Maybe You Should Buy A Honda Fit

The Honda Fit is a small, affordable compact sedan with a lot to offer – so long as what you’re looking for isn’t high-end luxury and power. On one hand, the Honda Fit is underwhelming in just about every aspect, and on the other hand, it is actually a really reasonable purchase.

Here’s what Honda got right with the Fit

The Honda Fit is incredibly affordable, and that’s the first thing that the car manufacturer got right. With a budget of less than $20,000 many consumers would turn to used cars, but for around $16,190 you can buy a brand new Honda Fit right off of the dealership lot.

Not designed for power, the base model Honda Fit only delivers 130hp from the underwhelming 1.5L 4-cylinder engine. That does make for some decent gas mileage though, with an average of 29 mpg in the city and up to 36 mpg on the highway.

The Fit doesn’t offer a lot of sound-proofing insulation, so you will hear a lot of road noise as your drive, but unless you like driving alone in complete silence it’s not terribly noticeable.

An underrated feature that the Honda Fit has is a manual transmission, which makes it only a handful of consumer cars that continue to have manual transmissions. While that could be a nuisance to some people, others might enjoy having a manual transmission in a brand new car and the novelty of shifting that seems to be dying with time.

2019 Honda Fit | Honda

You can buy one new or used and still be happy

The Fit received its last major updates in 2015, and while that seems like a long while ago, that means you can be a used Honda Fit for a fraction of the price and still be getting essentially the same car.

The low price of the Honda Fit gives people an affordable option for buying a brand new car. It can be financed for significantly lower monthly payments or is more reasonable to buy outright. Because the starting price of the Fit is so low, it also requires a significantly smaller downpayment which can make it a more affordable car to get into.

2020 Honda Fit EX-L interior cutaway
2020 Honda Fit EX-L interior cutaway | Honda

Here’s What The Chevy HHR Got Right

The Fit has the Honda reliability we’ve come to know and love. They are dependable cars that you can rely on to get you and your family and friends where you need to go.

Buying the Honda Fit new means you get to appreciate the basic 3 years or 36,000-mile warranty. If you chose to buy a used model you may not get the added benefit of the warranty, but owners have reported that there haven’t been any catastrophic failures that have caused expensive and time-consuming repairs.

The Honda Fit may not seem like the coolest car ever, but for less than $20,000 it’s still a pretty decent buy, and it’s a good option if you are interested in buying a car brand new.