2018 Honda Fit Redesign

2018 Honda Fit Redesign - The first Honda Fit was a wonder when it burst onto the U.S. auto scene as a 2007 model. With a clear identity, an athletic case, and staggering space effectiveness, it instantly left on an appeal crusade that would win examination test after correlation test, and in addition a Car and Driver10Best Cars trophy for seven back to back years, very much into its second era. 

2018 Honda Fit Redesign

2018 Honda Fit Redesign


Oh dear, the most recent Fit has been great if not exactly incredible, handsomer than any time in recent memory but rather distressfully inadequate with regards to its antecedents' enthusiasm, dynamic refinement, and ease of use. Our 40,000-mile long haul 2015 Fit earned no deficiency of objections including its tenacious buzz at parkway speeds, its small gas tank, the fastidious infotainment framework that did not have a volume handle, and diminished fun contrasted and its ancestors. Presently a careful mid-cycle improvement for 2018 gives this third-era Fit another opportunity to establish a first connection. 

2018 Honda Fit Redesign

Our first drive of the 2018 Fit was facilitated at Honda Performance Development in California, the R&D and specialized help place for the organization's productive dashing projects (counting the SCCA B-Spec hustling arrangement that Honda led in 2010 with the Fit race auto). It's likewise where the Fit's natty new HPD suspension and inside bits were created, frill that got themselves onto a portion of the test autos we drove. 

Settling Fit 


For 2018, Honda planned to sharpen the Fit's suspension to subdue bouncing, lessen commotion levels, improve the guiding's linearity, and raise its general feeling of deftness. Honda included basic supports around and under the body, swapped the shell-style guiding pinion bearing for a strong one, and introduced retuned dampers. It likewise utilized thicker acoustic materials inside the entryways, wheel curves, and columns, while new layers of soundproofing materials cushion the dashboard and floor. To lessen wind clamor, the new Fit gets an acoustically protecting windshield and thicker front quarter-windows. Surprisingly, in spite of these refinements, weight is basically a wash between the new and old autos, as indicated by Honda. 

2018 Honda Fit Redesign

Without a pre-revive Fit available for correlation, it's difficult to quantify the degree to which Honda accomplished its desire. We can state, in any case, that the 2018 Fit EX-L we drove felt engaged and planted as we cleared along the Santa Clarita Valley's moving two-laners. As we heaved the Fit into tight corners, its body remained quiet and the 185/55R-16 all-season Firestone FR740 tires by and large remained stuck to the asphalt before tenderly splitting without end at the breaking point into unsurprising understeer. Minimal extra directing feel appears to have come about because of the updates, lamentably, yet the Fit followed our proposed line with absolute exactness. At the same time, it rode with suppleness and poise, more like a Civic than a thickset hatchback. 

We didn't require any measuring gadgets to esteem the extra lodge protection a win. While the quietness to some degree clears up the bleating 1.5-liter inline-four's motor note—still not our most loved sound, particularly as it groans when working with the discretionary consistently factor programmed transmission (CVT)— its lower general volume never again deflects drivers from revving it the distance to its 6800-rpm redline. That is something to be thankful for to be sure, thinking of one as must hit 6600 rpm before the greater part of the powertrain's 128 or 130 stallions (contingent upon transmission) appear. 

2018 Honda Fit Redesign

Tending to two of our main protestations is another 7.0-inch Display Audio infotainment framework that comes standard on Sport, EX, and EX-L models. At last, it offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto reconciliation, and stunningly better, the volume handle is back. While not all wrongs are corrected with the 2018 Fit—the front seats still need sidelong help, and Honda couldn't cut out any space for a bigger fuel tank—there's bounty to balance such burdens. Alongside a modern looking gage group, there's the Fit's trademark 60/40 split back Magic Seat, which gives you a chance to flip the lower pad up to convey taller things or tumble the seatback down, expanding the Fit's courageously low and level payload floor. Another major ordeal for the portion is the accessibility of the Honda Sensing driver helps on CVT-prepared models, which incorporate not simply forward-crash cautioning, computerized crisis braking, and path keeping help, yet in addition street flight alleviation and versatile journey control. 


Additionally among the updates is the arrival of the Fit Sport demonstrate. Try not to get excessively energized, as it's not in reality any sportier, being a Fit LX that gets its own extraordinary front spoiler and back diffuser (both with orange accents), a, side-ledge expansions, dark 16-inch wheels, and a chrome debilitate tip. The Sport inside is complemented with orange sewing on the calfskin wrapped controlling haggle handle, in addition to the redesigned sound framework found in the EX or more. Like the Fit LX, the Sport offers the Honda Sensing heap of driver helps as an alternative; EX and EX-L trims get them standard. 

The Fit with Kit 


Inquisitive to perceive what hidden potential HPD could take advantage of with its suite of rush on embellishments, we bounced into a Fit Sport with the six-speed manual gearbox in full HPD drag, including a 0.4-inch bringing down pack, side skirts, dark 16-inch wheels with two red-painted spokes, and a chunkier back spoiler cantilevered off the back. Aluminum HPD pedals, red floor mats, and a wonderful titanium move handle added visual punch to the Fit Sport's lodge, as of now a kicky place with its "cross-brought forth" upholstery and that orange differentiation sewing. A comparative bundle will be offered on non-Sport Fits, as well, we're told. 

2018 Honda Fit Redesign

As anyone might expect, the HPD upgrades delivered compliment dealing with and what felt like more noteworthy horizontal hold—we'd love to put this variant through our testing regimen—and the slicker feel of the move handle made them make superfluous gearchanges to make sure we could control it. Since we know how the 2018 Fit feels when decorated with such delicacy, we can't envision getting one whatever other way. Truth be told, with more power, this could make a sweet corona display. Fit Si, anybody? 


2018 Honda Fit Price

Honda declined to disclose to us how much its adornment bundles will cost now. In any case, we do realize that the 2018 Fit's sticker costs are amongst $100 and $160 higher than a year ago, contingent upon trim: Base LX models begin at $17,065, Sport models come in at $18,375, and EX models cost $19,035—all with the manual transmission. Another $800 will furnish any of those with a CVT programmed, while the Honda Sensing driver helps will cost LX and Sport clients another $1000. As said, Honda Sensing is incorporated on the Fit EX and the $21,395 EX-L show, the last offered just with the CVT. 

2018 Honda Fit Redesign

Indeed, even a year ago's somewhat dulled Fit was simple for us to prescribe to family and companions searching for genuine utility at a passage level cost, and the current year's updates make doing as such simpler. Is the new auto adequate to acquire an indistinguishable applause from the initial two Fits? We'll have to invest more energy with it to discover.