2019 Honda HR-V
2019 Honda Fit
|28 city / 34 hwy*||
|29 city / 36 hwy*|
Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Panama City, FL
Many car shoppers feel that a small crossover is a good buy so long as the amount of passengers and cargo isn't huge. Then again, a hatchback is often a great choice as well so long as it's roomy enough. Honda offers two appealing choices, the 2019 HR-V and Fit models. The HR-V is the entry-level, small crossover from this automaker, and the Fit is a surprisingly roomy hatchback. Both come with a long list of high-tech and safety features, and both rank high in terms of passenger comfort.
The 2019 HR-V has been restyled and boasts a more impressive front end, a new center screen system, and the addition of Sport and Touring trims. The affordable Fit also gets a few upgrades for 2019 including available automatic high-beam headlights. Both of these models should be on the shopper's short list if fuel efficiency, adequate cargo space, and an appealing interior are priorities. Below, we give a more detailed comparison between the two models, and this should help the buyer make an informed purchase decision.
The 2019 HR-V is the smallest in the Honda family of crossover and SUV models, but it's surprisingly large on the inside even though it sits smack in the middle of the subcompact vehicle class. Adults will find the rear seating area spacious enough, and the cargo area is nicely configured to accept large, bulky items when the rear seats are folded. In fact, the rear seats can be swung upward and out of the way. The doors are huge, making for incredibly easy entry and exit from the vehicle. The long side windows result in great outward visibility and really help the driver when looking for traffic during lane changes. The 2019 Honda Fit is a very small hatchback, but once inside, passengers can actually stretch out and relax. The front seats are wide and allow for plenty of lateral movement. The rear seat is configurable, and there's plenty of cargo space when it's folded away. Legroom in the rear is among the best in this vehicle class.
The 2019 Honda HR-V has a nicely placed touch screen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on the higher trims, and the 7-inch screen display offers crisp imagery. The Touring trim comes with onboard navigation. The Sport and above trims feature a second USB port right on the screen interface, perfect for charging. The 2019 Honda Fit comes with smartphone app integration on all but the base trim, and the charger USB port on the HR-V is also found on the screen interface on the Fit. It's not necessary to pair a smartphone with Bluetooth so long as the smartphone app is utilized. Both models come with a decent sound system, and the uplevel trims offer a more powerful stereo.
Both models come with a rearview camera, and the uplevel HR-V trims include backup guidelines that move as the steering wheel turns, making for easier assessment of what is in the path of the vehicle. The Honda LaneWatch system is available on both models, and this includes a passenger side camera. Both the HR-V and Fit models come with front-side and side-curtain airbags, stability control, and child seat anchors and tethers. The Fit model boasts forward collision warning as standard, something that's rare in models in this price range. Adaptive cruise control is available on both the HR-V and Fit.
See the 2019 Honda HR-V and Fit today at Proctor Honda. Test drive them both to see how they compare, and contact the dealer ahead of your visit to inquire about current inventory. If you're in the market for a fuel-efficient yet roomy compact or subcompact crossover or hatchback, one of these models will likely suit your taste and exceed expectations.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.