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A Hatchback That’s a Really Good Fit

The word “fit” has a number of definitions. For example, something that is “fit” can mean being of suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose. So if it’s good to eat, then it’s “fit for human consumption.” Another definition of “fit” is in good health often because of having a regular exercise regimen. The 2020 Honda Fit is both of these things and more.

If you are looking for a great car that is versatile, dependable, fun to drive, and won’t cost an arm and a leg, then the Fit will be fit for your purposes. In addition, the Honda Fit is one tough little car with plenty of standard safety features. This is why U.S. News & World Report named the 2020 Honda Fit the best subcompact car for the money. If you look at what the Honda Fit has to offer, you are sure to decide that it will fit your lifestyle to tee.

Four Fully Fit Trims to Choose From

The 2020 Honda Fit is a cute little hatchback that gives you four incredibly affordable trims to choose from. The Fit LX has an MSRP of only $16,190, and it comes with Bluetooth streaming audio and a multi-angle rearview camera on a 5-inch color touchscreen. The LX also has Honda’s 2nd-Row Magic Seat, which makes for unrivaled utility with its four modes to fit your needs: utility, long, tall, and refresh. Whatever you need to transport, this magic seat will help you fit it into your Fit.

The Honda Fit Sport trim lives up to its name with underbody spoilers and 16-inch black alloy wheels giving it a really sporty look. The Sport has an MSRP of $17,600 and adds the HondaLink apps, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto on its 7-inch color touchscreen. The Fit EX has an MSRP of $19,060 and adds the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. In addition, the Fit EX features a one-touch power moon roof if you want some fresh air or to make a drive with that special someone a little more romantic.

The top trim is the Fit EX-L, and that L stands for both leather and luxury. The EX-L has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob as well as a leather-trimmed interior. In addition, there are heated front seats and heated side mirrors that will be really fit when the temperature dips in the fall and winter months. With these choices at these incredible prices, you may have a tough time deciding which Fit trim fits your wants and needs.

A red 2020 Honda Fit is driving through a neighborhood with trees.

Sporty Performance to Fit Your Driving Style

There is one engine option on the 2020 Honda Fit, and it is a good one. The inline 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC gas engine is going to give you incredibly efficient performance. The engine is a direct injection and features Honda’s Eco Assist system to cut down on emissions while improving fuel economy. It produces 128 or 130 hp and 113 or 114 lb-ft of torque, depending on your choice of transmission.

The 2020 Honda Fit LX and Sport feature a 6-speed manual transmission standard. There is also a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is standard on the EX and EX-L trims and available as an option on the Sport and LX trims. The CVT on the Sport, EX, and EX-L trims even features dual-mode paddle shifters to give you better control over the Fit’s engine.

The fuel economy on the 2020 Honda Fit is so outstanding it is sure to fit no matter how you intend to use your car. The Fit LX is estimated to provide 33 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway when equipped with the CVT. With a manual transmission, the Fit LX provides 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg in highway driving. The other Fit trims will give you an equally exceptional fuel economy of 31 mpg in city driving and 36 mpg in highway driving.

So how does it handle? In a word, fantastic. The 2020 Honda Fit has a very peppy little engine that will give you some jackrabbit starts when the light turns green have no problem keeping up with traffic on the highway. In addition, its wheelbase of just 99.6 inches gives it a nice, tight turning radius. This will help you fit your Fit into even the tightest parallel parking spots. You are sure to have so much fun driving your Fit around that you might find yourself forgetting to get to your destination.

Plenty of Room to Fit Your Needs

One complaint about compact hatchbacks is that there just isn’t enough room for cargo and passengers. Some may advertise as fitting five passengers, but that only works if three of them are young children. Others may have roomy interiors, but the trunk space can barely fit a picnic basket. The designers at Honda have figured to make the 2020 Honda Fit so roomy in the cabin that you will be shocked at how much you can fit in the hatchback.

The cargo space is a full 16.6 cubic fit that expands up to a voluminous 52.7 cubic feet depending on how you configure the second-row Magic Seat. You are apt to think it is magic when you see how much cargo you can fit in your Honda Fit. And when it comes to people, there are a full 95.7 cubic feet for you and your passengers. In designing the Fit, Honda provided a great balance between front and back so you won’t have passengers fighting over the shotgun seat.

You and your front seat passengers will enjoy 39.5 inches of headroom, 41.4 inches of legroom, 51.5 inches of hip room, and 54.8 inches of shoulder room. Having had the misfortune of sitting in the back seat of many compact cars, I can tell you from experience that it is generally not for the claustrophobic or faint of heart. But this is not the case with the 2020 Honda Fit, which gives rear-seat passengers 37.5 inches of headroom, 39.3 inches of legroom, 45.1 inches of hip room, and 52.6 inches of shoulder room. That’s right – you get almost as much legroom in the back seat of your Honda Fit as you do in the front seat. No wonder they call it Magic Seat!

A cut-away view shows a woman using the magic seat in a blue 2020 Honda Fit.

Standard Safety Features That Just Fit

All 2020 Honda Fit trims feature a number of exceptional safety features, including a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability control with traction control, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, daytime running lights, and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Fit EX and EX-L add the suite of Honda Sensing technologies, which consists of a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, Honda LaneWatch, and auto high-beam headlights. Each of these systems utilizes smart technology to improve safety and overall driving experience. It is a testament to Honda’s commitment to the safety of you and your passengers that it has fit these safety features into the 2020 Honda Fit while maintaining a truly competitive price point for this sporty compact hatchback.

All the Colors That Fit the Fit

Honda offers the 2020 Fit in seven bold and sexy colors that may give you a tough time making up your mind. Orange Fury is an explosion of citrus, Platinum White Pearl is boldly traditional, Lunar Silver Metallic gives your Fit a nice shine, Modern Steel Metallic has a really cool steampunk vibe, you can always bet on Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red is simply hot, and Aegean Blue Metallic will make you dreaming of taking your Fit out cruising down the Amalfi Coast. No matter which color you choose, your 2020 Honda Fit is going to stand out in a crowd and turn plenty of heads. What can be more fitting than that?

Whether you need a car for your commute, are looking for a first car for your young driver, or just want something fun and sporty to drive, the 2020 Honda Fit is designed to fit no matter what lifestyle you lead. With this many features, exceptional fuel economy, great Honda dependability, and an amazing price, the only question will be which trim and color you end up choosing for your Fit.

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