2020 Honda Fit

MSRP range: $16,190 - $20,620
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MSRP$17,945
Edmunds suggests you pay$16,851

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Build and Price

2020 Honda Fit Review

  • Roomy interior for a small car
  • Rear-seat configurability allows for exceptional cargo capacity
  • Extensive list of infotainment and safety features
  • Limited rear-seat headroom for taller passengers
  • Lags competitors slightly in braking performance
  • Manual transmission no longer available for EX
  • Integrated navigation no longer available
  • Part of the third Fit generation introduced for 2015

Compared to other models in Honda's lineup, the 2020 Fit doesn't garner a whole lot of attention. It's not cool like the Civic Type R or hugely popular like the CR-V. But this little car is affordable and surprisingly versatile. In sports analogy terms, you could say it's underrated.

It all starts with the Fit's configurable seats. Honda calls them Magic Seats, and they fold in several ways to accommodate cargo in varying shapes and sizes. For example, you can fold the rear seat bottoms up for transporting tall and skinny items (a TV, for instance) or recline the front passenger seat to store long ones. It's a neat trick that makes the Fit feel far more utilitarian than the pint-sized competition.

While the Fit uses a modestly powered four-cylinder engine, acceleration feels sprightly around town and it hits highway speeds sooner than most compact hatchbacks and small crossovers. It's also quite fuel-efficient, and we found it easy to match EPA estimates in real-world driving — something that can't be said about many Fit competitors. The Fit's nimble handling is another draw.

Small cars naturally sacrifice some comfort, refinement and features for a budget-friendly price tag, but the Fit makes fewer concessions than most. In our testing, we've found that the Fit squirms around a bit during hard braking, which doesn't inspire confidence during a panic stop. An upright driving position also makes it tough for taller drivers to find a comfortable spot. The infotainment system is also a little out-of-date and slow to respond to commands. Still, these issues shouldn't dissuade buyers looking for a sensible small hatchback at a competitive price.

Which Fit does Edmunds recommend?

Price-conscious shoppers who also want a few creature comforts should find the midlevel Sport trim appealing. It replaces the steel wheels with wheel covers with true alloys, adds two more speakers, and includes a touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Taller drivers will appreciate it too since it's the most well-equipped Fit without a headroom-reducing sunroof. But you'll need to go up a level to the EX if you want advanced driving aids such as lane departure warning and forward collision warning.

Honda Fit models

The 2020 Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback available in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. Every Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX and Sport models, while a continuously variable automatic transmission is optional. The CVT automatic comes standard on the EX and EX-L. With the manual transmission, the engine is rated at 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. Selecting the CVT mildly reduces output to 128 hp and 113 lb-ft of torque.

The Fit LX gets you 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, a 5-inch central display screen, and a four-speaker audio system. You also get the Fit's so-called Magic Seats. They consist of a fully reclining front passenger seat and a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and they can be positioned in a number of configurations. As a result, the Fit is able to handle more types of cargo than other hatchbacks.

The Sport trim adds some sporty styling highlights as well as 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Sport's infotainment system is a 7-inch touchscreen interface that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also includes a six-speaker sound system and, with the CVT, wheel-mounted shift paddles that simulate gearshifts.

Step up to the EX and the Fit receives a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, and extendable sun visors. It also adds the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, a blind-spot camera, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

At the top of the Fit range, the EX-L brings heated side mirrors, heated front seats and leather upholstery.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Honda Fit.

Average user rating: 4.8 stars
16 total reviews
5 star reviews: 81%
4 star reviews: 13%
3 star reviews: 6%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • interior
  • comfort
  • seats
  • fuel efficiency
  • handling & steering
  • spaciousness
  • visibility
  • driving experience
  • engine
  • acceleration
  • value
  • transmission
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • road noise
  • maintenance & parts
  • wheels & tires
  • sound system
  • technology
  • doors
  • appearance
  • safety

Most helpful consumer reviews

4/5 stars, Cute run-a-round
Cute run about,
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
I liked the Honda Fit for its headroom in front, the back seats folding down flat, and the visibility was an extra plus. Lower cost of maintaining and great gas mileage. For a subcompact car, it was too pricey. MSRP 17,945 I have yet to get an honest answer about a true original invoice price. Otherwise, I would have purchased one. Fran D.
5/5 stars, The FIT fits me
Dana F.,
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
Just bought a FIT 2 days ago. What sold me on this car was the seat, which is comfortable, a little higher than most sedans, and gives perfect lumbar support for me, a 6 footer. I also really like the visibility and the practical space in the back (though the trunk is a bit tight for my golf gear).
5/5 stars, Excellent full efficient car
Eric,
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2020 Honda Fit EX is great! We love it. It's a sub-compact car but there is a lot of room inside. It drives and handles really well. Excellent gas mileage.
4/5 stars, Honda FIT review
Larry,
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
I was looking for a dependable, safe, drive-around-town car and my research showed that it FIT the bill. I also liked the price. If you drive in snow a great deal, you may have an issue since it is only front wheel drive. I also think it underwhelms for style points.

