Honda Fit gets updated styling, new Sport trim for 2018

(June 29, 2017) TORRANCE, Calif.  — The 2018 model year brings significant updates to the third generation of the versatile 5-door subcompact Honda Fit including fresh sportier styling, a more dynamic and refined driving experience, new Sport trim, and substantially upgraded technology and premium features.

In a first for Fit, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) is available on all Fit models and standard on EX and above trims. Honda says this makes Fit the most affordable car in America with such a robust offering of safety and driver-assistive features and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.

The 2018 Fit features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia, a more sophisticated two-piece chrome and piano black grille, and new wheel finishes. Overall length of the Fit increases to 161.4 inches — up 1.4 inches — for LX, EX and EX-L models while Sport's unique aero kit adds an additional 0.4 inches.

For 2018, the Fit offers an expanded exterior color palette with two new options — Helios Yellow and Orange Fury. Carryover colors include White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic. EX and above trims also feature a new two-tone finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels with machined spokes and gloss-black inserts. 

The new Fit Sport trim features an even more aggressive and sporty look with aero form features at the front, sides and rear, integrated fog lights, and a low and sharp front splitter highlighted in bright orange. An exclusive gloss-black finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels further adds to the sporty look. At the rear, a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher and Sport badge complete the Fit Sport's distinct exterior styling.

On the inside, the Fit Sport distinguishes itself with a black interior with unique cross-hatched fabric for the seats and door trim. The exterior's orange accent theme continues inside with bright orange stitching on the seats, console-mounted armrest, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.          

For 2018, the Fit is offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, along with a new Sport trim positioned between LX and EX. Standard features on all Fit models include rearview camera, tailgate spoiler, auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a center storage console with armrest. All 2018 Fits feature a redesigned driver's meter with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer.

The Fit continues to offer a lively and responsive engine mated to either a 6-speed manual, offering an engaging driving experience on LX, Sport and EX trims; or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift Control, available on all trims. The Fit's 1.5L DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine with Variable Cam Timing (VTC) delivers up to 130 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm.