Formula 1 Technology Inspires 2020 Honda Fit e:HEV

Honda Fit | Fayetteville, NC

Finding a solid balance of power and efficiency isn’t always easy, but the 2020 Honda Fit e:HEV manages to do just that. As the newest hybrid hatchback in the Honda lineup, this model offers racetrack-inspired efficiency to match its fuel economy.

During the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda introduced this electrified model, which combines a two-motor hybrid system with a 1.5-liter engine. The Fit e:HEV also comes with three driving modes to choose from – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive – which were inspired by the Honda Formula 1 program.

Each mode allows you to find the right balance of power and fuel efficiency based on your driving style at any given moment. It also utilizes an electronic control system to help you seamlessly switch between these options on the go.

“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.”

Asaki has managed to “deliver the best possible power to efficiency ratio for the driver, in any required driving mode” because he utilized these practices, making the hybrid Fit a solid option in its segment.

All of us at Bryan Honda are continually impressed with the automaker’s engineering prowess, including currently available Honda Fit.

The 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Honda Fit Make Kelley Blue Book’s List of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000″

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Some of the cars considered to be the “coolest” across the automotive industry also happen to be the most expensive. However, these two aspects aren’t necessarily synonymous, as there are plenty of appealing automobiles that won’t break the bank.

Each year, Kelley Blue Book creates a list made up of some of these affordable, yet aesthetically pleasing cars. It comes as no surprise to our team at Bryan Honda that two Honda vehicles ended up on Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000” list for 2018.* This year, both the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Honda Fit received this honor.

During the first half of 2018, the Honda Civic has maintained its title as one of the best-selling sedans in the industry. Even as other sedans have lost sales by large margins, the Civic has been able to hold onto a strong customer base.

Not only does the Civic have a style that makes it cool; it’s also one of the industry’s most efficient passenger cars, reaching fuel economy rankings of up to 42 mpg on the highway.*

Just as the Civic has dominated the compact sedan market, the 2018 Honda Fit remains one of the best-selling subcompacts. Unlike many other affordable subcompact models, the Fit is very fun to drive.

“That combination of practicality and pep at an affordable price makes this a hard car to resist,” Kelley Blue Book declared about the Fit.

If you’re looking for an affordable model with a distinct sense of style, be sure to make the trip down to Bryan Honda. We’ve got both the Honda Civic and the Honda Fit in stock.

*Kelley Blue Book, 2018

**Based on 2018 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.