Subcompacts are great when it comes to maneuverability and fuel economy. And if there were one subcompact car to buy this year, the Fit would be it. The 2020 Honda Fit has wowed critics and drivers alike with its value, spacious interior, many features, outstanding fuel economy, and more. We get down to business in this guide to the best subcompact car on the market.
You Won’t Believe It’s a Subcompact
The Honda designers have done it again. They’ve managed to make a subcompact car that feels downright roomy compared to others in its class. In fact, you’ll find that nearly every interior dimension is best-in-class. The rear seat especially shines, with far more legroom than that offered in any other subcompact sedan. Four adults sit comfortably in the Fit, with two full-size adults or three smaller ones sitting in the back. What’s better, the high-quality materials and nice fit and finish make the cabin a great place to spend your commute.
You won’t believe the cargo space in the back. You have 16.6 cubic feet to start, which is generous for this class. And then a whopping 52.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. That’s 20 carry-on suitcases! And, thanks to the sorcery of Honda’s Magic Seat, you can get a flat and level surface or flip the seat cushion up for loading tall or wide objects through the side doors. Overall, we find the 2020 Fit’s interior to be surprisingly roomy and versatile.
For a car this praised, the Honda Fit has a superb price. The 2020 Fit starts at just $16,190. That’s above average for a subcompact car, but the price still reflects a great value. The Fit comes with a 130-horsepower base engine, plus these standard features: 5-inch infotainment display, four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, USB port, rearview camera, and Honda’s rear Magic Seat. If you have the budget for it, we recommend Fit Sport (starting at $17,600) or Honda EX (starting at $19,060). Get the former for its sporty and tech features, like 7-inch touch screen, HondaLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Pandora compatibility, six-speaker stereo, satellite radio. Or get the latter for its safety options, continuously variable transmission (CVT), moonroof, and proximity keyless entry.
Fuel Economy to Write Home About
Even for a subcompact car, the 2020 Honda Fit offers phenomenal fuel economy. You rarely see any better in an exclusively gas-fueled vehicle. The 2020 Fit gets 33 city miles and 40 highway miles per gallon. Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of you whizzing past the last gas station on your way out of town.
If you’re in Sheridan Wyoming and looking for a great car, come see the 2020 Honda Fit at Valley Motor Honda.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.