With such an amazing strong and fuel-efficient engines, accommodating cabin, and lots of competitive features, the new 2018 Honda Fit promises to be a solid choice for everyone shopping in the subcompact car segment. Its release date should be expected July this year.
Some of the defining highlights for the 2018 Fit include an excellent visibility, a high fuel-efficient, an unmatched small car versatility owing to the unique rear seat design, spacious cargo area and seating, and an excellent rear visibility. Generally, for 2018, the new Honda Fit returns unchanged.
Quite often, car names are made up of random or alphanumeric jumbles, however, the Honda Fit has proved itself as a perfect literalism. One thing notable though is its versatile, spacious interior space that can accommodate a lot of stuff inside.
A first for the 2018 Fit is the ample interior space that offers a spacious head-and legroom. Also, the Fit comes with plenty of standard features and an impressive roster of optional technology. Add the superb fuel economy ratings and you’ve got yourself a unique vehicle that is talented in almost all of its offerings.
One of the most conspicuous standout is the “Magic Seat,” which facilitates hauling just behind the driver and front passenger seat, and is uniquely built and also has a flip-up seat bottom. You could as well leave the seatbacks forward and fold the seat bottom down.
Interior wise, the vehicle comes with soft-touch materials and new available upgrades like keyless entry and ignition, and leather upholstery. The Fit also comes with an impressive excellent visibility and nimble handling.
You can’t find anything else better than the Fit on the market today.
The subcompact hatchback offers better and much superior features and technologies than any other vehicle in its segment. Some of the close alternatives, which you might have stumbled upon, include the 2018 Ford Fiesta, the 2018, Kia Soul, and the 2018 Toyota Yaris.
That said, if versatility, tight budget, and a spacious cargo capacity, the new 2018 Honda Fit remains your perfect bet.
Available Trims – Honda Fit
The new and redesigned 2018 Honda Fit is available in a walloping four trims: the base LX, mid-trims EX, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi trims. You can find the 2018 Honda Fit Si and Hybrid in a separate review.
Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – Honda Fit
Some of the standard LX features and technologies include a 5” touchscreen display, LED brake lights, 15” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a four-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, and a cruise control.
Picking the EX model gets you an additional USB port, a 7” touchscreen interface, LaneWatch display, Siri Eyes Free functionality, an upgraded rearview camera, an HDMI input, an optional navigation system, a six-speaker sound system, keyless ignition and entry, and a sunroof.
Opting for the EX-L trim gets you a leather upholstery, body-color side mirrors, heated front mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED automatic headlights.
Going the EX-L way gets you everything on the EX-L trim plus, a satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, and exterior heated mirrors.
Engine Specs – 2018 Honda Fit
Under the hood of the new 2018 Honda Fit is a four-cylinder 1.5L engine and is rated at 114 pounds of torque and 130 horsepower. On the LX and EX is a six-speed manual transmission system which is the standard transmission system, while the Continuously Variable Transmission system is optional. However, the CVT is standard for the EX-L and EX-L with Navi.
During our own test drive, the Fit was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in just 8.8 seconds.
According to Honda, the fuel economy ratings stand at 29/38/32 mpg for the manual-equipped Fit, and 32/38/35 mpg for the CVT-equipped version. The entry-level LX leads the pack with its impressive 33/41/36 mpg.
Some of the standard safety features available for the Fit include side-curtain airbags, traction control, antilock disc brakes, stability control, active head restraints, and front-side airbags.
Price & 2018 Honda Fit Release Date
Anyone wishing to buy the 2018 Honda Fit should expect it in the 2nd Q of 2016. As for the pricing, you should expect the vehicle to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $15,790.