2017 Honda Fit Cargo Capacity, Storage, and Seating Configurations

  • 2017 Honda Fit

    It’s a subcompact car, but don’t let that name or its sporty size fool you, the 2017 Honda Fit cargo capacity and seating configurations make it one of the most spacious cars on the streets of Detroit. An interior with more than 95 cubic feet of passenger space and seating for up to five only gets better with Honda’s Magic Seat, offering four different seating configurations for maximum storage and comfort.

Spacious Interior

The Fit competes among the subcompact cars, but by the time you finish your test drive, we think you’ll agree with us: It feels bigger on the inside. With 95.7 cubic feet of passenger space, the 2017 Honda Fit LX ensures that everyone is comfy, even when all five seats are full.

  • Front passengers have 39.5 inches of headroom, 51.5 inches of hip room, and 41.4 inches of legroom.
  • Rear passengers can enjoy up to 37.5 inches of headroom, 45.1 inches of hip room, and 39.3 inches of legroom.

Whether riding in the front or the back, you’ll have room to stretch out in a Fit, and even with five passengers, the Fit’s cargo hatch has room for backpacks, purses, and other necessities.

Honda Fit

Plenty of Cargo Space

The standard 2017 Honda Fit cargo capacity offers quite a bit of storage, totaling 16.6 cubic feet behind the second row of seating, under the hat. Honda has also built a variety of storage compartments into the Fit, including:

  • Under-seat storage
  • Seatback storage
  • Door pocket storage
  • Console storage

Available tie-downs make it easy to secure expensive or breakable items in the rear cargo area whether heading down the road or across the country. If you find yourself needing more than that 16.6 cubic feet, we’re about to tell you how Honda’s Magic Seat earned its name.

Honda Magic Seat: Four Seating Configurations

A name like “Magic Seat” promises a lot, and we think you’ll agree that the 2017 Honda Fit seating configurations deliver on that promise. While you can certainly store items in both the cargo area and in the rear passenger area, the Magic Seat bridges the gap between the two and offers four different seating configurations:


Utility Mode

Utility Mode: Simple and straightforward, this mode folds down the entire rear seat and expands the cargo area from the hatch all the way to the backs of the driver and front passenger seats. Folding down both sections of the 60/40-split folding rear seat expands that 16.6 cubic feet to 52 cubic feet—that’s room for bikes, music gear, or a small couch.

Long Mode

Long Mode: Whether you’re hitting the waves this weekend or need to help a friend with some home repairs, Long Mode ensures the Fit has room for your gear—be it surfboard or ladder. Fold down the passenger-side rear seat and the front passenger seat to accommodate items that stretch from the glove compartment to the rear hatch.

Tall Mode

Tall Mode: Some items are simply too tall to fit into the average hatchback, and the Magic Seat has a solution. Tall Mode lets you fold the rear seats up and rest items like plants, lamps, and flat-screen TVs on the floor of the rear passenger area, offering up to 4 feet of vertical storage.

Refresh Mode

Refresh Mode: This new Magic Seat mode is built just for you, and it’s not to be used while driving. The front seats of the 2017 Honda Fit fold backward, and the rear seats recline, allowing you to pull over after a long day, kick up your feet, and relax.


Whatever you need the Fit to be, whether it’s a work vehicle for your small business, a commuter car, or a new family vehicle, the Magic Seat makes it all a bit easier.

Explore the 2017 Honda Fit

It’s one thing to talk about the spacious design and versatile build, to break down the 2017 Honda Fit cargo capacity and storage options, but it’s something else entirely to experience it. Let us show you what 95.7 cubic feet of passenger space feels like or relax in Refresh Mode after your test drive. Visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you to explore this surprisingly spacious subcompact in person.

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