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L.
The base-level Fit LX ($16,190) comes with all the basics, including 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, power accessories, air conditioning, a backup camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split back seat (folds flat and seat bottom flips up), Bluetooth phone and audio, a USB port and a 4-speaker sound system with a 5-in color display, a CD player and a media plater interface.
The Sport ($17,500) gets special styling flourishes not available on any other trim level, along with 16-in wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped wheel, a second USB port, a 6-speaker sound system and a 7-in touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HondaLink smartphone apps and Pandora internet radio control.
Optional on CVT-equipped LX and Sport trim levels is the Honda Sensing package, which adds forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.
The Fit EX ($18,160) doesn't have the leather wheel or the Sport's styling, but it does add a sunroof, proximity entry and keyless start, cargo area tie downs, Honda's LaneWatch blind spot camera and satellite radio. Honda Sensing is standard.
Topping the range is the Fit EX-L ($20,520), which adds heated mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The CVT is also standard. Optional on the EX-L is a navigation system integrated into the touchscreen. It brings with it HD Radio.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Kia Rio -- The Rio was all-new last year, and its transformation resulted in an impressively grown-up subcompact that should be considered right alongside the Fit. It may not have as much space, but its driving manners are shockingly sophisticated, and its cabin earns big points for functionality, quality and style.
2019 Hyundai Accent -- Like the Rio, the Accent was all-new last year and is available in both hatchback and sedan body styles. The Fit is of course hatch-only. The Accent is perhaps not as impressive as the Rio, but it shares many of the same strong attributes as its corporate cousin.
2019 Nissan Kicks -- The Kicks deftly toes the line between subcompact hatchback and subcompact SUV. It boasts generous cargo capacity (though still not as much as the Fit), strong fuel economy and a low price.
Used Honda Civic -- If you like the Fit's price but want a sedan or generally more refinement, opting for a used Civic could make sense. Though not offered in a 4-door hatchback until 2017, the Civic touts great comfort, more power and a few extra features.