Review: 2018 Honda Fit

Review: 2018 Honda Fit

The newly updated 2018 Honda Fit isn’t just a car for college kids, because its updated suspension and cabin make it an almost luxurious ride and its top safety ratings and high-tech features mean it’s suitable as an everyday family vehicle. (Oh, and it’s still a top pick for college students in need of a versatile, economical hatchback.)

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Safety and Tech

In a move that’s uncommon in the world of subcompacts, Honda made all models of the 2018 Fit – including the LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L – available with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance tech. This set of features includes a Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Road Departure Mitigation System. Additionally, all models feature a standard multi-angle rearview camera, and upper trims are available with the advanced blind spot information system, Honda LaneWatch. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already tested the new Fit, and gave it a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating.

The 2018 Fit is available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 7-inch display audio with high-resolution touchscreen. Upper trims come standard with Sirius XM Radio and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition, HD Radio, and Honda HD Digital Traffic.

Comfort and Convenience

The Fit is a subcompact hatchback that seats five passengers comfortably, even though it’s a small and nimble car. Honda engineers made the most out of its space by including a Magic Seat on all models. This allows you to fold the rear seatback down for wide, flat cargo storage, or flip the rear bench up to store taller items or to make a comfortable space for pets.

All models of the Fit feature a tilting/telescoping steering column, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and cloth seating. The hatchback is also available with a one-touch power moonroof, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, push-button start, heated outside mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and leather-trimmed seating.

Performance

The 2018 Fit is powered by an efficient 1.5-liter 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine that makes 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. Sport trims and higher that come with a CVT also come with race-inspired paddle shifters for precise control and a dynamic ride. In the grand scheme of subcompacts, the Fit is as sporty as it gets.

According to EPA estimates, the manual gets 29 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, while the automatic gets 33 MPG city and 40 MPG highway*.

Pricing

Starting at $16,190**


*2017 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2017 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.

**Prices shown are Honda Suggested Retail Prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. 


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