2018 Honda Fit

Buyer's Guide

The subcompact Honda Fit gets a mid-cycle refresh for 2018 that brings updated styling, a new Sport trim, an improved infotainment system and, for the first time, can be optioned with the Honda Sensing active safety suite of features.

While other manufacturers are reaching upmarket with their subcompacts, Honda has resisted that urge, instead keeping the Fit true to its roots as a cleverly designed city car that boasts an interior more spacious and practical than a car its size has any right to. So while the Fit will, well, fit more stuff than many of physically larger competitors and has a light and tossable driving feel, it feels out of its element in highway driving, particularly over longer distances.

Seemingly aware of that common criticism, for 2018 Honda says it packed in more sound insulation and new transmission and steering mounts to improve refinement, while new suspension dampers promise a smoother ride.

Most notable among the updates is that the Honda Sensing package is standard in all cars with the automatic transmission, which unfortunately means that stickshift drivers can't have adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning and lane keeping assist and departure warning.

The Sport trim is all about appearances, bringing with it tasteful body add-ons, orange pinstriping, black 16-inch wheels and a black interior with orange stitching.

The Fit sticks with its 1.5L four-cylinder engine and its 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque which, as alluded to above, can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic.

Fit trim levels include DX, LX, Sport, EX and EX-L Navi.

Standard kit includes a backup camera, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, power windows, locks and heated side mirrors and Bluetooth.

LX models gain heated front seats, cruise control, multi-angle backup camera and an upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

Sport models add leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, six-speaker stereo, 16-inch alloy wheels and the aforementioned exterior trim enhancements.

The move up to EX trim brings passive keyless entry, silver alloy wheels, sunroof, variable intermittent wipers, auto on/off headlights and the LaneWatch blind spot display.

Finally, EX-L Navi gets automatic climate control, navigation and display audio, leather-trimmed seats, HD and satellite radio and mirror-mounted turn signal repeaters.

2018 Honda Fit Specifications

There are 7 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $15,190 MSRP
7.4
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
130 hp @6600 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
DX Manual $15,190 5 Hatchback
DX Manual 130 hp @6600 rpm 114 ft-lb @4600 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
DX Manual 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
DX Manual
DX Manual Cloth Seats
DX Manual
DX Manual
LX Manual $18,590 5 Hatchback
LX Manual 130 hp @6600 rpm 114 ft-lb @4600 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
LX Manual 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
LX Manual
LX Manual Cloth Seats
LX Manual
LX Manual
Sport Manual $19,590 5 Hatchback
Sport Manual 130 hp @6600 rpm 114 ft-lb @4600 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
Sport Manual 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
Sport Manual
Sport Manual Cloth Seats
Sport Manual
Sport Manual
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing $19,890 5 Hatchback
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 128 hp @6600 rpm 113 ft-lb @4600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing Cloth Seats
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing
LX CVT w/Honda Sensing
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing $20,890 5 Hatchback
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing 128 hp @6600 rpm 113 ft-lb @4600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing Cloth Seats
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing
Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing
EX CVT $21,890 5 Hatchback
EX CVT 128 hp @6600 rpm 113 ft-lb @4600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
EX CVT 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
EX CVT
EX CVT Cloth Seats
EX CVT
EX CVT
EX-L Navi CVT $23,990 5 Hatchback
EX-L Navi CVT 128 hp @6600 rpm 113 ft-lb @4600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
EX-L Navi CVT 161.4" 66.7" 60" 99.6"
EX-L Navi CVT
EX-L Navi CVT Leather Seats
EX-L Navi CVT
EX-L Navi CVT

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Owner Reviews: 2018 Honda / Fit

Average Rating

2008 Honda Fit

Trim: DX
by docscoutjr on 10-13-2012
Best little/big car out there
These little v-tec driven cars are great! Lots of room, handles well, and super fuel efficient without being boring. Was able to hang with an RX350 on the highway doing 150-165, no problem.
Not a lot of torque left at that speed, but still quite impressive.
One of the few cars still built in Japan and is well worth it.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2012 Honda Fit

Trim: LX
by New_review on 10-12-2012
Great little commuter car

After researching online we decided on the 2012 Honda Fit as a second vehicle. We use it primarily as a commuter car - where it excels. It has great handling, can fit two young children in the back with no problem and is easy on gas.
Also, for a little car it has tons of cargo space.

The only down side is that the road noise can be a little loud.

We have had ours for several months and are still happy with it.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2007 Honda Fit

by Bernie on 10-12-2012
Great on fuel;superb storage capacity (rear Magic seats)
Quick,tight steering;zippy little motor - great for city driving and easy to drive on the highway. The storage capacity is amazing with the rear seats down flat-close to 40" of height with enough room for two mountain bikes standing upright. A bit weak on the technology side of things compared to current car models but adequate for most owners.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
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