2020 Honda Fit video

MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi. And here's an Expert Rundown with the 2017 Honda Fit. There is a lot to like about the Honda Fit. it gets great fuel economy, handles surprisingly well, and is pretty fun to drive for an economy hatchback. Some drawbacks, however, is its lack of power, weak braking performance, and noticeable road noise. It may seem small on the outside, but it's surprisingly spacious inside. In terms of cargo capacity, it's huge for the class, rivaling that of crossover SUVs. Adding to that the unique flip-up magic rear seat provides a floor-to-ceiling cargo space. And the full [? flat ?] front seat allows for items up to eight feet long. Honda's frustrating touchscreen interface is one of the few drawbacks. But it's probably not a deal-breaker. Its closest competitors are the Kia Soul, Ford Fiesta, and the Ford or Toyota Yaris. But the bottom line is, you can't beat the Fit for versatility on a budget.

2017 Honda Fit Expert Rundown

NOTE: This video is about the 2017 Honda Fit, but since the 2020 Honda Fit is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Looking for a hatchback with a roomy interior, massive-for-its-size cargo capacity and strong fuel economy? The 2017 Honda Fit might be worth checking out. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$16,990
MPG & Fuel
33 City / 40 Hwy / 36 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.6 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 128 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 113 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 161.4 in. / Height: 60.0 in. / Width: 67.0 in.
Curb Weight: 2568 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.6 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Fit safety features:

Forward Collision Warning
Monitors traffic and obstructions ahead of the vehicle and warns the driver to apply the brakes in the case of a potential collision.
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Applies brakes automatically to mitigate or avoid a front collision if the driver has not acted in time.
Lane Keeping Assist
Warns the driver if the vehicle starts to unintentionally drift out of a lane and can also apply corrective steering.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover14.7%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Honda Fit vs. the competition

2020 Honda Fit

2020 Honda Fit

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Honda Fit vs. Toyota Yaris Hatchback

After spending a few years sharing a name but different underpinnings, the Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback are now the same car in two body styles. Based on the overseas-only Mazda 2, the Yaris is more fun to drive than the Fit. But the Honda counters with its superior passenger and cargo-carrying versatility.

Compare Honda Fit & Toyota Yaris Hatchback features 

Honda Fit vs. Kia Soul

Like the Fit, the Kia Soul makes excellent use of its small size, offering more room than most in its class. The Kia is a little more expensive than the Honda, but in return you get a few more features and a nicer interior. There's even a Soul GT-Line Turbo variant that offers punchy acceleration and sporty handling.

Compare Honda Fit & Kia Soul features 

Honda Fit vs. Honda Civic

Pricing for the Honda Civic hatchback starts a little higher than the most expensive Fit. But for that you get one of the best small cars on the market today. The Civic has a seemingly endless number of strengths, starting with its powerful yet fuel-efficient turbocharged engine. It's also terrifically roomy and has a robust features list. The Civic is well-worth the upgrade if your budget allows it.

Compare Honda Fit & Honda Civic features 

2020 Honda Fit First Impressions

EdmundsEdmunds says

The Honda Fit has always been a marvel of packaging, delivering SUV-like versatility in a tiny hatchback footprint. There's even an all-new Fit, which Honda showed off recently in Japan. It's sleek, modern and just as flexible when it comes to carrying cargo. Unfortunately, it's not headed to the U.S. — at least not this year. We'll have to make due with the same Fit as last year. Nonetheless, the 2020 Honda Fit is a smart pick for a small hatchback.


FAQ

Is the Honda Fit a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Fit both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Honda Fit fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Fit gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg to 36 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Fit has 16.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Fit. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Honda Fit?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Honda Fit:

  • Manual transmission no longer available for EX
  • Integrated navigation no longer available
  • Part of the third Fit generation introduced for 2015
Learn more

Is the Honda Fit reliable?

To determine whether the Honda Fit is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Fit. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Fit's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Honda Fit a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Honda Fit is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Fit is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Honda Fit?

The least-expensive 2020 Honda Fit is the 2020 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $16,190.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $16,990
  • EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $19,060
  • Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $18,400
  • EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $20,620
  • LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $16,190
  • Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $17,600
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What are the different models of Honda Fit?

If you're interested in the Honda Fit, the next question is, which Fit model is right for you? Fit variants include LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), and EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT). For a full list of Fit models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Honda Fit

2020 Honda Fit Overview

The 2020 Honda Fit is offered in the following submodels: Fit Hatchback. Available styles include LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M), and Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M). Honda Fit models are available with a 1.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 128 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Honda Fit comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2020 Honda Fit comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Honda Fit?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Honda Fit and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Fit 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Fit.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Honda Fit and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Fit featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Honda Fit?

2020 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,945. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,094 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,094 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $16,851.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is 6.1% below the MSRP.

2020 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,355. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,184 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,184 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,171.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is 6.1% below the MSRP.

2020 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,015. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,227 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,227 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,788.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is 6.1% below the MSRP.

2020 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2020 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,575. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,327 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,327 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,248.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Fit EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is 6.2% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Honda Fits are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Honda Fit?

2020 Honda Fit LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
36 compined MPG,
33 city MPG/40 highway MPG

2020 Honda Fit EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
33 compined MPG,
31 city MPG/36 highway MPG

2020 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
33 compined MPG,
31 city MPG/36 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG36
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.5 L
Passenger Volume112.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase99.6 in.
Length161.4 in.
Width67.0 in.
Height60.0 in.
Curb Weight2568 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Honda Fit?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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