The Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback model produced and sold by the Honda Motor Company. Also called the Honda Jazz and Honda Life, the Fit is a budget model that was discontinued in the U.S. after its 2020 model year but is still in production overseas.
First produced in 2001, the Honda Fit was built on Honda’s small car platform it shared with the Airwave, City, and Freed nameplates. As a subcompact hatchback model, the Honda Fit is designed to offer the maximum amount of space for the lowest amount of cost, packing a whole lot of room into a tiny vehicle thanks to Honda’s patented Magic Seats technology.
Retired in America after its third generation with the 2020 Honda Fit, the redesigned fourth generation of the hatchback is still thriving elsewhere, now as a standard hybrid model. Its top subcompact and budget competitors include the Chevy Spark, the Hyundai Accent, the Kia Rio, and the Nissan Versa.
- 2020 Honda Fit (Starting MSRP $16,190)
- Pros: The small size of the Honda Fit provides excellent fuel economy and control on the road, while its hatchback design still gives it plenty of cargo space.
- Cons: While incredibly practical, the Fit isn’t exactly fun, with a noisy engine, plain cabin, and dull driving dynamics.
- See Also: Civic and HR-V
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