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2018 Honda Fit
Select a Different Model (10 Available): EX (Auto) Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 19832
MPG (EPA) 31 CTY /36 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 128@6600
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2018 Honda Fit MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Good fuel economy
  • Spacious for its size
  • It now has a volume knob

You Won't Like

  • Needs a little more power
  • Updated infotainment system isn't available on the base model

New for 2018

The refreshed 2018 Honda Fit gets slightly tweaked front fascia and a new Sport trim that gets a unique body kit, 16-inch alloy wheels with a gloss black finish, bright orange pinstriping, a chrome exhaust tip, and black cloth upholstery with orange contrast stitching. Honda also added a new multimedia system with a volume knob as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Vehicle Summary

The 2018 Honda Fit is a front-drive subcompact hatchback that slots under the compact Civic and serves as the automaker's entry-level vehicle.

Overview

The 2018 Honda Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter I-4 with 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission or 128 hp and 113 lb-ft with the optional CVT. EX-L models come exclusively with the CVT. EPA fuel economy ratings are 29/36 mpg city/highway with the manual, 31/36 mpg with the CVT in Sport, EX, and EX-L trims, and 33/40 mpg with the CVT in the base LX grade. Cargo space with the split-folding rear seats in place is 16.6 cubic feet and 52.7 cubic feet with them folded.

Standard features on the base LX trim include cloth upholstery, a four-speaker audio system, a 5.0-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, and a rearview camera. The Sport trim adds 16-inch black alloy wheels, fog lights, a chrome exhaust tip, a body kit, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, the HondaLink infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and a second USB port. The EX trim adds keyless start, 16-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, and a moonroof. On the range-topping EX-L grade, additional features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and an optional navigation system.

Safety

The NHTSA gave the 2018 Honda Fit a five-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the 2018 Fit received a Good score on all crashworthiness tests for which it was tested except a Poor rating on the headlights test (Good is the highest possible score). In the front crash prevention test, the 2018 Fit received a Superior rating after it avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests (Superior is the highest possible score for the front crash prevention test).

Standard on the EX and EX-L trims and optional on the LX and Sport grades is Honda Sensing, an active safety suite that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and lane departure warning.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Drive, we said that the addition of a volume knob has made the Fit's infotainment more user-friendly. The Fit remains great to drive and the suspension deals with road imperfections well despite being on the sportier side. However, even though the 1.5-liter I-4 is one of the more powerful engines in its class, it could still use more torque. The manual transmission is easy to use in traffic and can be had with advanced safety tech.

Cool Fact

In order to give the Fit its expansive interior, Honda mounted the fuel tank under the front seats to free up space in the rear.

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2018 HONDA FIT SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
EX (Auto) Hatchback
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
128@6600
Standard MPG
31/36
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Aegean Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Orchid Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Orange Fury

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Milano Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Helios Yellow Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 2 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $49

Cargo Organizer - Soft (Dealer)

Opt $78

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

Opt $114

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

Std Std

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $125

Internet Connection

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Start System II (Dealer)

Opt $399

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch (2)

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.440

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 10.6 Gallon

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $39

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $84

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Sill Trim - Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $365

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear Bumper Appliqué (Dealer)

Opt $62

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
Opt $104

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Tailgate Spoiler (Dealer)

Opt $299

Underbody Spoiler - Side (Dealer)

Opt $349

Window, Rear

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Armrest Compartment (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Armrest, Front Seat Center; Console
Opt $324

Armrest, Front Seat Center

CONTAINED IN: [ARC] Armrest Compartment (Dealer)
Std Std

Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer)

Opt $143

Center Console Pocket Liner (Dealer)

Opt $33

Cargo Cover (Dealer)

Opt $166

Console

CONTAINED IN: [ARC] Armrest Compartment (Dealer)
Std Std

Door Inner Panel Protector (Dealer)

Opt $199

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $140

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

All-Season Floor Mats - High Wall (Dealer)

Opt $102

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Console Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $249

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Auto-Dimming Mirror (Dealer)

Opt $388

Body-Color Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Cargo Liner (Dealer)

Opt $187

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $162

Seat Covers - Rear (Dealer)

Opt $250

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

LED Fog Lights (Dealer)

Opt $250

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Lanewatch™

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, Display Audio AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Dynamic Steering, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P185/55HR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 16-Inch Diamond-Cut Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $1556

Wheels, 16-Inch Accessory Black Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $1196

Wheel Lug Nut Set - Black (Dealer)

Opt $225

Wheel Graphic Kit (Dealer)

Opt $95

Wheels, 16" Alloy

Std Std

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56

Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer)

Opt $82
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Honda announces a College Graduate Down Payment Assistance Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020
$500 Honda announces a Military Appreciation Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020