2018 Honda Fit

Original MSRP Range
$16,190 - $21,520
Available Style(s)
Hatchback
MPG
29 - 33 MPG City / 36 - 40 MPG Hwy
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2018 Honda Fit

What We Like

Unmatched interior space for such a small vehicle; highly versatile and practical cabin; quality cabin materials; efficient and relatively quick engine

What We Don't

Pricier base price than other subcompacts; it's not the most attractive design

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Honda Fit?

For 2018, the current generation of the Honda Fit gets it first update. The styling has been tweaked and there have been adjustments made to the suspension, steering and body structure to improve ride and handling. There's also a new Sport trim that brings with it unique styling details. New features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and the Honda Sensing suite of accident avoidance tech.See the 2018 Honda Fit models for sale near you

Which Fit is the Best?

Just like almost every Honda, we recommend the EX. It adds an abundance of equipment (including accident avoidance tech) that seems like a bargain given its $2,000 premium over the base LX. Otherwise, Honda keeps things pretty simple -- with no options really, you just have to pick the color.

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How Much Does a 2018 Honda Fit Cost?

The 2018 Honda Fit is offered in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L.

The base-level Fit LX ($16,200) comes with all the basics, including 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, power accessories, air conditioning, a backup camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split back seat (folds flat and seat bottom flips up), Bluetooth phone and audio, a USB port and a 4-speaker sound system with a 5-in color display, a CD player and a media plater interface.

The Sport ($17,500) gets special styling flourishes not available on any other trim level along with 16-in wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped wheel, a second USB port, a 6-speaker sound system, and a 7-in touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HondaLink smartphone apps and Pandora internet radio control.

Optional on CVT-equipped LX and Sport trim levels is the Honda Sensing package, which adds forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

The Fit EX ($18,200) doesn't have the leather wheel or the Sport's styling, but it does add a sunroof, proximity entry and keyless start, cargo area tie downs, Honda's LaneWatch blind spot camera and satellite radio. Honda Sensing is standard.

Topping the range is the Fit EX-L ($20,500), which adds heated mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Optional on the EX-L is a navigation system integrated into the touchscreen. It brings with it HD radio.

Fit Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Fit EX CVT$18,960 / $18,4484 Cylinder12831 / 366-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit EX Manual$18,160 / $17,6734 Cylinder130N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit EX-L CVT$20,520 / $19,9604 Cylinder12831 / 36Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit EX-L CVT w/Navi$21,520 / $20,9294 Cylinder12831 / 36Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit LX CVT$16,990 / $16,5394 Cylinder12833 / 406-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit LX CVT w/Honda Sensing$17,990 / $17,5084 Cylinder12833 / 406-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit LX Manual$16,190 / $15,7644 Cylinder130N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit Sport CVT$18,300 / $17,8084 Cylinder12831 / 366-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing$19,300 / $18,7774 Cylinder12831 / 366-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Fit Sport Manual$17,500 / $17,0334 Cylinder130N/A6-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Honda Fit Safety

Is the 2018 Honda Fit a Safe Car?

All Fit models come standard with front-side airbags, side-curtain airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (front disc, rear drum), stability control, traction control and a backup camera. The Honda Sensing package adds forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist. It's optional on CVT-equipped LX and Sport trims, and standard on the EX and EX-L, which also include the LaneWatch blind spot camera.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash-testing, the Fit earned perfect 5-star ratings for overall, frontal and side crash protection. In testing conducted by the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Fit received the best possible marks in every crash test it was subjected to, as well as for its front crash prevention tech. A Poor headlight rating kept it from receiving a Top Safety Pick award.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2018 Honda Fit vs the competition

2018 Kia Rio -- The Rio is all-new for 2018, and its transformation has resulted in an impressively grown-up subcompact that should be considered right alongside the Fit. It may not have as much space, but its driving manners are shockingly sophisticated and its cabin earns big points for functionality, quality and style.

2018 Hyundai Accent -- Like the Rio, the Accent is all-new and available in both hatchback and sedan body styles. The Fit is of course hatch-only. The Accent is perhaps not as impressive as the new Rio, but it shares many of the same strong attributes as its corporate cousin.

2018 Ford Fiesta -- The subcompact Ford Fiesta offers a modern interior, excellent gas mileage and competitive pricing. It's also available in a sedan body style or as a sporty 5-door version called the Fiesta ST.

Used Honda Civic -- If you like the Fit's price but want a sedan or generally more refinement, opting for a used Civic could make sense. Though not offered in a 4-door hatchback until 2017, the Civic touts great comfort, more power and a few extra features.

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