Honda Fit was considered a go-to vehicle for a lot of consumers since it was rolled out in 2001, and it became an excellent choice for those who are searching for small, economical car for their daily drive. The cute vehicle also appealed to those who require small, environmental friendly and practical vehicle for city cruising. And now the Fit is the latest car in Honda's line-up to get a timely remodel for the 2018 model year that includes a strong aesthetic and array of new tech.
But the 2018 Honda Fit maintains its innocent, charming vibe that distinguishes it from the other new cars with angry headlights and rigid aesthetic. And we can observe that it took slight styling cues from the recent Honda Insight, unintentionally carrying over the now-defunct hybrid's legacy.
The update for the 2018 Honda Fit includes the new Sport trim. Sitting in between the Fit LX and Fit EX, the Fit will now flaunt a bolder aero package that includes a 2-piece chrome and piano black grille, a front splitter finished in bright orange, better integrated headlights that blend into the lateral edges of the upper fascia's wing, more angular fog-light, 3 strake diffuser painted with bright orange accent and chrome exhaust finisher.
A premium black finish on the 16-inch wheels of the next-gen Fit completes the sporty aesthetic of the package. 2 brand new colors can be availed for the Fit, namely Helios Yellow Pearl that will take place of Mystic Yellow, and Orange Fury. These mentioned colors will further complement the array of colors to choose from that includes White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic. Moreover, new black piano and chrome trim upgrades are also added throughout the line-up.
The Japanese automaker has also offered its new Sensing suite of safety systems that will be available on LX and Sport trims and that’s standard on the EX and beyond. Included are the collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and road departure mitigation. With this revolutionary safety tech, Honda says that the 2018 Fit will be the most budget-friendly in America with such offering of various safety systems. This is the first time the 3rd-gen has been given an update since it was rolled out in 2014.
However, Honda has not released the official price or availability of the 2018 Fit as of today, but expect a base price of close to $16,000 with the top trim model capping out at around $20,000 and some change. But all in all, Honda has seriously blown us away with the 2018 Fit and its awesome upgrades and tech. This will be ideal for someone who is looking a great new car on a tight budget.