When it comes to combining efficiency with power, the 2020 Honda Fit e:HEV is raising the bar. This hybrid hatchback — which was unveiled during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show — is certainly efficient, but its designers took inspiration from the Honda Formula 1 program, giving the Fit e:HEV ample power.
This electrified Fit model uses a two-motor hybrid system, which works alongside its 1.5-liter engine. It also offers three driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive – to give you the combination of efficiency and performance you want.
The Fit e:HEV has an electronic control until that allows it to seamlessly switch between the modes, which is where the influence from the Honda F1 team is evident.
“During a Formula 1 race weekend, teams have to manage very carefully how much fuel they use to comply with the sport’s regulations,” Yasuaki Asaki, the head of power unit development at Honda, explained, “In a race, we can divide the total fuel allowance over the number of laps, but there are going to be situations where a team might wish to use more fuel in order to get higher performance and in other parts of the race they will want to save fuel for later, while behind a safety car for example.”
With these thoughts in mind, Asaki goes on to mention that this F1 experience has allowed the Fit e:HEV to “deliver the best possible power to efficiency ratio for the driver, in any required driving mode.”
If you want to experience Honda’s engineering prowess for yourself, feel free to stop by Hardin County Honda and take a 2020 Fit for a test drive.
Going green is a great way to save money at the gas pump. Here are five fuel-efficient Honda models you should consider if you’re looking for a vehicle that will help reduce the number of times you need to stop at the gas station each month.
A suave, premium style pairs beautifully with hybrid
fuel-efficiency in the 2019 Insight. This hybrid sedan gets 49 mpg in the city
and 55 mpg on the highway, making it a solid option for your daily commute.*
The 2019 Accord is a well-rounded, fuel-efficient vehicle.
Both the Accord and the Accord Hybrid have solid fuel-efficiency ratings with
the Accord getting 38 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and the Accord
Hybrid offering 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.*
2019 Honda Clarity
The 2019 Clarity lineup offers three models that utilize
alternative fuel options to provide you with little to no carbon footprint. The
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a 47 MPGe fuel-efficiency rating and a combined
range of 340 miles. For the Clarity Electric, a single charge enables you to go
up to 89 miles, while the Clarity Fuel Cell can reach up to 360 miles on one hydrogen
If hybrid or electric vehicles aren’t your cup of tea, then
you should consider 2019 Fit. This gasoline-powered hatchback has an
EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 36 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the
highway,* while still offering peppy performance.
Though the CR-V is the largest vehicle on this list, it
still offers surprising fuel-efficiency. This crossover vehicle has an
estimated rating of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway,* while also
boasting the ability to seat five passengers and pack up to 75.8 cubic feet of
Head over to Hardin County Honda to see which of Honda’s
exceptional vehicles is the right fit for you.
*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.
Since it first rolled off the production line for the 2008 model year, the Honda Fit has delivered a winning combination of sporty design, fun performance, and a consistent lineup of advanced connectivity and safety technologies. The new 2019 Honda Fit offers even more of what small car-drivers love without a corresponding rise in price. If you’re looking for a small car that delivers big on fun and overall value, it’s time to get excited about the new 2019 Honda Fit.
Fun, functional style
The 2019 Honda Fit offers sporty style in a city-sized package that is both easy and exciting to drive. With standard LED taillights, striking automatic headlamps, a lift gate spoiler and a smartly chiseled body, the 2019 Fit is equal parts sophisticated and flashy.
Engaging, efficient performance
The 2019 Fit is equipped with a peppy 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain offers responsive performance and makes navigating urban streets plenty of fun. Even better yet, the 2019 Fit is capable of and EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.*
Packed with over 40 standard and available technology features, the 2019 Honda Fit ensures every drive is just as safe as it is exciting. A color touchscreen audio interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility offers seamless connectivity while available Honda Sensing safety technology suite offers added confidence behind the wheel.
Get behind the wheel of the exciting new 2019 Honda Fit with a test drive at Hardin County Honda!