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2019 Honda Fit Named ‘Best New Car for Teens Under $20,000’

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2019 Honda Fit Sport, best new car for teens under $20,000

Are you under 20 and looking for a new car under 20 grand? According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2019 Honda Fit is the car for you. It earned the publication’s “Best New Car for Teens Under $20,000” award, and we’re inclined to agree with that assessment.

Earlier this year, the Honda Fit was also named one of the top 10 coolest cars under that same price limit, and not for the first time. And clearly, coolness is an important factor in your teens (not that it stops being important even to those well into retirement, though it may manifest itself differently).

The Honda Fit’s good looks certainly make it a good fit for anyone interested in a stylish and affordable new car, though that’s not the only thing that U.S. News & World Report took under consideration when selecting a vehicle for its award.


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Simply put, the Fit was found to have the best combination of overall quality, safety ratings, reliability, and — in the form of Honda Sensing — the best accident-avoidance technologies offered in that price bracket.

“If you’re on a tight budget, the Honda Fit is the best bet for your teen driver,” Matt Rand and Kevin Linder write for U.S. News & World Report. “While a rearview camera is the only standard safety feature, accident-avoidance tech like blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist come with the midlevel EX trim, which you can buy for under $18,500.”

What’s more, the 2019 Honda Fit boasts excellent fuel economy ratings in the city and on the highway, and the car has historically received above-average J.D. Power reliability scores. In other words, if your teen driver needs a new car and you’re concerned about safety, repair costs, or fuel economy costs, the Fit ought to be…well, a great fit.

News Source: U.S. News & World Report


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