2018 Honda Fit Review

2018 Honda Fit photo
  1. Original MSRP$16,190 - $21,520
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)29/36 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesHatchback

2018 Honda Fit Review

Overview
  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2018 Honda Fit photo
  1. Original MSRP$16,190 - $21,520
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)29/36 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesHatchback

Overview

By Charles Krome (Last Updated 4/18/2018)

Versatility is one of the key attributes of the 2018 Honda Fit, and this little hatchback provides a cabin that’s both flexible and roomy. The Fit also offers pleasant handling and a strong lineup of available technology.

The 2018 Honda Fit is a subcompact four-door hatchback that seats five passengers, and it’s sold in LX, Sport, EX and EX-L trims. All models come with front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine.

For 2018, the Honda Fit has been thoroughly updated with new, more athletic styling. Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone integration is now available, and the Fit adds a wide range of optional driver-assistance technologies. The Sport trim is new this year, as well.

Exterior

A rounded, aerodynamic silhouette, front and rear quarter windows and detailed sculpting highlight the look of the 2018 Honda Fit. Particularly dynamic are the side character lines that run from the Fit’s wraparound taillights right through its door handles. Base models ride on 15-inch wheels.

The list of standard features includes power-adjustable side mirrors, automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, a body-colored rear roofline spoiler and LED brake lights. Heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a one-touch power sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and fog lights are available. The Fit’s Sport trim comes with a front underbody spoiler, a rear air diffuser, side skirts and a chrome exhaust finisher.

Interior

A tall, driver-oriented dashboard and dramatically carved door panels adorn the Fit’s cabin. This Honda provides an especially versatile 60/40-split folding second row of seating as standard equipment; in addition to forward-folding seatbacks, this row features seat bottoms that fold up to accommodate taller cargo. In terms of actual capacity, owners benefit from 16.6 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats in use and 52.7 cubic feet with these seats folded.

Base models come with power windows and door locks, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, manually adjustable front seats and a front-center console with an armrest and storage bin. Leather upholstery and heated front-row seats are the Fit’s top comfort options.

Performance

The Fit delivers relatively brisk performance, thanks to its capable four-cylinder 1.5-liter engine. This power plant provides 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque with its standard six-speed manual transmission; the same unit is rated at 128 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Honda’s Fit has an EPA rating of up to 33/40 mpg city/highway.

Technology

The 2018 Honda Fit is armed with a modern lineup of available technology features. Base models come with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a rearview camera, a four-speaker sound system and a 5-inch display screen.

There’s a generous assortment of available tech amenities on tap. The list includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot camera system, USB connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch display screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, navigation, satellite radio, voice recognition and HD radio.

Specs & Features

exterior

  • Available colors

  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Milano Red
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Orange Fury
  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Helios Yellow Pearl
  • Body style

  • Hatchback
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Body-color
  • Rear Spoiler: Roofline
  • Rear Spoiler Color: Body-color
  • Grille Color: Black With Chrome Accents
  • Window Trim: Black
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Body-color
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 15.0 X 6.0 Inches
  • Tire Type: 185/60r15 84t
  • Dimensions

  • Width: 67 Inches
  • Length: 161.4 Inches
  • Height: 60 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 99.6 Inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 3483 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 58 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 2522 Pounds
  • Front Track Width: 58.3 Inches

interior

  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Air Filtration
  • Power Locks: Auto-locking
  • Shift Knob Trim: Urethane
  • Dash Trim: Simulated Alloy
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Door Trim: Simulated Alloy
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Urethane
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Antenna Type: Mast
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/Jack
  • Radio: AM/FM
  • Radio Data System
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Total Speakers: 4
  • Watts: 160
  • Seats

  • 6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • 4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Flat-Folding Rear Seat
  • 60-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Upholstery: Cloth
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 95.7 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 5
  • Front Hip Room: 51.5 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 54.8 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 45.1 Inches
  • Interior Volume: 112.3 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Legroom: 39.3 Inches
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 52.7 Cubic Feet
  • Front Legroom: 41.4 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 39.5 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 37.5 Inches
  • Standard Seating: 5
  • Seating Rows: 2
  • Cargo Volume: 16.6 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 52.6 Inches

mechanical

  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 4.62
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 29
  • Highway (MPG): 36
  • Combined (MPG): 31
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 4 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 1.5
  • Horsepower: 130
  • Torque: 114
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 6-speed Manual
  • Type: M
  • Gears: 6
  • Performance Specifications

  • Turning Circle: 35.1
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Torsion Beam
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Semi-independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar: Diameter 25 mm
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts: MacPherson

warranties

  • Warranty information

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 36 Months/36,000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 60 Months/60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 60 Months

Safety

NHTSA Ratings

  1. Overall Rating

  2. Frontal Crash

  3. Side Crash

  4. Rollover

Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  4. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  5. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  6. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  7. Crumple Zones: Front
  8. Camera System: Rear Multi-view
  9. Impact Absorbing Bumpers
  10. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  11. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  12. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  13. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  14. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  15. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  16. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  17. Brake Assist: Standard
  18. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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