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2019 Honda Fit Review

The 2019 Honda Fit is a top-ranked subcompact car. It boasts a classy, spacious interior, deft handling, excellent fuel economy, and a great safety score.

Rankings & Awards

The 2019 Honda Fit's #1 ranking is based on its score within the 2019 Subcompact Cars category. It was the winner of our 2019 Best Subcompact Car for the Money award and the winner of our 2018 Best New Cars for Teens award. Currently the Honda Fit has a score of 8.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 9.8
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
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2019 Honda Fit Overview

Is the 2019 Honda Fit a Good Used Car?

Yes, the Honda Fit is a very good used vehicle. It bests nearly all other subcompact cars in rear-seat space and cargo volume, and it has a posh cabin to boot. Though the Fit struggles to get up to speed on the highway, its responsive steering and handling make it fun to drive. It also has excellent fuel economy figures. When it was new, we named the Fit our 2019 Best Subcompact Car for the Money, and it was one of our 2018 Best New Cars for Teens.

Why You Can Trust Us

We analyzed 43 Honda Fit reviews – along with reliability ratings, fuel economy estimates, and more – to help you decide if the 2019 Fit is the right used car for you.

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our team has more than 75 years of combined automotive industry experience. To remain objective, we don't accept expensive gifts or trips from automakers, and an outside team manages the advertising on our site.

How Much is the 2019 Honda Fit?

Based on listings for the 2019 Honda Fit, the average list price is $14,138. Prices range from $16,190 to $21,520 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2019 Honda Fit Cost to Own?

The 2019 Fit’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $22,700, or $4,540 per year. That’s below average for the class.

2018 vs. 2019 Honda Fit: What's the Difference?

For 2019, Honda added automatic high-beam headlights to models equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features. There are no other major differences between the 2018 and 2019 Fit.

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Here are the key changes for the Honda Fit since it was redesigned for 2015:

  • 2015: full redesign brought a stronger engine and increased rear-seat legroom; a touch-screen infotainment system, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, and heated front seats became available
  • 2016: no major changes
  • 2017: no major changes
  • 2018: retuned suspension improved handling; Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features became available; infotainment system gained a volume knob; Fit Sport trim introduced
  • 2019: added available automatic high-beam headlights

If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2016 Fit, 2017 Fit, and 2018 Fit reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.

How Reliable Is the 2019 Honda Fit?

The 2019 Honda Fit has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five.

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2019 Honda Fit Recalls

There have been 1 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

  • Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura NSX, 2019 Acura RDX, RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R and HR-V, 2019-2020 Insight and 2019 Fit vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 135995
  • Consequence: If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 22, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V314000

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Which Used Honda Fit Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2019 Honda Fit comes in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. All models feature a four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a continuously variable automatic (CVT) is available in the first three trims and standard in the EX-L. Skip the base model and its short list of features and go with one of the higher trims, which have touch-screen infotainment systems with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To guarantee driver assistance equipment beyond a rearview camera, you'll need to spring for at least an EX model. However, you can find features such as automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control in some lower trims with the CVT.

  • Honda Fit LX: Standard features in the Honda Fit LX include cloth upholstery, a multi-angle rearview camera, and an infotainment system with a 5-inch display, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port.
  • Honda Fit Sport: The Fit Sport comes with a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an additional USB port, a six-speaker stereo, alloy wheels, fog lights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Honda Fit EX: The Honda Fit EX adds a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and satellite radio. It also gains active safety features including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, automatic high-beam headlights, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and the LaneWatch blind spot camera.
  • Honda Fit EX-L: The Fit EX-L includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, and heated outside mirrors. Navigation and HD Radio are available.

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What Does Honda's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Honda offers two levels of certification for its certified pre-owned vehicles: HondaTrue Certified and HondaTrue Certified+. Both levels come with a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance, up to two oil changes within the first year of ownership, and a 90-day SiriusXM satellite radio trial subscription.

The vehicle’s model year determines which program and repair coverage it qualifies for. HondaTrue Certified covers vehicles from the 2015 through 2020 model years. For vehicles still under the new-car warranty, Honda extends coverage to four years from the original sale date or 48,000 miles. For vehicles outside the new-car warranty, Honda offers a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty. HondaTrue Certified+ is for 2019 to 2020 Hondas still under the new-car warranty. Honda extends these warranties to five years from the original sale date or 86,000 miles. Additional benefits may be available, so read Honda’s warranty page carefully.

