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 still under $20,000 even when you include the $930 destination fee. Otherwise, Honda keeps things pretty simple -- with no options really, you just have to pick the color. Find a Honda Fit for sale
How Much Does a 2021 Honda Fit Cost?
The 2020 Honda Fit is offered in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. For the LX and Sport trims, the manual transmission is standard and the automatic is an $800 option. For the EX and EX-L models, the automatic is standard and the manual is not available.
The base-level Fit LX ($16,190) comes with all the basics, including 15-in 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 player interface.
The Sport ($17,600) 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 ($19,060) 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 ($20,620), which adds heated mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
All Fit models come standard with front-side airbags, side-curtain airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (front disc, rear drum), stability control, traction control and a backup camera. The Honda Sensing package adds forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and automatic high beam control. It's optional on CVT-equipped LX and Sport trims and standard on the EX and EX-L, which also include the LaneWatch blind spot camera.
In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash-testing, the Fit earned perfect 5-star ratings for overall, frontal and side crash protection. In testing conducted by the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Fit received the best possible marks in every crash test it was subjected to, as well as for its front crash-prevention tech. A Marginal headlight rating kept it from receiving a Top Safety Pick award.
2021 Honda Fit vs the competition
2020 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.
2020 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.
2020 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.
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