Review: 2019 Honda Fit

Review: 2019 Honda Fit

If you are in the market for a sporty, compact car you will want to read the below review of the 2019 Honda Fit. The new Fit delivers excellent fuel economy, a roomy cabin, and plenty of user-friendly technology features. U.S. News awarded the 2019 Honda Fit the 2019 #1Subcompact Car* and the 2019 Best Subcompact Car for the Money*. Visit Friendly Honda in beautiful Poughkeepsie for a test drive.

Performance

The four trim levels offered in the 2019 Honda Fit include LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L and are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder direct-injection engine. All but the EX-L trim come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and have the option to be paired with a continuously variable transmission. The manual transmission generates 130-hp and 114 lb-ft of torque, while the CVT produces a similar 128-hp and 113 lb-ft of torque. The estimated EPA-rating for the manual transmission is 36 mpg highway and 29 mpg city**, and the CVT achieves an estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg highway and 33 mpg city**.

Convenience and Technology

The Fit delivers a versatile cargo area with four different interior configurations. To take advantage of the full 52.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, you can fold down the second-row Magic Seat®, or just fold down the passenger-side seats in the front and rear to fit longer items such as a ladder or surfboard, fold back seats and remove the head restraints to provide four feet of vertical space, or fold back the front passenger seat and recline the back seat when you just want to sit back and relax.

An available 7-inch touch screen display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio™, Pandora®, and HondaLink® compatibility let you listen to your favorite music, podcast, or audio book and can play through the optional 6-speaker, 180-watt sound system.

Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Honda Fit a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating***. The new Fit comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera and offers as optional the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technology. This safety suite includes a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist. Honda LaneWatch™ is available and displays live video when you signal right.

Pricing

Starting at $16,190 MSRP****

*View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com

** Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition and other factors.

  *** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**** Prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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