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Honda Fit 2020-2021 User Manual


Honda Fit 2020-2021

The Honda Fit, also known as the Honda Jazz in some markets, is a popular subcompact car offered by Honda. The 2020-2021 models of the Honda Fit introduced several updates and enhancements to the vehicle, focusing on its design, features, and technology. In terms of exterior design, the Honda Fit 2020-2021 featured a modern and sleek appearance. It had a distinctive front grille, sharp headlights, and a sculpted body that gave it a sporty and dynamic look. The compact size of the Fit made it maneuverable in urban environments while maximizing interior space. One of the standout features of the Honda Fit is its versatile interior. Despite its small size, it offered a surprising amount of passenger and cargo space. The Fit’s Magic Seat system allowed for multiple seating configurations, including folding the rear seats completely flat to create a large and flexible cargo area. This made the Fit an ideal choice for those needing to transport various items or accommodate passengers and luggage.

In terms of technology, the Fit 2020-2021 models were equipped with an intuitive infotainment system. It featured a touchscreen display that provided access to entertainment, navigation, and smartphone integration features. Depending on the trim level, the Fit offered amenities like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and available satellite radio. In terms of safety, the Honda Fit prioritized occupant protection. It came with a range of standard safety features, including multiple airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a rearview camera. Higher trim levels of the Fit offered additional safety technologies, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Under the hood, the Honda Fit 2020-2021 models featured a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine provided a peppy and efficient performance, delivering good fuel economy for its class. The Fit offered a choice between a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), depending on the preference of the driver.

Overall, the Honda Fit 2020-2021 models offered a combination of practicality, versatility, and modern features. Its compact size, spacious interior, and efficient performance made it a popular choice among those seeking a small car for urban commuting and everyday use.

For Safe Driving

The following pages explain your vehicle’s safety features and how to use them properly. The safety precautions below are ones that we consider to be among the most important.

Important Safety Precautions

  • Always wear your seat belt
    A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts and wear them properly.
  • Restrain all children
    Children age 12 and under should ride properly restrained in the back seat, not the front seat. Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat. Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/shoulder seat belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat.
  • Be aware of airbag hazards
    While airbags can save lives, they can cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants who sit too close to them or are not properly restrained. Infants, young children, and short adults are at the greatest risk. Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual.
  • Don’t drink and drive
    Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with every additional drink. So don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your friends drink and drive, either.

Important Safety Precautions
Some states, provinces, and territories prohibit the use of cell phones other than hands-free devices by the driver while driving.

  • Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely
    Engaging in cell phone conversations or other activities that keep you from paying close attention to the road, other vehicles, and pedestrians could lead to a crash. Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe to divert some attention away from driving.
  • Control your speed
    Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds. Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted.
  • Keep your vehicle in a safe condition
    Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous. To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tire pressures and condition frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance.
  • Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle
    Children left unattended in the vehicle may be injured if they activate one or more of the vehicle controls. They may also cause the vehicle to move, resulting in a crash in which the children and/or another person(s) can be injured or killed. Also, depending on the ambient temperature, the temperature of the interior may reach extreme levels, which can result in injury or death. Even if the climate control system is on, never leave children in the vehicle unattended as the climate control system can shut off at any time.

Your Vehicle’s Safety Features
The following checklist will help you take an active role in protecting yourself and your passengers.

Your Vehicle’s Safety Features
Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together help to protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering column, and tensioners that tighten the front seat belts in a sufficient crash. However, you and your passengers cannot take full advantage of these features unless you remain seated in the correct position and always wear your seat belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to injuries if they are not used properly.

Safety Checklist
For the safety of you and your passengers, make a habit of checking these items each time before you drive.

  • After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure all doors and the tailgate are closed and locked. Locking the doors and the tailgate helps prevent an occupant from being ejected and an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door or the tailgate.
    • Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside
  • Adjust your seat to a position suitable for driving. Be sure the front seats are adjusted as far to the rear as possible while allowing the driver to control the vehicle. Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious or fatal injury in a crash.
      • Adjusting the Seats
  • Adjust head restraints to the proper position. Head restraints are most effective when the center of the head restraint aligns with the center of your head. Taller persons should adjust their head restraint to the highest position.
    • Adjusting the front head restraint positions
  • Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. Confirm that any passengers are properly belted as well.
    • Fastening a Seat Belt
  • Protect children by using seat belts or child seats according to a child’s age, height, and weight.
    • Child Safety

Models without a multi-information display

  • If the door and tailgate open indicator is on, a door and/or the tailgate is not completely closed. Close all doors and sand the tailgate tightly until the indicator goes off.
    • Door and Tailgate Open Indicator*

Models with multi-information display

  • If the door and/or tailgate open message appears on the multi-information display (MID), a door, and/or the tailgate is not completely closed. Close all doors and the tailgate tightly until the message disappears.
    • Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages*

About Your Seat Belts
Seat belts are the single most effective safety device because they keep you
connected to the vehicle so that you can take advantage of many built-in safety
features. They also help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the
vehicle, against any passengers, or out of the vehicle. When worn properly, seat
belts also keep your body properly positioned in a crash so that you can take full
advantage of the additional protection provided by the airbags.
In addition, seat belts help protect you in almost every type of crash, including:

  • frontal impacts
  • side impacts
  • rear impacts
  • rollovers

Lap/shoulder seat belts

  • All five seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with emergency locking retractors. In normal driving the retractor lets you move freely while keeping some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop the retractor locks to restrain your body. The front passenger’s and rear seat belts also have a lockable retractor for use with child seats.
    • Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt

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