2018 Honda Fit Reaches Dealerships with New Styling, Sport Trim | Edmunds

2018 Honda Fit Reaches Dealerships with New Styling, Sport Trim

The 2018 Honda Fit subcompact hatchback began arriving at dealerships Monday with updated styling, a new Sport trim level and a number of technology enhancements.

Priced from $17,065, the refreshed Fit now makes Honda Sensing available on all models and standard on EX and higher trim levels. This advanced safety and driver-assist technology package includes features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and lane keeping assist.

Also new for the 2018 model year is an improved infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display that's compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The system is standard equipment on the Sport, EX and EX-L trim levels.

The new Sport model increases flair, if not actual performance, with such goodies as a more aggressive front-end treatment, rear diffuser. bright orange pinstripes, 16-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, and a few chrome touches. Inside, there's a jet black interior that's set off with contrasting orange stitching.

All Fit models are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an available continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Honda says the revamped Fit has been upgraded with a retuned suspension, revised steering for better road feel and a beefed-up body structure. In addition, the 2018 model benefits from a quieter cabin thanks to acoustic laminated glass and more sound insulation.

Buyers will also get their choice of two striking new exterior paint colors: Helios Yellow and Orange Fury.

Although the Fit is Honda's smallest model, it boasts some big-car attributes. In past Edmunds reviews, we've noted that its roomy interior and generous cargo capacity for the class combine with decent handling and strong fuel economy to make the Fit a top choice for shoppers in the market for a subcompact hatchback.

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