2019 Honda Fit Values & Cars for Sale | Kelley Blue Book (2022)

Honda upgraded its Fit for 2018 with sportier suspension tuning and Active Cruise Control — plus available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — so little has changed with this space-efficient subcompact hatchback. Nevertheless, the 2019 Honda Fit remains the yardstick by which other affordable subcompacts are measured, including the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio 5-Door, Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Versa Note. Outstanding versatility is the calling card of the Fit, which is imbued with a spunky personality and sold in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. All have Honda’s so-called Magic Seat, which folds in different ways to accommodate cargo of varying shapes and sizes. One powerplant is available: a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder that sends 130 horsepower to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with available paddle shifters.

Used 2019 Honda Fit Pricing

A base-level 2019 Honda Fit LX with the 6-speed manual transmission carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,085, which includes the $895 destination charge. Add $800 for the CVT and only $1,000 for Honda Sensing, making that safety suite a bargain in our book. Moving up in price, the Fit Sport has an MSRP of $18,395; the EX lists for $19,055; and the EX-L (CVT only) costs $21,415. While prices are higher than those of many of its competitors, the Fit is generously equipped and competitive with the Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris and Kia Rio. Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers in your area paid for their Fit. In resale value, the Honda Fit historically trounces its competitors.

Driving the Used 2019 Honda Fit

The Fit is proof that a car doesn’t need gobs of horsepower to be fun. Agility and responsiveness are far more important, and the 2,600-pound Fit has both in spades, aided by a 6-speed manual gearbox with well-defined shift gates. This fuel-efficient little Honda is a comfortable everyday runabout that shines on twisty roads, aided by firm but not jarring suspension tuning and accurate electric-assist steering. Sport, EX and EX-L models wear 16-inch wheels with 185/50-16 tires; the base Fit, the LX, wears higher-profile 185/55-15s that offer a slightly smoother ride on rough roads. Extra sound insulation, new last year along with a special acoustic glass, continues to make the Fit cabin noticeably quieter than it was in 2017.

(Video) 2019 Honda Fit - Review & Road Test

Interior Comfort

Who doesn’t love a small car that accommodates tall people and lots of cargo? That, in a nutshell, is the 2019 Honda Fit. Creative packaging is largely responsible, with Honda placing the fuel tank beneath the front seats to free up room elsewhere. And then there’s the clever Magic Seat, which splits 60/40 and folds in ways to let the owner carry a bicycle or even a surfboard. Soft-touch materials adorn the 5-seat Fit cabin, along with attractive silver-accent trim.

Exterior Styling

Early Honda Fits looked slab-sided, not unlike a miniature minivan. The 2019 3rd-generation car, introduced for 2018, shed those looks in favor of a leaner design that’s more chiseled and modern, with a steeply canted windshield and a sporty rooftop spoiler. Eight color choices are available, and if you want black wheels, they’re available only on the Fit Sport. The 15-in. wheels of the base LX are steel, with covers. Fit EX and EX-L models are equipped with fog lights, alloy wheels and extra chrome on the grille and liftgate.

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Favorite Features

TOUCH SCREEN
Honda Fit Sport, EX and EX-L models all boast a 7-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Honda’s own satellite-linked navigation is available only on the EX-L model.

EXPANDED HONDA SENSING SUITE
The Fit’s suite of safety technologies — Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Mitigation — now includes automatic high-beam headlights. Honda Sensing Suite is standard on the EX and EX-L.

Standard Features

Standard features include a 6-speed manual gearbox, rearview camera, automatic headlights, LED taillights, a 5-inch touch screen, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a one-touch up/down driver’s window. Also standard: air conditioning, the Magic Seat, audio controls on the steering wheel, a trip computer, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with a USB port. Side-curtain airbags are standard too, along with stability and traction control. Leather-trimmed seats are standard only on the EX-L.

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Factory Options

The Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies (Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Mitigation) is available on the Fit LX and Sport, but only on models with the CVT. The Fit EX and EX-L have Honda Sensing standard, in addition to their 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, push-button ignition, paddle shifters, 7-inch touch screen and sunroof. They also have the nifty Lane Watch camera, which gives the driver an unobstructed view of the right side of the car on the infotainment display whenever the right turn signal is activated.

Engine & Transmission

Honda’s 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine makes 130 horsepower in the 2019 Fit, and its eagerness to rev gives this compact Honda a feisty nature. Unlike many engines that fall a bit flat at high rpm, the Fit engine, thanks to variable-valve timing and control, makes excellent power at its 6,800-rpm redline. At the same time, it’s efficient in daily driving; the CVT model returns EPA fuel-economy figures as high as 33-mpg city, 40-mpg highway and 36-mpg combined.

