2018 Honda Fit Hatchback
- Mid-cycle refresh includes new styling elements, more sound insulation, additional advanced safety features and updated suspension and steering
- Sport trim debuts
- Updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Part of the third Fit generation introduced for 2015
- Surprisingly roomy interior
- Rear seat configurability allows for exceptional cargo capacity
- Excellent fuel economy
- Extensive list of infotainment, active safety and driver-assist technologies
- Taller passengers will have issues with rear-seat headroom
- Braking performance slightly lags that of competitors
- Still lacks blind-spot monitoring
2018 Honda Fit Hatchback pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Fit does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
It's been a little bit more than a decade now that Honda has been selling its subcompact Fit hatchback. It's been a favorite of ours since day one, thanks to its impressive roominess, standout utility and frugal fuel economy. For 2018, the Fit receives a host of improvements that make it an even more appealing choice.
Inside, you'll find an upgraded infotainment interface that now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Honda has also added new active safety technology that includes adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Fit's mechanical bits are largely unchanged, but Honda has added more noise insulation and improved the Fit's suspension and steering for quicker responses. That means the Fit is a better daily driver and a nicer place to spend time — areas where it was already beating much of its competition.
This quieter, more technologically relevant Fits retains all the other qualities that made it a solid choice. The Magic Seat rear bench seat is still here, and it allows for quite a few storage and seating arrangements. Parking remains a breeze, too, thanks to the car's small footprint, nimble handling, and short doors that allow easy ingress and egress even in tight spaces.
The 2018 Honda Fit isn't the only choice for a small hatchback, of course. The Kia Soul has even more cargo space than the Fit, but it is also heavier and less efficient, and the Kia Rio hatchback is all-new for 2018. Then there's the Toyota Yaris iA, which is surprisingly engaging to drive, but, as a sedan, can't match the Fit for practicality. Buyers for whom range anxiety isn't an issue might consider the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, which makes for an excellent commuter car or city runabout within its 238-mile range.
Trim levels & features
For 2018, the Honda Fit comes in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. All Fits have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. A standard six-speed manual or optional CVT automatic is available on all but the EX-L trim, which only comes with the automatic. With the manual transmission, the engine is rated at 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers drop slightly to 128 hp and 113 lb-ft with the CVT.
The Fit LX gets you 15-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, remote entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and driver-seat height adjustment. Infotainment duties are handled by a 5-inch display screen with Bluetooth and a four-speaker stereo. Of course, you also get the Fit's 60/40-split folding rear Magic Seat. These seats can be positioned in a number of configurations, making the Fit able to handle more types of cargo than other typical hatchbacks.
If you opt for the CVT automatic, you'll also get forward collision warning with emergency automatic braking, lane departure warning and intervention, and adaptive cruise control.
The new-for-2018 Sport trim adds some sporty styling highlights, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Sport's infotainment system is a 7-inch touchscreen interface that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also includes a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
In EX guise, the Fit receives a sunroof, proximity entry with push-button start, and extendable sun visors. Both manual and CVT-equipped cars get Honda Sensing, which on the EX also includes LaneWatch — a camera mounted to the passenger-side mirror that gives a clear view of the adjoining lane when the right turn signal is activated.
At the top of the Fit range, the EX-L adds heated side mirrors, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Navigation is a stand-alone option for the EX-L.
Also new for 2018 is a Honda Factory Performance (HFP) kit that features both aesthetic and functional upgrades. This dealer add-on includes a unique shift knob, floor mats, spoiler and black wheels, along with a unique suspension that improves handling without hurting ride comfort.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Honda Fit EX (1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD) as well as a first drive of a 2018 Honda Fit EX-L (1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since the 2015 test was conducted, the current Honda Fit has received some revisions, including new safety and technology features, driver aids, more sound insulation, and updates to suspension and steering. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Honda Fit, however.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Fit safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Monitors traffic and obstructions ahead of the vehicle and warns the driver to apply the brakes in the case of a potential collision.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Applies brakes automatically to mitigate or avoid frontal collisions if the driver has not acted in time.
- Displays live video of the adjoining passenger-side lane, with distance markers, on the infotainment screen.
Honda Fit vs. the competition
2018 Honda Fit
2018 Kia Soul
Honda Fit vs. Kia Soul
The Kia Soul does pack in more cargo than the Honda Fit, and its boxy roofline provides better backseat headroom. We like its offbeat styling, and it delivers good value as well. That said, the Soul is technically a larger car, and it's not as fuel-efficient or as easy to park as the Honda.
Honda Fit vs. Honda Civic
For the same money as a high-end Honda Fit, you can get into one of the lower-end Honda Civic hatchback models. The Civic's definitely a nicer car, and its larger footprint makes it feel a bit more substantial. But it lacks the easy-to-park nature of the Fit. You also don't get the Fit's flexible cargo-carrying arrangements.
Honda Fit vs. Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 is a perennial favorite of ours because it's one of the most enjoyable compacts from a driver's perspective. It's available as a slick-looking hatchback, and its engines are peppy and surprisingly fuel-efficient. That said, the Mazda 3 is tight on backseat space. So, although it's a larger and nicer car, it doesn't feel any more spacious than the Fit.
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Is the Honda Fit a good car?
The Honda Fit has been a favorite of ours since the original version was introduced nearly 10 years ago. For this latest 2018 model, backseat legroom is remarkable, especially given the Fit's small size. And the cargo area is massive, with a back seat that flips and folds four different ways to provide maximum flexibility. The Fit is enjoyable to drive and delivers great fuel economy. On the downside, the Fit's starting price is higher than that of many rivals, but a long list of standard equipment makes it a solid value.
How can I get a Honda Fit deal?
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Does the Honda Fit have good MPG?
Fuel economy is another Fit strong point. The EPA rates it at 31 mpg combined (29 city/36 highway) with a manual transmission, while automatic-equipped LX models are rated at 36 mpg combined (33 city/40 highway). Sport, EX and EX-L models with the automatic are rated at 33 mpg combined (31 city/26 highway). In our experience, the Fit has little trouble delivering its rated fuel economy in real-world driving, and a driver with a gentle right foot can see some truly impressive mpg numbers.
Does the Honda Fit have good resale value?
If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Honda Fit's resale value. How much will a 2018 Honda Fit be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.
2018 Honda Fit Hatchback Overview
What do people think of the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Fit Hatchback 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Fit Hatchback.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Fit Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback?
2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
The 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,055. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,380 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,380 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,675.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is7.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
The 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,855. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $512 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $512 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,343.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) is2.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M)
The 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,395. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $2,392 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,392 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$16,004.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6M) is13% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Honda Fit?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.