Smart, versatile and efficient, the 2020 Honda Fit packs a lot into its small package. Up for it all, this subcompact hatchback is a gem of the Honda lineup, offering up all the typical Honda safety and technological features you’d expect, while remaining deceptively spacious for both passengers and cargo, with peppy performance. The Fit may not be the most obvious choice for your Honda vehicle, but it excels in everything you desire out of it. Cambridge Centre Honda is your local Kitchener-Waterloo area dealership for the Fit and your Honda service, parts and finance needs. Delve under the surface of the Fit with us and explore what makes up this stylish compact, and how it does so much for such a great price.
The 5-door Fit hatchback mixes and matches style elements with practical features. Sitting on available 16-inch alloy wheels, bold options for its small size, even getting stepped up on the Sport trim with an all black finish. Integrated fog lights, LED brake lights and heated power door mirrors (with turn LED indicators available) all meet in the middle with style and utility. The Fit is especially primed for Summer driving thanks to its one-touch power moonroof with tilt, allowing for a gorgeous view out of your subcompact or just a way to get some more cool air flowing through the interior. And, as touched upon above, be sure to check out the Sport trim for those who want a little more bold, racetrack-style with a bright orange front spoiler, exhaust finisher and diffusers as well as its signature Sport badge.
|Dimensions:||2020 Honda Fit|
|Width (with mirrors/mirrors folded) (mm)||2,040 / 1,823|
|Turning Radius (m)||5.3|
|Ground Clearance (no load/full load) (mm)||135 / 111|
|Curb Weight (MT) (kg)||1,133|
As handsome as the Fit is on the outside, so does its interior carry along that same representation. Leather-trimmed seat surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob provide for build materials that look as good as they feel. While the interior does its job to maintain the high-level aesthetic of the Fit, it’s not just about looks, it’s utilitarian as well. Heated front seats ensure you’re always cozy even when the weather dips below zero, with the Automatic climate control system providing air filtration that gets you the best quality air, no matter your surroundings.
The beauty of the Fit truly lies in its versatility, it may be a compact car, but it can do so much with its small but mighty frame. The 60/40 split 2nd-row Magic Seat is the star of the show and the lynchpin to your versatile option, offering up several different modes for you, your passengers and cargo. Need the max space for all five people inside the hatchback? No problem, it does so still with a lot of rear passenger legroom and space to stretch out in. Moving awkward sized cargo, perhaps a tall plant? The tall mode of the Fit lets you stand upright whatever you need to, and transports it reliably. Utility mode offers up max cargo space (1,492 L) for things like your bike or camping gear, while the Long mode folds down a seat to accommodate those longer pieces of cargo. Finally, take advantage of the Refresh mode, which lets you fold back the front seats, pull off the head restraints and enjoy a lounging interior that gives you a living room feel.
|Dimensions:||2020 Honda Fit|
|Headroom (front) (mm)||1,003|
|Headroom (rear) (mm)||953|
|Shoulder room (front) (mm)||1,393|
|Shoulder room (rear) (mm)||1,336|
|Hip room (front) (mm)||1,308|
|Hip room (rear) (mm)||1,145|
|Legroom (front) (mm)||1,052|
|Legroom (rear) (mm)||997|
|Passenger Volume (L)||2,710|
|Cargo Volume (Rear Seat Up/Down) (L)||470 / 1,492|
Always at the forefront of technology, the Fit is no different, ensuring you have the best modern tech at your fingertips. The 7-inch Display Audio system is ready to accommodate your smartphone with HondaLink and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility. Also out of this display is your view to the multi-angle camera, complete with dynamic guidelines. That makes your next parking job a simple task through wide, normal and top-down perspectives that introduce a new world of reversing. The acclaimed Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System takes you to your next destination with ease, featuring pinch-to-zoom and bilingual voice support that puts even less stress off the driver. Even entry and starting the vehicle is simpler than ever, brought forth through the proximity key entry and push-button start that’ll have you on the go as quick as you need to.
Of course as technology in the world advances so does Honda in turn, and so exists the Honda Sensing Technologies with active systems that make your drive both more intuitive and safe. Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking help prevent in the event of a possible accident through alerts and system response. Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Mitigation keep you in the lane where you’re supposed to be, while Adaptive Cruise Control lets you relax a set distance back from vehicles in front of you, perfect for your next long highway drive.
When we say the Fit packs a lot into its small package nothing is more evident of that than its lively power and performance features, and that’s all before we even get into how efficient it is on fuel. The 1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine leads that power ahead, with its Earth Dreams technology that’s partly responsible for that wonderful economical drive. Depending on your trim, a 6-speed manual transmission is available (on the DX and LX), as well as a CVT (on the LX-Honda Sensing, Sport-Honda Sensing, EX and EX-L NAVI). Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering works with the independent MacPherson strut front and torsion-beam rear suspension to provide all the sporty and reliable handling you need when maneuvering within the tight confines that city driving often presents. Doubling down on all that fuel efficiency is the Eco Assist system, showing you how efficiently you’re driving through colour-coded bars on your speedometer, and an ECON mode that adjusts non-essential features to get the most out of your fuel consumption.
|Specifications:||2020 Honda Fit DX:||2020 Honda Fit EX|
|Engine||1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder||1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder|
|Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)||8.1 / 6.6 / 7.4||7.6 / 6.5 / 7.0|
It may be small but the Fit has been built with the best, on an Advanced Compatibility Engineering frame structure, which acts to disperse front impact to help protect the driver and passengers in the event of a collison. Six airbags are standard, coming in front, curtain and SmartVent side variants that protect the occupants from all over. Systems like Anti-lock braking, Vehicle Stability Assist (correcting over-and-understeering around corners to remain stable) and Hill Start Assist (preventing the hatchback from rolling back on an incline) all exist to deliver secure safety whether you’re parking, driving around corners or on hills.
The 2019 Honda Fit exists much the same transferred into the 2020 version, with no large-scale changes. A fourth-generation, refreshed design was introduced into the Japanese market this year, but it doesn’t currently exist for us in Canada or on the American side.