The refreshed 2018 Honda Fit is now arriving at dealerships with a new Sport trim and new colors guaranteed to get you noticed. The base model starts from $17,065 including destination.
This is the third-generation of the Honda Fit which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017. The five-door subcompact still offers incredible room inside for its class. A few highlights aside from its sportier new look are updated technology and available safety features.
As for those looks, it has a sportier new front spoiler and rear diffuser for 2018. Plus bright orange pin-striping, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with gloss-black finish, chrome exhaust-pipe finisher and side sill garnishes. Inside, the new Sport trim features a black interior with orange contrast stitching.
Those two new colors are Helios Yellow and Orange Fury. We recently test drove the 2017 Fit in Mystic Yellow Pearl, so Honda definitely has a thing for the color yellow.
Among the upgraded features, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features is available on all 2018 Fit models and is standard on EX and above trims, a first for the Fit. The suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Also new for 2018, is a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, included on Fit Sport, EX and EX-L trims.
Under the hood, the Fit’s 1.5L DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder engine delivers up to 130-horsepower and up to 114 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2018 Fit has retuned suspension dampers, a more rigid steering system and additional body reinforcements over the last model year. Honda says it’s also made the cabin quieter with improved transmission and steering system mounting hardware. Plus designers added acoustic-laminated glass and more insulation throughout the vehicle. Road noise was one of our only complaints about the 2017 model.
Fuel economy is, of course, stellar once again and a big selling point for the Fit. It ranges from 31 to 36 MPG combined driving depending on the trim.
Pricing stretches from around $17K to just over the $22K mark for the top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi.