RIP Honda Fit. Hello Civic Hatchback.

The Honda Fit sashayed onto US roads in 2006 with a daring look, affordable price point, tremendous cargo flexibility, and top-notch fuel mileage, which helped put it in many garages around the country. The unpredictable winds of consumer behavior are shifting, however, and American car buyers are flocking to SUVs, crossovers, and trucks while sedan and hatchback sales lag. The venerated Honda Fit is, unfortunately, the latest victim of this shift, and the parking spots on South Beach are going to be a little more cramped when Fit production ends after the 2020 model year.

We’re sad to see the Fit—a favorite of many of our South Florida Honda Dealers—meet its maker. Fortunately, Honda recognizes there’s still a market near Miami for stylish, efficient, and capable compact hatchbacks. With the 2021 Civic Hatchback, those shoppers have not just an acceptable alternative, but perhaps a subjectively better one.

2021 Civic Hatchback: Trim by Trim

The Civic Hatchback is a top hatchback choice for Miami customers because its look is brilliantly bold and cuts a sleek profile around town. The style of the Civic Hatchback is enhanced by available 18” alloy wheels, C-shaped LED taillights, a roofline spoiler, optional LED headlights, available dual-outlet exhaust, and the option to customize it with Honda Factory Performance parts to create a car that looks as good outside as the owner feels sitting in it. We like to say it delivers attitude from every angle—and we think you’ll agree when you see it on our lots.

New Honda Civic Hatch Interior

The 2021 Civic Hatchback offers a tremendous value with the LX trim starting at MSRP $22,000* while including a 174-hp 1.5L Turbocharged engine*, the safety of standard Honda Sensing ®, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera*, and Bluetooth® Streaming Audio*.

The Sport trim level has a starting MSRP of $23,100* and offers these upgrades from the LX trim: center-mounted dual-outlet exhaust, Apple CarPlay® Integration*, Android Auto™ Integration*, available Remote Start, 18” alloy wheels, an available Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, a 7-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen, a 180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers, Push Button Start, fog lights, and Hondalink*.

The Civic Hatchback’s next trim level – the EX – starts at an MSRP of $24,500* and features the following upgrades from the already-impressive LX: Heated Front Seats, One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, and Honda LaneWatch™*. Those are in addition to an 8-way power driver’s seat, remote engine start, SiriusXM® Radio*, HD Radio™*.

Miami’s Civic Hatchback shoppers who want all the shiny things can opt for the top-of-the-line Sport Touring trim, which starts at MSRP $28,400*. This chart-topper includes leather-trimmed seats, a 540-watt Premium Audio System with 12 speakers, LED headlights with Auto-On/Off, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition* and Honda HD Digital Traffic, 18” alloy wheels, heated front, and outboard rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, sport pedals, and an underbody spoiler kit.

Fuel Efficiency

Let’s take a moment to address the fuel efficiency of the 2021 Civic Hatchback – how does it compare to the Fit hatchback it replaces in Honda’s lineup? The 2020 Fit’s subcompact size and small engine help it earn a maximum EPA fuel mileage rating of 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined in the standard LX CVT trim* and a rating of 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined with the CVT in the other trim levels. It is, without a doubt, an efficient hatchback—perhaps one of the most efficient, in fact.  

The 2021 Civic Hatchback is bigger, more comfortable, better equipped, more powerful, and more stylish than the Fit while returning comparable mpg. Its fuel mileage rating: 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined in LX and EX trims*. The sportier Sport and Sport Touring trims, with their 6-speed manual transmission, are rated a bit lower, returning 29 city / 37 highway / 32 combined MPG*—which is a small price to pay when you consider the number of self-generated smiles you’ll see in the mirror as you cruise around Miami.

Civic Hatchback

Shop Honda Civic Hatchbacks in Miami

The efficient and flexible Fit will soon be gone. But we honor its legacy by saying, “Long live the hatchback!” Visit one of our South Florida Honda Dealers to browse our new 2021 Civic Hatchbacks or any of our certified pre-owned Honda Fit models for sale in Miami.


* Horsepower 174 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net)

* Multi-Angle Rearview Camera – Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

*Bluetooth® The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

*The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is standard on Sport Touring trims in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska.) Please see your Honda dealer for details.

*Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

*Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC

*HondaLink® – Check the HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility.

*Honda LaneWatch™ – 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.

* SiriusXM® SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2020 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

* HD Radio™ – HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

* 2020 Fit Fuel Efficiency – 29 city/36 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT trims. 33 city/40 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT trim. 31 city/36 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport, EX and EX-L CVT trims. Based on 2020 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.

*2021 Civic Hatchback Fuel Efficiency – 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring 6MT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring CVT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX/EX trims. Based on 2021 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.