According to our analysis, Honda’s CPO program is better than that offered by many other affordable carmakers. Still, Chevrolet, Kia, and Hyundai have better programs.

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How Safe Is the Fit?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Fit an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in the frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Fit the highest rating of Good in the four crashworthiness tests performed. Two versions of the Fit's headlights were evaluated for how well they illuminate the road ahead: one received the lowest rating of Poor, and the other earned the second-lowest rating of Marginal.

The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. The Fit earned the highest rating of Superior for its available vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • Rearview camera

Available advanced safety features:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • LaneWatch blind spot camera

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2019 Honda Fit Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2019 Honda Fit or 2019 Toyota Yaris?

The 2019 Toyota Yaris is a solid, midpack subcompact car, but it's not as good as the Fit. The Honda has a roomier back seat and a lot more cargo space. The Fit also has available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which aren’t offered in the Yaris. With only a little more than 100 horsepower, the Yaris has even worse acceleration than the Fit. The Honda has a higher safety score, and it offers several more active safety features than the Toyota. Stick with the Fit.

Which Is Better: 2019 Honda Fit or 2019 Nissan Versa?

The Honda Fit is a much better car than the lower-ranked 2019 Nissan Versa. The Versa has a cheap-feeling interior full of hard plastics, and it suffers from one of the lowest safety scores in the class. Additionally, the Versa Note's hatchback body style has far less maximum cargo space than the Fit's total capacity. You'll also find livelier handling and better fuel economy with the Fit. The main advantage the Nissan offers is affordability; it has one of the lowest average prices in the segment.

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2019 Fit Performance

How Does the 2019 Honda Fit Drive?

The Honda Fit's four-cylinder engine is nicely suited for city driving, but it feels sluggish when you accelerate hard, such as when merging onto a highway or overtaking cars at higher speeds. The six-speed manual transmission helps you control power output better than the available continuously variable automatic, which makes the engine drone loudly.

Handling is a better aspect of this little Honda's performance. The Fit takes curves with agility, while remaining composed and providing good steering feedback. The suspension is a little stiff, but the Fit rides smoothly over most roads.

  • Base engine: 130-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Drivetrain: front-wheel drive
  • Transmission: standard six-speed manual; available continuously variable automatic (CVT)
Does the 2019 Honda Fit Get Good Gas Mileage?

The 2019 Fit returns excellent fuel economy for a subcompact car. With the CVT, the Fit gets an EPA-rated 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. With the manual transmission, the car gets 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

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2019 Fit Interior

How Many People Does the 2019 Fit Seat?

The 2019 Fit seats five people in two rows. The front seats are comfortable, and though it doesn't offer many seating adjustments, it's still easy to find a relaxing driving position. There's also an impressive amount of rear legroom for a subcompact car, allowing tall adults to ride in the back with little issue. The Fit boasts a pleasing design, as well as plenty of quality cabin materials that make it one of the most upscale cars in the class.

Standard seating features:

  • Cloth upholstery

Available seating features:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Honda Fit?

The 2019 Fit has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-highest rating of Acceptable for ease of use. The lower anchors are set deeply in the seats, and you might confuse other hardware for the top tether anchors.

2019 Honda Fit Features

The Honda Fit's available touch-screen infotainment system has impressive graphics and a straightforward menu structure. A dedicated volume knob separates this Fit (and the 2018 model) from earlier versions that used touch-sensitive sliding controls that could be cumbersome to use. There aren't many other physical knobs or controls, but the few that are there are large and distinct.

  • Standard infotainment features: a 5-inch display, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port
  • Available infotainment features: a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an additional USB port, a six-speaker stereo, navigation, satellite radio, and HD Radio
  • Other available features: a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start

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2019 Honda Fit Dimensions

Honda Fit Cargo Space

The Honda Fit has one of the biggest cargo holds in the class. This hatchback offers 16.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, which is more than nearly all other subcompact sedans but less than some other five-door rivals in the class.

The Fit's maximum cargo volume of 52.7 cubic feet is excellent for such a little car. The Fit also features Honda's second-row Magic Seat, which can fold and transform in several ways to maximize storage utility.

2019 Honda Fit Length and Weight
  • Length: 13 feet, 6 inches
  • Curb weight: 2,522 to 2,648 pounds

Where Was the 2019 Honda Fit Built?

Honda built the 2019 Fit in Mexico.

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