2019 Honda Fit Named “Best New Car for Teens under $20K” by U.S. News and World Report

September 10th, 2018 by

2019 Honda Fit

With the new school year in full swing, teens of driving age might be asking their parents for a new ride to get to and from school. The good news is that there are plenty of options in every price and model segment that will keep teens safe and happy behind the wheel, including the 2019 Honda Fit. U.S. News and World Report named the 2019 Fit the “Best New Car for Teens under $20K.” The vehicles that U.S. News and World Report chose for their list have “the best combination of overall quality, predicted reliability, high safety ratings, and accident-avoidance technologies.”

Honda Fit Safety Technology

One of the main features on the Honda Fit mentioned by U.S. News and World Report is the available Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies. Available on all trims, and standard on EX trims and above, Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)1 with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)2, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)3 with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)4.

Another helpful feature available on the Fit is Honda LaneWatch, which displays a live video feed of the vehicle’s right blind spot when the right turn signal is engaged5. LaneWatch is standard on EX trims and above, and can reveal nearly four times more than the side mirror.

These available features can give parents peace-of-mind knowing that the Honda Fit offers inexperienced drivers assistance in avoiding accidents on the road.

Honda Fit Crash Test Scores

If an accident does occur, passengers will be well protected in the Fit. The 2019 Honda Fit earned the top rating of “Good” in all crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Plus, the Fit received a five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)6. Parents can breathe a little easier when their teens are behind the wheel of a Fit.

Versatility of the Honda Fit

The 2019 Honda Fit has plenty of room for a busy teen’s gear. With its rear seat folded down, the Fit offers a maximum cargo volume of 52.7 cubic feet. Plus, its multi-configurable 2nd-row Magic Seat offers four unique modes for hauling cargo and maximizing the interior space of the Fit.

Learn More about the 2019 Honda Fit

For more information about the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best New Car for Teens under $20K” award, visit the Honda press release. To learn more about the 2019 Fit, check out our current inventory. Then, visit us at Rairdon’s Honda of Burien. Our friendly, helpful team can help find the perfect Honda model for you.

 

1) CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

2) LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

3) Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

4) ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

5) Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.

6) Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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