The latest version of the 2018 Honda Fit will come with some peculiar aspects to its design. First of all, it will concentrate more on offering a better setup inside. The interior spacing and flexibility will be enhanced, but in order to do that they had to sacrifice a bit of the old driving spunk which the Fit model possessed.
The Honda Fit is a very lucrative and a very useful car. It is particularly interesting for the American crowd and the car is largely popular in this market. It is actually the smallest Honda model offered in the US today and it also makes it one of the most fuel –efficient rides as well. Even with the market being filled with similar cars and models that offer a setup which bring us more of the same, the Honda Fit has always managed to remain unique and it is shown through its sales numbers how unique it actually is.
The newest version of the 2018 Honda Fit will essentially be your traditional hatchback model. It is greatly packed with the necessary amenities and does not take things too far. It offers us just enough of amenities, style and fun-to-drive capability and does not exceed it too much. The model will as always be available in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, and come release date we will be able to see more about this car. But for now our review will show you what the current information say.
Exterior Design and Appearance
Generally speaking, the 2018 Honda Fit is a very fine and beautiful vehicles. Its exterior is very cohesive and attractive with some very polished lines. It may lack gracefulness of a Ford Fiesta model, but it still looks pretty great with the offer that it has. The Fit is still the tallest hatchbacks among its peers, measuring up to 60 inches in height, but this is thanks to the minivan look which the late models have had. The new contemporary ones manage to drop most of the minivan lines and substitute them with more appropriate ones. But still the awkward part about the exterior benefits the interior by adding more space inside.
The newest design gives us a leaner design and a sharper look which is mostly thanks to the deep crease which flows low on the side. The steep rake of the windshield is at the same angle as before and goes with the short and stubby hood. Thanks to the smaller wheels, the boxy shape of the Fit is amplified and the car uses the 15-inch ones for the base form of the car while the higher trims will use the 16-inch ones.
Interior Design and Styling
The interior of the 2018 Honda Fit manages to squeeze in some more lucrative design cues. Generally speaking, the inside has a more ambitious offer as compared to the outside where most of the cues were restrained. Well they did not pull back one bit when they redesigned their interior. This is mostly exemplified with the instrument panel, which is overloaded with all kinds of things. Besides a lot of additions in terms of instruments the design also includes a lot of different shapes and sizes. This could also be a bad part of the dash as it looks a little bit haphazard and too busy at times.
Even though the interior of the 2018 Honda Fit does not look as much style wise, it is very comfortable to ride in. The thing they are prioritizing here is interior space and cargo capacity. By folding the rear seats you expand the cargo bay even further and manage to offer substantial spacing so you can load up all that you need. Secondly, the rear passenger seats are very comfortable and with the offered space they service as one of the best cars in terms of comfort in the segment.
Powertrain Ability and Specs
Perhaps the latest 2018 Honda Fit does not have an impressive setup when it comes to the driving ability and road manners, but we can say that they make up for the most part by offering better fuel economy. The new model will draw its power from a 1.5-liter inline-4 gas engine that makes 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the newly added direct injection and weight savings measures the model will enhance its power and torque capacity this year. The combined powertrain will come with a precise 6-speed manual, probably the best shifter on the market so far, and an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
As far as fuel economy goes, the base LX trim using the 6-speed gearbox has an EPA rating of 29 mpg city, 37 highway, and 32 combined. With the use of a CVT gearhsifter, the numbers will come to 33 mpg city, 41 highway, and 36 combined with the LX model, but the slightly heavier EX and EX-Ls have a rating of 32 mpg city, 38 highway, and 35 combined.
Release Date and Price
The updated version of the 2018 Honda Fit model is going to come out soon. The model will be an update for the current car and is expected to be available for sale come this year. This makes the release date already available in 2017, a bit quicker than the previously-thought 2018 one.
The price will not change so much and the LX trim starts at a base level of 16,000, the EX is priced 18,000, while the EX-L version is around 21,000 dollars.