1.5-liter inline-4
130 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm (manual)
128 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm (automatic)
114 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm (manual)
113 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm (automatic)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/36 mpg (manual), 33/40 mpg (automatic LX), 31/36 mpg (automatic Sport, EX and EX-L)

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FAQs

How much is a 2019 Honda Fit LX? ›

A base-level 2019 Honda Fit LX with the 6-speed manual transmission carries a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,085, which includes the $895 destination charge. Add $800 for the CVT and only $1,000 for Honda Sensing, making that safety suite a bargain in our book.

What are the most common problems with Honda Fit? ›

Here are the most widely reported issues across its model years:
  • Ignition Coil Failure. ...
  • Uncomfortable Seats. ...
  • Starter Failure. ...
  • Cracked Front Door Armrest. ...
  • Clear Coat Wearing Off. ...
  • Engine Failure. ...
  • Power Steering Failure.
Aug 18, 2021

Are there any recalls on 2019 Honda Fit? ›

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.

Why did Honda get rid of the fit? ›

Honda cites slow sales as its reason for dropping the Fit; so far in 2020, sales are down 19 percent to just 13,887 units. In 2019, Honda sold 35,414 units, compared with the HR-V's 99,104 units sold. We can assume that the HR-V is also more profitable for Honda, as its base price is $22,040 to the Fit's $17,145.

Are Honda Fit good cars? ›

Is the 2020 Honda Fit a Good Used Car? The 2020 Honda Fit is one of the best used subcompact cars you can buy. It delivers a fun ride, and it boasts great fuel economy, a lengthy list of available safety features, and a spacious cabin with high-quality materials.

How much is a Honda Fit? ›

A base-level 2020 Honda Fit LX with the 6-speed manual transmission carries a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,120, which includes the $930 destination charge. Add $800 for the CVT. Moving up in price, the Fit Sport has an MSRP of $18,530; the EX lists for $19,990; and the EX-L costs $21,550.

What are the worst years for Honda Fit? ›

The Honda Fit's worst problem

The 2014 and 2017 Honda Fit were the only years that escaped this complaint, with 2007-2018 all logging complaints in this category. The top years were 2015 (33 complaints), 2010, (14 complaints), and 2016 (11 complaints).

How many miles are Honda fits good for? ›

The Honda Fit is a highly dependable subcompact car that can typically last 250,000 – 300,000 miles when properly cared for. If you drive 15,000 miles per year this equals 17 – 20 years of service before it will need replacing or require costly repairs.

Do Honda Fit have transmission problems? ›

The issue could be from low fluid in the master cylinder, broken clutch cable, bad brake light switch, or bad sequencers for manual transmissions. As you can see, there are several potential culprits with shifting issues. A Honda Fit is dependable, but like any vehicle, it isn't perfect.

What is the recall on Honda Fit? ›

Fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump

If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 22, 2020.

Is there a recall on Fitbit? ›

Fitbit is recalling about 1.7 million Ionic smartwatches worldwide because the lithium-ion battery in the device can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 115 devices have malfunctioned in the U.S. with 59 more failures internationally.

Will the Honda Fit come back in 2022? ›

Expected to make its debut at the 46th Toyota Auto Show in Japan in January or February 2022, the 2022 Honda Fit has a redesigned exterior with LED headlamps and rounded Daytime Running Lights which makes the vehicle looks attractive and futuristic.

How far can a Honda Fit go on a tank of gas? ›

On a full tank of fuel, the 2020 Honda Fit has a maximum range in the city between 307 and 349 miles depending on the trim level. On a full tank of fuel, the 2020 Honda Fit has a maximum highway driving range between 381 and 424 miles depending on the trim level.

Is there a 2021 Honda Fit? ›

Introducing the 2021 Honda Fit, a small car with a big attitude. Honda designed the Fit to be sporty, efficient, and comfortable. As a result, the vehicle is loaded with all the latest technology to keep you connected wherever you go. Here's why the 2021 Honda Fit is such a great car.

What is the 2019 Honda Fit? ›

What Is the 2019 Honda Fit? The Honda Fit is a front-wheel-drive hatchback that can seat up to five. It has a 130-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission.

How many gallons does a 2019 Honda Fit hold? ›

The 2019 Honda Fit has a gas tank size of 10.6 gallons.

How big is the inside of a Honda Fit? ›

A 2020 Honda Fit LX interior is designed to seat five passengers, featuring a total passenger volume of 95.7 cubic feet. You'll get a total EPA interior volume, however, of approximately 112.3 cubic feet. The exact dimensions of the front seats are: Front headroom: 39.5 in.

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