The model Fit came into existence on the roads of US in the year 2007 with loads of praises for its versatile usage, firm built and worth for money value as a subcompact vehicle. The Fit is being reworked by its maker Honda to impress the buyers with the model year 2018 bagging the same concept as its predecessor. There is a huge upgradation over technology especially the infotainment system and safety ensuing features apart from the redesigned look and reframed suspension for improved stability on roads. The freshly introduced Sport model of the 2018 Fit is swaggering a more aggressive look to the Fit along with rendering a spellbound ride performance and comfort.
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2018 Honda Fit Engine
The 2018 Honda Fit will be available in four trim levels, namely LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. All the 2018 Honda Fit would be powered by a naturally aspirated direct injected 1.5 liter DOHC I-VTEC motor that generates an outcome of 130 horsepower and a torque of 114 pound feet. This would be coupled with a CVT automatic transmission or a six speed manual gearbox. The estimated fuel economy is expected around 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highways with the manual gearbox. However, with the CVT automatic transmission, the fuel efficiency would stand around 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highways.
2018 Honda Fit Exteriors
The front fascia of the 2018 Honda Fit would be beautified with a broader grille with a chrome lining that shines a class apart, the fog lamps surrounds and the reshaped central intake opening. Even the rear lower bumper boasts a fresh design that is circular and poky. Apart from these, the exteriors would receive LED tail lights, as well as a power moon / sun roof. The sport model gets a unique 16 inch black alloy wheels.
2018 Honda Fit Interiors
The interiors of the 2018 Fit will remain more or less same as its predecessor. There would be heated leather seating in the higher trims with various luxury approaches for finishing. The versatile car would be offering 16.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats which may be expanded to 52.7 feet with the rear seats folded. The upgraded infotainment system would flaunt a 7 inch touchscreen display with premium audio, Bluetooth, HD Radio, Navigation, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Android Auto compatibility, USB port and a 12 – volt power port which is capable of delivering up to 180 watts of power.
2018 Honda Fit Safety Features
Honda will be introducing the Honda Sensing Suite in the Fit for the model year 2018 which would include Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning System and Collision Mitigation Braking. Most of the safety features have been presented as standard in the 2018 Fit.
How many airbags in 2018 Honda Fit?
The Advanced Airbag System will comprise of Front airbags that would inflate on impactful forward collision to protect the head and chest of the driver and the front passenger; Side airbags to protect the upper torso and pelvis of the driver and the front passenger on an impactful side collision; and Side Curtain airbags to protect the passengers on the outer seating positions during a side impact or rollover.
Crash Test Rating – Safety Score?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2018 Honda Fit a five star overall rating along with a five star rating for front and side impact tests but a four star rating on the rollover testing.