Cargo & Towing

The Fit's cargo capacity is one of its strong suits. When a small car's backseat is roomy, it typically comes at the expense of cargo volume. As reflected in the table, the Fit's 21.3 cubic feet of volume behind the backseat exceeds that of the competitors shown — and the Civic sedan's trunk. The space nearly doubles when the seats are folded.

The folding seats are an interesting design. To fold them, you have a choice of removing the oversized head restraints or, if no one's in the front seat, sliding it forward by means of a clever lever on its backrest. Once the front seat is clear, the rear seat is articulated to collapse neatly to the floor, where the headrest's thin, paddle shape allows the front seat to slide back.

The rear seat's backrest and seat cushion can be raised as a unit and secured to provide tall storage space and some hooks for tying parcels or hanging grocery bags.

The Fit is not designed to tow a trailer. Its total weight capacity, including occupants and cargo, is 850 pounds.

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