The 2019 Honda Fit Has Arrived, Here Is What You Need To Know.
Should You Test-Drive the 2019 Honda Fit?
The 2019 Honda Fit reached Rudolph Honda in El Paso, Texas early in May. During the past year, this popular subcompact model only underwent a few changes. Its manufacturer introduced a paint color known as Platinum Pearl White and added automatic high-beam lights to the Honda Sensing package. This feature activates high beams at night when the car doesn’t sense any nearby vehicles. Otherwise, the Fit remains largely the same. It still offers an economical yet fun driving experience, hip styling and a particularly versatile interior. Motorists don’t pay any more money than 2018 Fit buyers spent.
As the model name suggests, it’s easy to maneuver this hatchback into cramped parking spaces. There’s no need to think twice before checking out a new downtown shop or eatery. The shape of the doors also helps drivers and passengers exit the car when someone parks it near a wall. Although a subcompact vehicle certainly isn’t going to pull a travel trailer or haul the contents of a bedroom, the Fit holds five people and a surprising amount of luggage. Its cargo area measures 16.6 cubic feet when every seat is occupied. Larger cars like the Nissan Altima and Chrysler 200 offer slightly less room. Likewise, drivers needn’t sacrifice safety to own compact vehicles. The U.S. government gave the Honda Fit its highest crash-test rating.
Motorists don’t have to pay extra for a backup camera, air conditioning, LED tail lights or a five-inch infotainment system. The 2019 Fit stands out because it includes a fun manual gearbox with six speeds. A continuously variable transmission adds $800 to the price. Drivers who seek a more exciting ride can request paddle shifters. This car’s innovative interior usually draws the most attention. It provides abundant head room and decent visibility. The Fit also has special seats that motorists may configure in four different ways. These “modes” make it easier to haul long, tall or bulky objects. They can boost cargo space to 52.7 cubic feet. There’s even a handy setting for passengers who want to sleep in the vehicle.
Although it isn’t a race car by any means, the Honda Fit can handle El Paso Texas highways with ease. The four-cylinder engine pushes its speedometer reading to 60 mph after accelerating for about nine seconds. This 1.5-liter unit also produces around 113 pound-feet of torque and 128 horsepower at 6,600 rpm. The 2019 Fit has the ability to reach 118 mph. Honda thoroughly insulated the passenger compartment to reduce bothersome highway noise. This feature helps prevent driver fatigue. The car travels 40 miles per gallon at most, but it only achieves this level of fuel economy when motorists choose the automatic CVT. Highway mileage drops to 36 mpg if an owner selects the manual gearbox or picks a trim level that includes big wheels.Four Trim GradesMost Texans probably don’t feel a strong need for its heated seats, but they might appreciate the luxurious Fit EX-L’s leather interior and paddle shifters. It comes with every feature from the affordable EX level, such as a moonroof, extra safety systems and smartphone app integration. Performance enthusiasts may favor the Fit Sport; it adds multiple underbody spoilers and slightly larger wheels. The Sport also has a stylish chrome tip on its exhaust pipe. Honda’s base LX trim includes four stereo speakers, USB jacks, cruise control, keyless entry and power windows. It satisfies budget-conscious drivers who just want reliable transportation.
Although it offers an array of appealing features and eye-catching sporty styling, the 2019 Honda Fit comes at a price that fits many motorists’ budgets. The base model costs around $17,000, and options add a maximum of $5,330. It’s not the cheapest car on the market, but this price compares well with those of the Toyota Yaris, Fiat 500, Chevy Sonic, VW Beetle and Mini Cooper. To test-drive this solidly built vehicle and learn more about it, visit Rudolph Honda in El Paso Texas. This trusted family-owned dealership has achieved a five-star rating at Cars.com and earned 4.4 stars from Google users who reviewed it. Drivers can find the car lot on South Desert Boulevard or call 915-845-4321 to speak with a friendly Rudolph Honda representative.
* 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.