2018 Honda Fit Review

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

By | 2017-12-21T16:37:26+00:00 September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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